Sep 5, 2014
angela

Filming for Linda Jankowska

Pivot point of fascination; I sometimes film this able and honest violinist: Linda Jankowska. I’ll update this post as and when a new video is made. but only the FOUR most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see the complete post.

This is a work by Mauricio Pauly for violin + guitar pedals. This is Linda Jankowska playing a portion of it at Le Bruit de la Musique festival (Le Quan Ninh’s festival!):

Linda Jankowska‘s set at The Noise Upstairs. Puzzles of Creativity Hang by a Thread:

and Where Did the Love Go from the same set.

Snare-Feedback-String Pattern

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Sep 5, 2014
angela

dfscore

I’ll be making videos as Rod develops his dfscore (dynamic-fucking-score) system. This is the first one: a short intro

Aug 16, 2014
angela

Constellation

timetraveler
time traveler 15.02.14

At night, a tiny slug sat atop–and was illuminated by–the vast expanse of my iphone’s display…it all said everything’s going to be ok.


3birdhouses
3 birdhouses

While reading VALIS I found the word for it: animism


ragwort
Ragwort

I was sitting outside in May and saw –just as so many people must have thought before me–that if you spend some time looking into these things that are growing that you could find deep whirlpools for your interest (the geometry of growth, the why of this or that, etc) if you wanted that, or you could just sit and more passively have an experience. Either way you could never touch bottom. Lately, when I feel myself getting pulled such a little–really, unassuming–whirlpool, I’m trying to make it a point to draw that thing that acts like a nexus, and follow it in.  Though I don’t think there is anything more authentic than interfacing with its face. It is the face of reality, infinitely authentic at every level. And also not drawing it for the sake of the depiction, but as a method to spend time out there with it.  Out there….within….I want that contour to dissolve.

Then I made a print so I could share something of it with other people. It’s a separate idea maybe, but coming from the same place. It’s like I’m pointing to the same thing the nexus opened to. Not restricted by location…a non-local…node…connection…. (And now this idea disintegrating into my own uncongealed thinking/feeling about it.)

This post is that too.

Jul 28, 2014
angela

Album Design

If you’d like me to apply myself to a project you’re working on just email me so we can discuss what you want, compensation, and timelines.  Here are some of the album package designs/concepts I’ve created for some very talented musicians in the past. I’ll update this post with any new album designs I do, but only the FOUR most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see the full post with all the designs.

If you want to buy any of these albums directly from the artists just click their link above the image.

Silence Blossoms – Silence Blossoms
As an alternative to the physical CD of their album, I also made a poster (that comes with a download code for the album). I used stippling to create the explorer/spaceman in the image, and used micron 0.3 to 0.8 pens to do it. Take a closer, zoomed in look. It’ll be worth it!
sam pic

Silence Blossoms – Silence Blossoms
I made 300 of these by hand! Each one linocut print with hand-painted red ‘atmosphere’, and some with hand-painted silver ‘spaceman’
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The inserts look pretty good too!
I made the originals using watercolors and ink
SBinsert1 SBinsert6 SBinsert5 SBinsert2SBinsert4 SBinsert3

And here I’m mentioned in a little Swedish press. It translates to: “Angela Guytons pictures also have an important function in the musical context” “It (Silence Blossoms) is art-music, music which is art”

swedishpress

Here’s another interview in soundofmusic.nu where Hanna mentions the artwork. I don’t speak Swedish so I’ve used google translate–this is what it spit back out at me: It is truly a special disc, it’s like a book with various sound images. Feels great fun. We have worked very closely with the artist Angela Guyton. She started to make our posters when we were on tour for three years ago. She is a member of the group and has really illustrated the music nicely.

ink drawing on paper
printed as 6″x 8″ 400gsm postcards
rememberance

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Jul 21, 2014
angela

Filming for Rodrigo Constanzo

I live with a very talented and prolific composer/musician, Rodrigo Constanzo. Here are some videos I’ve made for him. I’ll update this post as and when a new video is made. but only the FOUR most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading‘ link below to see the complete post.

July 20, 2014 – This is the second video that features the Grassi Box. Here I’m using my new slider. For more info on what is happening, visit Rod’s blog post about it.

April 28, 2014 - with the Grassi Box he had designed and built by Dan Wilson (of Cicuitfied). I make the most ridiculous and unintentional cameo in this!

April 8, 2014 – Skipping CD + Drums

April 8th, 2014 – Tuning forks and hard Drive

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May 26, 2014
angela

a strong sense of the pattern (all the colors of sex)

pattern
In the collection of able and honest violinst, Linda Jankowska. 33.5″ x 23″

a teacher encouraged me to make more. as much as possible. if possible everyday. and if not possible to see why not. and eliminate the situation(s) that would inhibit this way of being. With this to learn. see. experience. that the scope of my tendencies.ideas are not as significant as just doing if the two things are in conflict. constant doing. this is what to do as my practice. I saw myself seated at the same wooden table day after day. and then lived and felt that vision. and really it said it didn’t even matter when a work was done, because that is decided from within the scope of my inclinations.

I’m going to make something else now. This work is the latest of it’s line. perhaps last the last?…perhaps for now…really this decision is no matter.

