We have been sharing footage, passing back and forth, remixing and reworking. So either Scott or I can take up the moniker and run with it in realtime… eventually we will be in the same room 😉 The night above it was just I. And I will say more of my trip to New York in more blogs soon. At this point i’m composing audio works as part of the RPM challenge which is basically a nice excuse to get me creating some new audio as I will need it this year for demonstrative purposes.
The performance above used footage shot by myself and Scott on consumer grade cameras (well I have a Canon 550D and it is the reason why I haven’t been making so much music… ah I love it soooo!) I’m using Ableton Live, VDMX and Touchable (an iPad controller for Ableton) Touchable is essentially allowing me to realtime improvise in Ableton (with some pre-rendered effects and Reaktor) – the audio is then being routed to VDMX where it triggers separate channels of video. I wanted to go for a look that was a little further removed from the VJ aesthetic so I chose to use only layering effects, and whatever happens in camera. There are a few synthesised graphics that have been created in Artmatic Pro.
Despite the fact that I had a dreadful cold this was perhaps my most confident performance that i’ve been ultimately happy with. The only problem I really had was coming to grips with Touchable which, while excellent, does not provide a tactile interactive surface and was therefore not so intuitive.