eXperimental music video (xMV)
Vox Novus Festival
screening October 22, 2015 6:30pm
549 west 52nd street
New York City
installation October 22 – 24, 2015
Mark Nieuwenhuis, Music
Hugo Meijer, Video
Composer and trumpet player Mark Nieuwenhuis takes the sounds and acoustics of a normal suburban Dutch trainstation and makes a unique site specific soundtrack caught on film by filmmaker Hugo Meijer.
Mark Nieuwenhuis (1981) is a Amsterdam based composer, trumpet player and sound technician. As a composer he works with field recordings in combination with video and live performance. His project "Soundstad" combines audiovisual compositions with a live orchestra. This project was part of his residendy as composer for the city of Zaandam. For more info www.marknieuwenhuis.nl .
Hugo Meijer (1985) is a filmmaker, musician & music therapist, based in Amsterdam. His films are mainly focusing on issues in society and music. He made the shortfilm "Soy Negra, Soy Marica y Soy Puta" about the life of Diana: a transgender woman who is a prostitute, lawyer and human rights activist. More info: www.hugomeijer.nl
Hugo Meijer Productions is providing complete video productions, where concept development, camerawork, editing, color grading and special FX are included.Video productions can vary from music videos, promotional videos, educational videos, documentaries and concert registrations.
Study Of Nature
Jesse Gelaznik, Video and Music
Featuring: Courtney Lee, Christy Marino & Joanna Doefer
Strings by Anna Callner, vocals & cello and Liz Pulos, viola
This film presents a haunting vision of nature, ritual and the grave.
The abstract construction of collaged moments and dream like music give the viewer a sense of inner despair with a resolution of hope.
Jesse Gelaznik’s artwork reveals another world - one that feels familiar yet remains distinctly unique. His artwork explores themes derived from mythology, tarot, folklore and fairy tales. He most recently scored music for the feature film H., which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. Jesse also composes music and designs installations in collaboration with the artist Rachel Blackwell. This collaboration is the heart of the performance collective Dirty Churches. Dirty Churches have exhibited at such venues as White Box 92Y Tribeca, Soho 20 Gallery, The Convent of Saint Cecilia, Secret Project Robot, North Side Town Hall Community
and Cultural Center, and Diverse Works. In 2011, Gelaznik’s collaborative project with Daniel Garcia, PWR&$$$, received a commission from the Sharjah Art Foundation for their Biennial X and was displayed in November of 2012 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
A Place Where Time Ceased
Joshua Carro, Video and Music
viola- Alexander Vittal, bass gongs- Joshua Carro
An experimental video shot on an old laptop camera.
describing through color and sound composition, a place where time stopped.
The sound is created by an electro-acoustic viola orchestra of 18 violas
accompanied by large tuned bass gongs.
Joshua Michael Carro (b. 1982-) is a sound artist, composer, percussionist,
teacher, and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. Starting a
disciplined practice in percussion at an early age, carro became obsessed with
heavy rock, jazz, electronic music, and experimental music composition. This
would later lead him to study music under great maestros such as Ulrich
Krieger, Wolfgang Von Schweinitz, and ShriSwapanChaudhuri. carro has
performed in countless recitals and concerts in U.S.A. and Canada and is
known for his electro-acoustic drumset improvisations using an original setup
which he has developed after recent research in the medium of electro-acoustic
music during his Masters studies at CalArts from 2011- 2013. carro has also had
performances on many different percussion instruments from tabla
accompanist for Pt. Aashish Khan to electro-acoustic percussion with German
rock band Faust at REDCAT. As a composer, carro’s works have been
performed and commissioned by UC Berkeley Cellist Ensemble, Wild Rumpus,
(San Francisco) What’s Next? Ensemble Susan Allen (Asst. Dean CalArts)
William Powell (Clarinet Chair CalArts), As a recording artist, carro has
recorded his works at Capitol Records and has released over 10 electro-acoustic
albums on a series of net labels including: H.L.M. (France), Somehow
Recordings (London), Ephem-Aural (New York) with reviews by Silent Ballet,
KulturIndustrialna (Poland), Norman Records, and Linus Records (Japan).
