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Re: Changes #2 posted to You Tube
On 12 04 2010, at 2:53 AM, Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) wrote:
> 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