Minor Vices Studio Recording

Minor Vices has been performing for over a year now, and while we continue to grow as an improvisational group, we have become acutely aware that we have very little audio or video documentation.  Fortunately that changed this past summer, when we gathered at the Kenilworth Square East studio space to record “Misdemeanors”.

From BandCamp:

Misdemeanors is a set of twenty-six miniatures, one for each letter of the alphabet. Written by Christopher Burns for Minor Vices, each movement sets a particular challenge or puzzle for the ensemble, who improvise in response to the given constraints. The result is vivid and imaginative music, articulated through bright colors and sharp contrasts.

After some minimal post-production work by Christopher, the final recording was released to BandCamp in October 2013.  You can listen to, or download the entire release here:

Minor Vices – “Misdemeanors” on BandCamp

As an additional bonus, Kevin had a pretty sweet camera with him, and was “on the ball” enough to get some good shots and share them with us.

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New video posted on Vimeo

I’ve uploaded a video collaboration I worked on with a friend of mine to my Vimeo page.  It’s an abstract piece that uses water as a theme, and a focal point for source material.  All sounds were created from water-based field recordings, and the video images are all derived from the same theme as well.  Many of the water-based recordings were utilized in Absynth (Native Instruments), in the interest of turning them into instruments; making them performance ready.  Other sounds were processed using Cubase’s built-in DSP options.  Enjoy!

New Vimeo Account

Posted 3 videos on new Vimeo page

As various projects and collaborations come to a close, I often try to get some kind of video documentation.  I had some of them posted to my previous, traditionally styled website, but  that website is now dead/abandoned and Vimeo provides an excellent place for creative people to share their videos.  I posted three videos right away and added a few friends in my Contacts list.  Check them all out and leave a comment if you’d like.

Click here to go to my Vimeo page.

There’s also a permanent link on my home page right-side menu bar.