This DVD should be remembered as the first BIG THANK YOU to all the participants and supporters (and believe me they are many!!!!). Well corny as it sounds, AVmotional rhymes with emotional and it’s no mistake here. We are quite attached and emotional about a scene that has grown and flourished in the meantime under more auspicious skies. This message is directed toward them, the Romanian artists and enthusiasts that we got most of our support from.
AVmotional first saw itself as an event trying to avoid all sorts of local biases and parochial feelings, but in the same time it strove to promote those who were already performing for a small but involved public. In the meantime, between the very first AVmotional the number of festivals and events accommodating hi resolution images and sounds has been on the rise, as well as the need ans search for such combined acts. If we look at the numbers the conclusion is that the situation has changed for the better with dedicated promoters willing to change something.
There are many other things to be settled when talking about giving musicians and visual artists/ VJs their due, as well as their fee, which is a sure way to support their continuous effort and their ever growing body of works, so as not to suffer under commercial strain or the whims of the present mainstream taste. They should all get paid at their right value, especially since/because of the fact that they do what they do out of their own initiative and personal satisfaction. We think that they should have more and more opportunities to play here and elsewhere, having access at a common platform – this being the only way to produce fresh and more daring oeuvres. Only this way the ones who will appreciate them sincerely will have immediate live access to their sounds and images.
A lot of the early AVmotional collaborations developed on the way and positively pushed others to sustain every new form of audio-video interaction. We were not the first, but maybe we were among the first to recognize and advance the potential of all these audio-video collaborations, Now the moment has come for us as well as you to have a relaxed and detached look at what happened not so long ago. We have the infinite pleasure to invite you all to the historical launch of the AVMotional 01 & 2 DVD release!
Released by the AVMotional Platform in 06.07.2006 on DVD, including 320 kbps MP3 and FLV video excerpts of all the live acts during AVMotional 01 (18.12.2004, Bucharest) and AVMotional 02 (29.05.2005, Cluj-Napoca).
Tracks 10 (AVMotional 01 MP3), 10 (AVMotional 01 FLV): all songs written, produced, mixed and mastered by Felix Petrescu and Valentin Toma (Makunouchi Bento)
Tracks 08 (AVMotional 02 MP3), 10 (AVMotional 02 FLV): all songs produced, mixed and mastered by Felix Petrescu and Valentin Toma (Makunouchi Bento), and…
Song 01 written by Alexander Arutiunian
Song 02 written by Igor Ilin
Song 03 written by Anton Stepanovich Arensky
Song 04 written by Erik Satie
Song 05 written by Maurice Ravel
Song 06 written by Erik Satie
Song 07 written by J. Ivanov
Song 08 written by Alexander Arutiunian
Song 09 written by Anton Stepanovich Arensky
Song 10 written by Erik Satie
Song 11 written by Arkady Ilich Ostrovsky
Tracks 10 (AVMotional 01 MP3), 10 (AVMotional 01 FLV), 08 (AVMotional 02 MP3), 10 (AVMotional 02 FLV):
Laptop by Valentin Toma (Makunouchi Bento)
Sampler, FX by Felix Petrescu (Makunouchi Bento)