Posts tagged live performance
there are so many choices… and even more mistakes…
actions will always speak louder than words… this is long overdue…
Over the past month or so, the rad ass members of The Royal Canadian Chiptunes Orchestra have been rehearsing for their performance at the Tiff Bell Lightbox as part of Toronto’s annual Nuit Blanche all-night art event. I am honoured to say that I’ve been playing with this amazing group of talented people and we’re all very excited to share our music. Our set consists mostly of awesome cancon covers which have been given the 8-bit treatment. I assure you fun will be had by all and noise will be made by as many as possible as we will be highly encouraging audience participation. To entice you further, here’s a teaser of what you might expect to hear from the night.
Aside from The Royal Canadian Chiptunes Orchestra, there will also be a ton of fantastic 8-bit musicians slotted throughout the entire evening right up until the early morning. Performers include Battle Lava, Deadbeatblast, .exe, Radius and Helena, Oxvylu, Cybernetic Orchestra, Freque, Awesome Force, Jeff the World, Starpilot, Tetris Hold’em, bossFYTE, DJ Finish Him, Press Start 2 Play, and Spell ‘n Math. Now, that’s a LOT of chiptunes!
The Music of the Video Game! is on from 7pm to 7am on Saturday, October 1, 2011. So if you plan on heading out for Nuit Blanche tomorrow night, why not find a way to squeeze in a stopover at the Tiff Bell Lightbox [Cinema 1] onto your art-roaming schedules. You won’t regret it!
I love the video game, Animal Crossing: Wild World. When I first started playing it, I created a “Feng Shui” video that was part tutorial + part item bragging. Now years later, the obsession continues with this quick impromptu remix I made using a short sample from my favourite K.K. Slider tune. The song is called K.K, Cruisin’ and the bootleg version (used here) is heavily west coast influenced. Though, his live coffee house version is also pretty chill. I might do a full length remix at some point. Until then, enjoy this tasty sample!
I was lucky enough to spend the Labour Day long weekend with some friends at a gorgeous lake-front cottage near Saint-Jérôme, Quebec. I took these last fleeting moments of summer as my opportunity to experiment with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 a little bit.
It’s a modest edit, but I hope you enjoy it. Also, I composed the music used in this video too. If you’d like to see how it was created, check out the recording process as well.
Last night, I performed at the 3rd monthly Toronto #twuneup event. It was the “CanCon edition”, so I thought it would be best to cover the 80′s classic hit, Sunglasses At Night by Corey Hart. Please note that some people in the audience came prepared and are actually wearing their sunglasses at night AND inside. Also, robot voices and melodicas make everything 100x better.
A quick lesson in made-up words:
twunes – songs you share with other people on twitter
twuneup – monthly music meet-up where you share your twunes… but in real life
January’s Best of 2008 Toronto #twuneup event was super fun. Discovered lots of great music + met some equally great people. February’s Covers edition followed suit and even upped the ante with live performances. Here is my solo venture into inappropriateness. My parents are so proud.
I am awake. aware. anew.
I can taste the cold air filling me quickly
but I spit it back up like a spectrum
refracting bright white light through my eyes
and that awkward twilight feels warmer now from out of me
I touch the sound of subtlety and leading roles
and I can see the joy in here, in the here, in the hearing
of every single electronic pulse and wave from everyone
I am light. waiting. ready.