I was re-reading Valis and learning about the stages of decay
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.
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.
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.
That’s Helmut Lemke. He was my teacher for a while.
That’s my husband, Rod. We don’t always see eye to eye.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glitch Beat from the same set:
and Yo Momma:
This is them in the studio. Glitch Beat:
“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”
(Returned on January 2015 by it’s previous owner.)