Compositions

On this page I show a selection of my audio-visual compositions and grouped them according to artistic and technical concepts. Because software to work with music and visuals at the same time doesn’t exist, I create it myself since 1995. Since 2003 I make my compositions with my own software exclusively. You’ll find many more compositions on the project pages.

Eboman in 12 compositions

The twelve videos below give an impression of my work: (1) EboSuite, (2) the Interactive Tracks concept, (3) the Augmented Stage concept, (4) the live video sample concept, (5) the Webby Award winning composition ‘Like diSs‘ made with SenS IV, (6) the SenSorSuit 2.0 and video drumkit (7) a DVJ remix of Alicia Keys. (8) the SenSorSuit I created in 1999. (9) Trap to skiLL you was supposed to be the lead single from my debut album, (10) GarbiTch shows the use of audio-visual effects in 1998, (11) Donuts with Buddha marked my break through as audio-visual artist in 1996, (12) Tragic eRRoR is the first audio-visual composition I made in 1988.

Creating my own audio-visual instrument

In my work music and visuals are one. I started creating my own audio-visual instruments in 1995, because software to work with music and visuals at the same time didn’t exist. This quest affected my work as an artist heavily, but resulted in a wonderful product: EboSuite. The videos below show (1) EboSuite, (2) SenSei, (3) SenS IV, (4) the Frame Drummer Pro, (5) the skrtZz set-up from 1998, (6) the home made video sampler from 1996.

Video sampling

I love video sampling. I offers a lot of artistic freedom and new ways to tell a story in a musical way. In the 90’s and early 2000’s it was the only way to use complex visuals, because hardware was not powerful enough to generate visuals or use audio-visual effects in real-time. The videos below show: (1) a DVJ mix with EboSuite, (2) a track made for a car insurance company,  (3) track for my website 2.0 made with SenS III, (4) a track from my debut album, (5) a track made with my home-made video sampler, (6) an early composition from 1993.

Audio-visual effects

Audio-visual effects (AVFX) play an important role in my work. AVFX are effects that manipulate the image and sound of a video simultaneously. It is a great source of artistic expression and an interesting way to create completely new images and sounds. The videos below show: (1) EboSuite, (4) how I used SenS III to create a track (no all AVFX are created with SenS III, because of hardware limitations), (6) a scene from my dDriVer must be a MAdMaN movie.

Visual music

Audio-visual effects and visual music (the art of translating sounds or music into an analogous visual presentation) are very closely related. In my work these two art forms are merged into each other. The first video below shows how I used SenSei to create visual music in 2011.

3D video mix & real-time motion graphics

From 2007 until 2011, I invested a lot in the 3D video mix and ‘real-time motion graphics‘ software of my audio-visual instruments SenS IV and SenSei. With this software 12 video players can be mixed with each other and with many graphics, three live camera streams and 3D models and visual effects, in real time!

Augmented Stage

In 2011, I made the real-time motion graphics software of SenSei interactive to create Augmented Stage. An innovative way to control and be part of an audio-visual show. With Augmented Stage you can literally step into the audio-visual composition on the screen and interact with all visuals live. Walk around Michael Jackson, interrupt a TV show, be the drummer in a music video, jump between explosions,  move objects, throw away a logo, etcetera, … the possibilities are limitless! Your art is your interface.

Live video sampling

I have been using live recordings of the audience in my live shows since 2004. Combined with the SenSorSuit this concept was a great success. I did many live video sampling shows on a very diverse range of stages. The first video below shows how I used SenS IV during a performance.

DVJ

I started performing as a DVJ in 1999 and created my own DVJ mixer in 2002. I have done many DVJ shows since then. To create the DVJ tracks I experiment with many audio-visual composition techniques. I use fragments from kitch pop culture to create hardcore creative audio-visual dance tracks. The compositions below are partly created with my SenSorSuit.

SenSorSuit

In 1999 I created my first SenSorSuit with door hinges and parts of a DJ mixer. With this motion tracking suit I was able to control my shows in a more natural way and interact with my audience better. In 2004 I created the SenSorSuit 2.0 using flex sensors and touch sensitive sensors. The first video shows the software I used for my first SenSorSuit.

