Victor Haskins is an international performer, visionary, multi-instrumentalist, improviser, sound artist, composer, arranger, bandleader, interdisciplinary collaborator, and educator.
Victor’s main performing projects are “Victor Haskins & Moving Sound Pictures and “Victor Haskins’ Skein. Moving Sound Pictures is an innovative, one-man-band where Victor extemporaneously improvises intricate, interactive soundscapes and spontaneous compositions. Elements of existing artistic traditions from around the world are evoked, repurposed, and filtered through his imagination. Additionally, Victor frequently collaborates with dancers in this setting, improvising collectively across mediums to orchestrate a powerful, cinematic experience. In Victor Haskins’ Skein, Victor is joined by a live bassist and drummer to explore the possibilities of collective improvisation through the forum of compositions and arrangements he has crafted for the ensemble, delighting and intriguing audiences with intense auditory interplay. Victor is known for his masterful use of the cornet, and unique integration of sound design triggered by electronic wind instrument (EWI) in both of these projects.
Some notable highlights from Mr. Haskins’ performance career thus far include the creation of his own improvisational concept—Melodic Improvisation—as well as an independently-conceived music genre that is based on that concept, called “ImproviStory (which later evolved into his current project, “Moving Sound Pictures). He released his debut album of all original compositions—“The Truth—on 32 Bar Records in March of 2013, and will release his second album of original compositions—“Showing Up—in February of 2019.