Here you can see the others:
A Mundane Transcendental Object
Sense/Sense Object Dissection
The Universe Strummin’ a Chord
and several here, Exposition

May 19, 2014
angela

M62

Friend, Mauricio Pauly invited me to make this documentary of a project he was a part of with two other composers and two performers. This experiment in collaboration shows the early stages of the process that would eventually birth three new contemporary music works.


Here is the post I made November 23, 2013 for the teaser…
Here’s the teaser for a video I’m making that documents the interaction between three composers and two performers in a sort of experiment in collaboration.

May 19, 2014
angela

Sam’s Bedroom Solo

Sam Andreae came over last night to give Rod and I a private concert of his new  solo jam, in our bedroom!

May 2, 2014
angela

Dialogue

I made these a year ago but I wasn’t ready to let anyone see them. I worked on these everyday for a while then. They’re a dialogue I was trying to open up to. Between me and me…or the universe and the universe. They are both, and they are silly.  They’re little drawings, because as it turns out the universe is ridiculous sometimes.

1-conduit-to-god

2-your-grandmother-dying

3-this-is-the-universe

4-a-little-mustachio

5-positive-effect

6-self-agrandizing

7-probably

8-change-yourself

9-trying1

10-trying2

11-trying3

12-rewire

13-less-metaphor

14-relax


 

15-Helmut1

16-Helmut2

That’s Helmut Lemke. He was my teacher for a while.


 

17-Rod1

18-Rod2

19-Rod3

That’s my husband, Rod. We don’t always see eye to eye.


 

20-body1

21-body2

22-body3


 

23-hemiola1

24-hemiola2

or their evolved imprints…I don’t remember what that means now.

May 2, 2014
angela

Nothing Solid

Kingthumb
kingthumb

morpheus and neo
morpheus-and-neo

awkward-too

thinking-thoughts

instruction
instruction

stoned-ape-theory

critic
bird-critic

what are the chances?!
snorkler-explorer

“Your oyster, Jimmy.”
your-jock-advice

A competitive birdwatcher would never wear reflective glasses and risk the ricochet sneak peek.
birdwatcher

two-guys-and-a-pan

Here’s what happened when I asked Rod to interpret these drawings
holding-the-letter-B:

holding-the-letter-B-2

us-right-now

us-right-now-2
(see how smug he got)

hands

horse

groggy

Hard at work.
hard-at-work

Hardly workin’
hardlyworking

elevator

cloud-finger

ballsack

sherriff

dog

Apr 26, 2014
angela

Filming for Silence Blossoms

Silence Blossoms is one of my favorite bands, and they’ve made me their fourth member! Here are some vids I’ve made for them. I’ll update this post as and when a new video is made, with the most recent appearing first.

April 26, 2014 – Dancer, with a guest appearance from Rodrigo Constanzo performed at John Rylands Library in Manchester.

and Sonnet, also performed at John Rylands Library with Rod.

September 30, 2013 – Silence Blossoms makes my heart swell. I tried to make a video that could be 1/10th as good as the music they make. Behold their first single, Lady White, off their new album.

Silence Blossoms in the Studio. I’m putting together a short video that will include footage from one of the recording sessions for the new album.
This teaser is the first time I use After Effects.

 

Apr 11, 2014
angela

Filming for Richard Craig

Richard Craig is arguably the best in the galaxy (go ahead, look into it!). Here are some videos I’ve made featuring this creative blower. I’ll update this post as and when a new video is made, with the most recent appearing first.
Richard Craig‘s set at The Noise Upstairs. Here is the first piece from that set:

Bass Flute (1 of 3)

2 of 3

3 of 3

ialreadyforgotyourpussy.com by Rodrigo Constanzo – Here’s a live performance of that work from Richard Craig and Rodrigo Constanzo at the Amp/Al CD release party hosted by Distractfold on August 29, 2013.

 

Mar 13, 2014
angela

Filming for Strikethrough Me & You

Me & You is a duo which includes Rodrigo Constanzo and Sam Andreae. I make tons of stuff with both these guys and here’s another one of their projects. I’ll update this post as we make new videos, but only the FOUR most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see the complete post.

Me & You‘s set at The Noise Upstairs. Here is their piece ‘Elbows’ from that set.

Glitch Beat from the same set:

and Yo Momma:

This is them in the studio. Glitch Beat:

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Feb 16, 2014
angela

I Release

release_offering

This is a long night of letting go.
I need to trust that if a part of it is magic,
it is all magic.

want to hold on,
but instead I need to release.
I offer up even this part.
This half-dead,
most damaged part of you,
that I wanted nothing more
than to hold and heal.

So  I release even this part.
I offer it up to nature
And put my trust in it.
I hope you thrive
and grow towards love
even if without me.

“The offering up or cleaning up ego stuff is called purification. Purification is the act of letting go. This is done out of discriminative awareness. That is, you understand that you are an entity passing through a life in which the entire drama is an offering for your awakening. You see that the life experience is a vehicle for coming to God, or becoming conscious, for becoming liberated. And you understand ultimately that’s what you are doing here.”

Excerpt from Ram Dass’ book “Polishing the Mirror”

I believe “I Release” is my first (and only) alchemical creation. I cannot remember any others.

In the hands of able and honest violinist, Linda Jankowska.

Jan 21, 2014
angela

Foxhead

Here’s another watercolor

foxhead

In the collection of the clarinetist with the bestest, Rocío Bolaños.

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