Re: The Debate REWIRED on You Tube and Vimeo

From: Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 06 2008 - 20:40:28 PDT

At 1:26 PM -0700 10/6/08, Santiago Vernetti wrote:
>I find it a very interesting piece. I like the way
>it slaloms between being a piece about the two men at the podiums,
>and a piece about two men at podiums.

I'm glad you liked it.

>lately I've been having trouble with title of "Visual Music." It's
>a term I've been hearing a lot more often, and I'm wondering
>what frameworks think about it's usage. I'm particularly interested
>in how the term has become a label for the works of filmmakers like
>Jordan Belson, Oskar Fischinger, Stan Vanderbeek etc.

I guess it goes like this. If music is the arrangement of sound for
purposes more aesthetic than narrative, then what do we call the
arrangement of visuals for such purposes. I haven't been able to
think of a better name -- and I do try to spend more time doing the
art than figuring out what it should be called.

When I do live improv performances, I do try to respond to the
phrases of the musicians I am working with, and think of myself as a
band member who plays a visual instrument instead of an audio

Hope that makes some sense.

>On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 8:00 PM, Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T)
><<mailto:email suppressed> wrote:
>Hi folks,
>I've posted a cut-up edit of a recent performance to You Tube
>) and Vimeo <>
>Check it out, and let me know if you you find it interesting, or at
>least, amusing.
>The Debate REWIRED
>A visual music piece that consists of a cutup edit of a live
>performance that used the first debate between McCain and Obama as a
>video and audio source. Performed by Doctor T on visuals with
>musicians, Eric Crawley. Mike Finaiole, and Joe Brown at 119
>Gallery, Lowell, MA. This work explores the tension between art and
>political passion.
>BTW Some of my photography can be viewed at
>" Practice makes perfect, imperfect is better." -- Paul Bley
> Emile Tobenfeld, Ph. D.
>Video Producer Image Processing Specialist
>Video for your HEAD! Boris FX
> <>
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
><<mailto:email suppressed>.
>"I sometimes think that good readers are poets as singular, and as
>awesome, as great authors themselves." ~ J.L.B tr A.H.
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two 
opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the 
ability to function."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
		Emile Tobenfeld, Ph. D.
Video Producer and Digital Photographer	Image Processing Specialist
Video for your HEAD!			Boris FX
My photography can be viewed at
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.