Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Live Fluidtoons at WonderRoot for DIY Night, Jan 2011

Thanks so much to Alex Ryan Gregor for asking me to do something for his DIY night!

It was a free show at WonderRoot and featured:

- Sean Jarrett on vocals
- Shitty Bedford on sax and vocals
- Bradley Bailey on cymbals
- Brett W. Thompson on viola

Cameron Stuart operated the video camera which captured the performance. You can hear him yell "Rolling!" at the start. Because of him the video is much better than previous ones.

Wade and Frank were tremendously encouraging- I think that's Wade was hollering during my introduction, and Frank was giving me applause before we even started! He later told me they were "gangsta toons" and "heavenly toons"!!!

I think the musical accompaniment is a little chaotic; I'd like to get better at directing the live music. I might conduct next time, or rehearse more, or try fewer people, though everyone up there is supremely talented (except me on viola!). Just a little more structure, because the live music seems to work best when it's clear when to play/not play (e.g. the "Outsuck" part, and the "Interpretations" preview).

I could try to give the musicians specific parts to focus on next time; like, "when the spinning room turns into a business suit, play this note". I guess if I really want to get specific I should work out the beats per minute and make some kind of score, hah!

I also wish I could get rid of the bluriness at the top of the frame- it's due to the projector. I don't really know how to fix it. Perhaps I should try a different projector.

I hope to do more of these! "Fluidtoons Interpretations" is especially exciting...

Monday, January 24, 2011

More documentation of Omnipresent Toychest - "Siamese Sonata #1"

Vijay Das took footage on his iPhone and gave it to me! Thanks Vijay! You can see different things going on here than on the footage that Sean took:

Also Elizabeth Wilson took these breathtaking photos of the set, mostly from above. I think they're incredible.

Omnipresent Toychest

Omnipresent Toychest

Omnipresent Toychest

Omnipresent Toychest

Omnipresent Toychest

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Omnipresent Toychest - Siamese Sonata #1

This is the most fun I have ever had on stage in my entire life.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

New Fluidtoons animation showing at High Museum of Art

This Saturday, January 8th, the High Museum of Art is closing the Dali exhibition with "Dali 'Til Dawn." Starting at 10am they're open for 31 hours straight!

Be there at 7:50pm sharp for a brand new Fluidtoons piece featuring a live soundtrack; it's during the WonderRoot block and will feature:

- Sean Jarrett on vocals
- Cameron Stuart on guitar
- Nirvana Kelly on violin
- Shitty Bedford on drums
- Bradley Bailey on something