For these early works (2002-4) I created interactive live film performances of 'Déserts' (composer Edgard Varese) and for 'Vesalii Icones' (composer Peter Maxwell-Davies), and an experimental dance film 'Painting Peace' (dance company mmHoP). To do so, I hacked into a screen saver program and used C+ scripting to embed video so that it would be rendered by the sounds of the live orchestra as it played back. I controlled the playback with scripted keyboard keys. These projects were my birth by fire into the genre of live film performance before I knew anything much at all about graphical programming softwares. 'Déserts' was a commission by Vancouver New Music Society. Vesalii Icones was a commission by Standing Wave Ensemble, and includes imagery of Jay Hirobayashi of Kokoro Dance as well as Mikela J. Mikeal (singer/actor) and Igor Santizo (artist/poet).
(Apologies for the low resolution of this video clip!)
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