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Spinning petri dish-like abstraction with high pitched drone. Letting it loop a few times to get the full lo-fi psych effect of the simulated Brownian movement/cell mitosis is recommended. In other words, your eyes have to acclimate before the Op effects kick in. [11 MB .mp4]
This is work in process--collaborative music pieces done with John Parker based on the tunes I did with the Macintosh SE:
"Toronto 1 (Brakin)" [mp3 removed]
"Toronto 2 (Sadsong)" [mp3 removed]
Another John Parker piece I animated
Update: "Personal 'anti-broadband ghetto' threshold": Just trying to keep the kilobytes per post down on this page, optimally in the 25-65 KB range, so the blog is viewable on dial-up. It's tempting to post higher-res images and more elaborate animations for the broadband elite, but the self-imposed limits for the page (e.g., no image wider than 580 pixels) force thinking in a more economic lo-fi way. [/self-satisfied explanation]
Update 2: The animation this post linked to has been changed to something a little peppier.
"Mutator OD Bass" [1.9 MB .mp3]. The Mutator is an analog filter unit with a very full, liquid sound. It is practically a synth unto itself. This piece uses a couple of repeating bass notes that are transformed by external audio and MIDI signals affecting the Mutator's LFOs and envelope followers. The drums are the only thing added, the rest is the Mutator and mostly done in real time.
(reposted with additional info.)
Update on my upcoming Williamsburg show: the title will be "Room Sized Animated GIFs." We'll be projecting a couple of them big on opposite sides of the room, with smaller ones looping on TVs along a third wall. Friday, May 5, at artMovingProjects.
We changed the date--it was originally Saturday, but the intermittent L train repair shutdowns make that day an iffy proposition in Wmsburg.
Animation based on John Parker flat work (see below).
This is a piece of mine, not a .GIF based on John Parker's work. I'm using it as reference.