Sandra Collins and Vello Virkhaus Present Interference Visual Music Collaboration

InterferenceRephlektor inkorporated has announced the launch of Interference, a collaboration between DJ and producer, Sandra Collins, and acclaimed director/VJ Vello Virkhaus. According to Rephlektor’s announcement, Interference combines world class skills with superlative technology to create a complete aural and visual experience. It will forever change the way you think about clubbing.

Interference integrates over 40 original animated works on DVD, which Collins blends together throughout the night utilizing three Pioneer DVJ-x1 video turntables. The video feed coming from Collins’ DVJ’s is then fed to Virkhaus and remixed along with additional audio reactive animations and live cameras. Utilizing various hardware and software solutions from Apple, Edirol and Brash Live, Virkhaus twists and blends the video streams together.

Virkhaus’s primary applications are Modul8, Livid Union, Edirol PR-80 and the CG-8 visual synthesizer. Collins and Virkhaus utilize several different groundbreaking techniques to mix DVD-video and animated footage (much as traditional DJs scratch records.) Combining these mixing styles with Collins genre smashing performance, the duo create a mesmerizing marriage of sight and sound.

“The merger of the visualists and the disc jockeys is going to feed the media hungry youth the kind if interactive stimulation they need to continue to capture their imagination and attendance to electronic music events in the future,” says Virkhaus.

“I knew from the start of my career as a DJ that it’s easy to be become pigeonholed when you regularly perform live and so I’ve always experimented with different styles of music in my shows,” she says. Imagine the experience of such forces combined. Or, rather than simply imagining it, check out the spectacular results at the Interference performance nearest you, says Collins.

Interference has been auditioned several times in Los Angeles area clubs and received high marks from fans and DJs alike. Superstar DJ / producer Paul Oakenfold attended a March 11 performance at Avalon Hollywood and was floored by just how ahead of the curve this project is. A video is available that gives a taste of what Interference promises.

Collins and Virkhaus have decided to take their collaboration on the road with several live dates at the 2006 Winter Music conference, including Friday, March 24 @ Crobar (w/ Paul Oakenfold, Hernan Cattaneo) and Saturday, March 25 @ Ultra Carry On (American Airlines Arena). More Interference dates are to be announced in the Spring.

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