WIRE PFGO – Wire Pink Flag Guitar Orchestra
For Wire’s 40th anniversary, the Pink Flag Guitar Orchestra performs Pink Flag – April 1, 2017.
On the 1st of April 1977 the band performed their first gig as WIRE at The Roxy in London…
On the 1st of April 2017, WIRE performed their 40th anniversary show during Day 3 of DRILL Festival LA.
Noveller (Sarah Lipstate), who opened for WIRE during their 2017 East Coast tour dates, joined the LA stage on that night in the Pink Flag Guitar Orchestra, and was also one of DRILL:LA’s fine lineup of artists.
This video was edited by Eric Scott (Day For Night) from crowdsourced YouTube footage shot on Wire’s 40th Anniversary. Members from the audience recorded the performance from various angles with their phones, during the 2nd encore around midnight.
Many thanks to videographers Adrienne Scott, BRMC Down Here, Dean Westerfield, Mariex Xme, OccupyJordan, Ron Borolla, Tim Wilson and Von Kraemer DeWitt for their excellent coverage and dedication – holding an iPhone 6 over one’s head for 11 minutes verges on a yoga pose for the some.
“Crowdsourcing… is endemic!”
– Edvard Graham Lewis
Wire “High” Music Video – from pf22 ‘Wire’ (1:58)
Music promo for WIRE High from their 14th album release “Wire”, out April 2015 on Pink Flag. Video created by Eric Scott (Day For Night).
“…It all began (rather unassumingly) as #iPhone6 concert footage which I shot at the Echoplex L.A. show last May, having no plans in mind, and quickly turned into this. I found myself playing in After Effects and before I knew it, hours had passed and I was proceeding with confidence that there was an idea to explore, some visual contrasts to do with altitude and time.
“’High’ was immediately a standout track for me, from a tremendous 14th album (the self-titled ‘WIRE’). The song is buoyant with these soaring emotional highpoints in the poetic text, which is as beautifully cryptic as with so many of Graham Lewis’s lyrics. Meanwhile, the overall structure (A-B-A-B-C) contains some brilliant nuances, from the minor-to-major shifts which signals the chorus. Wire’s art-rock perspective on this results in something that is musically very satisfying, even in the less-likeliness of a ‘pop’ event… it is all-the-while SO subtle in so many more ways than one. A real gem of a song, it needed to become a single!”
Art direction and motion design by Eric Scott (Day For Night), with Daniel Cathers, editor
Motion design by Eric Scott / Day For Night in joint association with Jim Kelley Design Group. This site introduction represents three key dimensions of Herb Alpert through his music, his visual art – Alpert is an accomplished sculptor and painter – and his life.
Peter Moraites – sketch by Patricia Dalen
Genres: Experimental / Cinematica / Illustration / Fiction / Design / Motion Graphics / Direction / Consultation
Pete Moraites began drawing pictures at the very early age of 0.9 years old, initially favoring the medium of crayon (Crayola 64-pack with built-in sharpener). Showing some promise in this area, he expanded his repertoire to include pencils, pens and even Mr. Sketch scented magic markers (Peter was easily identified at the time by his perennial polychrome mustache). It was around this time that he began to write stories as well.
Peter went to Rutgers University where he continued to write and draw things. Somewhere between the two, people began to pay him for it. Past creative endeavors include:
- Active participation in the Tomato ten-day workshops in Tokyo (2000), and the five-day workshop in New York City (2001).
- Developing motion graphics and writing/directing entertainment segments for liins, John Gray, Richard Jeni, Norman Schwarzkopf, and Larry King
- Writing, directing and editing promotional, documentary and music videos for Ecko Clothing
- Designing motion interstitials for Nickelodeon™ and writing/illustrating a serialised comic book for Nick Online™
- Developing opening titles and interstitial designs for PBS’s “New York Adventures” Peter’s cartoon work has also been featured in Backyard Monsters, a touring museum exhibit for children.
During 2001, Peter (a.k.a. Sean Annigans, a.k.a. “The White Knight of Roppongi”) migrated to the Left Coast where he continues to grow as a creator/developer of ideas, imagery, and story, frequently combining his skill and passion for conceptualization, writing, design, direction, editing, and animation. Recently, he has begun making noise as well, with increasingly occasional musical result. His collaboration with Eric Scott, under the moniker Salvador Dalek, remains one of the many unsolved mysteries of this century.
Pete Moraites releases on Day For Night
Designed by Day For Night in 2008 in joint association with Jim Kelley Design Group, this animated site introduction represents three key dimensions of Herb Alpert through his Music, his visual Art – Alpert is also an accomplished sculptor and painter – and his life.
Animated by Jerry Witt (Motion City) with Eric Scott (Day For Night).
In 2004, artist Andy Lakey began to refine a collection of extraordinary work – Silhouettes & Shadows (“The Portraits”) – exploring a remarkable visual world revealed from the human form. Eric Scott (Day For Night) animated the opening site montage from paintings and stills, along with creating the custom underscore.
Music: “The Human Letter”
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