Vellum - Work in Progress - Still Image

I have been busy with work, lots going on which always good. Been working on a slow independent visual music project which actually was conceived in London and has been a work in progress even here in Berlin. Vellum - is the title. Vellum as in the real hide not the synthetic stuff. My biggest project to date, consisting of 14+ people. Recently i've collaborated with a work colleague and friend Peter Kienetz. 

Vellum - Work in Progress still

Embassy of Foreign Artists - Geneva

Nice to be informed that my film, sound by Adam Stansbie was screened at the Embassy of Foreign Artists in Geneva.
Organised by Paul Clouvel at Elektramusic evening on the 2nd June.

More info -

Plus de 70 ans après les débuts de la musique concrète, les héritiers de Pierre Henry et Pierre Schaeffer continuent leur exploration du musical et du sonore, et se frottent aux autres propositions artistiques, dont l’art vidéo.

Le compositeur Paul Clouvel, actuellement en résidence à l’Embassy of Foreign Artists, propose pour le label Elektramusic Genève de découvrir les oeuvres de plusieurs compositeurs et créateurs vidéo, à travers des propositions qui montrent que l’image et le le son n’adhèrent pas entre eux, mais souvent s’éloignent, prennent une existence propre, pour mieux se retrouver et se nourrir l’un de l’autre. Sons électroniques, musique concrète, voix et images se mèlent, se choquent et se volent parfois la vedette, dans un constant souci d’expérimentation. Avec en particulier des oeuvres de Jérôme Thomas et Hubert Michel (France), Nicolas Bernier et Delphine Measroch (Canada), Adam Stansbie et Vishal Shah (Grande-Bretagne), Frédéric Kahn et Voctor Furiani (France), John Christopher Nelson et Dave Ryan (USA), et Jen-Kuang Chang (Corée).

EMUfest 2012

The VM (Visual Music) concert EMUfest in Rome 2012 where Pollen was screened. Below is a picture of the concert hall where the concert took place. The person speaking is Professor Nottoli, the festival director. Would also like to thank Wilfried Jentzsch for his continued passion and support for Visual Music works.

Pollen at EMU fest 2012 Rome

I think I mentioned this a while ago but it's now for real and happening. Pollen music by Adam Stansbie, Dir by Vishal Shah is being screened at the EMU Fest 2012, Rome, at the Conservatorio Di Musica S. Cecilia, Via dei Greci, Rome, RM, Italy on the 11th October 2012. This programme is curated by Wilfred Jentzsch & Hiomi Shii. So if your out and about in Rome, Italy check it out...

Here's the programme...

ORE 15:30 -17:30   
Wilfried Jentzsch, Hiromi Ishii

ORE 17:30 -18:30   

“Echoing Spaces” (2009) [9'21'']
Denis Miller (Canada)

“Océanes” (2010/2011) [9'15'']
Jean Piché (USA)

“I´ve got a guy running” (2006) [7'12'']
Jonathon Kirk (USA)

“Kyotobells” (1994/2006) [10'48'']
Wilfried Jentzsch (Germania)

“A Tale of Wind” [9'42''] (2010)
Hiromi Ishii (Giappone)

“Pollen” (2008) [4'36'']
Adam Stansbie - musica /Vishal Shah - video (UK /India-UK)

“Mugenkei” (2007) [5'45'']
Wilfried Jentzsch - musica /Jean Detheux - video (Germania /Belgio)

Visual Music - A Work in Progress

Here's a glimpse at a wonderful Visual Music and Acoustic Image collaboration between myself Vishal Shah and talented Musician, Eduardo Rodríguez who plays Double Bass.

Production team includes:

Vishal Shah, Director & Producer 
Eduardo Rodríguez, Music Double Bass
Lewin St Cyr, DOP & Lighting
Rob Rauchfuss, 3D & Compositor
Renata Kudlacek, Studio Camera


Ray Domingo
Kanti De Biswas
Anthea Hamilton
Paulina Vassileva
Ksenia Maximova
María Alché
Steve Baker
Conrad Edwards

This list is going to keep growing so watch this space. 
More info to come...

Eduardo Rodríguez

Double Bass

SCREAM Festival 2011: Sounding Images

Few months ago I mentioned Pollen had been selected over 135 submissions worldwide :)
And now the time has come for the screening which will be held at the REDCAT - Roy And Edna Disney / Calarts Theater. Calart's Downtown Center For Innovative Visual, Performing And Media Arts.
This is just brilliant...

