An experiment made during the Euro 2020 final with a Commodore 64 game cassette, databent video and live processed audio
A visual remix
An echo of the audio remix process exploring ways of reusing and processing the visuals.
I remember trying a few databending techniques some years ago with little success, not sure what has changed and it did take a bit of effort, but this went wild!
Databent vintage video with improvised sound from a broken vintage record player (Hacker Centurion MkII) and a 1964 record of trooping of colour.
I was invited to create a live mix for the opening of Strange Eden, an exhibition of work by James Moore in Oriel Mwldan Gallery, Cardigan.
Records were selected in response to the work on display and following a few conversations with James ahead of the event.
Records used include: Tomita – Pictures at an Exhibition; Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Pictures at an Exhibition; Debussy – La Mer; Jean Michel Jarre Live; BBC Sound Effects No6; RCA Home Movie Sound Effects; Landscape III – You Know how to Hurt me; Top Gun OST; I also used a cassette tape of VU-3D for Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
Loops were found randomly from the records using bits of wire to hold the tone arms.
Really enjoyed trying out these records and incorporating the VU-3D Sinclair Spectrum cassette…
If theres no soundcloud player above, you should find the track here titled Picture 10 https://soundcloud.com/jacobwhittaker-1/tracks
Couple of warm up/test mixes for the exhibition opening on Saturday – 3.45 Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan.
If for some reason the players above don’t show up in your browser, you can find them on soundcloud here titled Picture 02 & Picture 06 https://soundcloud.com/jacobwhittaker-1/tracks
Really looking forward to playing some records for the opening of this exhibition by James Moore.
We met some weeks ago for some tea and a chat about ideas and how to select records and devise a new performance work for the exhibition opening. I am developing quite a diverse selection.. likely to include some synth classics as well as BBC sound effects, the Top Gun soundtrack and Michael Jackson’s Bad.
Another mix of records leftover from Haverfordwest last year..
Alan Tew Orchestra – The Magnificent Westerns; Flash in the Pan – Waiting for a Train; 3 Brass Monkeys – Hear No Evil/See no Sound; Mammoth Marenghi Fair Organ – All time Favourites