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Music improvised in concert on themes by J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven and Gounod by pianists Igor Tkachenko and Yakov Yakoulov, two exceptional musicians.

The whole concert, held at Jordan Hall in Boston in 2009, was segmented in 12 videos which can be seen here, starting with Part 1:

This is a piece done in a series of live visual improvisations, in preparation for forthcoming "images - music" concerts.

Enjoying the use of the "GLMixer"created "for me" by my friend Bruno Herbelin (, with a "Spark D-fuser" crossfader ( and two Macs, I am more and more able now to generate and mix video sequences in real-time, and dialog with music in ways I have never experienced until now.

This piece was done mostly in real-time, and the improvised image stream recorded/captured, then edited (in FCP X).

Working this way forces me into territory I would hardly explore while drawing or editing “only”, so many fortuitous accidents, so many discoveries!

Above all, it enables me to work with “sequences” instead of frames, allowing me to escape the tyranny of drawing/painting one mark at a time, no longer as if playing the piano with one finger only.

This feels a lot more like playing an organ, not only with both hands and all 10 fingers, but with the feet as well!

It brings me a lot closer to my former life as a painter, painting on large canvases with both hands, being deeply, physically, immersed in a dance with the image aborning.

This is what I most want to do, where I want to go, where I want to be, and given there are live images - music concerts in my not too distant future, this is very very timely, and so very inspirational!

Here’s an album of works done in collaboration with Igor Tkachenko:

Please consider supporting my work (VERY MUCH in need of support these days). You can make donations via PayPal, starting from here : (this type of work receives very little help, if any, from the usual channels).
Thank you

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