I will miss each brick of the city.
This is the west entrance to the Vondelpark.
I will develop my photos, and share more, but most are not unusual.
For me the ordinary streets and the ever present water will make up the dearest memories of the actual city.
The best images are of my friends that I have made in here.
Below — the sunset on a canal last evening.
Now I am off to Rotterdam to the North Sea Jazz Festival.
It will be exciting to see one of the world’s largest jazz festivals.
Any tips on the festival?
Then I go to visit Sonia in Mons, Belgium.
I hope to see her show!
After my work at STEIM, I was fortunate to play with two improvising musicians, Frank Mauceri and Ángel Faraldo as part of the Oorsprong Curators Series.
This is an interesting improvised music series in North Amsterdam organized by bassist Raoul van der Weide.
The major constraint imposed by the series is that none of the players have ever played together before.
The second rule is that each player can only be in the series once a season.
Even though I worked with Frank at STEIM, we did not play together until this show.
I was captivated by the other two sets featuring Dana Reason, piano; Lori Goldston, cello; Ricardo Tejero, sax+clarinet; Jaap Blonk, voice; bassist Dominic Lash and drummer Onno Govaert.
Ricardo Tejero, (sax+clarinet) and bassist Dominic Lash did not play together because they are involved in a tour supporting their CD. I had the opportunity to hear this duo twice, once at Raoul’s Atelier and once as part of Tabula Rasa: Improvised Music @ Maarten Luther Kerk – basement.
Dana Reason (piano) and cellist Lori Goldston are also playing together, so they played in separate sets for the Oorsprong. I arrived late and missed their showcase at Raoul’s atelier, but I hope to see them play in future as they are both based on the West Coast of the USA.
My thanks to the organizers of the event and the volunteers who support the series.
This was my first opportunity to play in Europe and I was happy to be in such great musical company.
I am preparing for another Indiegogo campaign to help fund my trip to Europe in June, 2013.
My new Flikr account holds some photos from my 2010 trip to NYC. The series reflects my continuing interest in contrasting the remnants of a previous use for a space that contrasts with the present.
Yes, I am a bit behind in developing and posting . . .
This old sugar factory on the edge of the river in Brooklyn is one of my favourites.
Prints of these images will be one of my Indiegogo prizes.
You can donate directly to help me with my first trip to Europe here.
Here is the latest video I made to promote my campaign to raise funds. My lovely assistant and I explain the situation and ask for your donation on Indiegogo.
Go directly to my page on Indiegogo and donate — get fun perks too!
Exhibiting Bandwidth as part of the Guelph Jazz Festival Nuit Blanche gave me the opportunity to enjoy the audience reaction to the work, as three enthusiastic audience members participated simultaneously. Each individual operated a controller to “dance” one of the images projected on one of the three screens as the other images (one per screen) reacted to selected frequencies in the soundtrack.
Now, I have a very good idea of how to create an interface for stand alone installation. Everyone had positive comments and the wireless arduino powered control was a source of wonder. Thanks to everyone who assisted me in the programming of the Arduino sketch.
During the day, I was able to hear some of the other performances in downtown Guelph and was fortunate enough to be interviewed by the resident radio station. CIUT fm was broadcasting live from the tent and playing CD’s of musicians who were performing at the festival.
Toronto’s preeminent, listener-supported presenter of leading-edge music and spoken-word programming since 1966.
Producer Erik Betlem was kind enough to send me a copy of the interview recorded live on September 10th in the downtown Guelph outdoor venue tent.
The hosts were David Dacks and Laura Dymock,
Thanks to all the festival organizers, volunteers, CIUT and the friendly citizens of Guelph — I am grateful for the opportunity to premiere my interactive installation in Guelph.
Hope to see you all again soon.
The beauty of this natural setting cannot be described too effusively. After spending a week in San Francisco, the quiet and natural setting is very restful at the Headlands Arts Centre in Marin County. I have been trying to spend time outside as I know it will be colder when I return home to Vancouver. This is a retreat, so internet is only available in the main buildings, not in the studio or houses and there is no cell coverage.
