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Dawn h
07.09.2007   

NLoops - Diverting and delightful

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NLoops is an early work by computer animation artist Vibeke Sorensen, with music by Rand Steiger. In this joyful work Sorensen creates parallel spaces containing cycling shapes and patterns. Their dynamic movement turns happily in perfect harmony with the looping music to produce an elated counterpoint between eye and ear.

DVD: 7min
Website: Vibeke Sorensen
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Dawn h
07.07.2007   

color + modulation - Rob Tyler demonstrates the power of simplicity

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This work is hand painted desktop computer enhanced 16mm film, consisting of simple shapes with modulating concentric colors. With a thoroughly moody musical soundtrack provided by Marc Fisher & Matthew Jones, Brad Ketchen, and Solar Marquardt, the fluctuation of these images can be compared to the hypnotic motion of clay on a potter’s wheel.

From Rob Tyler’s website:

“Color + Modulation is an alluring collection of eight 16mm films that have been painstakingly hand painted frame-by-frame and digitally manipulated on a desktop computer – creating an optically smooth ambient experience.

Described as both visually stunning and atmospherically beautiful, Color + Modulation transforms a television or video screen into an abstract canvas full of playful motion and smooth explosions of color and shape.”

DVD: 60 min
Website: www.vcr100.com
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Dawn h
07.06.2007   

In the Key of Blue - A collection of visual music shorts by Nancy Herman

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Varying styles of music, ranging from Classical to Jazz to somewhere in between, serve as the backdrop to six short works. For In the Key of Blue Nancy Herman creates a geometric landscape which constantly shifts its designs and colors to evolve with these different musical pieces.

DVD: 20min
Website: www.nancyherman.com
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Dawn h
07.05.2007   

SIGNALDRIFT: a day under the city - A collage of image and electronic sound

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Overlapping images of degraded film and video mixed with a distressing music score creating an overall environment of unease.

Excerpt from the DVD materials:

"A collaboration between video artist Brandon Bauer and electronic musician Franz Bucholtz, A DAY UNDER THE CITY is the result of digital versus analog fighting for space within a dense structure of sight and sounds."

DVD: 60min
Website: www.lowave.com
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Jeremy schwartz
06.30.2007   

Arcs and Angles from Different Skies -

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Different Skies is an annual meeting of electronic musicians in Acrosanti in the Arizona desert. Their music takes two forms -- precomposed material for debut performance and improvisation. The week-long workshop is designed to help usually solitary electronic musicians gain connections and form a community.

These performances are accompanied by visuals developed by viviographer David Tristram. He uses a combination of 3D computer graphics and prerecorded video to enhance the often serene and wandering music with stunning colorful visuals.

The DVD "Arcs and Angles" is comprised of recordings of 8 improvisations from the 2004 workshop, each accompanied by improvised visuals from David Tristram.

Website: Different Skies
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Dawn h
06.28.2007   

Flame - A digital lumia work by George O. Stadnik

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With Flame, George Stadnik displays his skill as a lumia artist. Flame is evocative and delicate, where light undulates sinuously and ceaselessly as though trapped underwater. The images are perfectly matched to a calm ambient music track, creating an aesthetic universe unto itself.

DVD: 49min
Purchase: iota Store
Website: www.photonlightguitars.com
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Dawn h
06.27.2007   

_grau - Honorary award winner at the Kunst Film Biennale 2004

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Excerpt from the DVD materials:

“_grau is a mesmerizing, beautiful and disturbing work of art that fuses dark and light to create organic forms and amorphous shapes. The scenes unfold slowly, elegantly revealing tensions between seemingly simple fragments of life. It feels like a long look at some primordial soup giving birth to some of the world's first life forms, or one-celled organisms that can't quite fully resolve themselves. The soundtrack, with its lonely drones rising and falling, makes us believe we are witnessing a dark creation. The director's most impressive accomplishment was in going beyond the technology of the computer to create something that feels as if it is made of real moments in time, inside a reality only slightly offset from our own.” -Motion Theory

“…_grau is a personal reflection on memories coming up during a car accident, where past events emerge, fuse, erode and finally vanish ethereally. Various real sources were distorted, filtered and fitted into a sculptural structure to create not a plain abstract, but a very private snapshot of a whole life within its last seconds…” -Robert Seidel, on his inspiration for _grau

DVD 10 min
Website: Robert Seidel
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Dawn h
06.20.2007   

Borealis - Dimensional fluid light and sound for visual meditation and atmosphere

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Lynn Augstein’s Borealis is a work that swirls with light and color from the entire spectrum. Its meditative images are reminiscent for the Northern Lights from which it derives its title. Accompanied by an eclectic music score ranging from synthesizers to acoustic instruments to Tuvan throat singers, Borealis is an otherworldly experience that both calms and invades the senses simultaneously.

Excerpt from the DVD materials:

Visual fluid light images supported
by vibrational music access our senses
through different channels.

When light images and sympathetic
sound vibrations mesh as one,
enlightened visceral experiences follow.

These experiences transport us to a place outside
our rational mind and daily thought patterns.
Time begines to fall away.

These transcendent moments are vehicles
to access other states of consciousness,
connecting us with universal creativity
and inspiration – quieting minds,
calming restless spirits and opening our hearts.

DVD 90min
Website: Cobalt Sun
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Jeremy schwartz
06.19.2007   

Theater Games and Taming the Mind Ox - Two works by Stephen Nachmanovitch

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excerpt from the DVD materials:

Theater Games

"In June of 2005 I taught a workshop called "Gibberish, the Universal Language" in Seattle, as part of Unexpected Productions' Seattle International Festival of Improv. When several months later, the video arrived, I was inspired to play with this material and make an art piece of it. I took the 12 hours of video and sped them up to 10 minutes, rendered the fuzzy outlines into lollipop colors, and then added a score of electronic string music."

Taming the Mind Ox

"I composed an earlier version of Taming the Mind Ox in 1985 for a retrospective of my visual music pieces at the UCLA music department. That piece required two slide projectors, a dissolve unit and a multitrack reel-to-reel tape. Twenty years later, this subject is still compelling to me, and I wanted a fresh approach. This is a new version with new music, for violin and viola. The video is composed directly on the computer. The pictures [in this film] represent stages on the path of a spiritual journey to the mastery of one's mind-heart (shin). At the beginning, the young man is lost, looking everywhere for the essence of this mind-heart, and suddenly he finds himself chasing and wrestling with a wild ox or bull. Taming that wild, irrational, powerful creature, becoming one with it-- changing and being changed-- finding a still point in the midst of the hubbub of life-- is a lifelong effort and adventure."
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Dawn h
06.13.2007   

Slither - A stunning marriage of sight and sound

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A collaboration by Jeffers Egan and Jake Mandell, Slither brings together elegant computer animation with a rich ambient music score. At once beautiful and unsettling, this world conceived by Egan and Mandell proves itself difficult to look away from. It is an overall powerful and visceral experience that certainly doesn’t disappoint.

DVD: 41min
Purchase: iota Store
Website: www.jeffersegan.com
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