Flotte Di Pace
"CPU - Clarinet Processing Unit (C Base)" for Piccolo and Clarinets chorus, Diapason Clarinet Choir, Marco Milelli, conductor
Thanks to: Il Diapason Edizioni
Flotte di Pace (Peace Fleet): Multiplication of the aerial tracks. Night supervisors, in flight without conflict, overlapping and superimposition, stratification and not fratricidal war. An entropical resolution/dissolution. the texture of reality is transformed through the reformulation of space, through the recombination of bodies, is increased by a perceptive revision. Life on earth takes advantage of decentralization. Thinking of a sky that changes color for about the flight of stratified seagulls. the laws of combination grow with the multiplicity.
Salvatore Insana (Oppido M. Rc, Italy, 1984) attended the University of Roma Tre Dams concluding his studies in 2010 with a paper on the concept of Useless.
With Elisa TurcoLiveri, actress and performer he has created in 2011 the company Dehors/Audela.
He continued his research in motion pictures, photography and other media forms, interested in moving bodies in their elusiveness, in their metamorphic and tragic ability to elude us, interested to probe deeper on the limits of vision, on the "visual spectra", and collaborating with several sound artists, composers and theater companies, and his works has been screened at several institutions and festivals around the world.
GirolamoDeraco was born in Cittanova (Reggio Calabria, Italy) in 1976. He studied music composition under Maestro Rigacci at the conservatory “L. Boccherini” Lucca, where he won a scholarship and graduated with the highest distinction. He has been a finalist and the winner of several international composition contests. Since October 2009 he has been Composer in Resi¬dence at the Montegral Academy of Lucca under Maestro Kuhn. For the biennium 2016-17 he is Composer in Residence, awarded in Musictheater and Opera Composition residency, for the Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, New York – USA.
Wake Me When We Get There
David Jason Snow
As British academic Paul Rennie has noted on his blog BAGDContext, a train journey offers an experience similar to that of cinema: a distanced, voyeuristic platform for observation of the world, and a systemic organization of time and motion. Rennie notes that this experience of being “on track” is both comforting and disconcerting to the passenger, who abandons the autonomies of modernist identity in favour of being driven, provoking a powerful, terrifying sense of the train being unstoppable.
The compositions of David Jason Snow have been performed in concert by the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the New Juilliard Ensemble at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the American Brass Quintet at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and many other artists and ensembles internationally. Snow has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the ASCAP Foundation, and BMI, and has been an artist resident at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs and the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. He holds degrees in music composition from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University where his principle teachers were Joseph Schwantner, Warren Benson, Samuel Adler, and Jacob Druckman. He currently resides in New York where he is a reference librarian at The Juilliard School.
Sylvia Pengilly, video and music
“Impossible Spaces” consists of three short videos based on distortions of familiar shapes as they might appear within one of the Calabi-Yau spaces. These spaces are extremely small and impossibly twisted six-dimensional spaces that emerged from the mathematics of Superstring theory. Some possible shapes for these spaces are described, and even illustrated in Brian Greene’s fascinating book, “The Elegant Universe,” and the resemblance between Greene’s drawings and the shapes that were currently being created in my video software was striking. Itherefore chose three familiar shapes: cubic, conical, and concentric, for the basis of each of the three videos, distorting them as far as the software would allow.
The music is derived from the visual images as they move through time, mapping digital visual information (pixels) onto digital audio based on Cartesian coordinates, color, and density. Thus, changes in the shape and position, color, and density of the video images are reflected in changes of pitch, panning, and rhythmic activity in the music.
Sylvia Pengilly has always been fascinated by the correlation between what the ear hears and what the eye sees. Because of this, many of her works integrate both musical and visual elements.
Mathematics and physics, including Chaos Theory, Quantum Mechanics, and Superstrings, are of particular interest and frequently provide the basis for her works. These have been presented both nationally and worldwide at several festivals, including many SEAMUS National Conferences, the Medi@terra festival, ICMC, the “Not Still Art” Festival, and the “Visual Music Marathon.”
She was formerly professor of theory and composition in the College of Music at Loyola University, New Orleans, where she also founded and directed the electronic music composition studio.
She currently lives in Atascadero, California, where she composes music and creates “Visual Music” videos.
Lara St John
Film: Lara St John, Music: J. S. Bach Violin: Lara St John, Dancer: Stephanie Cadman
Dance and J.S. Bach Volume 3! Stephanie Cadman dances all over Toronto to Bach's G Minor Presto, played by Lara St John.
Canadian violinist Lara St. John has been described as "something of a phenomenon" by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York Times.
She has performed as soloist with many orchestras including those of Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver in North America and throughout Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America.
