This week I premiered two new video pieces at a performance event at the University of Michigan’s MFA Open Studios Night. For the performance, I projected the pre-edited videos and performed the soundtrack live, allowing the video to guide me in subtle improvisations and interactions with the visuals, unlike this “fixed” version, which combines a soundtrack recorded separately from the visuals. I’m interested in multiple methods of fitting sound to visuals, seeing how random collisions can cause new relationships which I never would have thought of had I actually composed the sound along to the video or vice versa.
This first piece, Ventus, uses field recordings of air vents and soft breezes as its source material. I’m also starting to experiment with several new things compared to my earlier video work, including the use of unaltered visual source material, rapid movement, and abrupt scene changes.
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