Laurent de Wilde y Otisto 23 – FLY
Media Selectah and VjThai were invited to perform at FESTIVAL MEDI@RTE XX celebration, as they had participated in previous editions. This time to perform with realtime videocreation and Live Cinema for the artists Laurent de Wilde y Otisto 23 (FRANCE) on their Audiovisual Concert FLY, that involves piano, electronica and live improvisation.
_FLY_ Piano concert and electronica
Interpreted by: Laurent de Wilde y Otisto 23
Special Guest: Vj Thai
Live Cinema and Realtime Videocreation
Friday 14 de september at 20:00 hrs.
Centro de las Artes – Teatro de las Artes –
VIDEO EDIT FROM THE PERFORMANCE_
Other artists who participated at FESTIVAL MEDIARTE are:
_____FESTIVAL MEDIARTE Created in 2003, Festival Mediarte takes place every year in the city of Monterrey. This Electronic Arts Festival presents a panorama of contemporary creation that uses new technologies and multimedia. Presenting multidisciplinary proposals: digital culture, multimedia installations, sound performance, and new forms of interaction between the acustique and electronic.
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PERFORMANCE_
BEHIND THE SCENES_
Dume (Otisto23) gave me this promo CD after the concert presented in Festival Medi@rte. The music I had heard before the presentation were all online versions I searched in Google. We met the same day of the presentation at the theater to do the set up, get loose and do the concert, while a tremendous storm was out there in the city during the whole evening.
Once my participation with the musicians was confirmed through a series of emails between Otisto and myself, who had been previously vitrtually presented by José Manuel Blanco the Cultural Director of Alizanza Francesa de Monterrey. I read about their creative process behind every song in the LP, which they describe all in internet.
This gave me a start in my creative visual process too, and to use the live camera to record a digital image of Laurent de Wilde´s hands on the piano, this to introduce the organic element in the visuals. And then as the song is lively being created from scratch and digitally manipulated, the visuals deconstructs the images into somehing else, and they developt as the song does with improvisation.
This is the playlist, by Laurent de Wilde handwriting on my sketch book, where I had already wrote some visual ideas for the all the songs.
Photographs and Video Stills by Bethsaide Aime y Ariel Escarcega for Media Selectah.