Sonoio @ Vic Theater

Had a blast this past week working with Alessandro Cortini again. Sonoio came through on tour with Ladytron and I was fortunate enough to get asked for round 2 of visuals.

Many Thanks

thank you to LA

I had a great time this past weekend in LA. Trash Audio put on a great meet full of wonderful people. I want to personally thank everyone that came together to make this meet special.

I was able to give some nice demos of the LZX system, and even got some good feedback tips from The Harvestman. Saw some exciting new modules that are coming out just around the corner, and met some people and manufacturers that I hadn’t met before. A big win for the weekend.

On Sunday the meet turned to performances including: Big Black Delta (dj set),  David Scott Stone, Lichens, and Sonoio. I was extremely fortunate to be able to do live video art during the performances. HOW LUCKY!!!

Seriously it’s always a huge honor to be able to perform in front of people, in any medium. But on top of that, to perform with artists that you truly follow and enjoy. That’s a first for me. I first saw Lichens 5 years ago opening for Explosions in the Sky and he just killed it. I left the theater that night only thinking of Rob and not a ounce of thought to the headliner. The same thing happened years later in Chicago as he opened for Tortoise. In my old age openers tend to get better and better. This was my first encounter with David Scott Stone and I very much enjoyed his set of modular, drum machine, guitar, and awesomeness. Sonoio as always rocks my eardrums!

That’s enough of this horribly written post. Have a nice day. If you have any footage or pics of my visuals and/or the artists.. Please let me know. I would love to share them up here on my blog.

CHOCO TACOS!

 

*photo by matthew levy

Right Now

Here is the reworked track. Today I started with some of the synth programming. Little Phatty keyboard first.. Then some sequencing.

 

 

Here are some photos. They are also on the side panel. But…. I like em.

Smoke

First video gig

 ghetto sprinklers –

Ok story here. So in the ghetto, where I work, they crack every fire hydrant on every corner when the temps are over 95 F. This is cool. And charming in a way.. Makes you feel good about summer and community. But with this also comes some teenage fun. So most of the guys/teens in the neighborhood run for their 5 gallon buckets during rush hour 430-6. As cars drive by they throw 5 gallons of water into your car. And who would a thought that they LOVE hitting bicyclists. So in one day I saw 13 hydrants spraying and got hit with 4 buckets of water in my first 3 blocks home of a 9 mile ride. FUN FUN FUN. until my iphone dies.

Modifying TipTop Audio Z-rails : video briefcase

Taking the measurements

  Original spec on Z-rail 84 HP

  Marking the cut on the first rail

  Pull out the threaded insert

  Cut!!

  3 to go!

  All 4 cut

  tappin some M4 for the ears

  TAPPIN!

  Mark the insert

  Inserts cut

  Ears on

  Mark the rack holes

  Stuffed!

  With skiff

  Full setup