Recent Work

Composition for Paper Shredders, Prepared Chord Organs, Fire-Bell, Hand Mixer and Cymbal, 2014

Live performance of the work Composition for Paper Shredders, Prepared Chord Organs, Fire-Bell, Hand Mixer and Cymbal at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Ohio on March 20, 2014 as part of my solo exhibition Video Music. On view from March 20 – May 29, 2014.

Found Reel: history of operating the recording apparatus in Southeast Ohio, 2013

I found an old reel to reel player in my local antique shop here in Athens, Ohio. It came with a box of reels and this one speaks for itself.

Rhythm for blenders, phone bells, and clamped fire bell. 2013

A rhythmic test with Blenders and Bells for a new installation in progress, Spring 2013. Blenders, Phone Bells and Clamped Fire Bell controlled with a variety of dmx lighting equipment and other analogue control sources.

Composition for clamped fire-bell, shredders, and prepared chord organs, 2013

A test of work for a new installation in progress, Early Spring 2013. Clamped Fire Bell, Shredders and Prepared Chord Organs controlled with a variety of dmx lighting equipment and other analogue control sources.

Music for shredders and prepared chord organs

A small test of a new work in progress, Winter 2013. Shredders and prepared chord organs controlled with dmx lighting equipment.

Sonny’s Car

I started this work while in residence at Yaddo, March and April of 2012.

Sonny was a maintenance and grounds keeper at Yaddo for years and when he left he left this car.
I came across it while walking through the woods tracking the light and searching for locations. In the passenger seat among so many other things was a box of porcelain and corelle plates and cups. Sonny’s old ford might be considered an eye sore as this late 70′s working class boat reared it’s thick steel body into the pastoral and immaculate grounds of Yaddo.

Every sound you hear was captured during the event- there are no added instruments and no layering of sounds- just the sounds of Sonny’s china breaking against his old car. The only manipulation is through the speed or the sound/video.

Music for Teacups [samples]

2012 by David Colagiovanni and Melissa Haviland
Shot on RED, Stereo Audio

Drums/Brushes/Cups/Sticks/Irons

2011, 2k video, stereo sound. Recorded on a Spring evening in 2011 with David McConnell.

Corelle

2010 by David Colagiovanni and Melissa Haviland.
2k video, Stereo sound, Shot on RED.

Music for New Mexico

2010, 2K video, stereo sound. Shot on Red.
by David Colagiovanni & Melissa Haviland 
shot in Carson, New Mexico in the late summer of 2010.

Oakland, October 25th

2011, Hand-drawn animation
A short hand drawn rotoscoped animation depicting Veterans for Peace member Scott Olsen after he was wounded by a non/less-lethal round by riot police on October 25, 2011 at 14th Street and Broadway in Downtown Oakland.
The original video comes from Ali Winston a reporter for KALW 91.7 FM.