The Los Angeles Times wrote: “Lara St. John happens to be a volcanic violinist with a huge, fabulous tone that pours out of her like molten lava. She has technique to burn and plays at a constant high heat.”
Lara created her own Ancalagon Records label in 1999, and has recorded with the Royal Philharmonic, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra and The Knights. She won a Juno in 2011 for her Mozart album. Of her Bach Six Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo, American Record Guide wrote: "I simply don't know where else you can go to hear Bach played at this level of artistry."
Lara began playing the violin at two years old. She made her first appearance as soloist with orchestra at four, and her European debut when she was 10.
She performs on a 1779 Guadagnini thanks to an anonymous donor and Heinl& Co. of Toronto.
She is also a collector of traditional music, tours with Pablo Ziegler and his quartet, is a founding member of Polkastra, and has a large iguana named Cain.
More Irrelevant Facts
Cody Kauhl, Video and Music
What better way to keep us from meaningful, focused work than with "More Irrelevant Facts That Will [insert exaggerated emotional response here]" This composition acts as a metaphor for all topical Internet content presented as a list of random, nonsensical bullet points designed to hold fleeting attentions. Coincidentally, most content from these Internet posts and feeds are also transient in cultural relevance. These heart-felt stories, memes, or pop culture references fade into irrelevance within weeks of their inception as new topics vie for significance. Fortunately, the popularity of numbered lists may soon grow tiresome and the purpose of this composition will become as transitory as the subject it examines.
Cody Kauhl is a composer and multimedia artist that investigates the hidden musical potential of urban noise pollution while utilizing new methods of human and computer interaction. His work has been performed at international and national festivals and conferences including the International Computer Music Conference and Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States. Cody graduated in 2011 with a B.M. in Music Theory/Composition at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and received his M.M. in Music Composition at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2015.
Cody acted as composer-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in February 2014 and at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in February 2015. For more information, please visit: www.codykauhl.com
Michiko Saiki, Video and Music
The chosen girl knows the time has come. Girls chant Japanese syllables in the order that they learned as children, “a, i, u, e, o…” They chant because it has become routine; they know that the syllables mean nothing, yet they do as society has trained them. Similarly, people today are too busy living their lives and following cultural norms to address the tragic aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake: 300,000 refugees, environmental damage, and yet the radiation leak at Fukushima is still unresolved. This piece was created to remind the Japanese people of this tragic event.
Michiko Saiki is a Japanese-born multimedia artist who currently attends Bowling Green State University where she is perusing her DMA in contemporary music with a specialization in piano performance. As an advocate of contemporary music and art, she has been creating works that merge these two fields. Her award-winning short film, a...i...u...e...o… was a symbolic representation of Japanese society which was depicted through tightly connected images and sound. The film won the first prize in the Without Words Film Festival in France and had been accepted for screenings at multiple international film and music festivals, including flEXiff in Australia, Threshold Festival, Art Extravaganza, and Identity Project Film Festival in Ohio, KcEMA Happy Hour Event in Missouri, and xMV in New York City.
Michiko continues to seek new relationships among music, art, and herself in meaningful ways.
Through her art, she hopes to provoke people into questioning the social and cultural norms and expectations.
Her works can be found at http:///behance.net/michikosaiki
Kadri Laanes, Composer
Albert Hofman, Video
“Koorumine”- “hatching” in Estonian. Hatching of an abstract creature...or an idea.
Kadri Laanes is a freelance composer, writing contemporary acoustic/electro-acoustic music.
10. Koorumine - KadriLaanes, Composer, And Albert Hofman, Video
Albert Hofman is a freelance filmmaker and animator from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He likes to make stuff behind the computer and in his atelier. He works on commercial and also on more experimental projects.
KadriLaanes is a freelance estonian electronic-acoustic contemporary music composer residing in Amsterdam. She is inspired by stories of life, nature, existence of sound and call of the wild.
Music: Delanada (Javier Molina), Production: OvejasyDiscos, Producer: PilarPascualCerdán, Director: Gerard Freixes/PilarPascual, Editor: Gerard Freixes Ribera
Music Video for the song “Las Horas” by Delanada, made from amateur super-8 movies. The song relates to the occasions when time
feels like an endless moment.
Pilar Pascual studied Fine Arts in Barcelona and Middlesex Universities. She combines her work as a graphic designer in L'Orangerie Studio with music video making for music label Ovejasydiscos.
