Film, Video, and Multi-Media

Works listed are separated by soundtracks which are fixed media as opposed to film scores performed in Live-to-Projection events. Works specifically for live music and video and works which are part of a larger multi-media component or video installation are listed after more traditional soundtrack scores. Score arrangements/adaptations and Videography are listed at the end. Page is under reconstruction.

 

Fernand Léger’s Ballet Mécanique presented by Camera Lucida with live original score by Jon Silpayamanant. February 11, 2017.

LIVE-TO-PROJECTION

  • The Astronomer’s Dream (Georges Méliès) – vcl; 3′ (premeier: Stiefler Recital Hall, Oct 2017)
  • Ballet Mécanique (Fernand Léger) – vcl, electronics; 16’11” (premiere: Stiefler Recital Hall, Feb 2017)
  • Frankenstein (J. Searle Dawley) – vcl; 13′ (premeier: Stiefler Recital Hall, Oct 2017)
  • The Haunted House (Buster Keaton and Edward F. Kline) – vcl; 22′ (premiere: Stiefler Recital Hall, Oct 2017)
  • His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz (J. Farrell MacDonald) – vcl; 59′ (premiere: Stiefler Recital Hall, Sept 2017)
  • The Monster (Georges Méliès) – vcl; 3′ (premeier: Stiefler Recital Hall, Oct 2017)
  • Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian) – open ended instrumentation; 90′ (premiere: The Alley Theater, Oct 2014)
  • Symphonie diagonale (Viking Eggeling) – vcl, enharmonic bows; 7’30” (premiere: Stiefler Recital Hall, Feb 2017)
  • A Trip to Mars (Thomas Edison) – vcl; 5′ (premiere: Stiefler Recital Hall, Oct 2017)

 

Production still from “A Fool’s Errand” for the Louisville 48 hour film project. Photo by Josh Tyson.

FIXED MEDIA SOUNDTRACK

 

INSTRUMENTAL + VIDEO

  • CONNECT – vcl, electronics, interactive video, dancers; 30′ (premiere: Clermont, KY 2013) for Moving Collective Modern Dance Company (Louisville, KY)
  • La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires même – vcl, electronics, interactive video, movement artist; 15′ (premiere: Louisville, KY 2012) for Jamie Lynn Smith (Louisville, KY)
  • Shengshi zisheng tu 盛世滋生圖 – erhu, electronics, and video; 8′ (premiere: Louisville, KY 2013)
  • Zen for Cello – vcl, electronics, interactive video, dancers; 10′ (premiere: New Albany, IN 2013) for Jamie Lynn Smith (Louisville, Ky 2013)

 

Zen for Cello: A Tribute to Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik. Stiefler Recital Hall, Indiana University Southeast, February 9, 2013.

Multi-Media with Video/Sound-Video Installations

  • Around the Gallery in 80 Minutes – mixed ensemble, electronics, interactive video, televisions, narration; 80′ curated performance/installation (premiere: OPEN Gallery, Louisville, KY 2014)
  • Argus Speaks; Polyphemus Listens – sound (fixed media) for video installation; 20′ (premiere: Carnegie Museum, New Albany, IN 2015)
  • Zen for Cello: A Tribute to Charlotte Moorman and Name June Paik – vcl, electronics, interactive video, televisions, dancers; 60′ curated performance/installation (premiere: New Albany, IN 2013)

 

ARRANGEMENTS/ADAPTATIONS

  • “Erratum Musical” and “La Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires même. Erratum Musical” by Marcel Duchamp. Adapted for performance to Duchamp’s Anémic Cinéma
  • “Romance of a Fruit Peddler” 掷果缘 (Zhang Shichuan) – arrangements of classical and contemporary Chinese compositions performed as score to film.

 

Experimental film short, “ceci n’est pas a plant” by Jon Silpayamanant. 2000

FILMOGRPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY

  • ceci n’est pas a plant – experimental short; 3′ (premiered: Emison Art Center, 2001)
  • Dark Rain Over White Mountain – experimental short; 4’10” (2015)
  • Hymn to Memory: Mother of Muses – raw video, videography, sound design, and some editing; 2000 (premiered: Greencastle, IN 2013)
  • le Violoncelle de Silpayamanant – experimental short; 5′ (premiered: Emison Art Center, 2001)
  • Ortega y Piranha – experimental short; 2′ (premiered: Emison Art Center, 2001)
  • This Song is Not Available in Your Country – voice, text, narration (2014)