Adventures in baSs

In 2000, 2001 and 2002 I was searching for a new style of dance music, mixing the best of Drum and Bass and other forms of dance. The aim was to create hard dance music with a  lot of digital mix trickery and a lot of bass. Some of these tracks I used for my DVJ 2.0 set.

Generative tracks

For musicians it is very normal that their software works in real-time and is optimised for a real-time workflow, to jam, play live with each other and try out ideas immediately. For visual artists this is very different. Visual editing and mix software is slow and the workflow is static. I am interested therefor in concepts to do video editing and manipulation in real-time. The videos below are the result of such experiments.

Remixes

Below a selection of music remixes I did. The first three videos are remixes for Japanese J-Pop artists. The forth and fifth are remixes for Birgit Schuurman from 2004. The last video is a remix for the Treble Spankers from 1996.

skrtZz

In 1998, I developed the skrtZz concept to work with video in a more creative, flexible and musical way. I also used the skrtZz concept to play with real-time audio-visual effects before hardware was powerful enough to do this live. This is concept is also great to create digital scratch music.

Commercial work

To fund the development of my technology I do many commercial projects, for brands like Nike, Telefonica, Heineken, ASML, 55DSL, Google, Nokia, ING, TMobile, Apple, Ray-Ban, Sony and G-Star. I always use my own audio-visual software and artistic video sampling, visual music style. The videos below show: (1) 55DSL fashion show, (2) promo for online video sampler, (3) live video sample installation, (4) Festival after movie installation, (5) opening for the Effie Awards, (6) compilation of real-time motion graphics.

Chaos funk

Between 1998 – 2000, I produced many Chaos Funk tracks. With Chaos Funk I tried to produce energetic, constantly changing, organic, seemingly spontaneous improvised compositions. The tracks should feel as if they were played live by a crazy band.

SmadS movies

In 1997 and 1999, I produced two Sample madnesS movies: Fort EboSuite goLd and dDriVer must be a MAdMaN. Both are experiments in video sampling, audio-visual effects, visual music and story telling.

Sample madnesS

I made a lot of music. In 1994 I called my style Sample madnesS. In 1996 and 1997 I released two E.P.’s called Sample madnesS pt.1 and Sample madnesS pt.2, which gained me a lot of success in the Netherlands and abroad. That opened a lot of doors for me.

Dos Amigas

In the summer of 1988, I got a Commodore Amiga computer. The Amiga was an extremely creative, versatile and powerful computer for it’s time. Great for making music and visuals. When I heard about it, I couldn’t sleep for two weeks and it still holds a special place in my heart. In 1990 I got a second Amiga. I used both Amigas, synchronised, to make more complex arrangements. With Runn into Jazz I scored a moderate club-hit.

AV Demos

In 1989 and 1990, I produced a few Amiga AV Demos with friends. I made the music and visuals and my friends made the software to play them as an audio-visual ‘slideshow’. One demo was used for five months to promote the Commodore Amiga in our local computer store.

Beginnings

The videos below show: (1) music for a fashion show, (2) music for our local hip hop posse, (3) music made with one Amiga, (4) music made with synthesiser software Sonix, my first DAW, (5) my first audio-visual composition made with my first sampler, (6) my first recorded compositions are so called ‘pause tapes‘ made with the turntable and cassette recorder of my parents.

