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Analogue Video Synthesis and Processing Works: A quick exploration by Konx-On-Pax

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Boxcutter – The Dissolve (Planet Mu)

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Matthewdavid – Outmind (Brainfeeder)

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We noticed when we looked at a couple of recent releases on the Bleep homepage today that a lot of sleeve artwork was paying homage to the beautiful (and sorely missed) aesthetics of video synthesis and processing (see above).

With this in mind, we asked our good friend / artist extraordinaire Konx-om-Pax (aka Tom Scholefield) to pick out some examples of work, and the equipment used to create these techniques… Here’s what he gave us.

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SCAN PROCESSOR STUDIES are a collection of works by Woody Vasulka & Brian O’Reilly.

Scan Processor Studies (excerpts pt.1) from Brian O'Reilly on Vimeo.

http://www.audiovisualizers.com/toolshak/vidsynth/ruttetra/ruttetra.htm

“This is piece from my mate Brian who now teaches in Singapore with another friend from my art school days. Its simply mesmerising.”, Konx-om-Pax

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Fairlight CVI (Computer Video Instrument)

http://audiovisualizers.com/toolshak/vidsynth/fair_cvi/fair_cvi.htm

“This was one of the first commercially available video synths… you can spot the effects a mile off!”
, Konx-om-Pax

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EVL Lab – Sandin Analogue Image Processor

http://www.evl.uic.edu/core.php?mod=4&type=1&indi=337

“A very early example for analogue video synthesis”, Konx-om-Pax

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Sunsetcorp – Nobody Here

“Cheeky Oneohtrix Point Never audio visual bootleg”, Konx-om-Pax

Shaun Bloodworth –
Underground Exhibition

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Our good friend Shaun Bloodworth is this week having his first solo exhibition. Containing Photographs and Film, documenting the UK and US electronic bass music scenes, since 2005, with over 200 pictures from FWD>>, DMZ, Low End Theory, NYC and Sonar . There will be collaborative work from GiveUpArt, Humanstudio, Peter & Paul and of course the NSEW project that he completed with our good selves.

The exhibition ‘UNDERGROUND‘ will open 28th April until May 14th, in Sheffield UK, with a special ticket only event on May 7th, with DJ sets from MaryAnne Hobbs and Grievous Angel .

In the words of Shaun himself:

Most of the subjects are of a different generation to me, a group who are much maligned by the media – accused of being lazy, consumer-driven and selfish. However, I consistently find the opposite to be true – they are hardworking, talented and driven by personal experiences, living their lives to the full.

I fell into their world by chance, a returned favour creating a new path for me, and now find myself bizarrely and happily part of it. Over the past twenty years I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world , see incredible things and meet amazing people, but nothing has inspired me more than those featured in ‘Underground’.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this journey, its never to judge a book by its cover.

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Planet Mu – Footwork Tour

Win tickets to various shows + footwork sale on Bleep

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So those guys over at Planet Mu have been championing the footwork / juke sound over in Europe for a while now as we explained in our Juke feature last year.

Well now they have got a Footwork tour starting tomorrow and hitting a city near you very soon with a formidable line-up of DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, Chrissy Murderbot and a whole gang of footwork dancers (yes!!).

Catch them at:
21/04/2011 Thursday UK Brighton, Jam
22/04/2011 Friday France Paris, Batofar
23/04/2011 Saturday Switzerland Geneva, Electron Festival
28/04/2011 Thursday UK Leeds, The Wardrobe
29/04/2011 Friday UK London, The Big Chill Bar (Chrissy Only album launch)
29/04/2011 Friday UK London, Village Underground
30/04/2011 Saturday UK London, Sadler Wells (Dancers Only) http://www.breakinconvention.com/breakin-convention-2011/line with repeat performance monday and a discussion panel too.
06/05/2011 Friday BE Antwerp @ Petrol
07/05/2011 Saturday UK London, Corsica as part of planet mu night
11/05/2011 Wednesday DE Berlin, Get Wavey at Magnet Club (Chrissy Only)
13/05/2011 Friday UK Camber Sands, Butlins, Bangface Weekender
14/05/2011 Saturday UK Manchester, The Deaf Institute

We have a pair of tickets to give to the Village Underground show in London, the Leeds show at The Wardrobe, and the Antwerp show at Petrol.

To win, simply tell us your best dance move and why. Answers to be sent to info@bleep.com.

To celebrate all this lovely footwork footy-ness, we have reduced a bunch of the major footwork releases to a brilliant price so head over to the Planet Mu page on Bleep to get yourself some bargain footwork albums.