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many thanks to the duwende’s that chill with me. i know you all are a bunch of laid back, chill dudes that can drum out a solid back beat. I’m giving thanks to you guys and the whole experience i had with the tabi tabi po art show in 09. sorry it took so long to get it doods… .
When my parents went on vacation they entrusted me to take care of the house. So how did I take care of it? I TURNED THAT SHIT INTO A RECORDING STUDIO. With that said me and the secret sidewalk heads set up shop for 2 months and banged out a really dope album. Its a great audio trip. It was also a good time of having all kinds of gear set up. We had the luxury of never needing to pack up, it was always just starting were finished off the day before. This track entitled ‘searching for the mythic octopus’ was at first thought to be lost and dubbed over, but it turned up a month or 2 later when I was digging through all the takes we did during that whole session.
The visuals came about because me,noa,and matt wanted to do some bugged out shit with matts oil/light work along side noa’s live visual painting style. It took 3 attempts to get it finally properly shot, but it was worth it. Please enjoy the visuals as much as I did.
This is my circuit bent tr 727. over time i’ve added bends that catered to my noise needs. it started off with just 7 bends but as i got better i started hooking her up with more functionality as i got better at circuit bending. she is my beater, my jump around, my all out top ho (or bottom bitch, which ever you prefer). she is now going to a friend cause all she is doing is collecting dust now a days. enjoy the gear porn :)
Here is a small sample of its noisy power:
29 bends ranging from a kill switch to a velocity sensitive switch that cycles through different drum sounds depending on the soft or hard the velocity is. all sequenced in ableton. no buffer override or plugs in were harmed in this recording. all glitches/glirps/glops are bends being manipulated via switches
I was apart of a really dope collective of sound designers in 2009. We did a sound instillation for our good friends James ‘ganYan’ Garcia. It revolved around Filipino folklore and its wonderful inhabitants. We interpreted many of the beings as well as the dwellings of these beings via sounds we found here around the San Francisco bay area. We would go for night rides around San Francisco and find samples of trees creaking in the Presido to the rushing waves and waters of Sutro bath houses. We even used the beautiful background known as 6th as well. One of the quirks that came from these sessions was a song called “The Duwende”. At first we just did this sound design piece but for some strange reason this little gem came out. This was the seed that was planted for what is now Secret Sidewalk. To this day I am forever greatful to everyone that was involved. I wish i was up on my tumblr game back then cause i definantly would have tried to make the world the world see how bad ass and hardworking the bay and its hustling beauty. Enjoy: The duwende by Secret Sidewalk Here’s a trailer for the “Tabi Tabi Po” Art exhibition @ 1AM gallery in San Francisco. Baliktad (Mike Boo and Pu22le) have created the sound installation portion for this. The video was edited and animated by Dino Ignacio. The exhibition will be up through Nov. 13th - December 12th 2009. Please come by and check it out! more info: “Tabi Tabi Po”, is dedicated to celebrating Filipino folklore through urban contemporary art. The Kapre, Manananggal, Dwende, Tikbalang, and Aswang are just a sampling of these haunting creatures that will be brought to life in this exhibit. A percentage of the art sales will be donated to the victims of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng through BAYAN Philippines and BALSA (Bayanihan para sa Sambayanan). The curator, James “gaNyan” Garcia, has put together a killer lineup that includes Filipino artists from the US, Philippines, and even Norway. The artists include: Stateside: Angry Woebots, Stuter, gaNyan, Marikina, Gem Mateo, CeCe Carpio, Pancho Abalos, Mark Canto, Miguel (Bounce) Perez, Darvin (Boohi) Vida, England Hidalgo, Jerrell Conner, Nic Cowan, Andre Sibayan, Ciriaco Sayoc II, J2, Marc Aure, Peabe, Marlon Sagana Ingram, Minette Mangahas, Dyno, Cat Chiu Phillips, Isabel (Pepper), Roxas, John Yoyogi Fortes, Allison Torneros, Mel Vera Cruz, Simbulan, Ray Haguisan Philippines: Manuel Ocampo, Analog, Boy Agimat, Dexfernandez, Bru, Nelz Yumul, Katwo Puertollano, Jigger Cruz, Sam Ramos, Okto, Abi Dayacap, Melancholy, Liza Flores, Luis Lorenzana, Jon Jaylo, Mica Cabildo, Bjorn Calleja Norway: Jet Pascua With this exhibition, we aim to not only bring Filipinos of all generations into the gallery, but also welcome the greater SF Bay Area community. Since SF Bay Area has the largest population of Filipinos in America to date, Garcia and 1:AM gallery invite all to come celebrate and learn more about the colorful traditions of the Filipino culture and help raise money for the typhoon victims.
Here is another wonderful collaboration between me, My good friends Noa, and Mattoner.
A lot of awesome prep went into this collaboration on all parts, and I’m happy to say i had a great time making art with these talented people. Enjoy the sneak peak, a vid will be up shortly :)
It all started when we got to Redwood city and broke bread with some serious crackin Thai food. From then on was one of the best times i’ve had in my life with art. Good company, good food, good noise and art. Give thanks to an awesome universe that listens when you ask nicely and from the heart.
-3 gopro HD camera’s
-2 high school projector lights
-Various Inks/oils/minerals/liquid solutions
SOME SERIOUS FREAKIN TALENT!