Gerard Freixes also studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. Nowadays, he works as video creator. His works usually are digital manipulations from archive footage to create new narratives.
Musician and composer DELANADA is the most personal project by Barcelona's musician Javier Molina. Under Delana's name he creates Intimate compositions mixing minimalism with folk rock sounds.
Music: Ben Harwood
Estranho Natural is a collaborative project between BB Klauds and Benjamin V Harwood.
BB Klauds (Claudia Van Holt),calls herself just an accidental artist, aspiring photographer who loves old, dusty books, and ancient things…things that have been truly loved by others and things that were part of somebody’s life. She like to tell stories through images with sporadic comments… calls herself a visual translator.
Art and design are her passion, along with long walks, the sea, cats, her husband, her original family,bossa nova and a glass of red wine shared with good friends (old and new).
In her view, art is everything that can take your mind wherever you want to go, including those places your body would or could not.
Benjamin V Harwoodhas been composing film scores since 2012. Studied composition and music theory at Juilliard evening division, New York, and film scoring at Paracademia, Harlem.
Credits include Scenes From A Forgotten Land (HP Amman), Solange (J Buleje), Quatre Cadres (J Honeycutt), and Estranho Natural (C VanHolt).
xMV - explores the vast genre of new music being synchronized in film and experimental video. Twelve best videos were chosen out of about a hundred of submissions received, viewed and evaluated since September 2014 form an International call for works.
Twelve videos will be screened in the Vox Novus Festival on October 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM at Gallery MC in NYC. The videos will be presented at Gallery MC in an ongoing installation throughout the festival October 23rd and 24th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Experimental Music Video (xMV) is a series curated by Milica Paranosic in partnership with Vox Novus and Paracademia.
For more information visit:
Milica Paranosic. artistic director, music
Rob Voisey, founder
Gorazd Poposki, Gallery MC, director of visual arts
Critically acclaimed composer Milica Paranosic has established herself as one of New York’s finest and most daring composers, performance artists, producers, and technologists. Her music was described as “Amazing…astonishing,” (The New York Times), “Like liquor-filled pralines,” (Germany’s Morgenpost), and “A painter, musical Jackson Pollack,” (SEAMUS). Milica’s works range from one-woman multimedia shows and sound installations to operatic and symphonic works. Inspired by her travels and international collaborations, Milica imaginatively incorporates music of her Serbian homeland in addition to cross-continental muses such as Brazil, Ghana and China, always striving to create new sound worlds in which contrasting concepts vividly coexist in unique textures.
Milica is recipient of many honors and awards; her work was commissioned by major NYC organizations such as American Composers Orchestra, New Juilliard Ensemble, VisionIntoArt and Buglisi Dance Theater and has appeared at stages of Symphony Space, Zankel Hall/Carnegie, Alice Tully Hall/Lincoln Center, BAM café, Bohemian National Hall and many others. International and intercontinental highlights include BEMUS (Belgrade, Serbia), EtnaFest (Catania, Italy) and Internacional De Música Contemporânea Ppgmus-Ufba, (Bahia, Brazil). Her recent commission by the American Composers Orchestra's for an opener of their 2012-13 season at the Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, was co-sponsored by the LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton.
Milica’s Film scores include original score for Cure by Andrea Staka and Prokleta je Amerika by Boban Skerlic.
Since 1995, Milica has been on the music faculty of The Juilliard School where she co-founded and produced Beyond the Machine, Juilliard’s Festival of Electronic Music. She has taught and created curricula in varied settings such as Belgrade Music University, San Diego State University, Franklin Marshall College, Brotherhood Sister Sol, and 92nd Street Y. She maintains an active private teaching studio, working with professional musicians and beginners, ranging from 5 to 93. Furthering her deep commitment to education and outreach, Milica founded Give to Grow, an education initiative, which brings music technology to developing communities in Ghana.
She has recently returned from Shanghai, China, where she was a Composition Faculty of FaceArt Internations, working on implementing composition and music technology programs.
Milica is current co-director of Composers Concordance, music director of Gallery MC, and founder and director of Paracademia LLC
“With few opportunities and much competition, young composers show creativity in just getting heard.” And in Chris Pasles’s article in the Los Angeles Times, Robert Voisey is highlighted as one of those composers. Composing electroacoustic and chamber music, his aesthetic oscillates from the ambient to the romantic. Rob Voisey embraces a variety of media for his compositions, and pioneers new venues to disseminate his music and reach audiences around the world.