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Placid Plastics :|: Recorded live Sept 4, 2015


Arvid Tomayko - computer, trumpet, keys, trackpads

Tent Worm :|: Live @ Art Market Provicentown - July 18, 2015

Live performance by Hannah G. Thompson and Arvid Tomayko

Performers transform wearable fabric sculptures that control electronic music soundscapes.

Arvid Tomayko - sound and interaction
Hannah G. Thompson - fabric sculpture and movement direction

Special thanks to Debbie Nadolney at AMP

Watch a two minute excerpt of the performance: (full performance below)

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Full Performance:

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Arvid Tomayko live at The Zoetical Festival – final night :|: AURORA – Providence, RI – April 24, 2015

Arvid Tomayko - computer, trumpet, keys, trackpads, spring reverb

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Special thanks to Thomas Alan Rugg for shooting the video. Thanks to Arc Iris for inviting me to perform.

Moon Man's Dream :|: December 2014

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Video and music by Arvid Tomayko - December 2014

Music performed live using custom software created in Max.
Original footage shot in Central Falls and Providence, RI (Thanks to Steve and Eugenia).
Video manipulated in realtime using Max and edited to fit the music.

Music only is here.


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Massachusetts Geophonic :|: Premiere :|: June 4, 2013, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

A musical performance of Massachusetts geology using data from the USGS. Commissioned by Swissnex Boston. Also check out my geophonics page and the how it works video.

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A Sonic Architectural Reimagining of Provincetown :|: Oct 7, 2012

Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse, Provincetown, MA

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This video is the 2nd performance of the evening. You can also watch the first performance. The audio and video recording are not quite as good, but it includes an explanation of how the interactive video projection works. If you want, you can jump directly to the explanation at the end of the video pf the 1st performance.

Arvid Tomayko-Peters - TOOB, interactive video projection
Steve Schwartz - drums, technical assistance
Elliot Creager - guitar, electronics

Photos used in the interactive video projection courtesy of: Vicky Tomayko, Anne Haines, Wikimedia Commons
Video: Arvid Tomayko-Peters
Special Thanks to Jay Critchley, Vicky Tomayko, Andrea Starr
Performed for Jay Critchley's 10 Days That Shook the World

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Working on turning Massachusetts Geophonic into a standalone program for Mac and Windows. Will be available here soon.

Still Working on a looping system in Max/MSP for solo performance that allows me to record and arrange loops on the fly to create distinct sections and different textures. It's become quite a beast over the last year i've been working on it.

A new version of Maestro Frankenstein is in the works and will be released sometime. It is a complete re-write with a much better GUI, better performance, and hopefully far fewer bugs. It may not have all the features of version 1 when first released, but i hope to add all the reasonable ones back as I go.

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About Arvid

Arvid Tomayko (technically "Arvid Tomayko-Peters", but it's a bit ungainly to use all the time) is a Providence based experimental musician, composer and multimedia artist interested in live improvised electronic music performance, data or process driven composition, and the intersection of those two worlds. He builds and performs with extended digital instruments, including the TOOB - a wireless hyper-trumpet and makes live and pre-composed video pieces. Arvid holds a BA in Computer Music and Multimedia and Geology from Brown University. He currently works in audio product development at Your Heaven where he designs, builds and codes for audio electronics that make acoustic instruments sound really good when amplified or recorded.