Film edited and produced by MJK.
Music/video written and copyright MJK.
Thank-you very much to our camera operators:
Celeste Anne Dul
and the Max MSP turntable Robo-cam
MJK and PULSE clothing supplied by Sanctuary Curio Shoppe... thanks for the help and patience!
Thank-you also to:
Philip Muz at the Artery for having us, and the hospitality!
Jared Robinson for timely help
Rebecca Anderson for the fog machine operation
Photographers Brian Zahorodniuk and John Matheson
Live sound engineer Colin Noel
"Solo #3" uses only delay and overdrive effects, no click-track. Usually performed by Martin Johann Kloppers just as an electric cello solo, drums were added by Matt Grier for a recent PULSE concert at the Artery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Sound was live continuous, a blend from the camera mics.
PULSE was also recently featured in the Travel Alberta commercial "There Is" (remember to breathe). youtube.com/watch?v=PUFDcnE6Gjk
Melding intercontinental sounds and self-made instruments like the Cellotaur into an audio-visual feast, the band PULSE offers an expansive experience of original and familiar music, set in a retro-futuristic nether-realm... a new concept of total art performance.
From the imagination of award-winning composer/cellist Martin Johann Kloppers, PULSE was originally conceptualized out of a Fringe production. With his famous bloody skeleton-cello, the Cellotaur, amazing percussionists, vocalists, musicians and stunning Global drums, the mix of original music and unique covers takes on a fantastical visual realm.
Barb Johnson - Global drums
Sparrow Grace - Vocals, guitar
Brennan Cameron - Keyboards
Matt Grier - drums
Martin Johann Kloppers - Electric cello, vocals
"Be prepared for an extravagant showcase of emotionally-charged music.... Wonderfully pulsating."
-Kristina de Guzman, Vue Magazine
"The perspective that music is a living, breathing organism is acutely felt in the band PULSE... the visually stunning instrumentation and eclectically beautiful music is rich in depth and interest... It is the imaginative vision of PULSE that makes it a truly timeless innovation; combining the future and past, and the mystical beauty of accidental order... a communication with the universe."
-Chantele Theroux, Phabrik Magazine
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