Lyle Mays and friends explore music based on physics equations, Feynman’s speech patterns and more, using improvisation, algorithmic composition, live video mixing, and a custom designed linked laptop network while Jon 9 performs live video mixing on a souped-up Hippotizer… Part of the TedX CalTech event in Pasadena, CA in 2011.
Check out this new music video from jazz trumpet artist Matt Von Roderick, directed by Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) and featuring psychedelic projections by JON 9.
Matt has a unique musical talent – a composer, lyricist, trumpet player AND singer — seamlessly blending elements of jazz with an R&B vibe… VERY danceable… (When’s the last time you could say that about a JAZZ TRUMPET video ??)
Lots of great creative fun working with Matt and Kristin and the crew… Looking forward to more collaborations.
For the last four years I have been working with Hippotizer Media Servers from Green Hippo in London, distributed in the US by TMB. There are lots of cool reasons (besides the name – who doesn’t want a green hippo ??) why I have used these servers in two major commercial installations and lots of art projects, nightclub gigs, and production scenarios.
SOME HIPPOTIZER PROJECTS
Cirque du Soleil,LOVE, Mirage Casino, Las Vegas (20 Hippotizers)
“SEE CHANGE” public video art project, LAX International Arrivals Terminal (60 Hippotizers)
RAY OF LIGHT is a collaborative digital entertainment project featuring the music of RAY CHARLES as interpreted by a group of video artists, directors and designers. It is designed for presentationn at the VIRTULARIUM – a 3D immersive digital theatre.
RING OF FIRE – a test video for RAY OF LIGHT featuring ZOR, The Fyre God.
Video art by Jon 9
Ray Charles performing RING OF FIRE on the Johnny Cash Show
In 2004 I created an HDTV video art show called FLO for broadcast on the first hi-def 24-hour satellite netowrk, VOOM / Cable Vision.
This piece, PROMETHEON, was our first show and features Courtney Marit displaying her art as a fire dancer and discussing her thoughts as a performer and artist.
(Part 2 below)
“While I was heading up LAB HD, a channel devoted to video art, I commissioned a sequence from FLO, an HD video cycle created by Jon9. It was a remarkable feast for the senses, integrating hypnotic video with original music compositions, and it proved to be one of the more popular broadcasts that year. “
Ali Hossaini, Executive Producer, LAB HD, VOOM
More videos in the FLO series: (COMING SOON)