Music : The Fun Years
Song : I am speaking through Barbara
Video : Sosolimited
Footage : athlete entrance march during 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Venue: Monument National theater in Montreal
Filmed by : Andy Hoffman
This is the second song of a five song set played at the 2009 Mutek festival in Montreal, Canada. The Fun Years are a two person band with Isaac Sparks on turntable & laptop and Ben Recht on baritone guitar and some other toys. Justin Manor from Sosolimited is doing the live visuals, which run on custom coded software.
sosolimited was commissioned by Lumen Eclipse to create a video artwork about Cambridge for its outdoor public video exhibition in Harvard Square. We created 02139 DOWNSAMPLED, named after the zip code of Cambridge, MA.
We plotted and filmed a drive through the city, ending up at the location of the exhibition. Traversing the path on bicycle a few hours later, we created a sound recording of the same route. The footage of the drive was then time-lapsed and mapped onto the map of Cambridge. The oddly shaped 'pixels' are actual city blocks, colored by the video. The car’s position during the trip is always at the center of the screen, indicated by the small yellow square.
The sound composition moves with the map, with samples appearing in the mix as we pass their points of origin.