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Changes #2 posted to You Tube
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.
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