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**NightSuite**

NightSuite Our sonic, raga-based explorations, and our visual experiments with projected liquid colour promise to truly come together for the first time with NightSuite, an installation created specifically for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

Some snaps:

via @ Chelly

via @ Chelly

via @IanMittoo

via @Ian_Muttoo

via @honeybee__b

via @honeybee__b

via @devonmcgrath

via @devonmcgrath

via @icepopart

via @icepopart

via @will_c_run

via @will_c_run

via @thebridgeisover

via @thebridgeisover

Happy 2014!

Happy New Year! Nothing like a new calendar year to force you to complete last year’s “to do list”, and posting this footage from the Summer was on there….definitely a favourite 2013 moment.

Guerilla Nuit Blanche Colours

Walnut Avenue, Toronto 10-5-2013

Walnut Avenue, Nuit Blanche 2013, Toronto

Outdoor projections are risky, but also special, and have a special type of reward, and tonight’s was the unknowing participation of apartment residents across from 198 Walnut Avenue, the one floor building housing artists and designers holding the Bellwoods Block Party I was invited to project at. There was nary a complaint, but occupants of the suites  belonging to the windows I made part of my “bubbleverse” often looked out onto the party, certainly aware not only from my light, but likely primarily the loud music. Their movements became part of the projection, and this aspect was most novel to me. The windows were like these white rectangles of white light, which occasionally had this kinetic thing going on when people randomly occupied them.

Walnut Avenue, Nuit Blanche 2013, Toronto

Walnut Avenue, Nuit Blanche 2013, Toronto

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lightsweetcrude @ The Tranzac Club, Toronto – 8/16/2013

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Fort York – Toronto Art Spin, June 2013

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Getting set up @ Fort York for Art Spin Toronto 6/27/2013

This one is going up a little late, but a great multi-sensory collab  went down at Toronto Art Spin last week, which evolved from that “Sound & Light” residency last Spring at Somewhere There . Guitarist Arnd Jurgensen, whom Michael Kaler had recruited to be part of a few ‘random’ ensembles, was this time in  position to do some recruiting, and did just that, putting together an ensemble that included Kaler, saxophonist Paul Newman, and drummer Ambrose Pottie. I held the projection chair, and our spontaneous performance at Fort York was one of several stops on the bike trail for this edition of Art Spin.

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An outdoor projection at the ArtSpin afterparty… Walnut Studios, Toronto

Feed Your Head #5

FeedYourHead5

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“There’s no such thing as improvisation. There’s only composition. Only you do it quickly; you’re composing on the spot.”
-Jerry Garcia

The projectors will crackle, Kyle Haight will be doing live painting, and some other guests TBA will be in the house to complete the experience. Join us.

**canceled**

Synaesthesia @ The Garrison

4 humans + 1 machine + 1 projector with liquids

Garrison Jan 11th/2013 photo by @thebradee

Garrison Jan 11th/2013 photo by @thebradee

Backstage: Ancient runes from previous musical civilizations, warning of bad monitor mixes...

Backstage: Ancient runes from previous musical civilizations, warning of bad monitor mixes…

Garrison Jan 11th/2013 Photo by Kenneth Laing Herdy

Garrison Jan 11th/2013 Photo by Kenneth Laing Herdy

Garrison Jan 11th/2013 Photo by Kenneth Laing Herdy

Photo by Kenneth Laing Herdy

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January’s Offering

January's Offering

Psyched to return to The Garrison for an Exhale event…

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BlogTO Event: http://www.blogto.com/events/68321

Colour Gamut

So you’ve read our little mission statement, right? While it’s important to listen to and experience the special mood evoked in each raga, colour is important in many ways around here. Do you have enough in your life? Living online, we never get real colour. No colour on a computer screen is complete.
Being a sound guy, colour gamut is a concept I picked up only recently via this Michael Scroggins (of Single Wing Turquoise Bird) video (below). Essentially the term refers to “the complete set of colors found within an image at a given time” [1], and often its usage describes the limitations of a device or medium to reproduce that full spectrum of colour. How curious that the term came from music…

The video is great, especially if you have an interest in Californian counter-culture in the ’60s – I was always curious about the Hog Farm that is always referred to when mentioning Wavy Gravy. But I’m happy to cut to the chase here, as it illustrates lightsweetcrude’s preoccupation with liquid light projections: “These dyes and the overhead projector gave you a colour gamut you couldn’t get off of film, off of video or slides – it was really intense.”
I honestly wasn’t aware that this was behind the unusual intensity experienced when seeing liquids projected on a wall… Even just food colouring on some transparencies. Colour affects us, and the purity of colour might be an important factor in its effect.
You should really get your eyes off your screen for a bit today, and experience some green in a wooded area, or at least the sky – that might be the longest standing source of great colour going for our species. It’s interesting that they say when planning a meal to “colour your plate”. Getting some colour into your life everyday is as important as eating your veggies.

Photo credit: Paola Martinez Hernandez 5-26-2012

Photo: projection on the wall at lightsweetcrude HQ.

It’s Your Festival – New Music Expo Stage

Today at 4pm, join us in Hamilton, Ontario.