Monday, March 01, 2010

Don't You Wonder Sometimes About Sound And Vision?

Probably this is repeating from previous blogs but this is how things seem to be. Last week went fairly well for getting my points across on Phonic. Since the chat show effort during Beer At The Castle I have found that the New Exeter Radio show is a focus for clarifying ideas. So far this year I have not been around on a Friday but the Wheely Saying Something hour has been fairly open to my suggestions. They used some soundclips for Creature Discomfort video as a connection with Animated Exeter. Also they repeated my news that Raphael Saadiq will be at Mama Stones this summer. They were a bit qualified about this, maybe it will be next summer. But in general they like Mama Stones as the wheelchair access is excellent. From the pavement to front of the stage, about 50 feet on one level. Also my interest is that they have recording kit so any mess of video would be salvaged by decent sound. At the Phoenix in theory there is a recording studio in the basement and video editing out the back somewhere but how to get cable from either to a performance space is a conundrum never resolved.

Maybe we could forget about cable if mobile devices get better. However as far as I can tell there is not a lot about video at the Analog2Digital event at the Phoenix next Saturday. This blog is mostly about animation but it turned out that the Broadsided event at Exeter Castle depended on VJ software for both the sound and the vision. Resolume offers a trial version that has some sort of watermark or inteference but is enough to try out.

So my question is, will VJ software be part of Analog2Digital and if not, why not? there must be digital ways to generate visuals that relate to music.

Still interested in the demoscene and visual music. One problem is how to explain this on radio. Last week they would have played a track from Talking Book by Stevie Wonder - You've Got It Bad Girl. Follow this with a chip tune, then what?

Meanwhile, linking to somewhere else

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