The Secret Soup

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Secret Soup Performance in Flint MI


Secret Soup is in Your Shoes, (Multi-Channel Installation) All that Glitters, Solo Project House, Newark NJ


The Secret Soup is a digital real-time system for improvised audiovisual composition. Referencing audiovisual synthesis techniques, custom interfaces control LFO waveforms and looper with 1:1 audiovisual counterpart. Lines move across the frame while the oscillators are played to create an audiovisual gesture.

In a constant state of revision, the process has been realized as solo audiovisual performance, immersive interactive projection mapped installation, gallery installation, and as a score for intermedia performance ensemble.

The improvisatory nature of the score allows for constant recombination, breaking down the relationship between preconceived meanings and conceptions.  Language is sublimated into feeling, tone, texture so the habit of its construction can be stripped and a new way can be found.  Emulating the basic relationships of electronic signals allows me to “speak” in this energy. In this way, new meaning can be explored, probing in real-time for the sudden revelation that can occur through an integrated and fully authentic gesture.

Selected Solo Performances:

12.19.14 Fast Food Collective Presents – Single Channel Cheeseburgers @ Secret Project Robot

2.21.14 Single Channel Cheeseburgers @ Outpost Artist Resources

3.2.14 Distended Cinema @ Outpost Artist Resources

Intermedia Ensemble:

5.2.14 Lab No. 3 @ Launchpad Brooklyn

Gallery Shows:

Jan – March 2014, All that Glitters, Group Gallery Show @ Solo Project House Gateway Center, Newark NJ

June – August 2014, The Luminous Surface @ The Mission for Temporal Art, Marshall, North Carolina

Immersive Installation:

May 2014 Generative Soup, Interactive Tether Ball, Projection Mapped House, commissioned by Disorent for Disorient Country Club, Skandanken NY

August 2014, Free City Flint, Projection Mapped Performance, Flint Michigan


for booking please contact me directly @ eric (dot) drasin (at) gmail (dot) com

Lost Property Unit

By | 2013, 2014

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Lost Property Unit – Beat Repeat from Eric Barry Drasin on Vimeo.

Lost Property Unit Night 2 jan 2014 from yuditskaya on Vimeo.


Lost Property Unit @ Gov’s Island from yuditskaya on Vimeo.

Choreography: Mei-Yin Ng
Projection Design: Sofy Yuditskaya
Additional Projection Design: Eric Barry Drasin
Lighting Design: Poe Ayumu
Sound Design: James Lo

In October of 2013 I started a residency on Governors Island with Sofy Yuditskaya and Choreographer Mei-Yin Ng on a multi-media dance performance. Here is some documentation of the works in progress showcase on the Island. The piece is in production for a showcase in early February 2014 as part of “HERE” Culturemart.

In “Lost Property Unit”, New York City’s own chartered dance explorer Mei-Yin Ng opens an investigation into the bodily and soul-driven limits of surveillance, networking, and media. Dance, robotic sculpture, and a time bending blend of live and recorded video craft a chilling narrative of a beautiful recluse and the cyborg pet who is anything but her best friend. Quoting and re-writing Hitchcock’s thrillers, Wong Kar-wai’s nostalgic romances, the science fiction of Twilight Zone, and the canon of Chinese mythology, “Lost Property Unit” lures us into a head space where solitude is never total and togetherness is always just out of reach.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival

By | 2013

Eric Barry Drasin @ Glowing Pictures BEMF 2013 Realtime Visuals Excerpts from Eric Barry Drasin on Vimeo.


Eric Barry Drasin did a VJ performance for Glowing Pictures at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Glasslands Stage. For this performance he used ZERO pre-recorded video content. All video was created in realtime and looped to go with the music that was being performed on stage. This video is a compilation of some of the content that was created over the course of the evening.

Music by DJ Sliink from his Soundcloud Page.


Rebirth into the Ageless

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In 2012 I was reborn into the Ageless.  It signified my dis-identification with age based narrative.  As it was my last birthday party ever, and it needed to count.  We had a Balkan Brass band, the Slavic Soul Party follow us  on the subway out to the water were we performed a rebirth ritual based on a Voodoo rock band from the 70’s.  Dressed in black, I carried a shovel with me to the beach where I dug my own grave.  The party took turns burying me alive while  Jesse Super Levy of the Levites, aka the White Wizard of the North, Comma, Jersey officiated.  After reciting the Yiska, I was triumphantly reborn as the Obeah man, a mythical figure of power and virility, and led the party in a totally sweet jam.

