The Beginning of the End is a dialog between video and music. Matsuo designed a program that can mix different footage in real time, constantly in interaction with the sounds proposed. The song we used is a version of the timeless My Way, made with music boxes and different self-made electronics. I called the song Their Way in reference to the randomness of reality and our illusion of individual control. In the end (apocalypsis) things will be “our/their” way.
This video expresses an idea of apocalypsis: a moment where nobody knows who he is and where is he going. A moment where we can go back to the stage before becoming individuals. A moment when we are back to our original state.
The Beginning of the End is our first creation together. We want to use this system in concerts and interact with the public as well, for example using texts that public “posts” in social networks as a material to be used/modified during the performance.
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Kunihiko Matsuo was born in Mito, Japan, 1969. B.A. in Chinese literature at Waseda University Tokyo.
He is a multimedia artist / performer based in Tokyo and specializes in interactive technology, audio-visual design and contemporary dance.
Tomás Tello was born in Lima, Perú (1981). His work is inspired by Peruvian traditional music and environment sounds. He is also interested in the possibilities a musician has to multiply himself. In order to achieve this multiplicity he uses a varied setting of instruments that include D.I.Y. electronics, cassette Walkman, AM radios, remote controls, cameras, guitars, samplers, voice, flutes, bells, etc. It is his intention to express concern for contemplation, patience and to establish a close, warm and joyful relation with the sounds that are around us.