Genres: Found sound and dark ambient/cinematica
Day For Night label compilation “Music From The Park” (Day 020) highlights multi-tasking composer Eric Scott in producer/instrumentalist roles. Donning his remix cap, he weaves 18 original tracks and presents us with his personal, sonic mind-map, mashing up the cinematic vs. the narrative; aggro vs. paranoiac; ambient vs. atmospheric. Included tracks range from solo guitar, to his alter egos as Rhythm Factory, Mr. No-Logo, Künstfabriken, Found and King FM – and collaborations with Pete Moraites as one-half of Salvador Dalek.
Podcast Title: “The Gift” [ Parts 1-5 ]
Genres: Eclectic electronica, beats and sound-scapes
Day For Night label compilation “The Inner Cinema” (Day 010) highlights multi-tasking composer Eric Scott in producer/instrumentalist roles. Donning his remix cap, he weaves 18 original tracks and presents us with his personal, sonic mind-map, mashing up the cinematic vs. the narrative; aggro vs. paranoiac; ambient vs. atmospheric. Included tracks range from solo guitar, to his alter egos as Rhythm Factory, Mr. No-Logo, Künstfabriken, Found and King FM – and collaborations with Pete Moraites as one-half of Salvador Dalek.
“Beat The Time” (Day 055) is the culmination mash-up of various live performances and by ambient and progressive cinematica artists Salvador Dalek. unleashing the label’s back catalogue to storming set of progressive house, trance, and drum’n’bass remixes.
Mixed by Eric Scott, this set melds progressive house and dancefloor-oriented grooves (even drum ‘n’ bass beats) from the Day For Night artist roster, also featuring Mr. No-Logo, Found, Rhythm Factory, Künstfabriken and Peter Moraites… and even Bluebottles… resulting in a blend of melodic sampladelia.
The evening of Saturday, May 20, 2006 marked the date for the Peter Moraites “Spelling Test” video album Launch Party, at Ocean Front Gallery, along the legendary henna-tatooed, roller-blading boardwalk in Venice, CA. Many thanks are due all-around to the friends who so kindly attended and contributed to the evening’s success.
After sundown, the courtyard space at 801 Ocean Front Walk rapidly became a buzzing outdoor lounge, complete with wine and appetizers, and illuminated by a pair of projection walls (one outdoor, the other inside the gallery) – and featuring a continual and mesmerising litany of classic music videos and intoxicating visuals throughout the night.
Inside the main gallery space, a hushed audience was treated to a soulful, pop acoustic set by Canadian artist Marianne Baker, after which came the anticipated, and warmly received screening of the video album/DVD “Spelling Test,” which comprises nine original Pete Moraites music/art videos, with soundtracks by Moraites (“Simpletongue”, “Twitterpation”, “Smokercraft”) and Salvador Dalek (Day For Night’s Eric Scott, remixing and collaborating with Moraites). The presentation was transformed by Moraites’ own closing speech; a poignant thanks to his closest collaborators – an inspirational hommage to the value of encouragement and the creative workshop process.
Eleven o’clock heralded the premiere live performance of Salvador Dalek (Eric Scott on laptop and mixing desk, with Pete Moraites providing visuals and live VJ-accompaniment throughout the set) – unleashing a storming set of progressive house, trance, and drum’n’bass remixes from the Day For Night back catalogue, spanning a breakneck-56-song live remix (in under an hour’s time) and highlighted by a glowing flute performance from soloist Kelly Wilson, during “Twitterpation” – another key highlight of the evening. Our ears are still ringing, and all in a good way.
The Salvador Dalek remix CD “Beat The Time (Day 055)” will be released soon, featuring highlights from this live set, plus a fully-remixed podcast of the set to also follow soon… Check back at this link for details very soon:
For “Spelling Test” (Day 077) Peter Moraites (animator, producer / director, composer) releases his first video album, comprising 8 animated segments with original score by Moraites and remixes by Salvador Dalek (Moraites and Eric Scott).
This edition features added director commentaries by Pete Moraites with Eric Scott (Day For Night), plus the bonus track “Smokercraft.”
Approximate Running Time: 27 minutes
Commentaries (Version) Running Time: 42 minutes
Available as Region 1-encoded DVD.
Day For Night is a creative content developer and publisher of original electronica, modern composition, fiction and interactive media by artists including Eric Scott, Day For Night, Mr. No Logo, Künstfabriken, Rhythm Factory, Salvador Dalek, Pete Moraites, Found, King FM and Bluebottles.
“Program Youself” by Peter Moraites (with typography by Alyson Boote and music by Salvador Dalek) became the #1 featured video on YouTube, and had been put into rotation on a Washington DC-based NBC cable affiliate, dedicated to the arts.
Before all of the pieces had begun to receive a lot of attention from other interested parties, as well as from galleries.
The “Program Yourself” video was soon afterwards collected as part of the DVD “Spelling Test” (Day 077.dvd).
“Record the world in front of you
and in the edges of what you
cannot or will not see.” – Eric Scott
Excerpt from the brief for Tomato‘s workshops:
The workshops are a way of immersing yourself suddenly and intensely into the process and conversation that goes on within tomato. Several members of tomato are there to initiate the conversation, but the workshop really happens through the interaction of everyone there. A wide range of people from around the world with diverse backgrounds come together to create work. You not only learn a great deal from everyone around you but everyone learns from you as well. They are about creativity, art, process, life, philosophy, design, and the interconnectedness of all of these things. But of course I now have to ask if these things ever were separate from each other anyway? (more) (Courtesy of TomatoWorkshops.com)
Eric Scott (Day For Night) “June, 2001 in New York City was the setting of the Tomato Workshops where I met Peter Moraites, and formed an indelible bond and friendship. Much can be said about the 5 days spent at a workshop where I arrived with no concrete expectations, and left with a head full of dreams. John Warwicker, Graham Wood and Steve Baker (of Tomato) had created a studio setting that felt (for me) like a week-long break from routine, where the client work schedule got left behind in California, and I could instead inhabit this “commune-like” environment for creativity, where sleeping and eating came second to working and making things in a creatively charged space.”
Produced for Day 1 of the Tomato Workshops NYC, June 2001.
An exercise created from my room at Hotel 17, Greenwich Village at 11:30 pm on a very rainy night in New York City. It was made using Flash and Macromedia SoundEdit; using a digital camera, handheld audio recorder and limited resources (certainly no access to internet, c’mon — it was June 2001 and I was alone in a dingy little hotel)… 🙂
Add Soundcloud file embed for installation art created in NYC during this period.
For a gallery of the Tomato Workshops site created and maintained by Ed Panar, with alumni details and photos from the events: