H Y G O A V E R A G E ? the perpetual fast-forward...living on the cutting edge of music, technology
+ just plain forward thinking, stacey is always on the move and has done
so several times, several thousand miles ...
H O W I T B E G A N / /
stacey was exposed to the internet in 1991 and it changed everything. she started her online career in 1995 as an internet specialist at a multi-million dollar facilty located in the queen west district of toronto. the internet was still a new concept to most of the world, so she thrived on introducing clients to the wonders of the world wide web.
O C K E T N E T W O R K / /
van buskirk was part of the team who brought live, virtual music
collaboration around the globe to a realization through the rocket
network (formerly known as res rocket surfer) ... collaborative technology
that allows for musicians to similtaneously
create music together in a virtual space. simply put, it allows
artists in london, new york + los angeles to record music
together without ever getting on a plane.
the rocket in '96, she quickly found herself
evangelizing the internet throughout europe and north amercia when most people did not
know what the "world wide web" was yet, let alone make music
through it. she also performed at festivals and conferences in
various parts of the world showing off the live "vortex" jamming
with the technology.
stacey had the opportunity to work
with high profile artists like herbie hancock, stevie wonder,
sinead o'connor, thomas dolby, frequenting the best in recording
studios like fox, universal, sarm west, serrafine, abbey road, hit
factory ... training producers,
engineers and artists how to use the system.
network was aquired by avid in 2003 and has become
part of digidesign's digidelivery system.
Y E P H U N K / /
5 years at rocket, she opted for a change
and signed on as the director of new media at eyephunk label group & distribution.
the company specialized in electronic music, importing and
exporting the finest in breakbeat, electro, drum & bass, trance,
experimental and idm. the team was made up of dj's and musicians
so everyone worked hard to promote new music, cross pollinate
genres and break new artists in the USA.
accomplishments during this period included:
with eMusic.com for the sale of digital music (mp3's) for
the eyephunk label group's artists - before iTunes - when paying
for mp3's was still a strange concept
15-minute radio features
on artists and labels that were produced in-house and aired on college
music stations all over the USA
an online show called Eyephunk
Breaks which broadcast weekly on groovetech.com
a monthly nightlife
event Eyephunk Breaks which brought talent from
all over the globe
generating a lot of publicity including
a full page feature in the San Francisco Examiner who noted Eyephunk
as "leaders in the electronic music community and at the
forefront of emerging music trends.
I S U A L S / /
the end of 2000, she expressed interest in doing visuals, thinking
it would be the perfect enhancement for her own music. she
immediately asked her friend matt black (half of Coldcut,
founder of Ninja
Tune and a pioneer of audiovisual performance) to
help get her get started. off
she went, putting music temporarily on the backburner to get
her live visual performance together ...
as a visual artist, she
has an extensive resume of visually enhancing the performances
of a variety of over + underground artists and dj's including: Anthony
Atkins, Alex Patterson (the
Orb), Tipper, the
Crystal Method, Mike
Wind & Fire, mu-ziq, Phoenecia, Radioactive
Man (aka Keith Tenniswood aka Two
Lone Swordsman), Green
Sharp (aka Spacetime Continuum) Twerk, Single
Cell Orchestra, phon.o,
O.S.T., Crunch, Logreybeam, edIT, eight
frozen modules, Venetian
images from a multitask-world state of mind, stacey and her
visuals received attention. she was the first visual
artist to appear on groovetech.com, a popular online electronic
radio station with studios in london, san francisco and seattle,
she and anna were featured in mac addict magazine
w/ richie hawtin & BT. she also has
had numerous tv and public appearances.
C H O L O C A T I O N / /
the beginning of 2001, she teamed up with Anna
Sitko (aka anon) to create echolocation,
a series of ambientech environments with audio and visual arts
of the ambient/idm/experimental sort. echolocation environments have been created as stand alone events, as well as at large festivals, showcasing the best in intelligent
dance music and the artists who create it.
they hosted echolocation.fm, an online live audiovisual show with guests, that broadcasted globally through Ninja Tune's pirate station PirateTV.net. Tipper, Single
Cell Orchestra + Basura joined
them as residents of the echolocation collective.
H O S E I N T E L L I G E N T D A N
C E B I T C H E S / /
stacey and anna performed as the audiovisual duo 'IDB' (intelligent dance bitches) presenting anon + girlie8 live music + visuals.
in 2003, they were one of the featured artists on the television series STOCKTOWN that focuses on underground artists + culture all over the globe... japan, brazil, usa, australia and beyond.