VIRAL REQUEST LIVE_OO2: DIVING ft. SLUTCORE

September 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

VRL2

VRL is a new media/music video party hosted by William Sarradet of Half Asexual & Count Backwards
Viral Request Live picks up where Viral Fantasy left off – allocating physical space to access virtual and viral media, and making those selections accessible to [remote & local] users through links and playlists. VRL will implement online connectivity by democratically aggregating media selections from online participants, previewing upcoming releases from netlabels and livestreaming special sessions from net based producers.

The guest for this month’s installment of Viral Request Live is NYC based producer, SLUTCORE. A selection of 5 videos that help define the theme of the evening.

Viral Request Live happens on Tues, Oct 21 at Single Wide, East Dallas • no cover

VIRAL FANTASY III : The Trailers Show (full vid playlist)

September 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

VIRAL FANTASY III : The Trailers Show (full vid playlist)

click-thru for video playlist

Now accepting submissions for Winter 2013 mix

August 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

CB W:12 mix album artwork

CB W:12, mixed by Shisa and curated by Count Backwards

CB W:12 mix from december 2012 featuring Teams, Shisa, Mois†, Cool Angels and others

Hey all, Im announcing that submissions are open and being accepted for the annual CB Winter mix. This years mix, CB W:13, will follow the theme of last years mix, a collection of icy, ambient, wintery, and alt Xmas tracks to be featured.

The mix will be posted to the Count Backwards soundcloud and reblogged on the usual channels (fb, tumblr, twitter etc.)

for inquiries and submissions, please contact williamsarradet@gmail.com

New Video: Lady Lazarus – Goudunov

July 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

I was pleasantly surprised last week when Melissa asked me to produce another music video for her music project, Lady Lazarus. I’ve been busy moving and job hunting, so I wasnt sure I would be able to find the time to dedicate my full attention to making a video, but after a short period of consideration I decided I could hash it out quickly if I found the right footage. The resulting video is a mashup of commercials from two different eras of marketing: a Jam Handy produced video meant to motivate Westinghouse A/C dealers to move as much product as possible, and Joanna Rohrback’s viral video for Prancercise. The relationship between the two feeds of video and how they interact with the progression of the music may bring about thoughts of what has changed in advertising paradigms in North America, as well as how idealized images of ‘self’ are presented to the consumer through different channels (corporate marketing schemes vs. user-end venues like Youtube).

The final edit of the video can be found at the link below

New Monthly Video Party : Viral Fantasy

July 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

Last month I was fortunate to put on the first installment of a new monthly video party that CB is starting in Dallas.

VF-1

A monthly event in Dallas, hosted by Two Bronze Doors, an exciting new Dallas DIY venue located conveniently off of Lower Greenville.
Viral Fantasy is a local and DIY party that explores concepts in new media, internet-as-television, and cloud-aggregated culture, curated and organized by Count Backwards. The party is tentatively incorporated into a two-part event: a themed selection of video content, presented as a playlist projected (Party Wallpaper) for open viewing, accompanied by a live performance component.

Utilizing social video sharing platforms as a means of crowd-sourcing (and open sourcing) media curation, the playlists featured are often compiled on youtube and vimeo. This practice references alternative programming techniques employed by new media entities like Network Awesome, making the content easily accessible online, but that content displayed on the playlist may eventually go offline.
While the the playlist component is a practice in media aggregation exercised by Count Backwards, the live performance aspect gives a more sustained look into what other artists across the country (and across the web) are contributing to the media landscape. Performances at Viral Fantasy are also primarily conducted over the internet, removing the limitations of an artist’s geographic location as well as exploring the efficacy of art exhibited on the virtual plane. Drawing from pioneers in this aspect, with influences like Mike Txtbk’s CHVRCH XV BRXK3N 7ANGVAG3 (Church of Broken Language), Jónó Mí Ló’s HD Ghettos, and various Aural Sects online showcases, live performances for Viral Fantasy will bring new works in an exciting and rapidly developing format.

Viral Fantasy usually takes place on the last saturday of the month at Two Bronze Doors

5732 Richmond Ave
Dallas Tx

All shows are all ages

To submit video content to be considered for upcoming Viral Fantasy playlists, as well as booking inquiries, please contact

Williamsarradet@gmail.com

 

Video playlists are posted on fb and youtube the day after the event. To watch the video playlist from Viral Fantasy I, follow the link:

Viral Fantasy I video playlist

Two Bronze Doors online

CB Summer Concert Series 2013 – beginning June 12

June 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

CB Summer Series 2013 Flyer

design credit: I AM WATER

ANNOUNCING

CB SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2013 : : WEEKLY RELEASE

sneak peeks, video samplers and full sets from some of the best shows in and around North Texas this Spring season. Starting June 12, new shows will be posted weekly to the CB youtube page (and reblogged here). Many of these are underground or house shows, spanning from Denton to Austin. Documentary style coverage of independent and emerging bands as well as a couple of well known favorites.

Come see what I have been doing for the first half of the year!

- Announcements posted on Mondays -

- New shows posted on Wednesdays -

Flyer Design by I AM WATER

https://www.facebook.com/WATERIAM?fref=ts

Half Asexual Performance – ‘Harsh Poetry’ : : Full set : :

June 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

Full length performance of the Harsh Poetry set developed for the first Half Asexual live performance that took place at the Black Lodge, May 25th. The performance was a compilation of a handful of sound experiments developed for my graduation piece, accompanied by words pulled from journals, poems and various media.

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