Close Encounters of the Third Rewind

Today I found out that my new synthesizer is somehow related to aliens. It goes like this:
The new synth is a reconstruction of an old machine named Odyssey, by a company called Arp. That company is long gone, but back in the seventies it was one of the biggest, most famous synth manufacturers. So big that an anonymous film director, let’s call him Spielberg, chose its big synthesizer as the music instrument to play the alien tune in that low budget film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Since the synth was a big machine, Arp sent to the movie set, along it, a technician to take care of its installation. That technician, one Philip Dodds, got immediately cast as the synth player in the movie, and can be seen in the alien spaceship communication scene, which is one of my all time favourites.
I found all this in Wikipedia. And here’s the scene:

Having learned this, I couldn’t stop myself from Sweding (see “Be Kind, Rewind”) the scene, using my new, reconstructed synth. So there:

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The Hunt for Red Octaver

Here are the results of a slight silliness this very afternoon: vocal bass and distortion, vocal voices, absolutely non-vocal drums. Also a robot.

Tech stuff for bored musician and recording engineers:

Bass: voice+octaver pedal – Octamizer by Aguilar
Lead: voice+Logic’s AMP plugin
Harmony: voice+voice+voice+voice+voice

Thank you, thank you, you’re a wonderful audience!


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Space Jam

One morning at the Nir Space Station.

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The Tel Aviv Borderlands

The Tel Aviv Dossier – first edition! – as sighted on a shelf at the excellent Borderlands Books store in San Francisco.
Now it’s signed by one of the authors as well.

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Here’s a new, improvised short-short film I shot and directed, right on the roof of the Nir Space Station.

On a jollier note, here’s another improvisation with those two good people, same place, same time.

My Art Online

It seems that all them cows, camels and creatures from out of space found themselves a new home on the internet. Now then can be purchased on shirts, pillows and, strangely, iPhone covers. So there:

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Unrecognizable is a new album by a new band, Salvya. I’m on the bass. Here it is:

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MicroTime at Large

My second short film, MicroTime, had a nice round of film festivals around the world. Now it joins the greatest festival of all, aka The Internet. Here it is:

For more information, pictures, behind the scenes etc., try the film’s website.

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LiftOff Wins

My short animation film, LiftOff, just won the Best Animated Film award at the Golden Egg film festival, 2014. So here it is:

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Meanwhile, at the Nir Space Station

Uncle Nir enjoys playing his new analog synthesizer. The analog synthesizer enjoys playing its Uncle Nir.

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