by Cesare Pizzi & Jean-Lou Steinmann
Our ears perceive music as a continuous flow, made up of harmonies distributed over time.
Our eyes capture the images in real time and recreate the visual emotion.
This is our project-Twoflow-
twoflow is a creation consisting of a mashup of music and images. It is also a duo of Swiss origin created in 2016 by Cesare Pizzi (music) and Jean-Lou Steinmann (video).
Cesare Pizzi is a historical and current member of The Young Gods. Jean-Lou Steinmann is a director and has produced and co-produced the first clips and a documentary for the band.
The music is composed of more than 500 elements. It is performed in real time while respecting harmonies and tempos, through a control surface allowing the free choice of assembled sequences.
Images come from multiple sources and are reduced to loops undergoing real-time digital processing. The musician is also filmed live and his image blends with the loops. The video projection serves as lighting.
twoflow it is resolutely dancing and psychedelic with a strong urban-jazz-clubbing influence, the 2 performers influence each other in a set of about 60 minutes and create a continuous flow giving rise to a controlled improvisation always in movement. Nothing is fixed, the work evolves according to everyone's inspirations and the public constantly influences them. Everything is free to move.
Between rhythms and algorithms
I have always oscillated between three areas of interest: music, technology and its influence on society. Along the way, I acquired a triple background as a computer engineer, electronic musician and Social Community Manager.
Fribourg, bass player at the Jazz school, computer scientist in the aerospace industry, ball musician with the mythical band The Night.
Then Geneva, various music bands. Soon with Franz Treichler, we create The Young Gods, which represents this meeting of music and raw technology.
A long experience in the world of financial computing, automation, real-time networks and algorithms allows me to consolidate my computer knowledge. A Community Manager diploma, to better understand the impact of social networks on society.
The creation of a startup in the music industry, because I think the music needs an operation, an adventure still in progress ... with a priority patent
A new album with The Young Gods this year and a back to the roots of Jazz with the project -twoflow- which materializes visual flows to the flows of Urban Jazz.
The musical work of the project -twoflow-
The musical work of the project -twoflow- How to create a player that listens to the music planet? How to select a genre of music by tags, geolocated points and mix the whole by respecting harmony and rhythm, in an automated way?
A universal jukebox!
An algorithm is certainly possible, but its implementation would be rather long, complex and expensive.
What if I did it myself, in a simple and accessible way? I would like to play the planet because our planet is musical.
So I started to spot jazz and funk radios on the net. I have made a selection that corresponds to my tastes. I recorded about 20 shows in a short period of time, about 20 days. I had enough music to imagine what would happen next.
A long listening process began, imagining how to combine the whole thing into a single work. Impossible, of course. I then reduced, extracted, recomposed parts, assembled sections and created a virtual instrument with which I could express myself.
-twoflow- a patchwork of urban-jazz that reflects the planet of December 2015. I can improvise the structure, play live and I love it!
The concept of this video creation consists of a mix of images from multiple sources such as YouTube, existing personal images, specially created images and 3D animations created for the project.
These different images are reduced to a loop state and undergo special effects processing. These loops are then mixed live and broadcast on a giant screen behind the musician, also acting as lighting.
The musician is also filmed live and his image blends with the loops.
This work is both "craft" and "psychedelic".
Jean-Lou Steinmann is a director, independent producer and founder of Mediateria. Among other things, he directed the first video clip of the Swiss rock group The Young Gods, "Envoyé", then the video clip "Rue des Tempêtes".
In co-production with TSR, he produced a report on this group during its tour in the USA, "TV Sky - The Young Gods US tour 1992". This report was chosen by the SRG to represent Switzerland at the Montreux Rose d'Or Festival in 1993.
Cover 10 sides
Order Single Vinyl Twoflow
Single – 2 tracks
Stay Longer 4:18
Your Beat 5:01
Limited edition of 300 copies
MP3 download card and sticker included
Music and programming concept : Cesare Pizzi
VJ and visual concept : Jean-Lou Steinmann
Mix : David Weber @ Studio Forces Motrices, Geneva – 2018
Mastering : Lad Agabekov @ Caduceus Mastering
Additional drumming : Bernard Trontin
Bernard Trontin plays on Zildjian cymbals
Logo : Laurent Scotti
Label : SouthWest Records Geneva
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