Trance Dance & Other Living Things
- Artist: Gartel
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/13/2004
This multi media creation by the Andy Warhol of the Digital Age- Laurence Gartel combines thousands of his award winning digital works into a multi-media surround sound extravaganza. You can listen to samples of all the songs, as well as samples of two of the mini movies by simply clicking the gartel website link to the left of this page. If you like what you hear and see, please come back and buy it. CD Baby has one of the best prices on the net, so you can return to this page, and purchase the DVD. Whether you like Trance, Dance, House, Techno, or Reggae, this package has something for everyone. You can listen to samples of all the tracks by simply clicking the Gartel website. You can get a small taste of the images and music. You will need to watch the DVD at least 8 or 9 times to fully catch the many images that fly by. Here is some very detailed information on 'The Father' of Digital Media- Laurence Gartel: LAURENCE GARTEL is a founding 'PIONEER' of the Digital Art movement. Gartel could also be considered the father of the paintbox era (circa 1986), who actually started this technique 10 years prior to any software being written for painting and photo-manipulation. He used digital synthesizers, TVs and then output photographically as a dyesub & Polaroid prints. It was also 10 years before Warhol did his Amiga prints of Deborah Harry. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Joan Whitney Payson Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Princeton Art Museum, PS 1, Norton Museum and in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History and the Bibliotheque Nationale. His biography for his pioneering efforts is included in 'Who's Who,' 'Who's Who in the East,' 'Who's Who in America,' 'Who's Who in American Art,' and 'Who's Who in the World.' Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Gartel had the opportunity to teach Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga Computer, went to School of Visual Arts, with fellow art student, grafitti artist Keith Haring, where he earned his BFA degree majoring in Graphics, and started his electronic career working side by side with Nam June Paik at Media Study/Buffalo in upstate New York. Gartel had many associations with musicians such as Debbie Harry (Blonde) Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols), Stiv Bators (Dead Boys) Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls) Ace Frehley (Kiss) and Wendy O Williams (Plasmatics). Recently, Gartel has created artwork for such Pop Culture stars such as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. LAURENCE GARTEL breaks all the rules once again as he brings to the music and entertainment industry a new vision. Mixing photography, graffiti, 3D computer graphics, animation, paint and video, here is GARTEL's first fusion of art and music in the new genre of Digital Video (DVD). Each track is like a mini movie. This project allows people to have their own rave party. Suggested to be shown on a big screen the experience reminds people of the early light shows of the 60s: GARTEL takes us to heightened sensory states. GARTEL's work has been exhibited around the globe at institutions and museums such as: The Museum of Modern Art, Joan Whitney Payson Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Princeton Art Museum, Norton Museum, and in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, and Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History. Several monograph books on Mr. GARTEL's work include: 'Laurence GARTEL: A Cybernetic Romance,' published by Gibbs Smith, Utah, and 'GARTEL: Arte & Tecnologia' published by Edizioni Mazotta, Italy. Commissions include: 'ABSOLUT GARTEL' for Absolut Vodka, Coca Cola, Philip Morris, Roche Pharmaceuticals, FORBES, Walt Disney Company, Commerzbank, and many others. HELPING GARTEL TO BRING YOU THIS MULTIMEDIA, SURROUND SOUND EXTRAVAGANZA ARE: Steve Daniz from the 'Land Down Under' joins Gartel in editing and mixing the moving images with still frames all timed to the music. The listener/viewer geta a real sensation experience. Big Daddy G.- Award winning producer of world class dance music integrates his own sound plus those of producers/artists from America, Europe, The Middle East and Latin America. This multi-medium, Dolby Digital Surround Sound Music and Visual Experience is guaranteed to blow you mind. It is like taking an acid trip without the acid. Have you own mind-blowing experience, a literal Rave Party on DVD. The music includes General Degrees new Hit- Miss Gorgeous, plus fantastic cutting edge Dance, Trance, Pop, and Hip Hop Tracks from around the world. This combined with thousands of Gartel's world famous images will keep you playing it over and over to see what you missed. WHEN YOU SEE WHAT YOU CAN HEAR IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!