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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School Work

Spring 2020


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 second, and what a second semester is was. Sadly, this one was cut short due to the viral pandemic that gripped the world. Be that as it may,  


Videos


Biological Internal Feedback
Experiments in Film Sound/ CalArts Expo 2020
Building off of the SoundImage One course, in this class we were given several prompts every other week and had to recreate the sound effects, ambience, and score. This was the last project we did whose prompt was “Visual Music” and “Drone Cinema.” The movie/visuals were left to our discretion, and since I also make videos I created this particular video, as well as the music. This video was also featured in the CalArts 「Digital」 Expo.  



Persona Sound Design
Experiments in Film Sound
One of our earlier projects was to take a segement from Persona and redo the sound effects.



Tiny Moon Sounds
Sound Exploration Session
During the Spring, I was asked to create a score for two short animations. This video is a document of an early improvised sound session I had while looking for the right sounds.


 
First Year Shorts for Experimental Animation

骑车 「Ride」 by Moon Wang

A Cloud Is A Cloud by Emily Yue




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.

Four On The Floor


ESP Night #2 – Inner Dunes of the Soul


ESP Night #3 - Path Between Realms




Ensembles











Improvisation Ensemble
Led by Tim Feeny, this course transitioned amazingly to the remote learning reality we faced. Each week we all were asked to improvise for 20m, upload our audio, and the collected material would be compiled together. 
For our final recording, we loosly based our recordings on the game of telephone. One person started the cascading recording series, sent it to the next who improvised while listening to that person’s recording, and so on. 



Sonic Boom
Led by Ulrich Kreiger, this large ensemble focused on heavy, dark sounds. In a similar fashion to the Improvisation Ensemble, we did remote recordings that were largely improvised. 


Daily Bread
While not officially part of any of the ensembles, Maria Bulla, Adam Zuckerman, and myself – all of us part of the ESP program and in the Improv Ensemble – decided to partake in a month of daily recordings. The prompt was simply, record for one minute every evening at 20:20. At the end of the project, we created one track that was just everything stacked and one track that was generated with a max patch. 


︎Fall 2019