"MINIMAL.HARD" mix set recorded on September 3rd 2008 in Geneva. Video sequence/edit and mix by Massimo Mgdr. Turntables + Traktor Scratch.
Audio podcast available here:
Spektre "Deal with it (Kanio Remix)"
Autistic "Sich dopen (Marco Lansi Remix)"
Christian Burkhardt "Contemporary box"
Marco Carola "Mini monkey"
Deadmau5 "Bye friend"
Shin Nishimura "Underground firedance"
Pierre Deutschmann "Parfonng"
Frank Valat "Nid de fleurs"
Saeed Younan "Tek the bass"
Marc Houle "Steeplechase"
Dirka dirka "Dirka dirka (P.Grindvik's extended)
Mark Broom "Never again (Mihalis Safras Remix)"
Richie Hawtin "Minus orange A1"
Alex Bau "Bullet in your heart"
Gui Boratto "The rising evil"
The SCAN PROCESSOR STUDIES are a collection of works by Woody Vasulka & Brian O'Reilly.
The full work is of total approximate duration of 45 minutes, with sections of various lengths, textures, and dynamic qualities.
The project first started while Woody and I were working on different commissioned projects at the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe Germany). He and Steina on the exhibition MINDFRAMES and Garth Knox and myself on the DVD and performance SPECTRAL STRANDS: FOR VIOLA AND VISUALS. Woody, Steina, Garth and I spent many nights screening works for moving images, playing music, and cooking, enveloped in the huge ghost town mood the ZKM's kitchen took on at night. During this time there were passionate discussions about video synthesizers (mainly my love for the Sandin Image Processor), and how Steina's VIOLIN POWER had a huge influence on Garth's and my new series of works.
The source materials were generated by Woody using a Rutt-Etra Scan Processor in the 1970's and sat on a shelf for years, having been recently digitized. Woody came into my studio one day and asked me if I would be interested in using them to work on a collaboration, and the project began from there...
The works use sources excavated directly from the output of the Scan Processor, as well as further manipulations using Tom Demeyer's ImX software, developed with input from Steina. Extensive editing and layering and additional augmentations were done using Phil Mortons IP. The Sound was generated (mostly) by custom software developed by Chandrasekhar Ramakrishnan and myself called NETHER GENERATOR, which sets up a number of complex real time feedback networks filtered and processed by various means.
SCAN PROCESSOR STUDIES was first exhibited as an installation in the ZKM's MINDFRAMES exhibition.
The source materials from Woody's original experiments with the Scan Processor have also been used in conjunction with further processing on my part to create the base materials for other works, including a three screen version of Woody's piece GRAZING and the work LEVEL & DEGREE OF DARK.
A pool of mesmerizing liquid illuminations, eight
floating balls act as the inputs. Music and visuals
are created from the interplay between you,
the balls and virtual objects.
Here’s a closer look at what’s going on in the pool:
- Eight floating balls are tracked via a camera above.
- The balls attract projected shapes towards them.
- If a ring intersects a disc, a new sound is born.
- Each sound triggers the creation of a new visual feast.
This is all made possible by the use of our software, Pixile.
This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.
In this film there are two pieces of licensed music, in the beginning and in the end. All the other music and sound design are original. The opening track (Dean Martin "Good Morning Life") and closing track (The Ink Spots "I don't want to send the world on fire") songs are licensed pre-existing tracks. All original music and sound design is by, human (humanworldwide.com)