Side Effects is a series of short audio-visual improvisations that utilize feedback loops where the audio and video signals influence the abstraction of each other creating an infinite palette of performance possibilities.
Clay Chaplin is a composer, improviser, video artist, and audio engineer from Los Angeles who explores the realms of audio-visual improvisation, sound synthesis, field recording, electronics, and computer processing for creative sonic expression. Clay has worked on many projects involving experimental music, video, audio recording, and interactive computer systems. Clay’s works have been performed internationally including performances at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, the Bent Festival, the Pusan International Computer Music Festival, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Elektroakustiche Musik (DEGEM) studios, the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM), the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) conferences, the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College (CCM), the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, and many others. He is currently the Director of the computer music and experimental media studios at the School of Music at CalArts where he teaches in the Experimental Sound Practices program. http://claychaplin.com/