Augmented SenSorSuit

april 5, 2022

DVJ 4.0

april 5, 2022

EboSuite 2.0

april 5, 2022

De avondshow met Arjen Lubach

februari 6, 2022

Lone Wolf

oktober 1, 2021

AMAZE Mirror room

september 1, 2021

Nevesoma

mei 15, 2021

EboSuite tracks

juni 1, 2020

EboSuite 1.5

april 1, 2019

Disguise plug-ins

oktober 20, 2018

ePacks

oktober 1, 2018

EboSuite

oktober 15, 2017

Haai aLarm

mei 1, 2017

Steppenwolf – Augmented Stage show

februari 1, 2017

After movie installation

augustus 1, 2016

Real-time Interactive Tracks

oktober 1, 2015

2015

januari 1, 2015

Interactive Tracks

juni 1, 2014

ASML – Augmented Stage show

mei 1, 2014

DVJ Mixer 3.0

augustus 1, 2013

Interactive Narrow Casting

augustus 1, 2012

Augmented Stage

december 1, 2011

EboStudio

november 1, 2011

HyperVideo

april 1, 2011

WikiVideo

maart 1, 2011

Eboman website 3.0

maart 1, 2011

SenSei

februari 1, 2011

Senna – AV instrument for children

oktober 1, 2010

Online video sampler

februari 1, 2010

2010

januari 1, 2010

Celluloid remix

juni 1, 2009

SenS IV tracks

maart 1, 2009

Real-time motion graphics

oktober 1, 2008

Conference show control

mei 1, 2008

Fashion Show Design

januari 15, 2008

A track in a day

december 10, 2007

Happy CarCrashing

december 1, 2007

Doc vs Doc

november 10, 2007

Live video sampling shows

oktober 1, 2007

SenS IV

september 1, 2007

¡Viva la Creaçion!

augustus 1, 2007

Eboman website 2.0

juli 1, 2007

SenS III

augustus 1, 2006

SenS III tracks

juli 1, 2006

Audio-visual effects and Visual Music

juni 1, 2006

Gurumatic

maart 10, 2006

SmadSteck

januari 1, 2006

Umoja

december 1, 2005

Verknipt

mei 15, 2005

SenS II

mei 15, 2005

2005

januari 1, 2005

Birgit remixes

november 1, 2004

Group composition

oktober 15, 2004

Gedoe of Gedaan

september 1, 2004

SenS I

september 1, 2004

SenSorSuit 2.0

augustus 1, 2004

LLib LLik

juni 1, 2004

DVJ-Tools.com

juni 1, 2004

FDP-7

mei 1, 2004

AGT – Generated tracks

mei 1, 2004

DVJ 3.0

december 1, 2003

Rock ya body rock video clip

oktober 1, 2003

Phonetic MC

september 1, 2003

skrtZz pen

mei 1, 2003

Interface Band

mei 1, 2003

Frame Drummer Pro

april 1, 2003

DVJ mixer

februari 15, 2003

Adventures in basS

september 1, 2002

Eboman website 1.0

juli 1, 2002

DVJ 2.0

mei 1, 2002

Bløf video clips en design

februari 1, 2002

J-Pop remixes

juli 1, 2001

Troost

maart 1, 2001

Digital skrtZz worLd champion

november 1, 2000

Violent entertainment

november 1, 2000

DVJ 1.0

juni 1, 2000

Doe Maar

mei 10, 2000

Containment

mei 1, 2000

2000

januari 1, 2000

Chaos Funk

december 1, 1999

SenSorSuit 1.0

oktober 1, 1999

V-skrtZz

augustus 1, 1999

d Driver must be a MAdMaN

juni 15, 1999

Trap to skiLL you

september 1, 1998

meet_me@samplemadness.net

september 1, 1998

d Story of GarbiTch

augustus 1, 1998

Hastalapasta

oktober 1, 1997

Fort Ebo goLd

augustus 20, 1997

Ebonator

augustus 1, 1997

Hardcore madnesS

oktober 1, 1996

Chris Cunningham interview

augustus 20, 1996

Sample madband

augustus 1, 1996

Sample madnesS

juli 1, 1996

Video Sampler

december 1, 1995

Mango

mei 1, 1995

1995

januari 1, 1995

Runn into jaZz … and more

september 1, 1993

Mo’ TV

juni 1, 1993

VFX

november 1, 1992

In d mode

augustus 1, 1992

Dos Amigas

juni 1, 1992

PRC

juni 1, 1991

dSQ

april 1, 1990

1990

januari 1, 1990

AV demo’s

november 1, 1989

Tracker music

september 1, 1989

Sonix

augustus 1, 1988

Tragic eRRoR

mei 1, 1988

My first sampler

augustus 1, 1987

Year mix

juni 1, 1987

Tape remixes

september 1, 1985

1985

januari 1, 1985