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by on Aug.20, 2011, under Concerts, Events, Fallen Angel, Films, Fine Imagery, Media, Projects, Rise Up Fallen Angel, Video

This summer has been very eventful for me and some of the work that I have been doing is now posted on Vimeo!

Videos include my newest work: Kensington Mystery Man

Kensington Mystery Man from victoria gibson on Vimeo.

There is a film clip of the title sequence for Rise Up, Fallen Angel

Rise Up, Fallen Angel — Opening title sequence from victoria gibson on Vimeo.

Lisle Ellis said this one of his favourite visual parts of the show! That is quite a compliment considering the quality of art from the contributors around the world and Lisle’s dedication to his own visual art. This clip is really a display of my work in the visual and audio realms. I will be creating a documentary video of the event and my projection artist collaborator, Christina deRoos has posted a clip to her Vimeo account here.

Rise Up Fallen Angel from Christina deRoos on Vimeo.

The final public clip is a documentary of the work I did at EMPAC in 2010 — it is a work-in-progress showing of my Integrated Media Arts piece, Bandwidth. The video was edited by Julia Alsarraf, a colleague who also participated in the Media Lab at EMPAC.

Bandwidth at EMPAC 2010 from victoria gibson on Vimeo.

The EMPAC experience was very important to me in many ways, but meeting the other artists was a great inspiration. I am still collaborating with one of my other colleagues, Suzon Fuks, an Australian artist. She is launching her Waterwheel project on August 22nd! I have contributed some of my water video and will be uploading more photos and other material to the collection. If you would like to be part of my crew in the “Tap” section, please contact me. I would like to be a more involved participant in the project.

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Rise Up, Fallen Angel — TONIGHT

by on May.26, 2011, under Concerts, Design, Events, Fallen Angel, Films, Media, Music, Photography, Rise Up, Rise Up Fallen Angel, Technology, Video

If you are not able to come to the show Rise Up, Fallen Angel — Please watch on the Center for Performance Research UStream channel.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cprnyc

This is a big night — we have had many technical challenges setting up 3 screens of projection and surround sound, then streaming it all on to the internet.

Tonight is our open rehearsal, see you there.

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Rise Up, Fallen Angel on Vimeo

by on May.24, 2011, under Concerts, Design, Events, Fallen Angel, Films, Media, Music, Open Source, Photography, Rise Up Fallen Angel, Technology, Video

Rise Up Fallen Angel – Thurs 5/26-Sat 5/28 – www.cprnyc.org – Brooklyn, NY from Christina deRoos on Vimeo.

I am in NYC working hard on the show with my collaborators.

Christina deRoos, my collaborator in the visual projection aspect of the show, made a video yesterday and posted it on Vimeo as a demo.

I hope you like it.

Click here to View on Vimeo.

Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets Here — only $12.

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Rise Up, Fallen Angel in Brooklyn, NY

by on May.08, 2011, under Concerts, Design, Events, Media, Music, Photography, Projects, Rise Up Fallen Angel, Video


Rise Up, Fallen Angel

The ephemeral strands that connect us; a gesture, a sound, a touch – may trigger cascades of meaning.
A glimpse of something peripheral to the main event, catches attention, and is gone — slipping into the crowd. “Play the Moment Composers’ Collective” weaves together strands of light and sound to form a tapestry of improvised narrative. The integrated media exhibition, Rise Up, Fallen Angel, brings together a diverse collection of visual creators from many countries who have sent their angels through the internet. We invite you to a primal, emotional experience designed to create an organically resonant, sensory immersion. Satisfy the need for spiritual renewal and tribal ritual in a contemporary context; myth and symbolism invoked using the latest in modern technology. We seek to reinforce the resilience of the human spirit: rise up and overcome the problems we all recognize in our lives, our communities and our planet.

Download RUFA-blurb-final-150wd

The show will be awesome because of the wonderful artworks that have been submitted and the artistry of the Play the Moment Composers’ Collective.

Play the Moment consists of:

Paul Plimley – Lisle Ellis – Christina deRoos – Victoria Gibson

More information will be posted soon as I am working on producing a short demo of the show.

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Song – Government of the Canadian People

by on Apr.15, 2011, under Events, Music, Video

In these days, citizens of many countries are standing up against tyranny and oppression. Dictators are being toppled as the people take to the streets. In Canada, we still have the option of taking to the ballot boxes and in this election, we have a real and pressing need to do so.

