A MUST SEE!
Here’s the new album, a “Lo-Fi Neo-Triphop Electro Wave” virtual concert created by HeSaidSheSaid
Productions’ filmmaker/director/composer, Michael Jason Allen. You’ve seen tons of virtual ensembles
by now, am I right – you know, all the musicians in their little separate “boxes?” Well, if I do say so
myself, this raises the bar A LOT higher; it deserves an award for the original music itself, cinematography,
sound mixing and editing. Production values aside, the combination of Amelia’s vocals, Jason’s synth and
keyboards and percussion and sampling, Gucci’s synth and keyboards, Alex’s guitars, Gregory’s trumpet
and effects make for an End of the World Concert like nothing you’ve heard.
0:00 – Magnificent Stranger
4:59 – I’ll Cut You
8:35 – In Fool Control
12:09 – Baltic Sea
15:39 – Eye Of the Needle
19:24 – Secret Soirée
23:52 – Vertigo
27:19 – Your Candy’s Free
31:24 – When I See You
35:21 – Production Notes & Credits
A little over a year ago, I appeared in brilliant filmmaker/director/writer Jason Allen’s psycho-thriller,
EMULATOR. As he usually does, Jason submitted the film to various festivals around the country
and he’s been nominated by the Binge Horror Film Festival for Best Feature Film Screenplay!
What’s really weird is that someone bearing a scary bizarre resemblance to me has been nominated for
Best Performance in a Feature. Two others have been nominated in this category. The results will be
announced in early November. Making the film was incredible enough, and this nomination is the
icing on the blood pudding. You can watch the entire movie on Amazon Prime! And you can watch
the trailer below.
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So many beautiful arias sung about dire circumstances. In O Mio Babbino Caro, Lauretta sings that
if she isn’t allowed to marry the man she loves (as opposed to the one her dad wants her to get
hitched with) that she will throw herself off the Ponte Vecchio. And now we have Wally, beautiful
and wild-spirited, singing that she’ll leave home forever and wander the snowy mountains if her
father refuses to let her marry the man she loves! By the end of the opera, an avalanche has
put an end to her singing.
From open mike night at 1867 Sanctuary, this aria was used to demonstrate the theremin’s ability to
approximate a human voice. For such an ethereal melody, it’s a pretty dire aria, with Lauretta
determined to drown herself if she is unable to marry the man she loves.
From the newest performance piece, “Scheduled Flights on a Theremin,” here’s the song,
“The Most Ancientest Language of Love,” by the alter-ego bizarro (and non-existent) anti-pop group,
SCREWEYE. Good beat and easy to dance to.
This original piece was commissioned as the musical track used in a promo for the 2008 70th
Anniversary celebration of the infamous radio broadcast by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre.
The “Wells” (for H.G.) Welles (for Orson) Etude” features an “orchestra” of overdubbed theremins.
Last April was the premier of “Scheduled Flights on the Theremin,” a new performance piece featuring
both new compositions and a few older compositions that never had a video component from “Lessons
from Vinegar Mother” and “Euphonic Verses.” Unlike previous performance pieces that usually combine
equal parts music and commentary, “Scheduled Flights on the Theremin” is 99% music, with emphasis on
the audience watching the newly created videos for each piece while I provide accompaniment.
Videographer Nick Mellis focused primarily on the videos I created, with an occasional dissolve to show
my playing. Due to the immense size of the venue, he could not capture both me performing and the video
in a single wide shot, so he opted to double expose much of the performance.
One final note: for some reason, one channel of the audio portion of this concert, which was recorded
in stereo, occasionally cuts out. There’s nothing wrong with your computer.