The studio that Lisle Ellis is sharing with me is a basketball court that we are re-purposing. I will provide photos when I have my hard drives, the internet and computer all in one place. Until then, here is a photo of Lisle rehearsing with the Oakland Active Orchestra. He is conducting the orchestra and teaching them his music.
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When we first came to San Francisco, Lisle worked with this large ensemble and I am processing the video, but I also have a technical problem there as the Voltaic mt2s file conversion software is not working well on the new macbook. This seems to be a time of technical difficulties, so I am drifting away to more natural spaces. Sampled natural textures are the starting point for electronic explorations, video of oceanscapes will be projections. Photos of bleaching whalebones, the framework for digital art explorations. The computer is my lens, my palette and my delivery mechanism.
This month in the Bay Area has opened my eyes to new horizons and I am very grateful to Lisle Ellis for inviting me to share this time with him. I return to Vancouver November 27th.
Here are some photos from the American Thanksgiving at Headlands. What great food and friendship!
My first trip to NYC ever — so everyone — tell me
WHAT SHOULD I DO IN NYC?
I am making a list – unfortunately I am just going to miss some of the best events I have found. I am posting them anyway. I wish I had known about the gamelan performance!
I will also visit Providence, RI for a day or so at the end of August 30-31. I will miss the bonfires on Aug 29th.
Kronos Quartet with Gamelan Galak Tika; Friday 13 August 2010 at 6:00pm;Broadway Plaza; New York; August 13; 6:00: Gamelan Galak Tika: Kecak workshop and Belaganjur (marching gamelan)
Broadway Plaza; Fri August 13; 7:30; Kronos Quartet with Gamelan Galak Tika; Kenge Kenge; Damrosch Park Bandshell
Larry Harlow’s La Raza Latina, A Salsa Suite (New York Premiere) Conducted by Larry Harlow, starring Rubén Blades, with guest vocalist Adonis Puentes + Bobby Sanabria Big Band; Saturday, August 14 at 7:30; Damrosch Park Bandshell
‘In Other People’s Skins’ Interactive, Multimedia Exhibition to be Displayed at Cathedral of St. John the Divine – The exhibition is free and open to the public. It will be on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine through August 31, 2010. For more information, please visit www.stjohndivine.org.
Solo dance performances by international butoh artists. Dance by Mari Osani. Dates: 28 & 29 August; Time: 8 p.m.; Cost: $18 for adults; $15 for NYBK students, students with valid ID and seniors. + LECTURES/INTERVIEWS 24 August at 7:30 pm: Mari Osanai interview with Ximena Garnica. CAVE | 58 GRAND STREET, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11211 | 347.838.4677 | email@example.com |
McCOY TYNER, JASON MORAN AND THE BANDWAGON, THE JD ALLEN TRIO and REVIVE DA LIVE: CHARLIE PARKER REVISTED; Part of the NYC Revolutions series
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan
Saturday, August 28
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
JIMMY SCOTT, VIJAY IYER, THE COOKERS and CATHERINE RUSSELL
Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan
Sunday, August 29
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
HERE 145 Sixth Ave. (enter on Dominick Street one block south of Spring), NY, NY 10013 – check back
Meer Festival, Sunday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for lakeside music at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park’s beautiful northern end. August 29: Cocomama (Cuban Salsa) + September 5: Sounds of Deliverance (Gospel)
Jazzmobile, a concert in a park every day in summer
MoMA is open late every Thursday in July and August, with live music presented in two sets, at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m., in the Sculpture Garden.
MoMA PS1′s historic Warm Up music series begins July 3 and will take place every Saturday through September 4, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 (44th Street), the perfect site for you to take in a sunset and the sounds of an eclectic mix of bands that perform everything from bluegrass and Americana to jazz, cumbia and funk. Concerts begin at 6pm. Get directions to Pier 84.
Other Dimensions in Music – Monday, September 6, 2010 at 8:00pm - All Ages with Daniel Carter-reeds, Roy Campbell-trumpet, William Parker-bass, Charles Down-drums and
Fay Victor -voice. The Local 269 (map) 269 E. Houston @ Suffolk Street.
Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, Suite 602, (between Houston and Prince Streets in SoHo) New York, NY 10012
[Sep 11] KonicLab/Barcelona: Gesture Following with Max/MSP