Audience: Feminists, the LGBT community and the conceptual art audience. Along with fans of the electronica genre and DIY instrument fanatics.
Venues: Indie bars such as (Locally) Moon Club, Gwdihw & Buffalo bar. This project could also be held at art exhibition such as (G39, Chapter Arts) and thinking bigger this could also maybe submitted independent film festivals.
Promotion: Create a promotional trailer for each track, small promo GIFS and create a online presence such as Facebook page, YouTube channel and a Instagram.
A simple work schedule to keep me on track with my workload, and to ensure I am meeting my deadlines. I feel this is important as It’ll give me a good idea of the work I’ve done and the amount of work I’ve got left to do. I feel I’ve given myself the appropriate amount of time for each individual task, giving myself more time for bigger tasks
Completely Finish The Boston Marriage (Mix & Mastered)–Deadline: By The End Of December
Finish Pre-production (Storyboard, Shooting Schedule & Script) – Deadline: Before January.
Film All Through January –Deadline: Finish By February
Edit Footage All Through February – Deadline: Finish Within February
Put Together Promo, Such As Trailer & GIFs – Deadline: March
Research And Perform As Much As Possible From – March to May
Performance #1 – In The Globe Cardiff
For my first performance, I simply put live vocals on top of a premixed backing track.
Performance #2 – In Class, At The Atrium
Second performance, I used a vocal pedal with numerous effects such as vocoder, pitch shift and reverb on top of the backing track.
Performance #3 – At Gwdihw
For my third performance in Gwdihw, I took my performance a little further by using the traits of my last performances consisting of using a vocal pedal with effects and a backing track but I incorporated a DIY instrument I made consisting of a manipulated guitar hero and a Korg synthesizer, linked up to Ableton live and I manipulate stems in real time within the track.
Initial Idea & Plan:For my first idea; I wanted a dual screen set up to allow me to manipulate one video live and have the unaltered video projected behind me. I also wanted a midi-controller linked up to Ableton Live on a laptop to be able to alter the tracks live.
Secondary Idea & Plan: For my second idea I wanted to keep it simple, and do what I typically do live. Which is a straightforward setup consisting of a midi-controller attached to a laptop that is triggering minimal sounds, laptop that is playing the backing tracks and vocal pedal. I felt confident in this set up.
Third & Final Idea & Development Plan:For my third and final setup, I decided to expand upon my second plan by using a DIY controller that is linked to Ableton Live, that is triggering sounds running through speakers found within the audience. The laptop will be linked up to the projector and PA sound system that is playing the backing tracks and the visuals. I will also being using the vocal pedal and performing live vocals.
IAMX – No Maker Made Me Live @ JBTV
I would Imagine for some viewers it could be a bit much, and would’nt necessarily work well in a “mainstream” setting. With so much going on, people could find it possibly hard to concentrate on so much at once, or know what to focus on.
IAMX blends aspects of genres like rock, pop and electronic through it’s compositional elements such as the structure (verse, chorus, verse) and chord progressions etc. along with recognizable rock elements, such as minor keys and “heavy” timbres with lots of distortion. They also utilise dance-style bass lines and synth melodies. Their live set up uses electronic equipment and instruments such as synthesisers, sequencers and pedals with the addition of typical rock band instruments such as keyboards and bass guitar. These technical live elements alongside their use of costume and theatricality create an interesting experience for it’s audience.
Their genre of music is well received by it’s audience, which comprises heavily of individuals from goth and underground music subcultures and fans of rock and electronic music. As the music is thematically quite dark and deals with themes of depression, isolation, etc. it’s likely many fans of this music find it cathartic and it gives them something to relate to.
† CΛIN † (Live Set- 14.03.2015)
The genre of this performance is described as “witch house” which is a term initially coined as a joke but caught on and used widely to describe house music that features heavy distortion, messy soundscapes and unrecognisable vocals, usually with occult or horror themes.
Chelsea Wolfe – Carrion Flowers (Live Yverdon-les-bains 17/11/2015 )
The only complaint to this would be the video itself which was converted to black and white during editing, which doesn’t reflect the atmosphere and experience of actually being there, but this is not a problem caused by the performance itself.
Chelsea Wolfe’s music comprises of an eclectic mix of elements from genres such as folk, Gothic and heavy metal. The light and high pitched female vocals and harmonies contrast starkly with the distorted and detuned wall of guitar sounds, and the arrangements themselves are cinematic and wouldn’t be out of place if they were part of a movie.
The music itself is very niche and unusual, and would probably appeal exclusively to people who enjoy experimental music. For those who do enjoy it , Chelsea Wolfe provides a fascinating unique edge to genres that are otherwise considered overdone, such as metal.
-Why is this genre relevant to you?
Each of the genres and artists mentioned here are relevant to me and my work because they have served as inspiration for my work.
-How does your work relate to the performances you’ve picked?
IAMX’s electronic pop and sonic elements as well as their visual aesthetic are very influential for my project, the DIY and distorted sample elements of witch-house genre of music have also been used in my piece. And the cinematic sound-scape’s of Chelsea Wolfe really helped shape my idea.