Here is my song — sorry about the ad — I will record it again and post ad free as soon as I can. I have had to do this really quickly due to the work involved in my New York show next month.  UPDATE 2015 — New recording and film produced Vote Canada 2015

If the video above doesn’t work try this link http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/13939494

I will also fix the justification of the chords over the words.

Government of the Canadian People
C                G               C        F                G                                                       C
I don’t want to tell you how to vote, but I know what my choice will be
C                    G        C       F                G                                  C
Conservatives must loose the day for Canada to stay free!

F                        G             F                     G
Contempt for Parliament cannot win, that’s what makes me sing,
F                                   G                        F                  G
Canada has our royal queen, we don’t need a self-made king!

C                         G                        C           F            G     C
Steven Harper’s Government of Canada, please don’t let it be
C                             G            C            F             G             C
Yoko stood for her right to Imagine, Canadians, so should we

F                       G                                     C
This is the government of the Canadian people
F               G                C
Steven Harper has to go
This is the government of the Canadian people
Steven Harper has to go

F                                              G        F                    G
Precious rights and freedoms restore, Court challenges and so much more
Peroguing Parliament, secret government — we will take no more

C                    G                       C                    F          G                           C
The cuts to Arts, Status of Women and our made in US Environmental Plan,
C                G                        C             F             G                         C
Threats to CBC and Health Act, Canada can be destroyed by one man.

So many dirty decisions — a long list I would like to add,
I noticed all of the changes Canadians, it makes me mad!

This is the government of the Canadian people
Steven Harper has to go
This is the government of the Canadian people
Steven Harper has to go

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Rise Up, Fallen Angel

by on Mar.01, 2011, under Concerts, Design, Events, Media, Music, Photography, Projects, Technology, Video

   The Call to Artists for Rise Up, Fallen Angel is now officially open. The deadline is April 15th, 2011. We are seeking still or moving images relating to the theme. Please fill out the form below to submit your work after reading the call to artists: Complete details of the call are available here. Translation available at bottom of post.

Rise Up, Fallen Angel will be exhibited at the Centre for Performance Research on Thursday, May 26 through Saturday, May 28th. There will be an artist’s talk by curator, Victoria Gibson on Saturday afternoon.

The exhibit will consist of three screens with projected images placed in a non-linear improvised narrative and music from Play the Moment Composers’ Collective.

IMPORTANT: There is no text or language in the images or audio content.

361 Manhattan Avenue
NY 11211

Please sign up to submit your work. You will receive a confirmation e-mail letting you know we have received the form. If your image or video is not on a site where it may be downloaded, then please e-mail a small copy of the image or a description of the video to vixmedia01 (at) gmail (dot) com. If you have a problem with the form on this web page, please try this link.

Thank you for participating in the show,

Please read the full Call to Artists before submitting — by submitting this form you understand and agree to the terms and conditions in the Rise Up, Fallen Angel International Call to Artists — please click on this link to view or download a pdf copy  RiseUP-FallenAngel_Call-to_Artists3

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EMPAC Workshop Video

by on Sep.18, 2010, under Events, Technology, Video

Thanks to Marlon of Dance-Tech.net, there is a video of the workshop at EMPAC that I was a part of in August 2010!

The video shows some of the work in progress and the techniques that we used to develop the pieces.

I have been a member of Dance-Tech for about a year and I enjoy the great dance and technology videos and interviews. I was quite surprised to meet Marlon at EMPAC, but I was happy to be able to thank him in person for providing lots of interesting content.

Marlon also provided a link to a video documentary about Mark Coniglio’s work with Troika Ranch on their latest production, “Loop Diver”. I was touched by the devotion of the company to perfecting the production and the message of breaking free from our familiar loop patterns resonates with me.

Watch the video here

It was great to see the documentary, but it makes me want to see the full production. I hope is is presented again so I can see it!

http://www.netnebraska.org/extras/loopdiver/
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EMPAC – works in progress

by on Sep.03, 2010, under Design, Events, Immersive Environment Instrument, Media, Music, Open Source, Technology, Video

My first week in New York city has been so busy that I have not had much time to do a retrospective of my eventful week, from August 15th to 22nd at EMPAC in Troy, NY.

I am happy to report that I was successful in creating a “visual music” presentation on 3 screens with one of the aspects controlled in real time using gesture control.

