Jean Detheux's Videos (The Visual Music Village) - The Visual Music Village 2018-08-16T15:43:01Z http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=JeanD2&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Les Barricades Mystérieuses tag:visualmusic.ning.com,2018-08-14:2232935:Video:90781 2018-08-14T20:01:06.772Z Jean Detheux http://visualmusic.ning.com/profile/JeanDetheux <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/les-barricades-myst-rieuses"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/esTzb3fupZ4RQwBveInF8UcAb3mdUBajx-vUEk0y7KmZkHFNKO5kSgvLhNAWd0bAuciTdJ8ks80r0GyVJ0pEgeIcpRqAXyE5/2004662920.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>(English follows)<br></br> Cette musique de François Couperin (<a href="https://tinyurl.com/yags3uyj">https://tinyurl.com/yags3uyj</a>) occupe une place étrange dans ma vie.<br></br> En effet, elle est apparue, fidèlement, et ce à de nombreuses reprises, un peu avant que ne se produisent des événements importants, bons et moins bons.<br></br> À tel point que chaque fois que je l’entends, je… <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/les-barricades-myst-rieuses"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/esTzb3fupZ4RQwBveInF8UcAb3mdUBajx-vUEk0y7KmZkHFNKO5kSgvLhNAWd0bAuciTdJ8ks80r0GyVJ0pEgeIcpRqAXyE5/2004662920.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />(English follows)<br /> Cette musique de François Couperin (<a href="https://tinyurl.com/yags3uyj">https://tinyurl.com/yags3uyj</a>) occupe une place étrange dans ma vie.<br /> En effet, elle est apparue, fidèlement, et ce à de nombreuses reprises, un peu avant que ne se produisent des événements importants, bons et moins bons.<br /> À tel point que chaque fois que je l’entends, je me demande ce qui va se produire, et même si ce sera pour la dernière fois.<br /> Faire ce sketch, ce qui a requis de nombreuses écoutes, a été un peu (beaucoup) comme si je tirais le diable par la queue...<br /> La toute première fois que j'ai entendu cette musique interprétée au clavecin (je n’en connaissais que des versions au piano), et ce peu après mon arrivée au Canada (1971), c’était sous les doigts du grand musicien montréalais Kenneth Gilbert (<a href="https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/kenneth-gilbert-emc/">https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/kenneth-gilbert-emc/</a>).<br /> Il est devenu immédiatement un de mes musiciens préférés, son immense talent, son érudition et son humilité ont fait que je lui suis resté fidèle, j’écoute encore aujourd’hui ses disques avec un immense plaisir.<br /> Imaginez ma surprise -non, mon ravissement- quand, 37 ans plus tard, j’ai eu le bonheur et le privilège de commencer une collaboration avec une immense claveciniste italienne, Paola Erdas, et de découvrir que Paola était une élève étoile de Kenneth Gilbert (au Mozarteum de Salzbourg)!<br /> Elle a même enregistré des disques sur des instruments faisant partie de la collection de son professeur!<br /> <a href="http://www.paolaerdas.it">http://www.paolaerdas.it</a><br /> Je viens donc de me décider à faire ce sketch “avant qu’il ne soit trop tard”, je voudrais le dédier à ma déesse du clavecin, Paola Erdas et ce, avec tout le respect et l’admiration dont je suis capable à l'égard du grand Kenneth Gilbert (je suis certain que Paola, ainsi que ses autres élèves, le "who’s who" de la musique ancienne et baroque aujourd'hui, auront une pensée émue pour lui).<br /> <br /> ———————————————<br /> <br /> This music composed by François Couperin (<a href="https://tinyurl.com/yags3uyj">https://tinyurl.com/yags3uyj</a>) has a very special presence in my life<br /> Indeed, it has appeared faithfully and often usually shortly before important events took place (good, and not so good)<br /> So much so that, doing this sketch, which required I listen to the music many many many times, was a bit like taking some serious risk!<br /> The very first time I heard this music interpreted on a harpsichord was shortly after I arrived in Canada (1971). It was performed by Kenneth Gilbert (<a href="https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/kenneth-gilbert-emc/">https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/kenneth-gilbert-emc/</a>).<br /> He immediately became one of my favourite musicians, his immense talent, his erudition and his humility have made me a faithful admirer of his, so much so that I still listen with great pleasure to his recordings, many years later.<br /> Imagine my surprise -no, my great joy- when, 37 year later, I began collaborating with the immense Italian harpsichordist Paola Erdas, discovering that she was a star student of Kenneth Gilbert (at the Mozarteum, in Salzburg)!<br /> She even recorded CDs on instruments belonging to Kenneth Gilbert’s collection!<br /> <a href="http://www.paolaerdas.it">http://www.paolaerdas.it</a><br /> I had to finally dive in this music, (time waits for no-one), and I would like to dedicate it to my goddess of the harpsichord, Paola Erdas, and to do so with immense admiration and respect for the great Kenneth Gilbert (I am sure that Paola and his many students, the who's who of early and baroque music these days, will have a loving thought for him)<br /> ———<br /> Please consider supporting my work (VERY MUCH in need of support these days). You can make donations via PayPal, starting from here : <a href="http://www.v%3%3C/body"></a> Gavotte 1 Facebook tag:visualmusic.ning.com,2018-08-12:2232935:Video:90880 2018-08-12T20:19:26.701Z Jean Detheux http://visualmusic.ning.com/profile/JeanDetheux <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/gavotte-1-facebook"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/wVI0aJXhbwvs4N4izv-330NLRjZtwsa40ZPo9rSLMJdnJI8O3AtelX4n0A0IAKc3foOWGaOxZouGPIn-SK-0BZsB1SgELUNo/2002367842.