Monday, September 03, 2012


MiniNova | is a nifty little synthesizer.

Would be a great piece for a live performance system.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Yello Tiger Dust

A pair of middle-aged guys that can still rock it! Yello's deeply textured soundscapes have always begged for visual interpretation. I'm afraid their recent "virtual concert" concept, while well intentioned, couldn't make it above the waterline of popular interest. They're a niche phenomenon and need the kind of midnight movie marketing events that the broader music industry doesn't get very excited about. Still, the Tiger Dust video stands out as one of those tremendously simple visual concepts that you'd love to see done live on stage (somehow) allowing for those little variations that bring life to live performance.

Emulator DVS

Financing available? Sounds a bit frightening, but the results are very impressive.
Here's Smithson Martin's website link for ya.

DJ'ing as Live Graphics Performance

What is a Rastermaster? Someone who creates a live performance with music and graphics in real-time, and as tightly connected as possible, with a minimum of prepared material. Visually, prepared material like images or textures on 3D surfaces were acceptable. For a DJ the mix tracks were their 'textures' blended and chopped to suit the moment. Here's a new system that hints at allowing audiences to see (albeit reversed) what the DJ is doing, making his user interface a part of the graphic performance.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Playing With Your Head

Yet another creative way to combine display technology with music performance on stage.

Neurosonics Live from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Spontaneous Fantasia - Improvised Landscape

J.Walt's real-time generated interactive landscapes. He often performs here in SoCal in a planetarium dome.

This particular session was a warm up. The stage crew settled in for the ride!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Bad Apple!

A great bit of stop motion animation. The pacing is intense, to match the music, but what if this were combined with the Nine Inch Nails multi-layer screen technology on stage?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Nine Inch Nails "In the Moment Factory"

A video about The Moment Factory's work on Nine Inch Nails live tour.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer

A wonderful little aluminum bodied synthesizer

Teenage Engineering