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MAGA BO/VJ M video collaboration
Maarten van der Glas (VJ M) and producer/DJ Maga Bo collaborate on an audiovisual research and production project. For the duration of 1 month, they will be collaborating in Rio de Janeiro to work on two music video's for the song's Galope and Xororô from Maga Bo's new album Quilombo do Futuro and create a new live video engine to be integrated with Maga Bo's live audio set.
Both artists are well-known for their globetrotting approach to creating their art, with a strong focus on community participation. Maga Bo's music spans the breadth of international urban bass music from North Africa to Brazil, whereas many of Maarten van der Glas's works feature footage shot during his journeys in South Asia.
The Music Video
For the music video's for Galope and Xororô we will seek out and contrast stark contrasts in the city Rio de Janeiro to reflect our age's wider condition of the unequal distribution of wealth. This is especially visible in the favelas, shanty-towns consisting of improvised dwellings, known in the West mainly through connotations of poverty and social problems.
Rio's favelas, however, are also vibrant centers of creativity - many of Brazil's most legendary samba schools originated in the favelas, as did today's baile funk style. We want to capture the diversity and contrasts of life in Rio in an investigative manner, portraying both the hopes and dilemmas of contemporary life in the city.
The Live Video Engine
Besides the music video's for Galope and Xororô, Maarten van der Glas will be laying the foundation for a Max/MSP live video engine to be integrated with Maga Bo's Ableton Live audio set. By layering audio and video tracks, Maga Bo's live improvisations will extend to the visual realm, allowing an instantaneous integration of video material generated during Maga Bo's travels around the globe.
What we need
For these projects Maarten van der Glas will travel to Rio de Janeiro, where Maga Bo lives, and live there for a month recording the material for the two video's and laying foundations for the live video set. After that periode Maarten van der Glas will edit the material back in Europe. The Kickstarter Funding is needed for travel expenses, software licenses, materials and living expenses.
Here is more info about the making of Maga Bo's album 'Quilombo do Futuro'
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