Video work

Totem Codes’ song “Jasmine Hologram” released on YouTube

Music video for Totem Codes’ “Jasmine Hologram,” now on YouTube. This one isn’t technically part of the same video album, but it’s similar in synthpop feel and imagery. All analog electronics, using Arturia Matrix Brute and Drum Brute. Play loud with headphones for maximum bass response. Video created using analog tapes and long chain of analog and digital FX, re-amped from CRT TV using digital camera at HD setting. All video disintegration and pixilation intended!

Glitch video for Totem Codes’ “Siobhan” now on YouTube

Music video for Totem Codes’ “Siobhan,” the last track of a video album of new synth pop material. All analog electronics, using Arturia Matrix Brute and Drum Brute. Play loud with headphones for maximum bass response. Video created using analog tapes and long chain of analog and digital FX, re-amped from CRT TV using digital camera at HD setting. All video disintegration and pixilation intended!

Glitch video for Totem Codes’ “Flying Years” now on YouTube

Music video for Totem Codes’ “Flying Years,” another track of a video album of new synth pop material. All analog electronics, using Arturia Matrix Brute and Drum Brute. Play loud with headphones for maximum bass response. Video created using analog tapes and long chain of analog and digital FX, re-amped from CRT TV using digital camera at HD setting. All video disintegration and pixilation intended!

Glitch video for Totem Codes’ “Domino Magic” live on YouTube

Music video for Totem Codes’ “Domino Magic,” second track of a planned video album of new synth pop material. All analog electronics, using Arturia Matrix Brute and Drum Brute. Play loud with headphones for maximum bass response. Video created using analog tapes and long chain of analog and digital FX, re-amped from CRT TV using digital camera at HD setting. All video disintegration and pixilation intended!

Here’s the link to the video: https://youtu.be/uLrR_0Pw770

Glitch video for Totem Codes’ “Halo Child” live on YouTube

Music video for Totem Codes’ “Halo Child,” second track of a planned video album of new material. All analog electronics, using Arturia Matrix Brute and Drum Brute. Play loud with headphones for maximum bass response. Video created using analog tapes and long chain of analog and digital FX, re-amped from CRT TV using digital camera at HD setting. All video disintegration and pixilation intended!

Here’s the link to the video: https://youtu.be/guxldXzYnWk

Music video for Totem Codes’ “Merry Little Kingdom”

Here’s the music video for Totem Codes’ “Merry Little Kingdom,” part of a planned video album. All analog electronics, using Arturia Matrix Brute and Drum Brute. Play loud with headphones for maximum bass response. Video created using analog tape and long chain of analog and digital FX, re-amped from CRT TV using digital camera at HD setting. All video disintegration and pixilation intended!

New glitch music video: Totem Codes “Rainy Day”

This is the second new Totem Codes music video, for the song “Rainy Day.” Once again, the music is all analog electronics, using Arturia Matrix Brute and Drum Brute. Play loud with headphones for maximum bass response. Video created using analog tape and long chain of analog and digital FX, re-amped from CRT TV using digital camera at HD setting. All video disintegration and pixilation intended!

Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkuFuHE96hQ&t=34s

New glitch music video: Totem Codes “Death House”

Started making glitch videos again to go with some music I recorded a couple years ago. Here’s the first, for the song “Death House.” Putting it out there under my new project name Totem Codes. All analog electronics, using Arturia Matrix Brute and Drum Brute. Play loud with headphones for maximum bass response. Video created using analog tape and long chain of analog and digital FX, re-amped from CRT TV using digital camera at HD setting. All video disintegration and pixilation intended!

Here’s the YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlAkw1KlZLY

“Maker Taker Quaker” published in Var(2x)

Var(2x) is an online literary magazine for “extreme experimentalism” that always lives up to its stated intent. Editors Daniel Harris and Irene Koronas seek to publish the “elite of the elite” in experimental writing; this journal doesn’t just define the cutting edge, the texts usually go way over that edge for a good close look at the abyss of text and visual poetry and other language related hybrids.

I’m very pleased to make a second appearance in the journal with a text poem (?) called “Maker Taker Quaker.” This piece came out of my explorations of speculative languages that could potentially be developed by AI units. The text proceeds by triads of imaginary and real words with similar rhyming constructions and sometimes alliterative qualities. Is it a love song, a transaction, a spell, a negotiation? Only the AIs of the future will know.

The video still illustrating the piece is also my work.

You can read the text here.

“Mermaid Gold” and “Plenty Magic” published in X-Peri

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X-Peri is an online blog dedicated to “high experimentalism”, which means this is always a challenging and fun read. I’m very pleased to be represented again with two text pieces, “Mermaid Gold” and “Plenty Magic,” plus an abstract glitch video still. The texts are part of a series of experiments involving an attempt to recreate the language of AI computers, these specifically using a vocabulary limited to American magical thinking. You can check them out here.

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