This is a film my friend Camille Budin made with some friends. She asked me to write some music for it and i went for it. It was done very quickly on fairly short notice and some edits were made afterwards to fit a slightly shorter cut of the film. I am extremely pleased with how it worked out and feel a real synergy between the set, the dancer and the sound. It was a vision for me to try and make the sound of the space and the movement and not so much focus on writing music. The beats came through unexpectedly as i did not real at first it would make sense in the piece. When i sent Camille the first edit i thought she would ask to cut them out and focus mor eon the ambient soundscape. However, they seemed to gel with the vibe. Hope you enjoy. Love to hear your thoughts.
Wow Winter Solstice has passed… New Years has passed.
Here we are in the midst of 2014. Seems to be odd to post video and photos from last year. Yet I feel I am constantly playing catch up with posting photos, videos and music…let alone actually sitting down to write something. “We” spend so much of our time trying to record and document the moment. But what is so great about a moment. What does a few seconds of video do for you? Why do we want to be able to listen to that set from that night over and over again? Even though we were not there, and we can only connect with a virtual copy of the recording of someone playing some records in a club. Nevertheless we do it because it is good. It is what we enjoy. Why – is hard to say. But the reality is looking at a photo connects us to a moment – to a feeling – and for some reason I am drawn to post these memories, as a way to have a record of the moments, and feelings and times and places. I hope someone out there is enjoying other than just me…
So in this fresh new year I will post a short video from our Nightgazing party… promise uploads of sets in the near future. and a couple pics from the ice storm! Hope you are staying warm!
As night follows day and the seasons pass, we gather under moonlit clouds to dance the dark away. Keep your eyes on the skies and spend the longest night of the year with us in a celebration of community, music and art
Featuring music by:
/// AUTHOR live – UK – Black Box, Tectonic ///
AQUATIC MIND – Equaria
SAFETY DEPT. – Darkwalkers
KRISTIAN SUNFLOWER – Suma
JONAH K – Permanent Damage
ZUM ONE – zum1.com
Live visual mixing by:
PETER METTLER petermettler.com
Deco by: quARTz Creatures & SUMA
Sound by: 40hz
The Grind House – 281 Augusta Ave (no service fee!)
Play De Record – 357A Yonge St, Toronto
Shanti Baba – 546 Queen W, Toronto
Fairies Pyjamas – 29 Kensington Ave, Toronto
MORE AT THE DOOR
So last February and March we decided to take a trip to Costa Rica with our daughter Zoe who was about 6 months at the time.
Travelling has been a long time passion for both of us and we really wanted to spend some time away from home while Zoe was still young and it was cheap/free to travel with her.
So i have been meaning to post photos and blog about my trip to Costa Rica and have been way to slack in my writing and going through the photos and all of that. In reality there are just WAY too many photos to choose from and so many of them are really good.
SO I think i will just try and post some every week…. and just keeping adding more and more to the story as i GO.
Last day for The Clock saw some of this last night and really liked it a lot!!! You should check it out!!!
“The Clock (2010) is a unique and compelling work created by world-renowned sound and video artist Christian Marclay. The work is an ode to time and cinema, and is comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Marclay compiled thousands of film clips of wristwatches, clock towers, sundials, alarm clocks, and countdowns, each of which illustrate every minute in a 24-hour period.
Years in the making, The Clock examines how time, plot, and duration are depicted in cinema. Although the audience can use the piece to tell the local time, viewers can experience a vast range of cinematic settings and moods within the space of a few minutes, making time unravel in countless directions and rupturing any sense of linear, narrative sequence. The work is both an homage to film history and an affirmation of our present time.
Marclay’s fascination with the collage of sound and image dates back to the late 1970s. Marclay played music with bands in underground club scenes, often using homemade instruments such as a record turntable converted into a portable electric guitar-like device. His innovative artistic practice continues to combine aural and visual sources with a keen sensibility toward complex editing, sampling and looping techniques. Marclay’s experimental work with sound, video and film has been extremely influential on a younger generation of artists for whom the idea of digital sampling and mixing recordings is now a given.”