Patch experiment using 3 intellijel Shapeshifters in more of a musical patch. I first went into all three modules and saved 12 custom patches for each shapeshifter. The first shapeshifter (far left) was programmed using more lower bass modulated sounds and I set the multi scan function to 8 for both VCO's. This created the odd off time dub step wobble and vocal like effects. The step sequence was set to random. I also saved slightly different echo amounts, and set different decay times for the various patches. The next Shapeshifter (middle position), was used primarily as a lead line source. I saved here 12 different melodic timbres that would slowly change in half time increments. The effects are subtle but would act as a double lead line harmony. This is being sequenced by the Metropolis sequencer above in my Goike case. The third shapeshifter (far right), was doing more low LFO pulsing wobbles and digital noise like effects. I saved the first odd numbered programs to be low bass like wobbles in the same key as the first shapeshifter using the muti setting of 8 and 4. The even numbered programs had low bit colored noise presets to off set the spacing and imply more random like textures into the sequence. This was controled via the Modcan Quad LFO running in sample n hold output, running at a slow rate. The rhythmic clocking source is the "Trigger Man" sequencer by Delptronics. All three shapeshifter inputs are synced from the TriggerMan clocked outputs, but at different rates that created the syncopated splashes of texture around the main beat. Kick drum is courtesy of the Blue Lantern "Asteroid BD" V4 module. The snare drum was created by the Mutable Instruments Braid oscillator, running in "CLKN" mode with the envelope setting to "pong". Hi-Hats from the red noise output on the Blue Lantern "Mr Blue" being triggered by the TriggerMan 16th pattern output to cv controlled via the intellijel hex VCA. Small glassy percussion tom via the JoMox Membrane 11 module. The middle shapeshifter output running through the Eventide Space, and "mix A" output running into Strymon blue sky pedal with only 20 percent wet mix in norm/plate setting. All recorded live in one take :-)
A short film offering a humorous (and rather disturbing) view on the elusive secret of creativity, made in collaboration with the THIS IS IT collective and featuring music, puppets and sets by directors Becky & Joe. The conventions of children's television are taken into new, nightmarish territory, starting out innocently and descending into mind-bending chaos. The film has screened at festivals worldwide including Sundance, Los Angeles Film Festival and SXSW, where it picked up the Midnight Shorts Best Film award in 2012. The film also won the 2012 Aurora Picture Show Audience Choice Award.
Eventually everyone runs out of time – but before that happens to you, make some time to go on a journey, a journey through directorial duo Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling’s existentialist universe of temporal confusion, TV guides and bathtime.
A sequel to Becky & Joe’s original mind-bending viral hit ‘Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared’, which has amassed over 13 million views on YouTube to date and inspired a wave of related videos, ‘Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared II’ is an unsettling lesson in the dangers of time and the perils of metaphysical introspection.
Created using a combination of puppetry, 2D animation and stop-motion models with lyrics and music written and composed by Becky and Joe.