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>This is an image sequence done with QuickTime Pro 7.x (how could Apple ever contemplate ditching QuickTime?) done with a Facebook album of images extracted from the first of three versions done with/to/for Rameau’s Gavotte.<br></br> Here’s the FB album: <a href="https://www.tinyurl.com/yb76uzqy">https://www.tinyurl.com/yb76uzqy</a><br></br> Here are the three movies:… <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/gavotte-1-facebook"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/wVI0aJXhbwvs4N4izv-330NLRjZtwsa40ZPo9rSLMJdnJI8O3AtelX4n0A0IAKc3foOWGaOxZouGPIn-SK-0BZsB1SgELUNo/2002367842.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This is an image sequence done with QuickTime Pro 7.x (how could Apple ever contemplate ditching QuickTime?) done with a Facebook album of images extracted from the first of three versions done with/to/for Rameau’s Gavotte.<br /> Here’s the FB album: <a href="https://www.tinyurl.com/yb76uzqy">https://www.tinyurl.com/yb76uzqy</a><br /> Here are the three movies: <a href="https://vimeo.com/album/4759539">https://vimeo.com/album/4759539</a><br /> The way people reacted to the images in the FB album determined how those images were going to be used in building the image sequence (liked, if so how many times, used accordingly, not liked, images used once only).<br /> I am building albums with images extracted from the three Gavotte movies, and the resulting image sequences will be used to create a fourth version of the Gavotte.<br /> Stay tuned…<br /> <br /> Using Facebook in ways a bit similar to how John Cage used the I Ching.<br /> The last time I met him (early 80s), we parted remarking how much more satisfying work obtained “by accident” (or “unintentionally”) was to us when compared to intentional doing.<br /> Many of the great ones knew/know this, “working-by-way-of-not-knowing” seems to be the way to go, when one restricts the possibilities to what one already knows, it is like working/living in a self-imposed prison.<br /> The fallacy of most school-based education is to make students believe that once they know how to do “whatever”, it will be clear sailing forever after.<br /> Ha! Effluence tag:visualmusic.ning.com,2018-08-03:2232935:Video:90758 2018-08-03T21:40:18.886Z Jean Detheux http://visualmusic.ning.com/profile/JeanDetheux <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/effluence"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/miNIdV-uNRUyBO7bF7gVUGdQNSwC2rdei1H9KWe9ZNHpdstwMeR41HLD*L5whgExRfVmW2zYQmRlIpL182yQ-827aw3YfayT/1992822951.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>This is the fifth piece done in collaboration with Charles Coleman.<br></br> An album with our work can be seen here: <a href="https://vimeo.com/album/3614182">https://vimeo.com/album/3614182</a><br></br> Some of our pieces have travelled well, from Melbourne to Moscow via Stuttgart and other places, festivals have been kind to them, and it seems this is not over yet.<br></br> This is the very first “all… <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/effluence"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/miNIdV-uNRUyBO7bF7gVUGdQNSwC2rdei1H9KWe9ZNHpdstwMeR41HLD*L5whgExRfVmW2zYQmRlIpL182yQ-827aw3YfayT/1992822951.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This is the fifth piece done in collaboration with Charles Coleman.<br /> An album with our work can be seen here: <a href="https://vimeo.com/album/3614182">https://vimeo.com/album/3614182</a><br /> Some of our pieces have travelled well, from Melbourne to Moscow via Stuttgart and other places, festivals have been kind to them, and it seems this is not over yet.<br /> This is the very first “all digital” piece we do, Charles created his music on an iPad Pro using “Symphony 5”.<br /> I of course only do digital work now, allergies have barred me from pursuing my long-standing love affair with natural media.<br /> However, in spite of the determination of computers and applications to favour “clean” images, I am finding ways by which I can create and live with/in the kind of mess I so enjoyed when still painting and drawing with “real” tools.<br /> <br /> ———<br /> Please consider supporting my work (VERY MUCH in need of support these days). You can make donations via PayPal, starting from here : <a href="http://www.vudici.net/movies/morphing.html#new123108">http://www.vudici.net/movies/morphing.html#new123108</a> (this type of work receives very little help, if any, from the usual channels).<br /> Thank you The Art of Improvisation, Tkachenko tag:visualmusic.ning.com,2018-07-07:2232935:Video:90254 2018-07-07T17:22:34.018Z Jean Detheux http://visualmusic.ning.com/profile/JeanDetheux <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/the-art-of-improvisation-tkachenko"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/0LvqzGU16hGNOM5i02Ai0sG87QRBc2WTwW8*rCWjQrerTOcATH5ePm1UPBgYBNJAU4WkiZhUt-lCDJyyax26DNmLfo5u78aw/1962882786.