Adafruit shipped my Arduino boards to EMPAC and I was able to research on the internet and receive help from others in the workshop to understand how to make the system work. I chose the infra-red distance sensor and used information from the Adafruit website to help me program the board. My trusty Ubuntu computer handled all of the Arduino code uploading while I ran the Isadora program on the Macbook.

My performance was thrilling for me, but I was inspired and informed by the work that everyone else in the class showed on Saturday, August 21, 2010.

The first work we saw was by Joff, a theatre instructor who has a company that puts on plays in Second Life. The work included a grassy field with images of human figures that were short videos. The figures would fade in, seem to be sleeping, then move in some way, then fade out. We were invited to interact with the figures, but I found it fascinating just to watch them.

It was eerie and engaging as an installation and Joff might develop it further as a performance or to be more interactive. (continue reading…)

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A New Beginning: A Playground

by on Jun.24, 2009, under Concerts, Events, Media, Projects, Technology, Video

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I was very honoured to be asked to produce the film that was shown as the visual component of this concert in the Walter Phillips Gallery, located in the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Pauline Oliveros explained the concept and gave me freedom to develop the 20 minute film using the photos provided and my own digital artworks. Ms. Oliveros was inspired by President Obama’s speech in Cairo and the Codepink efforts to encourage peace by building three playgrounds in Gaza.  I obtained permission to use photos from the Codepink Flikr stream, with attribution, from:

Jean Stevens
National Media Coordinator
CODEPINK Women for Peace

The Codepink  projects are very worthy and I was proud to be able to support them and be associated with an initiative that is intended to bring people together to work for peace.  In addition to the photos of children and playground construction in Gaza, we used photos of American children playing in a playground provided by Ione.  She explained at the concert that she thought it was nice for them to play together. Ione was inspirational in the production of this film as she helped me to gain a more precise understanding of the concept of the musical work.

Many people complimented me on my work after the show and it will remain one of the highlights of my time in Banff. I did document the performance on video and the audio was recorded by the Banff Centre technicians, led by John DS Adams. At some point, I hope that my film, “A New Beginning: A Playground” will be shown during future concerts when Pauline and Ione perform this piece. When the audio is mixed, there are plans to produce a DVD with the soundtrack of the concert.  When it is complete, it will be available from the Deep Listening Institute site.

Tech Notes: All photographs and digital artworks were prepared in open source software, The Gimp. The film was created using Final Cut Studio on a Macintosh workstation owned by the Banff Centre.

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Chris Chafe – Internet Musician

by on Jun.20, 2009, under Media, Open Source, Projects, Technology, Video

0001_chris_chafe-sm Chris Chafe, pictured left, has an office at the Banff Centre and I was completely impressed with his musicianship and improvising talent. I have been informed by Pauline Oliveros that:

Chris Chafe is the director of CCRMA at Stanford University. He is on sabbatical leave and is in residence at Banff Centre until September 2009.

While I was in Banff, he was involved in several Telematic concerts that involved Pauline Oliveros and Ione in the “Chris Chafe, Pauline Oliveros, Ione Trio”.

I was thrilled to find a Ubuntu Linux user and he told me that he was using an application called jacktrip, based on jackd to patch the Telematic communication over the internet.

I will talk more about this later, but I witnessed some very low latency musical interaction between Chris (in Toronto) and Pauline Oliveros and Ione in Banff. This concert could also be experienced live in Second Life, a virtual reality, on-line world. These mixed reality concerts, where avatars are watching concerts that the real person is playing in are a new experience for me.

After he returned to Banff, a rehearsal with Jonas, who I met in WA, and another musician I did not know, both  in NY state;  joined Chris and Pauline in Banff through the internet connection facilitated by jacktrip. They recorded in Banff using Ardour on Ubuntu Linux.

This is a really interesting area to explore in Linux and he will be an invaluable resource to help me develop my move into Open Source music. “The Chris Chafe Trio”, including Chris, Pauline and Ione,  also performed live in the Walter Philips Gallery in Banff and I produced the film that accompanied their musical performance. I will devote a post to this concert, and write much more about all of the exciting work that I was involved in supporting Fleck Fellow, Pauline Oliveros. While I was in Banff, I was too busy doing the work to write about my experiences. I did take photos and will be posting them as soon as I can.

Right now I am at an internet cafe in Calgary and I plan to start my journey home to Vancouver with stops in Banff, and Summerland. More photos and posts as soon as I have reliable internet. Thanks to Pauline Oliveros for the corrections.

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