VideoMusic reloaded

I’d  like to do this Blog with the idea of sharing and commenting the creation of  BeatMe, a solo performance with videoprojection, sound and double bass.

I started with the idea of joining images and sounds some time ago, while I was writing my thesis about music videos. Thinking about the relation of music and moving images gave me the idea of bending the codes of composition for visuals and music a little, changing the rules of narratives and repetition and variation a bit,  bringing them closer, making the images dance and give the music a different sense.

You can see some of that on my old webpage

and please read more about the concept on this project in”BeatMe from Behind”.

The videos I am going to post here are not the real thing. BeatMe is a live-show, playing double bass in front of a screen, improvising with the videos. The video/sound is handled with Max/MSP, triggered by a midi-footswitch, giving the control of what is happening while playing.

The texts and spoken words are taken from a somewhat psychoanalytical perspective, talking about the  processes of recognition,  reflection, projection and all that stuff that leads us to the imaginations of ourselves, the others and the world.

So here are the first three pieces:

BeatMe Comp_AA

BeatMe Comp_AB

BeatMe Com_AC