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Music improvised in concert on themes by Igor Tkachenko by pianists Igor Tkachenko and Yakov Yakoulov, two exceptional musicians.<br></br> <br></br> 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: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc9lMLY17Vs">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc9lMLY17Vs…</a> <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/the-art-of-improvisation-tkachenko"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/0LvqzGU16hGNOM5i02Ai0sG87QRBc2WTwW8*rCWjQrerTOcATH5ePm1UPBgYBNJAU4WkiZhUt-lCDJyyax26DNmLfo5u78aw/1962882786.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Music improvised in concert on themes by Igor Tkachenko by pianists Igor Tkachenko and Yakov Yakoulov, two exceptional musicians.<br /> <br /> 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: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc9lMLY17Vs">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc9lMLY17Vs</a><br /> <br /> This is a piece done in a series of live visual improvisations, in preparation for forthcoming "images - music" concerts.<br /> <br /> Enjoying the use of the "GLMixer"created "for me" by my friend Bruno Herbelin (<a href="https://sourceforge.net/p/glmixer/wiki/GLMixer%20History/">https://sourceforge.net/p/glmixer/wiki/GLMixer%20History/</a>), with a "Spark D-fuser" crossfader (<a href="http://sparklive.net/dfuser/">http://sparklive.net/dfuser/</a>) 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.<br /> <br /> This piece was done mostly in real-time, and the improvised image stream recorded/captured, then edited (in FCP X).<br /> <br /> Working this way forces me into territory I would hardly explore while drawing or editing “only”, so many fortuitous accidents, so many discoveries!<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> This feels a lot more like playing an organ, not only with both hands and all 10 fingers, but with the feet as well!<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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!<br /> <br /> Here’s an album of works done in collaboration with Igor Tkachenko: <a href="https://vimeo.com/album/4294176">https://vimeo.com/album/4294176</a><br /> <br /> ------------------<br /> Please consider supporting my work (VERY MUCH in need of support these days). You can make donations via PayPal, starting from here : <a href="http://www.vudici.net/movies/morphing.html#new123108">http://www.vudici.net/movies/morphing.html#new123108</a> (this type of work receives very little help, if any, from the usual channels).<br /> Thank you Ólafur & Alice in Chopin-Land tag:visualmusic.ning.com,2018-06-11:2232935:Video:90226 2018-06-11T20:08:47.324Z Jean Detheux http://visualmusic.ning.com/profile/JeanDetheux <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/lafur-alice-in-chopin-land"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/aDWQtmmfNKJ4VVfjdAKmYIymtS4wtoUA5HRCRgAGprgtjViAjQOSC6KftHYrRkMyNsbpmXsjPLrOU2j59HXoZCcnzytkPifS/1934843403.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>My latest movies have been done mostly while practising real-time images generation and mixing in preparation for forthcoming live images - music concerts.<br></br> But for the most part, there was some editing involved, sometimes fairly complex.<br></br> This sketch is of a very different order: I was listening to Alice Sara Ott &amp; Ólafur Arnalds’ “The Chopin Project” while working,… <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/lafur-alice-in-chopin-land"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/aDWQtmmfNKJ4VVfjdAKmYIymtS4wtoUA5HRCRgAGprgtjViAjQOSC6KftHYrRkMyNsbpmXsjPLrOU2j59HXoZCcnzytkPifS/1934843403.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />My latest movies have been done mostly while practising real-time images generation and mixing in preparation for forthcoming live images - music concerts.<br /> But for the most part, there was some editing involved, sometimes fairly complex.<br /> This sketch is of a very different order: I was listening to Alice Sara Ott &amp; Ólafur Arnalds’ “The Chopin Project” while working, and was struck by how compatible my images improvised in real-time seemed to be with the music I was listening to.<br /> I always do my best to surrender to gifts like that, so I imported an excerpt from “The Chopin Project" and the very video I was playing with into my editing application (Final Cut Pro X), and lo and behold, I had the piece you can see here, done, absolutely no editing, except for a fade-in at the beginning and a fade-out at the end.<br /> The breathing of both the music and the images seemed to me identical, at least very related.<br /> <br /> More about "The Chopin Project” here: <a href="https://www.alicesaraott.com/store-items/chopin-project/">https://www.alicesaraott.com/store-items/chopin-project/</a><br /> <br /> ------------------<br /> Please consider supporting my work (VERY MUCH in need of support these days). You can make donations via PayPal, starting from here : <a href="http://www.vudici.net/movies/morphing.html#new123108">http://www.vudici.net/movies/morphing.html#new123108</a> (this type of work receives very little help, if any, from the usual channels).<br /> Thank you