Category: Audio-Visual


The Asolo Thing

22nd July

Audio visual live act that blends the world of music and film together bringing live improvisation and live film montage into one unique art form.

Each performer has three movies cut into dozens of short looped clips. Musicians trigger loops using sound and physical gestures to progress throughout films creating an ever-changing experience and vj style performance for the audience. Music exploits a range of dynamics from subtle gestures, evolving textures, to walls of mass noise. Whole performance represents a fragmented timeline.

Permission of movies generously granted by directors and the Asolo Art Film Festival (Italy).

Nine movies were used from film makers such as: Le Fresnoy, Onni Pohl, Bitzer – Brunck – Weber, Yoko Fukushima, Johanna Vaude, Provorov-Myznikova, Pelin Kirca, Ameera Kawash, Mia Grau and Yuri Ancarani.

The Asolo Thing is played as part of UUCMS audio visual set.

Selected Performances:

Concerti di Promavera, Paese, …



Freeform

22nd July

Freeform is a solo piece based on a hardware and software improvisation system I created. The source material used is sampled guitar (Craig Scott). The idea of the system was to be flexible, fast, easy to use and portable. While gathering the source material, one of the few restrictions I placed upon the improviser was a ten-minute timeframe per take, which seemed long enough to get desired results from the improvisers I worked with.

Selected performances:

Festival Omaggio, Italy (2010) – live improv to the movie

CFCP, Dublin, Ireland (2011)  - live, part of The Asolo Thing set

Concerti di Promavera, Paese, Italy (2010) – live, part of The Asolo Thing set

Late Music Festival, York, UK (2010) – live part of UUCMS set

Download Max/MSP   Freeform files 

if you like to check it out yourself. It is preconfigured to be used with Logitech Gamepad, Korg …



Aquatusz

14th July

Aquatusz

Collaboration with Jakub Hader and Enrico Bertelli.

Audio-visual piece, were analogue visualisations (coloured ink in aquarium) where used as guidelines for musicians in order to gather source material from acoustic improvisation. Performed with Aquarium and live acoustic musician on stage.

Aquatusz is performed as part of UUCMS live and worked as hybrid of installation and live piece on Sensorium York and Spot.Kontroli Poland. Was exposed on number of festivals in Italy, UK and Ireland.

Selected performances:
Spot.Kontroli, Poznan, Poland (2009)
Candiani Centre, Venice Italy (2011)
Sensorium, Dublin, Ireland (2011)
Festival Omaggio, Italy (2010)
Concerti di Promavera, Paese, Italy (2010)
Late Music Festival, York (2011)

Visuals: Jakub Hader Aquarium: Enrico Bertelli Music and Sound design: Radek Rudnicki

Enrico Bertelli – vibes Alex Harker – electric guitar Dave Keegan – bass guitar Chris Leedham – bass clarinet Jo Murgatroyd – sax and clarinet Zezo Olimpio – fender rhodes




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