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  • Live video from the "Haxan" Live Soundtrack show at the Vaudeville Mews

    Nov 14 2011, 0h53

  • A Woman Who Writes short film

    Ago 23 2010, 16h35

  • On the Spot with Ryan Kolder: Finder's Creepers MONSTARS!

    Ago 23 2010, 16h27

  • Cactua - a new short film

    Jun 18 2010, 0h24



    :Cactua: is a short film collaboration between director Kristian Day and make up artist Patrick Boltinghouse. This is the "single screening" version.

    The "lock groove" version premieres July 9th at the Vaudville Mews in Des Moines, Iowa as part of Brent Houzenga's Resident Artists: Guns Blazin' A Wild (mid)West Celebration.
  • ON the Spot with Ryan Kolder

    Mai 28 2010, 5h40

    As some people out there know (IE my Facebook peeps), I have been developing a local television program for Des Moines, Iowa called "ON the Spot with Ryan Kolder". We showcase local events and charities by giving them the spotlight.

    Here is our current show!

  • "Drawings by Bill and his friends" experimental short film

    Jan 21 2010, 4h28

    I made this film to expose myself to a different audience. This isn't the type of film that I would normally would do, however I am not opposed to doing more things like this. I apologize for Youtube's low quality. In the source film, the frames change extremely fast and smooth. Youtube's compression causes this to not be as smooth so things don't flow as well. It is best viewed in a dark room on a big screen. If anyone would like a copy of this on DVD please feel free to send me a message. It will be heading to some 'micro film festivals' this spring (micro in the sense where the movies are less than 5 minutes long).

    Here is the synopsis from the press release:

    In this experimental short film, Kristian Day collected artwork created by the public. He found the majority of the pieces at "Sharpie marker demonstration tables" and it took almost a year to collect the artwork. All pieces were created by chance with no prior thought. He originally intended on using the photos for a collage canvas piece, however after deciding that a short film would stand the test of time longer, he took individual shots of over 30 pieces. The drone music was created using a variety of simple sound generators & tapes that are being manipulated by delays, filters, and reverberation effects

  • "Drawings by Bill and his friends" experimental short film

    Jan 21 2010, 3h58

    I made this film to expose myself to a different audience. This isn't the type of film that I would normally would do, however I am not opposed to doing more things like this. I apologize for Youtube's low quality. In the source film, the frames change extremely fast and smooth. Youtube's compression causes this to not be as smooth so things don't flow as well. It is best viewed in a dark room on a big screen. If anyone would like a copy of this on DVD please feel free to send me a message. It will be heading to some 'micro film festivals' this spring (micro in the sense where the movies are less than 5 minutes long).

    Here is the synopsis from the press release:

    In this experimental short film, Kristian Day collected artwork created by the public. He found the majority of the pieces at "Sharpie marker demonstration tables" and it took almost a year to collect the artwork. All pieces were created by chance with no prior thought. He originally intended on using the photos for a collage canvas piece, however after deciding that a short film would stand the test of time longer, he took individual shots of over 30 pieces. The drone music was created using a variety of simple sound generators & tapes that are being manipulated by delays, filters, and reverberation effects


  • My short film "Bird Seed" is now available to view... right here

    Jan 11 2010, 15h36



    Stars
    Vanessa Giselle & Leila Sutcliffe

    Make Up & Special Effects by
    Patrick Boltinghouse

    Produced by
    Jordan Rasmussen

    Written, Directed, and Scored by
    Kristian Day
    A note about the film:
    "Filmed in the Autumn of 2009, Kristian Day's short film "Bird Seed" is a glimpse of a one sided need for being wanted and holding on to what makes them happy. Shot in Des Moines, Iowa."
  • My short film "Bird Seed" is now available to view... right here

