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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.
Salvador Dalek Music Video
“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).
Salvador Dalek Music Video
It’s finally here – the official website for renaissance man and VJ, illustrator, writer, director, graphic artist, motion graphics editor and composer Peter Moraites.
Forming a virtual gallery of the artist’s own videos, music, writings and notes from the pages of his many sketchbooks, this site offers yet another window into the creative mind that brought to the world the imaginative videos “Program Yourself,” “Twitterpation,” “Linetwine,” “Simpletongue” and “Learning Curve,” among many others. The full motion graphics work by this young director can also be seen on his DVD “Spelling Test.”
A preliminary teaser for the official website for artist / director / illustrator Peter Moraites.
Forming a virtual gallery of the artist’s own drawings from the pages of his many sketchbooks, this site, designed by Day For Night, offers yet another window into the creative mind that brought the world the imaginative videos “Simpletongue” and “Learning Curve,” among many others. The full motion graphics work by this young director can also be seen on his DVD “Spelling Test.”
More information about petemoraites.com
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Peter Moraites is by nature a visual artist, and this shows through in his musical atmospheres. From his background as writer, director, illustrator, photographer and editor, Moraites leans every instrument towards its most percussive qualities; emphasizing hammered guitar strings, pizzicato trombones, tentative but mellifluous piano lines, and the occasionally identifiable 4/4 rhythm pattern in an otherwise odd-sox of tempos and time signatures. The impression is overall beguiling, especially as he has only been creating music for just a year.
The forty-three exploratory works on“Cinemathematica” (Day 088) evolve through gentle melodic shifts and drones amidst colliding rhythm programs and percussion centers, where experimental ambience reigns in a fourth-world kind of way. Tense and anxious, while alternately hypnotic and beautiful, Cinemathematica elaborates upon the young artist’s multimedia and film-scoring potential. Never lacking in gravitas, these abbreviated compositions – many under two minutes – flow together or signal an editorial sea-change.
Day For Night Podcast Series / Downloads
“OverCast” is a themed series of eclectic podcast mixes (genres ranging from fringe electronica, drum ‘n’ bass, trip-hop and downtempo, avant-garde-jazz-classical, spoken-word sound collage) and curated by the Day For Night artists Eric Scott, Salvador Dalek, Peter Moraites and more.
A one-time subscription to the free podcast (RSS) feed below will give you access to all of the podcasts.
“OVERCAST” : UPCOMING PODCAST SERIES
Click below for advance info on any of these upcoming free Day For Night Podcast channels. To subscribe, simply subscribe to the main feed here, and the channels (series) will be added to your Downloads as they become available.
Day 020 : “Music From The Park” (Found Mix)
Day 030 : “Addictaphone” (The Creativity Podcast)
Day 060 : “Re:Fresh” (Salvador Dalek Mix)
Day 070 : “Hospital Radio” (Day For Night Mix)
Day 100 : “Terminus” (Day For Night Mix)
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
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“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.
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“Birth” (Day 035) is the nascent studio outing of ambient and progressive cinematica artists Salvador Dalek. Not to be confused with its wiser, elder sibling Julie Android, Salvador Dalek operates in a sampladelic and definitionless universe.
Born June 2001 as a live remix identity of Eric Scott and Peter Moraites, this moniker is the one they have used since their first association, through the collaborative projects they have created following Tomato Workshops NYC, where they first chose recording and remixing as an outlet away from other professional activities in the fields of multimedia.
DVD Launch Event
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:
There’s also the global brain theory, which is really interesting.
The global brain exists, and according to writer Peter Moraites, the next phase of collective consciousness is inevitable. It’s the next level we move on to, beyond the state that appears to be amassed with chaos and entropy. Today we are meta-particles, bumping into one another; then, at a sort of neo-atomic level, we vibrate en masse when the collision rate increases beyond a certain level, and we change over into a different life form. Or something like that.
There is always the possibility that we could extinct ourselves too, before this other thing could happen.
Art Workshop Event
“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:
Genre: Eclectic electronica, trip-hop, found sound, ambient, breakbeat, modern composition, avant-garde jazz-classical and world indie.
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“JUNCTION: ANOTHER TRAIN LEAVING”
Included tracks from Eric Scott, Rhythm Factory, Found, Mr. No-Logo and Salvador Dalek, result in a blend of melodic sampladelia. On “Junction (Another Train Leaving/Day 050),” the latest Day For Night sampler, Salvador Dalek (Eric Scott / Pete Moraites) remix the label’s back catalogue, drawing upon an eclectic mixture of post-rock, breakbeat, downtempo, found sound, avant-garde-jazz-classical (to coin a favorite local idiom) and electronica.
Genres: Found sound and dark ambient/cinematica
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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 soundscapes
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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.