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The Cure For All Disease

We The New Community

39 To Beam Up

Holograms

Tactile Music

Labyrinths

Tongues

Early Works


Prism House

Music Videos

Photography


Press

Bio

CV



PRISM HOUSE

Prism House is an ongoing audio-visual collaboration between Matt O'Hare (visuals) and Brian Wenner (music). We're based in New York City.

Prism House began when I met Pia Blumenthal at NYU in 2010. We shared an interest in musical visualization and decided to form a band.

The initial form of Prism House was as an improvisational audio-visual music group with Pia creating real-time video effects and myself making the music.

Videos from this period can be found by scrolling further down the page.

It was during my time with Pia that I developed my vocal-based approach to improvisational music, using a combination of live looping, drum machines, custom software, and overtone singing.

While I had been experimenting with throat-singing on my own, it wasn't until I received instruction from musician Helen Yee while collaborating on a live score for a play in NYC that I was able to achieve the sub-octave effect heard in traditional Buddhist chanting.

Once Pia graduated from NYU, electronic musician Brian Wenner and I began to collaborate. Unlike before, however, I moved over to creating the visual content of Prism House.

Albums (Composed by Brian Wenner)









Videos (Current Lineup with Brian Wenner)













Videos (Original Lineup with Pia Blumenthal)