BRIAN JAMES GRIFFITH


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Recent Work

2020
Flaps For Jackie [album]
Path Between Realms [single]
Thermodynamic Equilibrium [album]
Reach [video]
Aquaculture Soft Stalks [single]
2019
Pour Out The Heavy [album]
Over Turn [album]
On The Islands [video]
2018
Opening Prayer [video]
Moments [installation]
Inner Work [album]
From Particles [album]
The Forces [album]

School Work
Spring 2020
Fall 2019

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MUSIC
Compositions & Recordings
Electric Sound Bath︎
l'éternèbre
Screaming Claws

Theme Songs
Bass Sessions

SOUND DESIGN
fasca.de
You Are the Chime
You Are the Crystal
You Are the Prism
Walking Through a Forest
Love Letters To BP
Paint Wars
Balancing Act

GIF ART
Willy Wonka
SweeTarts
Toyota
Tumblr
Video Synth
3D Gifs

VIDEO ART
On The Islands
Opening Prayer
Guided Heart Meditation
Clear Out The Wound
Scattered Clouds
Halcyonic Hallucinations
Season of Maintenance
High & Lonely
Prism Visions: Channelers
Dandelion Souls
The Spirit Bridge

NETART
Moments
Ego and Is
fasca.de
You Are the Chime
You Are the Crystal
You Are the Prism
Singing Cyberscape

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Brian James Griffith

A musician and visual artist living in Los Angeles. His work blends analog with digital; subtle movements with bold features; and virtual with physical reality. 

Musically, Brian creates evolving atmospheres that often explore the sonic capabilities of the bass guitar extending it well beyond the lower register, as an effort towards singularity between the mind and instrument.

His visual art compliments the meditative qualities of his music by creating synthesized video environments and hypnotic animations that encourage mindful investigation.

The spontaneous nature of his process attempts to connect fully to the invisible fabric of reality.



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Fall 2019


Starting Fall of 2019 I started a graduate program at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in the Herb Alpert School of Music. The specialization is Experimental Sound Practices with an added focus on Integrated Media. At the end of each semester I will post a brief summery of the work that I focused on.

This is the first.



Fantastic Mr. Fox Sound Design Redub
SoundImage One 




The purpose of this course was to provide an introduction to the world of Sound Design with a final project consisting of redoing all sound in a 3-5m scene. This is my final, I did all the sounds. 



Field Recording Workshop
Audio Projects

Periodically prompted permutations of sound.  
 
Our prompt was to observe our everyday sounds and record two contrasting soundscapes. This recording was from the same place but at different times: Solano Canyon (Los Angeles) when nothing was happening vs. when a Dodgers game was happening (during & after). 

We broke into assigned groups and went on a field recording trip around campus. Our task was to interact with an area and each make a recording. Then, we are free to manipulate the recording how we see fit. My group found a spot in the library where we hit shelves and its flotsam. I then took the recording and manipulated it with a modular synth.

Electro-Acoustic Setup
Our prompt was to be apart of the recording by activating a space and actively particupate in the soundscape. The constraints were much looser, so I recorded a bedroom electro-acoustic track. Using the Field Kit (KOMA Elektronik), I mixed radio, cassette loop, and a contact mic to a small speaker while a voltage–controled DC motor excited a string of hooves.

The final project was to simply have fun and explore, while using field recordings as the main feature. I used vinyl samples, cassette loops, dictaphone recordings, voice memos, and Zoom recordings meshed together. 



Even 7
Composing for Improvisers

Even 7 is the title of an improvised piece I wrote which uses a 20 sided die to determine which graphic or diretion to perform. 

Video of a realization of the piece



Live Performances

Throughout the semester, opportunities are given to perform. I was able to play twice, once for the program’s ESP Night series and again for a memorial show. 


ESP Night #1 – Collaboration with Shan Ni