morning music

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mm-cc - 06.26.11 from Jared Smyth on Vimeo.

From a series of gatherings put on by artist jared smyth where friends get together and make music, art, video etc. This video documents an excerpt of a long-form improvisation involving myself (david andree), john keston and jared smyth on 6-26-2011.

my instruments for the session included acoustic guitar, melodica, brushes, contact mics, 2880, modified 4-track loaded with cassette tape loops, and a reel to reel with a closed tape loop. john keston was playing the roland june-106, triggering the roland mks-80 with the gms, and playing acoustic piano. jared smyth was running grainslide and cutting live loops from everyone’s signals. jared smyth did the final mixing, shot and edited the documentation video.

see the original post here and many more wonderful sessions with different artists over at mm-cc.org

john keston’s work can be found at http://audiocookbook.org/

falling snow, frozen treetops

[vimeo 16820607 w=400 h=265]

1-minute video with audio captured in minneapolis, mn on november 13, 2010 as part of the simultania project (a collaborative event where people from all over the world film and record sound during the same 1-minute-moment in time)

note: shortly after the 30-second mark, there is a cracking in the distance to the right – this was a tree that had collapsed off-camera under the weight of the falling snow. the sound of the tree hitting the ground must have been muffled by the blanket of already accumulated snow.

dark skies through treetops

[vimeo 15179865 w=400 h=265]

a silent video work created to accompany live musical performance – captured through a pinhole lens-cap

musical improvisation for acoustic guitar, shruti box, melodica, objects, 2880 and reel to reel tape (excerpt)

(try clicking play on both simultaneously)