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A collection of videos on researching and composing juggling routines.

This videos were made while generating music that I listen while I juggle to inspire me. Discovering new tricks and texture.

Juggling composition while generating music

During those days, we decided to record some diabolo compositions. The main purpose of this project was to see how a juggler goes from a blank canvas to an existing routine and how to start to fix the movements.

In this juggling laboratory,the music for the videos was done while the juggler played. The music was made with digital synthesizers and some pedaleffects on an iPad. During the research, the juggler listened to the music that was generated with a pair of bluetooth earplugs and let the music affect the juggling output.

This is because one of the cores of this laboratory is to observe how this generative music that the juggler listens to inspires and affects the juggling composition, helping to discover newtricks and textures!

All videos were recorded for up to 30 minutes.

  • Flat Orbits

    Flat Orbits

    A YouTube video of diabolo juggler that improvise with flat orbits and north winds, that atmosphere is cold and icy,…

  • Slow spirals

    Slow spirals

    Diabolo juggling research about slow spirals while doing and listening to generative music.

  • Sync Flippers

    Sync Flippers

    Diabolo juggling research with synchronous movements and flippers. The music that plays in the video is what I hear while…

  • Don Flamingo

    Don Flamingo

    Unusual orbits, slow bounces, darksides fruits of consequences, pistons moving organically, softening their sound, like a train traveling in slow…

  • Side by Side

    Side by Side

    Fluctuations that go from left to right, back and forth, back and forth, over and over again. Where are they…

  • Magic Sunset

    Magic Sunset

    Investigation of juggling the diabolo during sunset. The music that plays in the video is what I hear while I’m…

  • Spiral Release

    Spiral Release

    Small diabolo juggling composition with some suspensions, stick releases, grinds and multiplex. The Spiral Release Poem The diabolo spins with…

  • Han Fan

    Han Fan

    Building a small diabolo combo, with some variations of rhythm, half turns, starts and stops. The Han Fan Poem Poem…

  • Suspension Time

    Suspension Time

    Days are coming when we have to be at home, we start a process where we will record both juggling…