Two new music videos for Coil

After twisting and turning my way through Coil’s discography, I decided I had to pay homage with a couple music videos. One is for “Going Up” and it’s full of footage from a trip to the Olympics this past summer. After working on “Going Up,” I decided to make use of the large bodies of footage of water from the past year that have found miscellaneous digital dust collecting on them. Altogether they helped form

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Music Video: Ex-American Blues by Speaker Music

Following up my last music video for KMRU, I have created a music video for another artist I really enjoy listening to: Speaker Music. The latest album, Soul-Making Theodicy, is mindblowing, and a combination of it and previous releases led to the drive to make this video. Footage includes videos of night and day sky over Cathedral Gorge, NV, timelapse of Grand Lake, and a particularly attractive flower in Seattle. Davinci did all matter of

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An homage to KMRU.

Below you’ll find a new video, an homage to the great KMRU. His ambient music is stunning, and I have found myself listening to it for many, many hours. The music video was created under fair use. The footage is from a recent trip to Copper Creek in the Olympic National Forest. As a bonus to the video, I have decided to include some new GIFs, created with Resolve and QGifer (a new app I’ve

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Dunn Gardens: New Media (Silent Video, Music Video, Full Album, Split Album)

After some toiling across software platforms, I have finalized another project: Dunn Gardens (2021). This project includes the following: Two full videos on YouTube: a silent video featuring original footage revealing the transitions of flowers from black and white to color; the same video with an added auditory bonus of an original composition of noise/music/etc. Two iterations of the audio track posted on Bandcamp: an album as one track and an album as split tracks.

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New Music and Video: Taylor River

Using a new GoPro and cutting across the snow mile after mile, I recorded the Taylor River video below. The sound is a “live soundtrack” that I created while rewatching the video, experimenting with Komplete Kontrol, Ableton Live II, Massive, and Erosion+Distort+Reverb effects. I appreciated how Davinci and Ableton worked well together, and how everything ended up fitting despite some major hiccups in the process–namely with understanding some of the fundamental recording requirements in Ableton

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Cherry Creek Falls Cover

New Music and Video: Cherry Creek Falls

The track linked below, Cherry Creek Falls, features another recent track composed in Ableton 11. The music, composed of two individual tracks, was applied to footage taken from Cherry Creek Falls outside of Duvall, Washington in March 2021. This was the first abstract video I created with the Express (free) edition of Hitfilm, an app that’s very similar to Adobe Premiere (without the incredible cost). With all of the difference blending applied, the video rendering

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Screen of the film Inside (2007)

New Music and Video: Inside (À l’intérieur)

My first foray into sheer noise, performative noise, and one of my first tracks in Ableton 11. “Inside” is a track created while watching the New French Extremity horror film of 2007 (À l’intérieur). After finalizing this experimental track, I decided to apply it to the segment of the film that inspired the composition. Note my application of fair use here is the first in my history of video and audio work. Note that the

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Still shot from the video I created for Ancient Lakes

Two New Music Videos: Ellensburg and Ancient Lakes

I have just finalized two incredibly strange audio tracks, accompanied/carried by two incredibly strange video tracks. The first features footage recorded in Ellensburg, Washington–specifically the lovely Irene Rinehart Waterfront Park. I don’t really have an explanation for the audio (which is probably for the best, honestly). I will say that I did include the waterfall’s audio track last minute, which adds a certain bass/ambient effect to the otherwise crippling synths. You can watch the video

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A still image from a black and white video of Biscayne Bay

New Music and Video: Biscayne

In what has become a new 2021 tradition, I have completed my next video and music work, though I hesitate to call it a “music video.” Relying on Komplete Kontrol’s Mikro Prism, and a ton of effects, I have found a certain harmony with the noise I’m turning up. I suppose harmony in this regard concerns my own mental well-being, and the joy I get out of arrangement/composition and listening after the fact. It has

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New Music and Video: Kachess Lake

A new musical track and video have been published on YouTube and Bandcamp. Kachess Lake is a track based on an experience snowshoeing at said Cascadian lake in January 2021. The track is dynamically different in terms of tone and construction from other recent tracks. An experiment in layers, chords, dissonance, Massive, and reverb+EQ, I have attempted to slightly slow down my production sequence with this project. As for the video, the footage was taken

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