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Streaming Festival 4th edition

4th edition Streaming Festival starts on the 20th of November 2009.
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chasing storm clouds

this evening a large thunderstorm rolled into the city - it poured down rain, and there was thunder & lightning. I caught the train home and it felt as if I the train was chasing the storm clouds. the video is overlooking Parramatta. I recorded about 6 minutes which gives a better feel for the spaces between the thunder & lightning but the file was too large so I had to trim it. the light after/peeking through the rain was amazing - so clear! & contrasted against the grey clouds

12/11/2009
vlomo09 day12

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david sylvian day : promise : september : let the happiness in

a few david sylvian songs were the soundtrack for day11's #vlomo09 video. they make the train ride home from work a bit more interesting... these are video paintings - I made the isadora patch file - see attached. it's based on one I made for vlomo08 day 1's video : train ride home. most of my videos seem to end up with a similar theme - drive/ride to work, travel, hotels, some isadora files, some music/arts gigs or festival videos. such is my life I suppose. david sylvian's "secrets of the beehive" album is one of my favourites - it's perfect for when I'm feeling down (as is depeche mode) as I always feel better afterwards. I think it's the male vocal. and piano in sylvian's case.

promise (part 1)
David Sylvian's Promise (the cult of Eurydise) with isadorian footage of the western line express - part 1

11/11/2009

north sydney - parramatta

vlomo09 - day11

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september (part 2)

David Sylvian's September with isadorian footage of the western line express - part 2

11/11/2009

north sydney - parramatta

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let the happiness in (part 3)

David Sylvian's Let the Happiness In with isadorian footage of the western line express - part 3

11/11/2009

north sydney - parramatta

vlomo09 - day11

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bradbury vs abela (TINA2003) : vlomo09 day10

bradbury vs abela TINA 2003 : vlomo09 day10

one from the archives for today. this is Garry Bradbury's session at TINA2003 where he gaffer taped Lucas Abela to the chair and then played his cut-up creation.

I didn't have a good camera in 2003, so the footage is a bit dark. but gives you an idea..

05/10/2003 Newcastle

vlomo09 day 10 - watch other people's videos at http://videobloggers.mirocommunity.org

#vlomo09 day10 : bradbury vs abela (TINA2003) http://blip.tv/file/2830219 (from the archives) watch other ppl's vids @ http://bit.ly/4j8wc9

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drive to Cootamundra - sheep & wheat country

the drive to cootamundra - snapshots of the drive from the n95 along the way (footage filmed : 31/10/2009)

#vlomo09 : day9 : http://blip.tv/file/2825628 - drive to Cootamundra - n95 shots along the way (31/10)

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Unpopular Music @ Red Rattler

Unpopular Music - 07/11/2009 - Marrickville, Sydney

from http://www.newweirdaustralia.com/unpopular

Unpopular Music, A Benefit For FBi Radio.

With:
Pimmon & Jeff Burch (Solo Sets & Debut Live Collaboration as Mandala Trap), Comatone, Kyu, Anon, Scissor Lock, Anna Chase, Nick Wishart with DJ Sets from Kevin Purdy (Tooth), Tim Ritchie (Sound Quality, ABC Radio National) and Tom Smith (Cleptoclectics).

Jeff Burch's music for shadows

after a while listening to Jeff Burch's set, I became transfixed on the shadows on the screen - it seemed as if there were multiple versions of him playing. the digital noise video background projected onto the 'real' Burch, so at times he seemed like a projection also - which was the real person playing?? :)

Jeff Burch #7 : Unpopular Music @ Red Rattler
07/11/2009

#vlomo09 : day 8 : Jeff Burch's music for shadows @ http://blip.tv/file/2822337 - watch other people's videos @ http://bit.ly/4j8wc9

http://newweirdaustralia.com/unpopular
http://www.jeffburchmusic.com

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circles of saturday

finished reading "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" by HP Lovecraft for class yesterday. so I went for coffee & eggs to think more upon spheres and came across a few circles & turns in my saturday travels.

07/11/2009

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2008 sights & sounds of istanbul

these are older clips of Istanbul - walking the streets of Balat - the older parts of the city. filmed in april 2008. I don't think these have been uploaded before. I loved hearing the sounds of the call to prayer as we walked through the alley ways. I have some other audio recordings of this but I need to find them (really need to sort things better here..)

this is made in isadora. I increased the size of the stage and the video saves to disk better now! quality wise that is. maybe I should go back and resave all my old videos. because I'm playing out multiple files to a single projector, they're not playing smoothly, but I was expecting this - it's a performance issue. but I'm happier with the video quality/resolution using a 640x480 stage. (previously I'd always used the default 320x240)

I had to rotate some of the clips 90 degrees as I'd turned the camera whilst filming - this is the main reason I hadn't uploaded/used them before. hadn't got round to rotating them! slack hey :)

day6 navlopomo09 / vlomo09

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barely there

running late tonight so I modified a processing patch used for a different project - playing with tints and darker images. maybe it's the influence of the HP Lovecraft class I'm doing a the moment.. ;)

05/11/2009

blog post @ http://www.aliak.com/content/barely-there

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the path

the path
vlomo09 day4
04/11/2009

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Melbourne Cup at Rosehill Raceway

my office spent Melbourne Cup at Rosehill Raceway. I didn't win any money - my horses peaked too early. Olivia Newton John sang the national anthem and everyone stood up - well almost everyone. we watched a couple of races at the track too

this was filmed using my Nokia N95 camera - the video quality isn't very good when zoomed in

03/11/2009

Rosehill, Sydney

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Alan LAMB & Dave NOYZE's performance of rain on the wires @ Wired Lab - Open Day

Alan LAMB & Dave NOYZE's performance of rain on the wires. it sounded like space invaders / star wars laser guns!
Wired Lab Open Day
31/10/2009
Cootamundra, NSW

wiredlab.ning.com/profiles/blogs/wired-o-p-e-n-day

this is day 2 of VloMo09 - 2009 Videoblogging Month - watch other people's videos at http://videobloggers.mirocommunity.org

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Garry Bradbury @ Wired Lab Open Day

Garry Bradbury & Alan LAMB's performance - live mixing in the pitch of "B" (also the pitch of Bees in chorus) - Bradbury selected some of the raw wires sounds and compiled them together into a georgeous layered ambient piece, and Lamb played the wire with a large bow - such an amazing physical performance with simply beautiful sounds. this was the highlight performance of the night for me. masterful!!
Wired Lab Open Day
31/10/2009
Cootamundra, NSW

wiredlab.ning.com/profiles/blogs/wired-o-p-e-n-day

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Rohinton Mistry "Tales from Firozsha Baag" - on records, yarn and writers' memories

I finished reading Rohinton Mistry's "Tales from Firozsha Baag" last week - it's another great book from him. "A Fine Balance" is my favourite book of his - it reminds me so much of my impressions of India and Delhi, though he tends to write more about Mumbai.

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