Simultaneous Opposites number 50 has a relatively simple sources yet has some of the most complex imagery of all of the Simultaneous Opposites series. There is a serenity that can be found in the beautiful and relentless rush of sound and visual in this piece.
I used an onscreen control panel instead of my usual MIDI guitar, to produce a purer piece, focused more on the visual compositing of the two clips. No text, no spoken word, no external music. This is the whisper of the background.
One note I need to add to this video: when I am capturing the performance, I am slamming the video fields together at a rate of up to 60 frames per second. It is captured at 30 frames per second, and after that the interframe compression tends to suppress the visual complexity. I believe the presentations are closer now to the original visuals than the earlier Simultaneous Opposites videos are, but viewing the live piece remains a fuller experience than the H264-compressed version.