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Official video from the Kid Koala album Music To Draw To: Satellite.

Video Credits:
chemical puppeteer: Karina Bleau
puppeteer assistant: Felix Boisvert
camera: AJ Korkidakis
post-production: Corinne Merrell

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Official video from the Kid Koala album Music To Draw To: Satellite.

Video Credits:
chemical puppeteer: Karina Bleau
puppeteer assistant: Felix Boisvert
camera: AJ Korkidakis
post-production: Felix Boisvert & AJ Korkidakis

VIDEO: from KID KOALA’s BICYCLE CONCERT!

yes we had fun! 12 songs! 12 turntables! 26 bicycles! 6 snacks!

VIDEO: DELTRON 3030 and KID KOALA on LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN!

I was so nervous all day but somehow found my zone when we played. David Letterman told me “You’re gonna ruin those records! Cut that out!” at the end. That was a priceless slice of life for me. not one needle skipped the whole song!…

VIDEO: ONLY IN MONTREAL.  this is what happens if you set me loose in a flea market.
VIDEO: 12 bit Blues CARDBOARD RECORD PLAYER TUTORIAL

For those of you with the cardboard gramophone/flexi vinyl science kit included with the first run of 12 bit Blues CD or 2LP, here’s a video tutorial that will help with tips on the assembly and operation of your gramophone. Science is fun!…

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Video filmed in one shot, no edits.
Director: Kid Koala
Art Direction: Corinne Merrell and Louisa Schabas
Cinematographer: AJ Korkidakis
Performers: Kid Koala, Corinne Merrell, Louisa Schabas, AJ Korkidakis, Vid Cousins, Ryhna Thompson, Jesse Thompson

VIDEO: LIVE IN STUDIO!  3 bit Blues.  Kid Koala 2 turntables, 2 SP1200s and a Vox Continental
VIDEO: from VINYL VAUDEVILLE TOUR at MOULIN ROUGE in PARIS!
VIDEO: 12 bit Blues CARDBOARD RECORD PLAYER SCIENCE KIT IN ACTION!!!

The first run of the new album ’12 bit Blues’ CD and 2LP includes a working cardboard hand powered record player kit! check out this VIDEO OF THE RECORD PLAYER KIT IN ACTION!

animated by our friends at seecreature

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Video filmed in one shot, no edits.
Director: Kid Koala
Art Direction: Corinne Merrell and Louisa Schabas
Cinematographer: AJ Korkidakis
Performers: Kid Koala, Corinne Merrell, Louisa Schabas, AJ Korkidakis, Tania Bertrand, Vid Cousins

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I wrote a few little piano pieces for Sesame Street. This one is for a clip by Monkmus entitled ‘Fall’

we did one for each season. enjoy!

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The Mosquito Book [working title] follows the adventures of a jazz-playing insect, telling his story through full-color photographs of an elaborate cityscape set constructed in miniature by Corinne Merrell and Louisa Schabas. Already years in the making, the incredibly detailed and stunning images will see the light of day in book form at some point in the not-too-distant future.…

VIDEO: from SPACE CADET HEADPHONE CONCERT at Montreal’s BIOSPHERE!

It almost brings a tear to my eye.

Montreal, you are beautiful.

check out a video clip of highlights from the SPACE CADET HEADPHONE CONCERTS at the BIOSPHERE this summer.

We’ve just confirmed shows for London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam and are continually looking for presenters/venues where this show could work.…

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Space Cadet is a 132-page etchboard graphic novel about an astrophysicist/space explorer and her robot guardian. A story about hope, isolation, family, connectivity, and finding your place in the universe, Space Cadet is accompanied by a “still picture score” composed by Kid Koala and performed on piano, bass, viola, and multiple turntables.…

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Here’s a clip done by my animator friend Jonathan Ng. This is the first installment of a mini series of animated b-boy battles we are working on. You should also try to find Jonathan’s “Asthma Tech” short film that he made for the National Film Board of Canada.…

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This is a 340-page gray scale graphic novel about a robot who tries to write love songs but cannot sing. Accompanied by a soundtrack composed and performed on Wurlitzer and multiple turntables, this romantic story introduces the Nufonia robot and his love interest Malorie.…

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Kid Koala played turntables on Luigi Allemano’s score for the NFB film “Jaime Lo, Small and Shy” by Lillian Chan.

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(companion comic book to the album)

This ensemble cast comic includes stories such as “5-Eyed Ogre vs. Gramaphone,” and “Skid Tries to Find a Lighter,” leading up to the moral nail-biter “5 Angry Dudes Learn About Birdseed.”…

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This is the video for “Basin Street Blues” from the Some Of My Best Friends are DJs album. It was done by the animator Monkmus. During the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome tour, I called him up and told him I was going to start the next album with a turntable version of Basin Street Blues.…

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(companion comic book to the album)

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome comic book introduces the Skid character, SP-1200 trained ninjas, as well as the Gramaphone character, Skid’s nemesis Negatron*, and the amazing breakfast cereal Disco Flakes.

 *Negatron went on to make further appearances in the Some of My Best Friends are DJs book as well as Nufonia Must Fall in the comic interludes “Negatron vs.…

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This is the video to Fender Bender off the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Album. It was also animated by Monkmus. My mom taped the MTV world premiere of it in all of it’s 1 minute, 50 second glory. After it aired, she immediately called me on the phone.…