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Tonight my workshop peers and I will be performing our works-in-progress at Diapason Gallery, the results of our five weeks developing our ideas about video composition, notation and performance thereof.

The VCW Performance

Weds 4/28
8pm
$7 suggested donation

Diapason Gallery
882 3rd Avenue (map)
(bet. 32 & 33 Streets)
10th Floor
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Info: 718.499.5070
Subway: D, N, R to 36th Street/4th Avenue

The VCW Performance is a show of live video pieces created as part of the Video Composition Workshop.

The Video Composition Workshop is dedicated to writing performative video pieces. It explores how artists approach their compositions and how they notate the scores from which the videoists perform.

This show presents the completed compositions, works-in-progress, and experiments of six videoists and musicians resulting from the first six-week salon. Pieces include video paired with acoustic instruments, analog electronics, and digital audio. The evening will end with the VCW composers discussing their various approaches. (We’re as wary as you are of endless artist discussions. We’ll stay focused and concise.)

Live video has made some great advances in the past years. Technological capabilities and popular awareness are making it more integral to contemporary performances. VCW is happy to present 6 approaches to working with video as a dynamic, performative art.

Compositions by:
Naval Cassidy (aka Jon Giles) (including performers Roland Brown, David Hainsworth and Jonathan Moniaci)
Jonny Farrow
Nisi Jacobs (including performer Michael Schumacher)
Adam Kendall (including performers Christof Knoche and Eileen Mack)
Phillip White
Dan Winckler

Next week I’m flying down to Austin, TX, for South by Southwest 2009 to play the Austin Museum of Digital Art’s Laptop Battle, a head-to-head competition for electronic musicians from all over Texas. I’ll be doing live visuals for part of the night, followed/preceded (not sure yet) by Video Jamz 2012, who are — I’m told — a somewhat absurdist VJ duo (Tom Blackburn and Chad Archer who like to abuse antique video hardware. There will also be a wide assortment of video art by other AMODA-curated artists to see, arrayed pleasingly about The Mohawk, a highly rated venue. It will be hot, hot, hot.

AMODA Laptop Battle
The Mohawk, 912 Red River at 10th St
Friday, March 13th, 9pm-2am
$9 General Admission
$5 for AMODA Members, Free for SXSW badge holders

Update

AMODA posted more details about the show, which I thought I’d share. I’ve been listening to the laptop battle contestants’ tracks on their MySpaces — not done yet but I would already recommend The Mysterious H (chiptunes!) and Uber Dub by Blixaboy. Have a look/listen!

CONTESTANTS:

Blixaboy (Dallas)
The Mysterious H (Austin)
Deejay Yayyay (Austin)
Kidko (Austin)
QuantumEyes Ent. (Austin)
Bangalore (Austin)
Caglioso (Austin)
Disco Hospital (Austin)
Cygnus (Dallas)
Grassnose (Austin)
Skinnebrew the Destroyer (Austin)
Sudrok Inalak (Austin)
DXM (Austin)
Traducer (Austin)
Dubbel Dutch (Austin)
Majora (Austin)

JUDGES:

John Gomi (G on 5 / The Fifth Gallery)
Craig Negoescu (Naka Media / OpenLabs)
Dave Gonzalez (DJ Starsign)
Amanda Butterfield (YellowTape)

EMCEES: (these guys were great last year. really kept the mood up and the flow going)

Phranchyze (Austin)
Zeale (Austin)

DJ for the rest of the space:<br/>

Learning Secrets

Visual Artists: (presenting pre-recorded material)

Catherine Ross
Daniel Swan
Guthrie Lonergan
James Johnson-Perkins
John Michael Boling & Javier Morales
Mac&Cheez + Mistah Le
Melanie Patiram
Video Jams 2013 (also doing live visuals!)
Zeitguised

Nov
4

I voted. And I volunteered as a videographer for Video The Vote, going to polling stations in Brooklyn where voters had reported problems or obstruction. Pretty minor stuff: at my polling station and another nearby, they were requiring ID, which is not required in New York state; at another, a poll worker refused to take off her Republican campaign button. When I showed up and walked through, there were no buttons to be seen, so I drove all the way over there for nuttin. Drat.

Also, I posted about the public beta release of the v002 Rutt/Etra software synthesizer on CreateDigitalMotion.com. I’ve been an alpha tester and helper on the project, even putting my meager Illustrator skills to use recreating the RE logo. It’s a beautiful tool — check it out. :)

And I picked up my girlfriend from the airport, who was down in North Carolina getting out the vote. Now she’s glued to television, radio, Twitter and NYTimes.com while I make dinner. Ah, domestic bliss. Later we might go by 3rd Ward‘s election party to agonize over the returns among like-minded Brooklynites.

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.

The Blue and Red 3D Spectacular
Nullsleep
Anamanaguchi
Cheap Dinosaurs

Friday, 9 pm
Lit Lounge (2nd Ave between 5th and 6th St)
$6 cover (I think)
Ages: 21+

And speaking of great art…here’s another friendly, fill-up-your-face work from Bill Etra.