Relax – Gig Excerpt (1)

 
This is the first of a 3-part performance of visuals & sound, combined generative & composed. Performed at the Sheffield Theatre Delicatessen in support of ‘Jefferson Slim Sheik Experience’ for their ‘Cittasamskara’ show.

I wanted each section within the performance to have a defined style. Thus this part refers to calming notions of water, nature, birds, forests, etc. I conceived this piece after discovering a ‘relaxation cassette’ made by my father for one of his clients roughly 20 years ago. I listened to the entire recording & constructed complimentary pieces of sound design to go alongside the narration, as well as utilising existing footage of water used in previous projects. Subverting both to form a new, altogether connected experience.

Frahmbient – Remix of ‘You’ by Nils Frahm

 

This is an ambient reworking of a song by Nil Frahm, I made this immediately after hearing the album ‘Screws’ for the first time.

I clearly remember how powerfully the entire album was from start to finish. It instantly compelled me to make music again and I needed to emulate how it made me feel.

I recorded the sound of ‘You’ playing into the room I had first heard it in and began layering it back onto itself. (you can even hear the church bells & the birds tweeting from outside my window, a beautiful natural addition I decided to keep in). From there I worked with moreĀ convolution reverb and various other filters to separate layers and generate a few different versions. This is certainly the best take however, exhibiting the careful solitude of the original piece whilst still displaying an overwhelming feeling of peace.

This piece was submitted as part of a Nils Frahm remix collection & is also available to listen on his website below –

http://reworked.nilsfrahm.com/rework/YOU/you-zaron-mizmeras

The image is an amplified image of tears, specifically, tears of change.