Electronic musician, Joao Orecchia,
Jozi Rhythmanalogues at the Shikisha Bar in Newtown. The project is a creative collaboration between film-makers and improvising musicians. Projections of time lapse films of scenes from Johannesburg street life by Theresa Collins and Mocke J van Veuren were accompanied by an improvised sound track by musicians Siya Makuzeni, Mngomezulu Neku and João Orecchia. As João notes, improvising to visuals is rather old hat at this point in the 21st Century; but the improvisations in the Jozi Rhythmanalogues were done by the musicians following, not the visuals projected onto the screen behind them, but a graphic score created from the frame-by-frame differences in the time lapse films.
The graphic score as displayed to the musicians in Jozi Rhythmanalogues. The orange/red timeline indicates the exact position of the film sequence as it was projected.
Vocalist/trombonist, Siya Makuzeni, and João Orecchia, improvising to the graphic score generated from the time-lapse films projected behind them.
The third member of the improvising trio, string bassist, Mngomezulu Neku.