Here’s the first month’s update on the new Bill Van Loo solo record that is in the works. As announced at the beginning of January, this new album is being recorded over the course of 2012, with an update to be released at the end of each month.
new Bill Van Loo album announcement
Bill Van Loo announces his new album project, due to be recorded over the course of 2012:
Friday, September 25, 2009: Bill Van Loo live in Ypsilanti
“Spliced 3”, featuring chromedecay artist Bill Van Loo. Bill will play a live set from his recent release “Ypsilanti by Night“, featuring video shot in and around Ypsilanti.
Friday, September 25 – Ypsilanti, MI.
Saturday, September 19, 2009: Bill Van Loo at MOCAD (Detroit)
On Saturday, September 19, 2009: Bill Van Loo will be performing a closing set at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD) as part of the Strange and Beautiful Music III event. Admission: $12.00 | $8.00 after 8PM; Bill will be performing from midnight-1AM.
Monday, February 16, 2009: Joshua Schnable at ffmup
On Monday, February 16, Joshua Schnable will be presenting a set of new music at free_form_mash_up in Princeton, NJ. The show starts at 9:00PM and is free.
The set will be based on Joshua’s new material for an upcoming release on chromedecay, and will also feature new video from Bill Van Loo.
For more information:
Rob Theakston / Christopher McNamara track on Affin
On January 8, 2009, chromedecay contributors Rob Theakston and Christopher McNamara got wider exposure via the label Affin. Rob’s track “Trimalchio”, as remixed by Chris, is part of the Joachim Spieth Presents Ambient Edition Volume 1 compilation on Affin.
summer music progress: lazy, but enjoyable
Summer arrived with much anticipation of working on lots of music, but it didn’t materialize quite to expectations yet.
above: working on beats in full summer mode
Still, some music has been worked on, and a lot of guitar has been played (bringing with it a new appreciation for the instrument and its possibilities).
above: Bill Van Loo working on a guitar piece
Here are a few recent bits to check out:
By the end of the summer, I should hopefully have a new chromedecay release available; still not sure whether that will be a digital-only release via iTunes and the other digital distributors, a CD + digital release, or a free chromedecay digital release.
Friday, March 14, 2008: Bill Van Loo & J. Schnable at sync08
On Friday, March 14, Bill Van Loo & J. Schnable will be playing a new music & video set entitled “memory, intention & evidence” at the Sync08 Festival in Ann Arbor, MI. The show starts at 7PM and is FREE! The show will feature new music from the duo and a brand-new visual set to accompany it, all on the gorgeous triple-screen setup in the Duderstadt Center’s Video Studio space.
To whet your appetite, check out video of last year’s performance on the chromedecay vimeo channel, as well as photos of the video work-in-progress for this year’s show.
The Sync08 Festival is held at the Duderstadt Center on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. If you’re coming out, you might want to look at a map or directions to the Duderstad Center.
2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2094
new processing sketch
I’ve been doing some work in Processing over the last few months, and was especially inspired after getting the Processing book by Ben Fry and Casey Reas for Christmas. Here’s a sketch from tonight’s work, exploring the rotate() and translate() commands.
new videos available
I’m please to present two new videos, now available on both Vimeo and YouTube. The first is a full 40-minute performance from bill van loo & j. schnable at the Sync07 festival last year. The second is a short piece of timelapsed footage, with an ambient guitar soundtrack.
bill van loo & j. schnable – live at sync07
Bill Van Loo & J. Schnable – live at sync07 from chromedecay on Vimeo.
forest ave timelapse:
forest ave timelapse from chromedecay on Vimeo.