Patrick Liddell

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Patrick Liddell is a composer and video artist living in Oakland, California. He earned his Doctor of Music from Northwestern University in 2009.[1] His thesis is titled "Arrow To The Sun: Postmodernism As Compositional Tool", which outlines the contextual processes in postmodernist art, as well as includes a detailed description of the compositional, theoretical, and contextual framework for all his output.[2] The music from "Arrow To The Sun" was the basis for Liddell's first solo studio release.[3]

He has worked as a member of many ensembles within many genres, including The Zvooks (ska, reggae, Chicago/Germany),[4] Function Ensemble (progressive rock, Melbourne/Chicago),[5] Maurice (math rock, Chicago),[6] The University of Chicago Gamelan,[7] aperiodic (art music, Chicago),[8] The University of California, Berkeley Gamelan (Javanese, Sari Raras),[9] Gamelan Encinal (new music, Mills College, Oakland, CA),[10] Gamelan Sekar Jaya (Balinese, Berkeley, CA),[11] Steady Eddy And The Shakers (soul and funk covers, San Francisco),[12] and ANiMA Art And Music (electronic, Seattle).[13]

Liddell has regularly performed live and improvised video as a guest with countless groups in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as his own video/music/art under the moniker ontologist.[14] He designed Macintosh video software for this purpose, called ONTOplayer, which he released from Canzona Software in 2009.[15] His own music is an eclectic blend of 'art' and 'popular' styles, with direct references to jazz, soul, reggae, Renaissance, electronic, ethnic, progressive rock, Minimalism, video game, and film music. He has also designed and released Cantor's Comb: The Card Game, an original 64-card game featuring the music from the four albums in the cycle, on Canzona Games, in late 2020.

Liddell is most known for his video art experiment on YouTube "Video Room 1000", an homage to Alvin Lucier.[16][17][18][19][20][21][22]

He is also known for his audio work and video collaborations with Vox Novus's 60x60.[23] In 2009, he created a video collaboration for the 60x60 2009 International Mix.[24][25] In 2010 he created 360 one-minute videos in a collaboration for the project's 6 different hour-long "RED" mixes, with subsequent performances throughout the United States and internationally.[23][26][27][28] The screening of this collaboration at the San Francisco Outsound Festival was hailed by Jason Victor Serinus, Special to The Examiner, "Expect it to stretch whatever boundaries you may not have thought you had."[29]

Liddell has taught music composition and theory at DePaul University.,[30] and currently works at The Quarry Lane School in Dublin, CA as Music Director and Coordinator Of Visual And Performing Arts, also teaching International Baccalaureate courses in performance and composition.[31]

Discography[edit]

  • Arrow To The Sun (dissertation thesis, CD/DVD release, 2009)[32]
  • The Book Of Lists (First of Cantor's Comb album cycle, CD, 2011)[33][34]
  • Exit (Second of Cantor's Comb cycle, CD, 2014)[35]
  • Pauli's Dreams (Third of Cantor's Comb cycle, vinyl, 2017)[36]
  • Cantor's Comb (Fourth and final of Cantor's Comb cycle, double vinyl, est. early 2021)

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 4, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "https://search.library.northwestern.edu/discovery/fulldisplay?vid=01NWU_INST:NULVNEW&search_scope=MyInst_and_CI&tab=Everything&docid=alma9956367924202441". search.library.northwestern.edu. Retrieved November 24, 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ Arrow to the Sun, retrieved November 24, 2020
  4. ^ "Corey Dixon & The Zvooks". Discogs. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  5. ^ "Function Ensemble / Matthew Liam Nicholson". Function Ensemble / Matthew Liam Nicholson. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  6. ^ "Maurice". Maurice. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  7. ^ "Past Events | Friends of the Gamelan". Friends of the Gamel. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  8. ^ "Past Concerts". a•pe•ri•od•ic. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  9. ^ "Indonesian (Javanese) Gamelan". Music. February 27, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Bio". Gamelan Encinal. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  11. ^ "Gamelan Sekar Jaya". Gamelan Sekar Jaya. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  12. ^ "Steady Eddy and the Shakers". GigSalad. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  13. ^ "Events". Louis Chinn. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  14. ^ ": ontologist :". Ontologist.us. January 6, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  15. ^ "Gratis aflaai ONTOplayer Vir Mac ::: Video spelers". af.softoware.org. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  16. ^ What Happens To A YouTube Video Uploaded 1,000 Times Huffington Post
  17. ^ What Happens to a YouTube Video After 1,000 Uploads? Mashable Video
  18. ^ What Does a Video Look Like After 1000 YouTube Uploads? Gawker
  19. ^ Musician Uploads Video of Himself to YouTube 1000 Times by Matthew Zuras -Switched – June 4, 2010
  20. ^ "Gizmodo". Gizmodo. June 4, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  21. ^ "The Daily Swarm". The Daily Swarm. June 4, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  22. ^ "The Awesomer". The Awesomer. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  23. ^ a b ": ontologist :". Ontologist.us. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  24. ^ "The Outsound Music Summit 2010 Schedule". Outsound.org. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  25. ^ E. "Doc" Smith (July 23, 2010). "San Francisco's Alternative Online Daily News » The 2010 Outsound New Music Summit". BeyondChron. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  26. ^ "360 degrees of 60x60". Emmfestival.org. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  27. ^ "Current PiNG Events". Theambientping.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  28. ^ "Video Night at Rodan | Access Contemporary Music – Modern Classical". Acmusic.org. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  29. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Outsound to showcase sonic mayhem]by Jason Victor Serinus, The Examiner published July 15, 2010
  30. ^ "DePaul University Community Music Division: Patrick Liddell". Music.depaul.edu. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  31. ^ "Faculty & Staff Directory - The Quarry Lane School". www.quarrylane.org. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  32. ^ "iTunes – Music – Ontologist". Itunes.apple.com. April 18, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  33. ^ "The Book Of Lists". Ontologist.us. May 31, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  34. ^ "Cantor's Comb". ontologist. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  35. ^ "Ontologist". Spotify. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  36. ^ Pauli's Dreams, retrieved November 19, 2020

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