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...