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Changes #2 posted to You Tube

Hi folks,

I put a new studio piece on-line at 

The sound track was done by long-time friend and 
pianist/composer/improvisor  Eric Zinman. Eric and I will be 
performing on Sunday the 18th at the Outpost in Cambridge/

Changes #2 is the second piece in a series I call Changes. This 
reverses my usual live improvisatory process. I was asked to perform 
at an on line media event called The Virtual Sound and Video 
Festival. I decided that pointing a webcam at my mix would not cut 
it, so composed a piece that was like my visual improvs, but without 
the rapid fire cutting I do live.

I decided to use a lot of different thematic  material, and to try to 
combine themes in different combinations. This was a different way of 
working for me and I enjoyed the challenge. Usually, when I do a 
studio piece it is focused on a single theme, and my live pieces are 
generally catch as catch can improvisations.

Changes #1 was done with guitarist Mike Marando, who improvised a 
soundtrack to the imagery.

I then gave the video to my long-time friend, pianist Eric Zinman, 
Eric did not want to try to improvise while watching the video,  but 
he gave me a number of solo pieces that he performed with the imagery 
in mind. I took my favorite of the solo pieces, which was six minutes 
long, and put it in a timeline with my 25 minute video, and chopped 
out all the video segments that didn't seem to fit.

I did some further editing to better align the imagery and the music, 
and the result was Changes # 2.

BTW Some of my photography can be viewed at 
" Practice makes perfect, imperfect is better."  -- Paul Bley

                Emile Tobenfeld, Ph. D.
Video Producer                  Image Processing Specialist
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