video: light showers (electrified)
collaborative effort by ioflow and weldroid. this was originally a short solo piano improvisation i made one night.
weldroid liked it enough to share with me his vision of the track, which was considerably re-amped and synth-fuzzed, and he gave my sketch a title: “light showers,” which conjured up all kinds of awesome imagery. i liked his interpretation of the material enough to modify his stems, and then perform my modified version live, unrehearsed. it’s even beatier and volt-warped than weldroid’s arrangement, thus: “electrified.”
ioflow > weldroid > ioflow > your eyes+ears
i used rove to perform this piece, on two monome 128s, which were joined into a single virtual 256 by griddle. the top grid is my older secondhand kit-built 128, while the bottom grid is my new grayscale 128. its leds are actually very white; the camera gives them a pleasant blue tint.
my part of the music was produced and recorded with gentoo linux, including editing the video. ardour and openshot are a good combination, even though manually syncing the audio to the video is a very finicky, time-consuming process. it always seems to work out.
the audio is available on soundcloud.
be sure to check out weldroid’s fantastic music, including these albums: