Theremin videos on Veoh

Posted: 12/4/2005 9:18:35 PM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

I found some theremin related stuff on Veoh which was new to me...

Video on History of Electronic Music

This is very good. It's an old fashioned slide show and tape recording. Covers mechanical/electrical music from Pythagoras to Musique Concrete in fifteen minutes. Leon and the theremin gets a fair treatment.


Jon Spencer plays the Theremin (sparkle - movie)

You know when you're in a pub and a so called mate exclaims "Yeuch, urrgh, eurgh, 'ere, taste this ... it's horrible."

Well, you're going to download this one, it's inevitable, and you're going to watch it from start to end, incredulously, and then you're going to watch it again and wonder what non-thereminists are going to think of theremins after seeing it and then you are going to want to put your digital camera on a tripod in front of your instrument and post something - anything - that would create a more favourable impression.

Please!

And they also have the Video Killed the Radio Star clip listed in the TW Audio Samples.

BTW If you haven't come across Veoh, basically it's public broadcast internet TV with TiVO

There's good stuff to be viewed, but it does take a bit of digging to find it.

Here's the website... http://veoh.com/

Gordon

Posted: 12/4/2005 10:06:37 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Hey, that's pretty cool! I guess I'll have to start watermarking the videos I post here, eh? :)

I've been looking for a place to store and serve all the videos I took at Ethermusic 2005. This looks like a great option. I've also seen vidilife.com, but that seems to be more oriented towards teenagers who like to wrestle in their backyards.

Thanks for the post!
Posted: 12/4/2005 11:48:09 PM
Jon B

From: Somerville, MA

Joined: 8/11/2005

"And they also have the Video Killed the Radio Star clip listed in the TW Audio Samples."

Where is this? I couldn't find it with their search tool.
Posted: 12/5/2005 2:36:38 AM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

I had found it by searching on "theremin" but it wasn't there when I tried just now... :-(

Posted: 12/5/2005 6:24:38 AM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

Oh, it's back again!

Hmm.
Posted: 12/5/2005 8:04:26 AM
Jon B

From: Somerville, MA

Joined: 8/11/2005

OK, found it. The full description they have for it is:

[i]Video Killed the Radio Star on a thermin. Found this video listed with my tribute to early videobloggers on some forum. Amusing. [/i]

Wonderful...

I just sent them the following email:

I am writing regarding the video here:

http://appserver.veoh.com/mediaDetails.html?permalinkId=e7888

The original source of this video is this page:

http://www.thereminworld.com/sounds.asp

The full description from that page is:

[i]Video: Jon Bernhardt plays "Video Killed the Radio Star" - Jon of The Lothars wowed the crowd with this classic at Ethermusic 2005 during the open mic session. He's using a Moogerfooger MF-101 low pass filter and a MF-102 Ring Modulator, switching between effects and "clean" constantly throughout the song. Rock on Jon![/i]

That's right! It's me! While I don't mind you hosting that video on your service, I DO mind not being credited properly! Please credit the video as above and include a link to my band's page at http://www.wobblymusic.com/lothars. You should also thank Jason Barile from http://www.Thereminworld.com who shot the video and hosted the original video file.

Thank you.
Posted: 12/5/2005 8:25:09 AM
Jon B

From: Somerville, MA

Joined: 8/11/2005

I did a bit more googling and found this:

http://www.kashum.com/blog/1129915948

Jason -- this guy is linking directly to your file. I sent him a comment asking him to host the file himself, but maybe you should write to him as well?
Posted: 12/5/2005 11:37:08 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Thanks - will do.
Posted: 12/5/2005 3:26:20 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

So, does Veoh actually store & serve your videos, or do they just direct people to videos stored on your own server? I'm hoping it's the former.

I have about 6 hours' worth of video from Ethermusic 2005 I'd like to eventually post. Everything from a detailed look at the TVox Tour to a demo of a polyphonic busking theremin, performances, classes, etc. If Veoh is what I think, then our big bandwidth problem might just be solved!
Posted: 12/5/2005 4:01:50 PM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

It's a P2P deal. You upload the vid to their servers from which it remains available, but it is also available from the cache of any machine online that has it downloaded and is running their application so their servers don't get worked hard.

Or, if you're already hosting a video on an rss feed then you can just provide a pointer to it and your server gets to be the seed. Again the P2P keeps demand on your server low.


Incidentally, here's another recommendation.

Alchemists of Sound

No theremins :-( but this hour long BBC documentary (BBC4 2003) picks up exactly where the slide show I suggested earlier left off, and follows a very significant thread in the history of electronic music from Musique Concrete to the democratisation of electronic music via the home PC - for Brits it is [i]The Thread[/i] - if the question is "The Man From Uranus?" the answer is "The BBC Radiophonic Workshop!"

This one I am burning to CD.

Gordon

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