Hello! Here is a video Showreel of myself jamming on sax along some Funky House/Lounge at The Bullring.
Thanks Gordon Conway for letting me use your venue!
Thanks Kenan Al-shamie for being Mr. D.J ;)
As some of you might notice, the video footage is not always in sync with the sax, but I can assure you that all my saxophone improvisations were recorded live in one take ;)
If anyone of you D.J's out there need some alto or tenor sax, please drop me a line!
Big Love, Keeping it real! Colin Crichton
Here is a Live video from me and Laura Volgger's Collaboration Installation/Performance we did this summer as part of the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg.
In August 2018, we have been working together on a collaboration on the topic of “politics, borders, and ethics”. We have both been reinterpreting two paintings by Pablo Picasso, “The Tragedy” (1903, Blue Period) and “The Family of Saltimbanques” (1907, Pink Period), adding a live performative part with original music composition.
It was a great experience to be part of this project and both me and Laura are planning some more collaboration work together in the future! :p
A big thank you to our tutors: Ei Arakawa (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ei_Arakawa) and Christian Naujoks who helped us make all this happen.
Here are some pics of the collaboration Work/Installation/Performance me and Laura Volgger have been up in July and August this summer.
"Breaking (B)orders" was performed on the 1st of August 2018 at The Salzburger Kunstverein as part of the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg 2018.
A big thank you to Christian Streili for taking those awesome shots! (http://www.christianstreili.com/)
Thanks to our teachers Ei Arakawa (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ei_Arakawa)
and Christian Naujoks (https://www.last.fm/music/Christian+Naujoks)
for being such great inspirations and showing all their support throughout the 3 weeks course!
Now we are getting ready to edit the live video footage of our performance as well as the painting process...
More news to come from our collaboration work soon! 😃
A few months ago, I realised that I was spending way too much time in front of my computer. As I was drifting away, I got caught in the huge wide internet web.
My intentions at first was to get some work done and to program some electronic music for my first "Can Guru?" Album, but I soon realised that I didn't enjoy sitting in front of my computer screen for too long. The distractions of social media platforms such as Facebook stopped me from being creative. I realised that it was sucking all my energy out of me!
I found myself checking what Mr X and Mrs Y where up to on a daily basis and this gradually made me feel powerless, unproductive and eventually really depressed!
Something had to be done to get my creative juices flowing again!
As I was having phone conversations with my mother, she often reminded me of my abilities to produce graphic art and advised me to start painting again.
I noticed that I hadn't been painting or drawing seriously for a while!
So I decided to get back into painting and get my hands dirty again!
I bought myself some canvases, oils, drawing pads, pencils and started painting!
To my great surprise I absolutely loved every moment of it!
Now I was away from my computer and my head was full of ideas that I was going to transfer into original artworks.
I am extremely happy to have found my creative flows again and realise that by getting my mind working on graphic art instead of just music, it also subconsciously motivates me and keeps me being productive musically as I am currently working on my third Maxwell Watts Album.
I highly recommend working with graphic art and colours especially to anyone that seeks new avenues for inspiration!
Here is the first large sized painting I did, as well as a link to other art I finished so far and the last painting I am currently working on. Guess who that is?! :p
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