Posts Tagged ‘Video files’

Bats From Pogo at Café Fixe on May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018


Bats From Pogo:
Andrea Pensado – voice, contact mics, laptop
Walter Wright – AVSynth (audio only)

Presented by Non-Event.

AVSynth recorded May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018




A walk in the woods, new b&w Processing sketch, experimenting with a new audio patch and the Jones’ MVIP. After posting these 3 videos, I decided to mix them in Premiere, simple keying, here’re the results –
02 keyed over 01
03 keyed over 02
01 keyed over 03

w2 recorded March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018




Geometry 4, a new Processing sketch, which includes gradients that take advantage of the Jones’ MVIP. Basically the same patch that I’ve used for the last month.

And here’s an ‘audio only’ track –

track 01

w2 recorded March 5, 2018

March 5, 2018




Here’s the patch –

A new patch and a new Processing sketch, in b&w, color and effects added with Jones MVIP, sound from PeterB and the parakeets, George & Grace.

w2 recorded February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018



Here’s the patch, video triggers the SWOOP modules, and, finally, audio only, two tracks of electronics mixed in Audacity.


w2 recorded February 6, 2018

February 6, 2018


AVSynth: Peter Blasser’s sound modules, input from my own Projektor module prototype, output rescanned off an LCD color monitor. The prototype does not have CV inputs or outputs, the video and sound are not synced. Again video quality leaves a lot to be desired, much better live 8^)))

w2 recorded January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018

Two videos, a short one and a long one, that use a Processing sketch I’m developing for my PROJEKTOR module, sound from my AVSynth.

03:49 min:sec
30:50 min:sec

LOS CONDENADOS recorded November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017


Bonnie Kane – flute, sax, electronics
Andrea Pensado – voice, laptop
Chris Strunk – drums, percussion
Walter Wright – Boardweevil

Live recordings by Bonnie at Jeanie Johnston Pub, Jamaica Plain, MA

Signal Culture Residency: Day 2

October 21, 2017

Up early, coffee & Jevity, went shopping. Bought myself more coffee, V8, soup, ice cream and beer.

Reviewed recordings from last night, a little gaudy, that is, blown out color. I installed a terminator on the rescan monitor and re-recorded. Fixed.

Rescan monitor

Updating my first Projektor sketches. The ‘Projektor’ assembles ‘films’ from high resolution still images and sends them to a window, full-screen on the computer, or full-screen on a secondary display … the rescan monitor. The first four sketches include –

– 170404a that explores copy, blend and filter effects, images from
   Chailey Mansion, Newburyport MA
– 170526a as above, images from Halibut Point State Park, Rockport MA
– 170530b that explores sequences, images from Halibut Point
– 170621b that explores crossfades, images the mills in Lowell MA

I spend the morning tweaking the random copy, blend and filter effects in the first sketch, 170404a. In this sketch Projektor assembles films using random numbers and, as a result, never repeats itself, assembling a new film each time it runs. It starts by choosing 25 images of the 100 available. Each frame is chosen randomly from the available images. Next Projektor decides which effects to apply when drawing the image to the output, a combination of copy, blend and/or filter effects. Frame rate is set randomly and varies between 5-15 fps. Finally, the odds are 1::50 that a new image will be swapped into the available image array.

At 1pm I head over to the Tioga Trails for Dave Jones’ Media Lunch, which occurs every third month on the third Saturday. In attendance are Benton C Bainbridge. Jonas Bers, Peer Bode, Dave Jones, Hank Rudolph, Sherry Miller-Hocking, Brian Murphy, Matt Schlanger, Neil Zusman, and several others, all video artists.

Tioga Trails

Dave and Hank

Benton C

Peer, Brian, Matt, and Sherry


At 3pm I’m back at Signal Culture, tweaking sketches. I decide to skip over the second sketch, move on to sketch 170530b and sequences. Tweaking is simple, it’s reducing the number of lines of code in a sketch. This means getting rid of unnecessary variables and using arrays and tables for fixed data. The ‘tweaked’ set usually runs faster but is not as easy to read, So for all the lines of code I take away, I add and equal number of comments.

Benton C Bainbridge drops by, we chat about high resolution recording, he gives me a few hints.

At 7pm I head over to Dave’s to catch a ride to this year’s ’Transient Visions Festival. The program tonight features work by artists from The Experimental Television Center and Signal Culture – Jason Bernagozzi, Sara Bonaventura, Jamie Hahn, Alison Nguyen, Monica Panzarino, Kristin Reeves, Eric Souther, Benjamin Rosenthal, Charles Woodman, Neil Zusman; and a performance by Jonas Bers and Nathan Cearley. I do like Jonas’s work.

Jones’ Video Synthesizer

The latest, greatest video oscillator

Nathan and Jonas at Transient Visions

At 11pm, back at Signal Culture, I fire up the rescan monitor and record.

Chailey 01

Chailey 02

Halibut 01

Halibut 02

[Note added 10/28/2017] Something ‘amiss’, recording quality leaves much to be desired! As documents, still worth posting. When I have figured a better recording method I will re-record and re-post these videos.

Signal Culture Residency: Day 1

October 20, 2017

Left Lowell at 9am, exactly …

Packed up, everything fits in the trunk!


and arrived in Owego 6hrs later at 3pm. I was a couple of hours early, expecting to get in closer to 5pm. The drive was relatively uneventful, stop & go on I90 near Westfield MA, lost 30min. However, it was a beautiful day, the trees were near peaking, red & gold leaves everywhere.

Hank was waiting at Signal Culture. We unloaded the car, chatted for 45min, then Hank took off and I started unpacking and organizing.

Toolmakers’ workspace

Setup the computer, AVSynth, audio and video. Next a rescan monitor inside an empty rack covered in black cloth, Spent the evening testing the rescan monitor and listening to audio files. Works, will check it out again tomorrow along with the AVSynth.