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Syzygy Video :: 1999

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Although the Hybridised mix showcases the main avatar visuals, it was produced before the Syzygy event took place in order to be available for sale. The Katak and IIS excerpts here mix newer samples and filmed elements and reveal the depths of intensity achieved during the extended live mixes on the night. The other two excerpts give a tantalising glimpse of 0D Syzygy avatar nights.

0rphan Drift : Syzygy Video : Hybridized
Hybridized
This video mix was made to showcase the Syzygy avatars, using sampled, filmed, feedback generated and digitally warped footage.

The audio tracks for each avatar were commissioned for Hybridized and were part of the DJ sets during the Syzygy performances.
  0rphan Drift : Syzygy Video : 2:9 Night Documentation
2:9 Night Documentation
Audio mixed by Ocosi
Performers Natasha Desmerais, Holly Davey and Elaine Thomas.
Although shot on mini DV in the dark, this gives some idea of the atmosphere and relationship between the performers, video and soundscape. The dance eerily manifests the fusion of the Xes and IIS avatars.

Video length: 11.40 minutes
  0rphan Drift : Syzygy Video : 5:4 Night Documentation
5:4 Night Documentation
Audio mixed by Ocosi
Performers Natasha Desmerais, Holly Davey and Elaine Thomas.
The man behind the camera is perhaps possessed by the avatar being summoned here. Coupled with the scarcity of filming light, this makes for an interesting record of the night's brush with insanity, perfectly capturing the performers' interpretation of the Katak frequency.

Video length: 6.03 minutes
 
0rphan Drift : Syzygy Video : 9:0 IIS Mix (excerpt)
9:0 IIS Mix (excerpt)
For the 90 event, Surface mixed his tracks into an experimental electronica soundscape. There were no performers. The absence of audio here is intentional. IIS whispers in your head, emerging from the darkness.

Video length: 13.21 minutes
  0rphan Drift : Syzygy Video : 5:4 Katak Mix (excerpt)
5:4 Katak Mix (excerpt)
Audio by Scorn, with Coil and Jack Dangers.
Tracks: Sleep When Home, Dreamspace (Shadow vs Executioner mix), The End (Nightmare Mix), Silver Rain Fall and Doors.
Performers Natasha Desmerais, Holly Davey and Elaine Thomas.
The mix opens with a dance rehearsal, introducing the evolving presence of the dancer body in the video throughout the Katak night.

Duration: 22.03 minutes