I had a dream the other night that has stuck in my psyche. I was in the ocean with my father. It was daylight, crisp and clear. Comfortable. There was no wind or stormy weather, and yet the waves were intense. Me and my dad were fighting to stay on the surface. We kept getting pounded into the water by what looked like 10 to 15 foot waves. I remember watching as they grew into tall peaks, and then began to tip and fall into a crashing mass on top of us. My dad was closer to the shore than me. I was deeper, thus closer to the source of the waves, and I remember watching a massive giant begin to build. It looked like it could be 20 feet tall already and it had barely reached it’s peak… This one is going to hurt… I figured I had better dive into it’s base before it began to crash. My plan payed off, I was able to look back and watch it transform into a massive crashing storm from inside out… but I lost my dad.
What is it about the ocean? It’s so scary to me. So mysterious. I need to get over my fear of the ocean, I think.Fredo Viola’s vimeo page
Just a note… I have started a vimeo page to have high resolution representations of my video work which will be embedable. So if you are interested in seeing any of these pieces in higher res, or embedding within your facebook/myspace/blog pages… here’s where you can find them.The Turn Ghosts is up!
Hi there, folks
First of all, for those of you on my mailing list, sorry about sending you three emails. It was a morning filled with stupid email mistakes!!
Anyway, I have finally uploaded The Turn ghost cluster performance and really hope you all enjoy it.
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YAYAY!!! I got my glockenspiel in the mail today! It’s from the 50s, of Deagan make. I was directed by a very generous and knowledgeable man by the name of Mike to buy this used instrument, despite it having some rust on a bunch of the bells. He explained that in the 50s and before that the manufacturers used different kinds of metal that, in his opinion, could not be matched today. Anyway, I LOVE the rusty bells. Love the weathered wood, broken case. This instrument makes me really happy to look at it, and it sounds lovely (although a few of the bells I have to position them specially to get a really clear tone.)
Anyway, look forward to hearing and seeing this in some upcoming cluster videos.
Hello there folks,
OK, so… I know it seems I have missed two months of cluster feedage, but I’m preparing to release the one I made last month in the next five days. I have been sooooooooooooo busy preparing for the upcoming release! On top of that, I am working on a second website which… well, it’s going to be quite different, and I’ll be adding a bunch of new videos to that site, so possibly this cluster I will be releasing soon will be the last for a short while.
Anyway, stay tuned for my very first ghost cluster….