    Jan 11 2010, 15h27



    Stars
    Vanessa Giselle & Leila Sutcliffe

    Make Up & Special Effects by
    Patrick Boltinghouse

    Produced by
    Jordan Rasmussen

    Written, Directed, and Scored by
    Kristian Day
    A note about the film:
    "Filmed in the Autumn of 2009, Kristian Day's short film "Bird Seed" is a glimpse of a one sided need for being wanted and holding on to what makes them happy. Shot in Des Moines, Iowa."
  • Kristian Day's Top 10 Ambient Albums

    Jan 6 2010, 3h14

    As a composer of ambient music, I have been asked several times what have been my influences. Which, depending on what day you ask me my answers may change. I went through my collection to try and find what I would not only consider great ambient music, but also a great diversity in the genre. You'll notice there is no Robert Rich or Harold Budd in this selection and as much as I do love their work, I wanted to include a variety of artistic styles. Not all of these will be found on your digital cable soundscapes channel.

    1.)Brian Eno - Ambient 4: On Land
    -So warm. He captures so much atmosphere and takes you somewhere that is so much better than where you are currently. This album is one of the most relaxing collections of music I have ever heard. The ideal place to listen to this is when you are falling asleep on a beach and the sun is setting in the west.
    Favorite track: Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960

    2.)Brian Eno - Apollo Atmospheres & Soundtracks
    -First Brian Eno album I ever heard. Every piece has a 'blue' color to it. A great mix of guitar and ambient keys. This album opens up a lot more musical styles than Ambient 4: On Land. There is even a light form of rhythm and stress on a few pieces.
    Favorite track: Always Returning

    3.)Casino Versus Japan - Casino Versus Japan
    -I don't remember exactly how I stumbled upon this project. I haven't heard much from him, however this album seems to hypnotize me in a much more relaxed state with it's minimally changing loops.
    Favorite track: Blue Vacation (Part 1)

    4.)Library Tapes - Hostluft
    -This was such a find. The project title defines the sound. Imagine if you found a a dirty old cassette tape that was stuck to the bottom of drawer that you just found it in. After you struggle to get it out, get into the tape deck and hit play you hear what is left of a beautiful piano piece that has been worn away.
    Favorite track: Repor

    5.)Maurizio Bianchi - Colori
    -Known for being one of the kings of noise music, Bianchi has also recorded a number of beautiful ambient albums. This one is my favorite. Every piece is named after a color it represents. The first thing that I noticed was how much his music reminded me of Angelo Badalamenti, only on a much smaller scale.
    Favorite track: White

    6.)Non - Easy Listening for Iron Youth: The Best of NON
    -First album by artist Boyd Rice that I ever owned. I found it at Goodwill in Cedar Rapids, Iowa of all places. He actually has a number of great albums, but I chose this one because he has a variety of lo-fi recordings he did with tape recorders and vinyl experiments.
    Favorite track: Embers

    7.):zoviet*france: - Misfits, Loony Tunes, and Squalid Criminals
    -Primitive is a key term here as most of their instruments are homemade or toys. This band has morphed a lot over the years. But their earliest material is my favorite. This is the type of music that I would label as 'earth moving'. They used to package their albums in tin foil, plywood, and lots of other random pieces of garbage.
    Favorite track: They're Eating The Passengers

    8.)Lustmord - Heresy
    -This is going to be the darkest artist on here. Brian Williams experiments with super low frequencies. Sound sources include crypts, caverns, and slaughterhouses. This album uses no synthesizers. Only recordings from deep dark caves with natural acoustic atmospheres.
    Favorite track: Part I

    9.)Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
    -They sound like they came right out of a 1970's television set. Super organic lo-fi analog synth music with 'pitter patter' beats. They are often labeled as IDM techno however I feel their sound is much smarter than that.
    Favorite track: Turquoise Hexagon Sun

    10.)Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
    -Next to Briano Eno, Aphex Twin is going to be the most well known artist on here. Most fans note releases such as Come to Daddy and Windowlicker as his some of his best work. I said that too until I heard this collection of material dating back to his start. The ambient warmth is most certainly present on these tracks and is a great mood setter.
    Favorite track: Xtal