The First AlChemical Bank of Public Square

By | 2011

alchemicalbankThe First AlChemical Bank of Public Square was a public art project executed in conjunction with the Occupy movement of Fall 2011, in Watertown NY. Setting up a gift economy bank in the center of town, protesters and passers by were asked to engage with a process that transmuted possibility into self actualizing social currency. These were formalized in gift certificates acknowledging the validity of these desires in the public and private spheres. Protesters were asked to “cash in” their picket signs and then redesign new picket signs actualizing their ideas of what they wanted in the present. The local media picked up on the protesters and we made it onto the local news for the North Country that day!

Fast Food Music Video

By | 2012




FFMV is an experimental platform for DIY music video production and distribution. We are trying to change the idea of what and how a music video is. Developing a concept called social cinema, we employ radically different techniques towards the creation of music videos involving audience participation, cutting edge technology, Absurdist spectacle, non linear story telling, collaborative process and the distribution power of online publishing.

Check out the  Fast Food Music Video Website

The First International Symposium on Speed Metal Drumming and Arts in Education

By | 2011

Dungeon Master fliers
Dungeon Master and Nsumi Collective presented “The First International Simultaneous Speed Metal Drumming Symposium on Arts and Education” at Postmasters Gallery in NYC, on June 26, 2011. This was part of the “Being and Event” evening that was presented by Artist Meeting. Sponsored by Guitar Center.

Dungeon Master, the worlds most brutal academic speed metal powerpoint band, gave opening plenary statements involving a powerpoint lecture about the teleological relationship between, time, the universe and geographic formations on planet earth. Lead Lecturer Harry Merrit was backed by a Speed Metal trio, fog machines and laser pointers to help emphasize the key points in the presentation. Following this was a panel discussion by distinguished speed metal drummers where the panelists answered questions delivered by electric guitar “shred” by one minute rhythmic response. This was followed by a question and answer period with the audience.

This is the MC reading the Memorial Day Guitar Center specials to a crowd of eager fans.

And heres some stills from the Powerpoint

Produced by Dungeon Master and Nsumi Collective

Creative Direction and Production Management – Eric Barry Drasin

Lead Lecturer – Harry Merrit

Pete McHugh
Mike Amacio
Eric Barry Drasin

Drum Panelists:
Greg Fox
Oren Canfield
Cameron Wisch
Matt Gaffney
George Demora




Brooklyn Night Bazaar December 16th, 2011.

By | 2011, commercial

I constructed a live processing system using a wireless barbie camera and a wiimote nunchuck so that I could have a sweet video jam with Matthew Caron on December 16th, 2011. It was at this huge warehouse in Williamsburg called the Brooklyn Night Bazaar and it was presented by Brooklyn Vegan. Matt had the foresight to bring a VHS deck with him to record what we wound up doing that night, and also managed to get a clean audio recording off of the soundboard. HE combined a recording of our output along with audio from the soundboard to create this instant music video of the bands. Here are some of the videos.

10/25/09 with Images

By | 2009

Live video performance with Images in support of Genesis P-Ourridge (of Throbbing Gristle) at Purchase College. Live camera by Pete McHugh who crawled around on stage with a flashlight while I processed the live footage with layers of feedback and delay.

Images – Scott Davis, Kai Lord Farmer

Cameraman: Pete McHugh

Video artist: Eric Barry Drasin

Cameron Wisch Collaboration

By | 2009

I created a performance with drummer and friend Cameron Wisch involving acoustic drums, glowsticks, fog machine, live camera, projection, audience participation and audio reactive light processing. Cameron performs on an acoustic drum kit along with laptop
computer as Eric Drasin beams laptop projections onto the audience and
stage. A camera captures the movement of the audience and is analysed
by the laptop to form a ‘feedback loop’ of light, echoing and
enhancing the energy of the room.


Experimental Television Center Performance Grant


4/09 – Hudson Valley Contemporary Art Center – w/ Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
6/29/09 – Silent Barn
08/09 – The Tank NYC – with Benton-C Bainbridge and Bobby Previte performing “Dialed In.”

Simultaneous Invocation

By | 2009

In late 2009 I shot the beginning of an audiovisual score entitled “Simultaneous Invocation.” The piece was never completed but it was realized as an audiovisual composition for videodrums and guitar at Silent Barn in the spring of 2011.