Side Effects (2011-2013) is a series of short audio-visual improvisations that I call digital meditations. Each improvisation utilizes a feedback structure in the software where the audio and video signals influence the abstraction of each other creating an infinite palette of performance possibilities. For the performance of the piece anywhere from eight to fifteen of the short improvisations are chosen and presented without pause. The piece as a whole can be thought of as a series of meditations that are to be taken in without narrative or implied meaning.
Side Efects premiered at the Raflost music and digital media festival in Reykjavik, Iceland on May 6th, 2011
Decay Festival on June 4th, 2011 in Venice, CA
CalArts Faculty Concert on September, 12th 2012 in Valencia, CA
Studio 300 Music and Media Festival, September 17th 2012 in Lexington, Ky
The videos below include a complete performance of Side Effects from 2013 and three shorts created when working on the piece.