Moribundo, was commissioned by percussion ensemble SlagwerkDenHaag. The context for composing Moribundo was to use aspects of mexican cosmogony towards death, which include a rather daring, humorous and defying approach to it. The project involved a collaboration with film animation artist Martha Colburn, whose film syncretizes mexican inspired imagery into a dutch background.
Another stop-motion doll animation by Martha Colburn. The film is inspired by Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony. After the 1917 revolution Shostakovich remained in the Soviet Union, where he got the burnt under the Stalin regime. The theme of transformation through isolation, struggle, war and trauma, is central to the film. A young girl in her 'Russian doll-house-home' plays with toy soldiers, only to find herself in a war-zone and a metamorphosis results of the trauma she experiences. Performed by The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Year: 2008 Type: EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO (made on a mobile phone)
"Hi i am erica and want to be a real sounding artist
(sonidera) plaese right to me any advice."
Shot this video on my mobile phone back in 2008. Erica was back then working for my mother and I showed her this red boxed analogue electronic instrument. I was instantly spell bounded with Erica's refined aporach to this instrument. It was stricking to percieve she had such clear talent, without having had a musical background. Somehow, I the converted the video into a spoof call for support (in a pre-crowd-funding era).
Year: 2005 Type: EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO (video animation) Tagline: made for modern dance
Excerpt of a video production made for Morphodidius dance company. The production was called "Loretta's Room". The great horror-techno-beat jive-music is by Marc Verhoeven. Special appearance by Elizabeth van den Akker
Year: 2004 Type: EXPERIMENTAL FILM (Super 8 )
A parable on mexican popular sincretism. From the 'Deformative Studies' cycle. It features a live soundtrack by The Warlips.
Year: 2004 Type: EXPERIMENTAL FILM (super8 animation) Tagline: libro vaquero cowboy stories
This is an excerpt of an super8 animation from the mexican comic strip El Libro Vaquero. The soundtrack is and excerpt of ATEM by Horacio Vaggione.