Current Touring Victor Haskins Projects

Victor Haskins & Moving Sound Pictures

Moving Sound Pictures is an innovative solo project where Victor Haskins creates live-produced, spontaneously-composed music. Moving Sound Pictures utilizes cornet, voice, Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI), synths, live sampling, and virtuosic improvisation to transcend genre and present a supremely unique and wondrous experience of live orchestration and music production through the lens of storytelling. Every performance involves a genius synthesis of elements from a myriad of different and seemingly disparate musical and cultural traditions. It's like Victor is creating the most detailed, peculiar cinematic movie scores right before the ears and eyes of concertgoers, never to be heard again in the same way, and specifically tailored to the energy of the audience at hand.

Within this setting, Victor frequently collaborates with dancers in a live, collective-improvisational conversation across mediums. The music influences the movement, which influences the music, and the two cyclically influence the other. The mix of these artforms into one cohesive and interactive storytelling unit evokes a unique cinematic experience for audiences.

To see examples of some Moving Sound Pictures performances, mouse over the the "Media" tab in the navigation bar at the top of this website, then mouse over "Videos" and click "Moving Sound Pictures".

Victor Haskins' Skein

A “skein" has two definitions:

1) a tangled or complicated arrangement, state, or situation.
2) a flock of wild geese or swans in flight, typically in a V-shaped formation.

The members of Victor Haskins’ Skein bring these definitions to life through the highly interactive interplay in which they engage with each other, clearly exhibiting a dynamic chemistry that concertgoers will immediately recognize and feel. This ensemble combines enigmatic improvisational prowess with compositions handcrafted by Victor for the specific personalities of the group, resulting in an explosive and captivating experience for audience members. The repertoire of this ensemble spans a wide range of fascinating and entertaining sonic territory—infectious rhythms, catchy melodies, and elements of cultures and traditions from around the world lace each tune the Skein plays. No musical stone is left unturned as the intensity, passion, and honesty of the group is displayed fervently with each passing moment. And although most of the group’s musical offerings consist of original material, the audience will feel right at home getting acquainted with these vivid and peculiar sounds. If the purpose of life is to gather and harness new experiences, then Victor Haskins’ Skein is perfectly poised to pleasantly permeate the hearts, minds, and souls of all whose ears remain functional and open.

To see examples of some Victor Haskins' Skein performances, mouse over the the "Media" tab in the navigation bar at the top of this website, then mouse over "Videos" and click "Victor Haskins' Skein".