Programme Info:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SCREAM Festival 2011: Sounding Images

Camet Notre
Video still from 'Camet Norte' (2009), by Elsa Justel.

Co-presented with the Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music and NewTown.
Electroacoustic music merges seamlessly with electronically generated or enhanced imagery in this screening of 11 international works—a program that attests to the ongoing maturation of an electronic “inter-arts” that transcends disciplines, genres and geographies. Whether created through collaborations between artists and technicians at major art centers, or by digitally savvy individual artmakers in faraway outposts, these composites of sound and image share in common aesthetic imagination and skillful technique.

Screening Includes:

Suspended Edges (2010), UK
 Monty Adkins, Music; Oliver Jones, Video

Sinus Aestum
(2009), UK 
Bret Battey, Music and Video

Apres Le Feu
(2010), France
 Arnaud Castagne, Music; Jacques Perconte, Video

Song Cycle for Haruki Murakami
(2007), USA
 Matthew Dotson, Music; Bart Woodstrup, Video

(2008), France
 Francis Dhomont, Music; Ines Wickman, Video

(2009) , USA Brian Evans, Music and Video

Camet Norte
(2009), Argentina
 Elsa Justel, Music and Video

White Noise
(2009), USA 
Dennis Miller, Music and Video

Bloomy Girls
(2007), Brazil 
Joao Pedro Oliveira, Music; Takagi Masakatsu, Video

Mutations of Matter
(2008), Chile / Colombia 
Roque Rivas, Music; Carlos Franklin, Video

(2009), UK
 Adam Stansbie, Music; Vishal Shah, Video

SCREAM Festival 2011 is a collaboration between NewTown and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS).
Funded in part by a grant from The Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


'Seek Assistance' Understanding Visual Music 2011

Better late than never.  Both Vishal Shah and Adam Stanbie were surprised to hear that 'Seek Assistance' was screened at Understanding VISUAL Music 2011, Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research Creation in Media Arts and Technologies in collaboration with the Department of Music CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Montreal - Canada. August 26th & 27th, 2011. Some hard hitters on the screening line up check it out...


DAY TWO - Saturday (August 27th)
9:00 Papers - session  #3
1.      Mark Franz - Composition and Improvisation in Time-Based Visual Performance
2.      Adrian Freed - Diverse Roles  of Objets Trouvés in Live Solo Visual Music Practice
3.      Jaroslaw Kapuscinski - Oli's Dream: Music of Common Sensibles

11:00 Break

11:15 Jean Piché (keynote) - This is not Cinema. Notes for an Emerging Art Form

12:00 Lunch

13:30 VISUAL MUSIC show #3 @ DB Clarke Theatre (curated by Dennis Miller - VM Marathon)
* All selections are from the Northeastern University Libraries Visual Music Special Collection.
1.      Stephanie Maxwell, images Allan Schindler, music - Time Streams (2003)
2.      Vishal Shah, images Adam Stansbie, music - Seek Assistance (2005)
3.      Jim Ellis, images Aksak Maboul, music - Whisper (1997)
4.      Damir Cucic, images Erich Maria Strom, music - Memory of the Tape (2007)
5.      Rebecca Ruige Xu, images YanJun Hua, music - Rain (2005)
6.      Betsy Kopmar, images The Headroom Project (Andreas Ecker), music - Night Fishing with Comorants (2009)
7.      Bret Battey - Sinus Aestum (2009)
8.      Kasumi, images James Lauer, music - UGOKU (excerpt) (2007)
9.      Brian Evans - Pipilo (2007) 
10.  Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman & Joseph Gerhardt) - 200 Nanowebbers (2005)
11.  Bum Lee, images Erik Satie, music - Sports and Diversions (2005/6)
12.  Tina Frank, images General Magic, music - Chronomops (2005)
13.  Karen Aqua, images Ken Field, music - Sensorium ( 2007)
14.  Brian O’Reilly, images Curtis Roads, music - Nanomorphosis (2003)
15.  Gerhard Daurer, images/music - add.value 5 more (2006)
16.  Jean Detheux, images Jean Derome, music - Machinalement (v.31) (2010)
17.  Eva M. Toth, images Gyorgy Kurtag Sr. & Jr., music - Lajka’s Memory (2004)