Inspired by experiments in abstract film-phonography, check explores the sonic potential of running sequences of patterns through a 16mm film projector. Collages composed of three different patterns and solid areas of black and white were composed and photocopied onto strips of clear film leader. The sequences provide not only the images that are projected onto the screen, but also the soundtrack to the film.
photosinebank is a piece for the 16-CdS and laptop. The performer controls swells of sine-wave clusters by casting shadows on the controller. This performance was recorded at the Audiotheque in Miami, FL as part of their Year-End Fest on December 26th, 2013. Listen to it here.
Carlos Dominguez, laptop & 16-CdS
Max Hammer, animation
Carlos Dominguez, music/sound
Synopsis: Secrets of life explained through the persistance of vision.
Drawing inspiration from insect swarms and fog, the music for Understory swells in and out of tonalities and microrhythms that accent the world around the animation's protagonist. Multiple delay lines create these clouds of sound using only two samples - a low E on an electric guitar and a Bb on a Cherokee flute - transposed and polyphonically layered.
Max Hammer, video
Carlos Dominguez, music
Music composed by Carlos Dominguez accompanies a video of a ski run by Max Hammer. The music is composed of harmonica and accordion samples taken from a session of improvisation with Phillip Hermans. Special thanks to Jessica Thompson for letting us use her accordion.