Here’s a couple of videos showing a custom performance interface using Pure Data. Here’s what’s going on…
Pure Data – a patch constructed of a drum sample player, a video mixer and a sequencer.
Joystick – controlling visual effects and sequencer control through junXion.
iPad – sequencer control using a TouchOSC interface.
Leap Motion – Control of reverb and delay parameters using GecoMIDI.
Blinded By The Lights, I always liked it, and pictured it as little remix. As I was preparing for an AV show at Cody Dock in East London I thought it may be fun to throw it into the mix somewhere so had a little play. It took on a life of its own from there and here’s the end result:
Dungeness is an extreme landscape on the south coast of England. Part nature reserve, part fishing community, and home to a steam railway and a nuclear power station. I’ve wanted to visit for years, and to use footage of the area in a film.
The film aims to explore the juxtaposition of environments at Dungeness, showing different usages of land, and the effect of man in a natural environment.
So fast forward to a blustery, snowy and freezing cold April and I find myself there with my camera. What you see here is the result. I hope I have captured the mood of this barren, isolated, and intriguing landscape…
I’ve recently been spending a lot of time travelling between Bedford and Cambridge on the X5. At the same time, I’ve been playing with an iPad app called iStopMotion (from Boinx). Put them both together and this is what you get…
In making this I filmed the journey from Cambridge to Bedford from both sides of the coach (not on the same day). The resulting footage was then re-assembled in Adobe Premiere, sided by side, and one time-stretched to even up the lengths . The film was completed with the addition of a music track I created for the movie, improvised within Ableton Live.
Here’s a few tracks that I’ve been working on recently…
Games Without Frontiers is an update of a remix I created a few years ago. Once Again is an update on a track recorded with the singer songwriter Kay Elizabeth around 5 years ago. Bombs is a track using a UK government anti-terrorist recording as it’s inspiration.
Feather Hammer was an audio visual project with composer and producer Leah Kardos, based on her album of the same name released through bigo & twigetti
Through a series of improvised rehearsals we created a performance featuring live music and improvised visual content. Performances were held at venues including The Wilmington Arms, the Sssh! Festival, Bedford Esquires, and a performance at the National Portrait Gallery.
The visual improvisations were created using Modul8 (by Garagecube) combined with MIDI control (Akai APC40) to manipulate the video footage in real time. Below are some demo videos created which capture the essence of the process.
Music by Leah Kardos
Video by Matthew Greasley