Friday, June 4, 2010

Synaesthesia in new media, films, projects, World Expo 2010 and SecondLife!

Justin Lassen Presents Synaesthesia continues to get massive exposure and recognition on major websites, blogs, in magazines and now at the World Expo Shanghai 2010 and SecondLife for his pioneering work in CG/Music! Most recently an interview with Justin from Steve Pitzel was featured on the front-page of the wonderful CGW Magazine (direct link).”


This year, The World Fair is being held in China at the host city of Shanghai. A truly global event, over 250 countries are represented in this festival celebrating culture, arts and music with at least 70 million visitors expected to attend ensuring the widest possible participation in the history of the world expositions.” (brief)


Select tracks from Justin's CD (Synaesthesia) are being used in short films that appear on massive 4 meter screens at the Expo in the Spain Pavilion guaranteeing a great rush of new listeners and viewers alike. (video news)


Aino Baar convinced the Spanish officials to give OPEN THIS END a venue to showcase Second Life machinima and artists, for Worlds Fair Shanghai 2010.” (blip)

"...Lady Carmagnolle was a performing robot at the theatre on the island. She was fitted with strings to make her resemble a marionette, but they were merely ornamentation for her last show. After the theme park was abandoned she remained on the stage with her lighting robot. Slowly the theatre collapsed with age and her strings rotted away. She would climb up and retie the strings in an attempt to keep the only identity she had ever known intact..." (read more story here) - Bryn Oh (SecondLife Artist)

"The music for this machinima was created by a very talented composer by the name of Justin Lassen. He very graciously let me use the track. And some very good news for Second Life is that Justin has come in world as the avatar DarklyInclined Hummingly (thanks to ColeMarie Soleil) and has been inspired to compose work by Immersiva and Straylight sim. Our virtual world art inspiring first life artists?  Professional curators like Aino Baar bringing our work to the World Expo?  Now if only some other curators would use some vision.  My previous post showed the effect that professional sound composition had on 7 days magic bakery, so imagine a sim owner commissioning Justin to create a custom soundtrack. It would be stunning." - Bryn Oh

Photographer and videographer Hal Bergman, whom is responsible for some of Justin's most iconic photo shoots, went on an expedition around the US armed with a camera and a spirit for adventure.

"I spent four hours shooting photos and videos of windmills in the Altamont Pass, 50 miles East of San Francisco. Justin Lassen contributed the music. This track, called "Hajieelkhe (Renewed)", can be found on his new album, "Synaesthesia". Shot entirely on the 5D Mark II with a 70-200 2.8L lens." - Hal Bergman

These are some examples of Justin’s Synaesthesia music going new places and art around the world. Justin would like to thank all artists involved for keeping Synaesthesia going strong! If you would like to purchase a copy of the Special Limited Edition click here to goto the store!