Hard Science x Dolphin Dream Pyramids (Féline Exerpt)


FAU Mardi Set (November 26, 2013)

Live improvised modular techno

Hard Science on the Eurorack modular synth
DJ Hobo on MPC1000 (beats and samples)

FAU Mardi at Le Petit Chicago, Hull (November 26, 2013)

Live sound engineer: Simon Labelle.

Thanks to Gary Franks for recording it!

Hardscience.ca for more audio/video

Here’s a little interpretive video I made with the uber talented Adrian Göllner. The video was made using an LZX modular video synth.


Video for the End of Time

Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) was composed and first performed in a German prisoner-of-war camp during the darkest days of WWII. French composer Olivier Messiaen describes his work as the arrival of a powerful angel to announce the end of time amidst the quiet of dawn and bird song. A deeply religious man, Messiaen’s Quartet reflects hope, despair and upheaval in turbulent times.

Inspired by Messiaen’s synesthetic description of his piece, Arturo Brisindi and Adrian Göllner have created a live video performance that responds to the sound of the orchestra. With the basic composition of the video predetermined, the sound of the different musical instruments, each of which act as a character in Messiaen’s telling, are visually distilled and animated using analog video technologies. Like the Quartet itself, the video fluxes between literalness and abstraction.

A video I contributed to a few months back.

Big Dick - Witchcraft

From the album Big Dick.

Buy it from Dirt Cult.

Conceived and produced by Travis Boisvenue and Big Dick.

Shot and edited by Travis Boisvenue.

Modular visual effects by Arturo AKA Hard Science.

Featuring Niko Jensen and Erica Sainsbury.

Thanks to:
Ben Jensen.
Meaghan Walton and Nic Comeau.
Liz Katz, Ivan, Matt, and Chris at Union 613.

A musical documentary and tribute to Hugh Le Caine.
The story of early electronic instruments, and the nearly forgotten Canadian music pioneer who created the first synthesizers. As told through interviews with three modern-day modular synth musicians.

Shot and edited by me. Produced by Ryan Gibson. Funded entirely out of our pockets, so consider the Tip Jar button!


Arturo Brisindi (AKA Hard Science)
Edmund Eagan
Mike McGrath (AKA Muff Wiggler)

Thanks to the CBC, Soshal, The Library and Archives Canada, The Science and Technology Museum, Artengine, CHUO, Weird Canada