As part of the Motion Graphics Festival I did a real time video performance at the Cultural Center a couple of sundays ago along with the circuit bent musical performance of Michael Una. It was a challenging performance for me because instead of being at a party or club I had an audience of 200 plus people that were watching my every millisecond-no room for error. I was in a cold sweat and thought my set was mediocre at the time. But I just got a positive review from a blog called Unearthed Circuits!
I'm really psyched to know that people are paying attention and getting something out of the things I do. Sometimes I wonder why I have these strange obsessions/hobbies and responses like this make it all worth it. I plan on do more and more awesome stuff more often now. Here is the link:
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"Tonight I attended the “Video Band” Portion of the Motion Graphics Festival. It was held at the Chicago Cultural Center and the fact that anyone showed up in this brutal cold is amazing. It was basically a showcase of digital musicians who perform with live VJ’s. There were several performers, but the one that stood out to me was the duo of Michael Una and Glen Stephani. It was unique to the evening because it seemed to have a truly organic feel. This feeling was carried throughout both video and music aspects of the performance. Rather then just having a dude sitting behind his laptop launching clips there was a live spontaneous element to it. Basically live looping of analog and circuit bent instrument paired with perfectly synced, complementing visuals. The style of music was more to my taste with it’s ambient minimal vibe. I’ll post a short video clip soon."