NO CARRIER project
2005 - ongoing
NO CARRIER is an ongoing real-time video performance project started in 2005. At that time, though there were many musicians performing 8-bit music using authentic (and nearly obsolete) video game hardware, there were very few visualists working with that hardware -- and fewer using their own custom software. I started performing under the alias NO CARRIER using Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) consoles from 1985, writing my own software in 6502 Assembly and creating my own EEPROM development cartridges. I've performed as NO CARRIER worldwide, in the US, South America, Europe, and Asia. I also lead workshops and give technical lectures on coding and hardware hacking.
In 2011, the NO CARRIER project expanded beyond the NES and into the realm of real-time video synthesis. I program a number of standalone and modular video synthesizers to generate synthesized abstract patterns using video oscillators and colorization techniques.
Example NO CARRIER setup - 2016
This setup features (clockwise from top left) a video preview monitor, HSS3jb video synthesizer, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Edirol V4 video mixer, and LZX Visionary modular video synthesizer system.
Balún x NO CARRIER - Palisades, New York 2015
In this video, the setup used to create the visuals is very similar to the one shown above.
Cow'p x NO CARRIER - Blip Festival, Tokyo 2012
This entire performance uses only two Nintendo consoles running my original software. The flashing abstract images and and patterns are controlled by button presses and mixed using the Edirol V4 in real time.
Nullsleep x NO CARRIER - Blip Festival, Tokyo 2010
This video features realtime visuals and movies playing back on NES consoles running my original software. Most notably, the movies are playing using my NESFlix software, available to download (open source) on the left.
Cow'p x NO CARRIER - Blip Festival, New York 2008
The visuals in this video use only two NES consoles running my original software. The flashing abstract images and and patterns are controlled by button presses and mixed using the Edirol V4 in real time.