Friday, March 04, 2011

Waterfall In My Kitchen

For today’s post I’ve done something I’ve never done before. Just this once (I think) I’ve uploaded a video to YouTube rather than blogger.

Here’s why.

As I’ve been looking around for information about the new Korg Kronos music workstationLa Seule Chose Que Je Peux Faire and Beethoven, Britney Spears And A Ghost—through some sequence I don’t remember I got to see a video on YouTube that was created by one of the Kronos sound designers, John Lehmkuhl—his website is Plugin Guru.

It’s a beautiful video, very well done. The wonderful video was shot with a Canon EOS SLR, and the music is John playing a Korg Kronos. (The keyboard’s not out yet, but he works there.)

It’s beautiful to look at and beautiful to listen to and I thought, well, you know, just for balance, the world probably needs a mumblecore version of that video.

And I figured I was just the guy to make that mumblecore version.

So I fired up my webcam and got some footage of a local waterfall—the sink in my kitchen. Then I made up a little new age kind of composition. Then I put the sound and images together into a bit of pan sensual immersive multimedia.

I do want to say that the music for my little video is a live performance from start to finish. I recorded it separately from the video, but that’s me playing keyboard from start to finish. In the middle, the robot musicians inside my Yamaha PSR-S910 jump in and accompany me for a bit and then jump out, but that’s all live, too, part of the take, not sound-on-sound.

Also I want to say that John was very cool about this and allowed my mumblecore video to be linked as a “video response” to his real video. Thank you, John!

So today there are two videos. First is John’s video taken at Ponytail Falls, then my video taken in my kitchen.

Here’s the good one of Ponytail Falls (Ponytail Falls at Wikipedia). Look how beautiful that is!

And here is my mumblecore response. This sink is located south of Chicago, but I don’t want any tourists showing up here. Look how bright the Sun is!

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but it looks like Twin Peaks and that
made me think of
Audrey’s Dance.)

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