Here’s a small excerpt of my visuals with Dam-Funk at One Step Beyond last night. Details tomorrow. Thanks, Benton!
Tonight I’m doing visuals at the 8static show in Philadelphia with chip musicians Cheap Dinosaurs and Starscream. If for some reason you’re not in Philly (i hate you), you can watch the live webcast tonight on Ustream or in the player below. I’ll be debuting my first visuals using the Open Emu QC plugins — wish me luck!
The show lat night went really well. 🙂 Paris and Outpt’s visuals were astounding, especially their set with Nullsleep: the work they’ve put into collaborating with Jeremiah really shows. I’ll put up some video of my sets this week. Technically, the Open Emu debut went really well — no crashes! Did have one hang, though (not sure of the cause), and two kernel panics (Bluetooth, when connecting the Wiimote). :X
8static: Starscream’s first song from plasticpool on Vimeo.
One video up, more to come: this is the first song of the first set of the night: Starscream (Damon on chip, George on drums) and my visuals. You can hear tracks by both bands on MySpace.
I generated the video live using the Open Emu QC plugins, which let me play original NES ROMs in emulation, live. I used two ROMs, one written by No Carrier and another called Polar Pinwheel by Chris Covell. These ROMs are being played totally live — no pre-recorded video — and partway through the song No Carrier picked up the controller and jammed with me. 🙂
If you’re interested in using No Carrier’s ROM, watch my blog and/or his site for its upcoming release (free and open source).
My friend Don (a.k.a. No-Carrier) got sick and asked me to sub for him this Friday at Lit Lounge, playing with Nullsleep, Anamanaguchi and Cheap Dinosaurs. Feel better, Don! Here’s the show flyer and info.
Friday, 9 pm
Lit Lounge (2nd Ave between 5th and 6th St)
$6 cover (I think)
The Tank has lost its venue. 🙁 If you liked the Blip Festival (chiptunes) and the Bent Festival (circuit bending), please spread this far and wide so more people can help the Tank (and Collective: Unconscious) find a new space.
The Tank Loses Its Home…Again
Sudden Move Highlights Challenges To NYC’s Independent Arts Scene
The Tank, a non-profit venue that has been providing a creative, collaborative home for emerging artists for the past five years, is about to need a new home of its own. But for this young company that moved 3 times in its first 3 years, this is familiar, if undesirable, territory.
Forced to leave its current home by July 31st, The Tank will continue presenting in this period of transition. But by August, this collective of performing arts and public affairs will move into a temporary space, while it searches for a more stable, long-term venue for 2009. As of now, neither the transitional venue nor the next home are determined.
Damage caused by massive plumbing problems, compounded by irreconcilable issues with the building’s owner, has created a costly, unwelcome and untenable situation at 279 Church Street in Tribeca, where The Tank had made its home with the performing arts presenters Collective: Unconscious (C:U) since January, 2006. At this time, C:U also intends to continue presenting, although is unsure where.
“After we lost our original home on 42nd Street, it wasn’t clear if we’d survive the transition. But we’ve been on Church Street longer than we were on 42nd – we not only survived, we expanded,” explained Founder and Managing Director Mike Rosenthal, who has curated two of The Tank’s most successful offerings: the annual Bent Festival of experimental music and Blip Festival of Game Boy generated music. “It’s a shame to move so suddenly after all the work we’ve put into this space – but we need to feel our artists and audience are coming to a welcoming, healthy setting…and we’re going to make that true.” […]
Tomorrow the Austin Museum of Digital Art will show some of my visuals in their Digital Showcase, paired with the live music of Proem, an electronic musician whose tracks you can hear on Bleep.com (search for Proem). I really like his sound — it ought to be a good fit. 🙂 AMODA will also premiere a new installation piece called HOW TO FIX YOUR TV, of which you can see a recorded excerpt below. Also, you can learn how to fix a TV yourself with the instructions I’ve posted on Instructables.com.