Painting & Curling (Experiments In Balance)

Painting & Curling (Experiments In Balance) from JoshCouturierVimeo2 on Vimeo.

Painting & Curling is an Experiment in Balance. The experiment required the tools involved in painting and physical exercise to have codependency when making a mark on canvas.

The duration was based on 3 sets of 5 repetitions, which is the most current work out plan that I have been using.

The piece provoked discussions about Stroke, Weight, Contemporary Art, Exercise, Science, Feminism, Masculinity, Black & White, New Tools.

“wRECk Center” an Experimental Performance

Xbox One & Flat Stone (Experiments In Balance) from JoshCouturierVimeo2 on Vimeo.

A Xbox One & Flat Stone partook in the series, “Experiments In Balance” (aka) the “wRECk Center”. Investigating the question of how to better ones artistic practice, I found that the answers were hidden behind obstacles that only solely burned time.

If after reflecting I cant help but to theorize, Art is the underpinning of my self and surroundings… Then the artist and the art are not separate and neither are the surroundings of such.

All can catalyze, capture or create art…

(EIAA) Experimental Indeterminate Algorithmic Avante-Pop (Midi Instrument & Spoken Word)

An (EIAA) pronounced “eee yuh”, is an Experiment using Indeterminate methods in Algorithmic processes guided by Avante-Pop ideology.

(EIAA) is fueled by investigating the question…”How could music be more selfless, when its inescapably a self driven creation?”

Popular audio is currently a realm that is driven by conscious self thought. This is what happened when experimenting within areas of popular music structures. Ultimately this allowed the piece to be built upon more… less conscious thoughts.

Decisions other than duration of the piece were all randomly indeterminate by using computer databases, random number generators, and 9 sided dice rolls.

No.02042018 (Experimental Zoom)

No. 02042018 is an Experimental Sound Piece.

2 People at the IMRC were given 3 hours to record during their natural workday, with the goal to capture “natural” sounds.

The sound bank’s were mixed in Logic Pro X, using the same procedure that is naturally used for pop music vocals, or pop music production.

This piece was featured in this years IMFA 2018 Critique class, comments as follows:

“Check out Lucier”

“How did you organize this?”

“What were your parameters?”

“I thought I was Tripping!”

“Why did the visualizer not sync to the audio?”

“Why did you use a visualizer?”

“What was your role in the collaboration?”

“Can you define how Taoism was used in the project?”

“Do you know what Taoism is?”

“Very Immersive!”

“No beginning, or end!?”

“This is triggering Nostalgia, Im seeing memories”

“What’s your Intention?”

“Was this an experiment?”

IMFA Experimental Performance 2017: Entanglement

Entanglement: An Experimental Performance from Josh Couturier on Vimeo.

Concept: Develop An Experimental Sound and Movement Performance using a Nautical Fishing net as the conductor.

Sound Experiment: Synthesize pop rhythms using pop instruments and pop mixing/mastering techniques to create a feeling of industrial-esque sounds and stress of living organisms. The Nautical Fishing net also was thrown over the computer to make decisions in the composition that would contribute to note pitch, length, and numbers of occurrence.

Performance Experiment: Create an Avant-garde minimalist movement piece using meditation, and the Nautical fishing net to Detangle in real time unknowing the outcome during the duration 6:21. (Soundtrack Duration)

“I found myself thinking after 30 minutes on the cold dark floor, struggling wondering before the performance, will I escape my Entanglement?”

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Comments:

“It reminded me of a Houdini escape!”

“It reminded me of being in the Holland tunnel!”

“Something sounded like creatures hissing!”

“Yo is this thrash metal?”

“I was’nt sure if you were going to escape by the time the audio ended?!”

“I dont think you should call this Entanglement, I think it should be called Detangled…”