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Auricle AMDVD 007 107'29" DVD-R £7.00 + p&p
2. Synergy 37'34"
3. Interaction 35'55"
4. photo album 1'20"
at Tachyon Studio 11/2/2008.
Camera: Alan & Steve with live effects!
DVD directed & compiled by Alan, Feb-April 2008.
Alan Freeman: guitar, Roland guitar-synth, Roland SH32
synthesizer, computer samples, springs, bells, acoustic CD.
Steve Freeman: tapes, loops, sounds, guitar,
bass, Korg, Yamaha & Octave Cat synthesizers, cymbal, chains, acoustic CD.
Jim Tetlow: Laptop PC running Spektral
Dave Powell: hurdy-gurdy, flute, violin,
An unusual Extremities session that amounted to just three huge
improvisations! Cutting out the weeds and chaff, splangs, k-junks, etc., I
ended up with three still rather large pieces, each roughly in 5 segments:
intro, swell and/or rhythmic phase, diversion & refocus, swell and/or
rhythmic phase, tail-off into the cosmos. Three symbiotic homogeneous works,
hence the very apt title "Symbiosis" that Steve came up with. The
sessions were all filmed live to PC and simultaneously recorded direct to
digital, this time with Steve & I doing lots of low-tech visual effects,
filming through a whisky tumbler, wine and beer glasses, plastic sheets,
smoke, etc. I also got Jim to loan me his "Organic Art Deluxe"
software, a program that can generate the most extraordinary video effects in
real-time, but has no way to save the results! For that reason Jim had never
found any real use for it. Linking one PC to another via a video capture card
meant that I could film the results, zooming in to cut off the Windows frames
and headers, which fuzzed the graphics somewhat but still looks good. Some of
the visuals are thus quite hectic and dizzying, some of it like animated
paintings, some of it like nothing I've ever seen before. So, now you can
experience the Extremities like you never have before!
DVD-R - released ?/5/2008.
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