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Two Mako Sharks :|: collaborative performance project with Hannah G. Thompson

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Moon Man 1 :|: Recorded live on Dec 12, 2014

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Arvid Tomayko - computer, keys, trackpads

Arkin/Tomayko/Clifford/Marshal :|: Life Changing Ministry in Oakland, CA - September 23, 2014

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Live improv set

Drums - Jon Arkin
TOOB • Computer • Trumpet - Arvid Tomayko
Vibes - Mark Clifford
Sax - Josh Marshall

Spontaneous Pigeon Vortex :|: July, 2014

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Spontaneous Pigeon Vortex from Arvid Tomayko on Vimeo. Or watch on YouTube

An exploration of realtime audio and video manipulation using custom software. Created by Arvid Tomayko.

The music was recorded and manipulated in four live takes. First I recorded myself playing Trumpet and Drums simultaneously and then performed and recorded a realtime manipulation of that recording. I recorded separate tracks of drums and trumpet to mix with the manipulated recording.

The video manipulation was performed in realtime using custom “live editing” software and all original footage from Arches National Park, Colorado National Monument, Narragansett Bay, Providence RI and highways in Colorado, Utah and Ontario.

Massachusetts Geophonic :|: Premiere :|: June 4, 2013, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

A musical performance of Massachusetts geology using data from the USGS. Commissioned by Swissnex Boston. Also check out my geophonics page and the how it works video.

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Flood Fringe :|: Live @ Studio Soto :|: July 13, 2013 - Boston, MA

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Arvid Tomayko - computer, cymbal, keys, trackpads, spring reverb
Elliot Creager - guitar, pedals, analog electronics

Thanks: Jed Speare and Caroline Park

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A Sonic Architectural Reimagining of Provincetown :|: Oct 7, 2012

Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse, Provincetown, MA

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This video is the 2nd performance of the evening. You can also watch the first performance. The audio and video recording are not quite as good, but it includes an explanation of how the interactive video projection works. If you want, you can jump directly to the explanation at the end of the video pf the 1st performance.

Arvid Tomayko-Peters - TOOB, interactive video projection
Steve Schwartz - drums, technical assistance
Elliot Creager - guitar, electronics

Photos used in the interactive video projection courtesy of: Vicky Tomayko, Anne Haines, Wikimedia Commons
Video: Arvid Tomayko-Peters
Special Thanks to Jay Critchley, Vicky Tomayko, Andrea Starr
Performed for Jay Critchley's 10 Days That Shook the World

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Working on turning Massachusetts Geophonic into a standalone program for Mac and Windows. Will be available here soon.

Still Working on a looping system in Max/MSP for solo performance that allows me to record and arrange loops on the fly to create distinct sections and different textures. It's become quite a beast over the last year i've been working on it.

A new version of Maestro Frankenstein is in the works and will be released sometime. It is a complete re-write with a much better GUI, better performance, and hopefully far fewer bugs. It may not have all the features of version 1 when first released, but i hope to add all the reasonable ones back as I go.

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About Arvid

Arvid Tomayko (technically "Arvid Tomayko-Peters", but it's a bit ungainly to use all the time) is a Providence based experimental musician, composer and multimedia artist interested in live improvised electronic music performance, data or process driven composition, and the intersection of those two worlds. He builds and performs with extended digital instruments, including the TOOB - a wireless hyper-trumpet and makes live and pre-composed video pieces. Arvid holds a BA in Computer Music and Multimedia and Geology from Brown University. He currently works in audio product development at Your Heaven where he designs, builds and codes for audio electronics that make acoustic instruments sound really good when amplified or recorded.