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Arvid Tomayko Live at the 2023 Louisiana Synthesizer Festival

Live performance of custom Max patch with controllers.

Ballroom Sonics 2 :|: Live @ the Bremen Town Ballroom in Maillheim, PA - June 29, 2019

Arvid Tomayko - software, controllers, keys, analog synth, spring reverb

Apart From Me :|: New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh, PA – Feb 2018

Apart From Me, premiered in February 2018, is an hour long stage performance telling the a story of the power of human connection using wearable fabric sculptures. It is performed by 3 dancers wearing body sensors that control music in a reactive soundscape guided live by a sound performer. A Collaboration between H. Gene Thompson and Arvid Tomayko, with performers Ru Emmons and Anna Azizzy.

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Urchin Searchin Sound - 2017 - Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Made in residence at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum in 2017, Urchin Searchin Sound was an immersive environment built to withstand young people’s exploration and play employing oceanic sounds, imagery from coral reefs and reactive sound and light. Collaboration with H. Gene Thompson.


A Sonic Architectural Reimagining of Provincetown :|: Oct 7, 2012

Herring Cove Beach Bathhouse, Provincetown, MA

This video is the 2nd performance of the evening. You can also watch the first performance. The audio and video recording are not quite as good, but it includes an explanation of how the interactive video projection works. If you want, you can jump directly to the explanation at the end of the video pf the 1st performance.

Arvid Tomayko-Peters - TOOB, interactive video projection
Steve Schwartz - drums, technical assistance
Elliot Creager - guitar, electronics

Photos used in the interactive video projection courtesy of: Vicky Tomayko, Anne Haines, Wikimedia Commons
Video: Arvid Tomayko-Peters
Special Thanks to Jay Critchley, Vicky Tomayko, Andrea Starr
Performed for Jay Critchley's 10 Days That Shook the World

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2018-04 – Finished big projects at New Hazlett Theater and Children's Museum of Pittsburgh this past year, both in collaboration with H. Gene Thompson. Check out the new videos! We're also organizing artist studio space at Community Forge in Wilkinsburg, PA.

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About Arvid

Arvid Tomayko is an experimental musician and multimedia artist exploring the intersection of expressive electronic sound performance, process driven composition and interactive installation. His pieces are realized as unique auditory and visual performance systems that alternately focus or expand the capabilities of the performer. Tomayko's performance work questions how time is experienced what “now” means on timescales from milliseconds to millions of years. Tomayko holds a BA in Computer Music/Multimedia and Geology from Brown University. He is also head of research and development at Your Heaven Audio where he designs, builds and codes for audio electronics that make acoustic instruments sound really, really good when amplified or recorded.