I would like to say a warm and heartfelt thanks a number of special people and organizations for making 2011 a very unique year for me:
Dr. Fang for her amazing insight and contribution to the Reconstructing Scenic Views of Chinese Landscape Painting project.
Dr. Robert Robertson for screening my films and discussing their work in relation to Sergei Eisenstein at the BFI
Streaming Film Festival in the Netherlands
Pyramid Atlantic Art Gallery,Silver Spring, Md
Heritage Film Festival, Md
Electronic Musik Netlabel(UK)
Kandala Records in Taiwan (look for a new disc soon in the new year)
Framework on Resonance FM
L’ÉTRANGER, RADIO PANIK 105.4FM, BRUSSELS.
The Sun will Rise Net Label relief for Tsunami Victims in Japan
Yasuo Akai-(look for a new track soon)
Marcus Beuter( new track soon)
2012 should be exciting-There are already some promising things lining up.
Shanghai is dense, overwhelming city for the senses …Since 2008 I have collected quite a number of field recordings and images there. Some of the field recordings have made their way on my discs, but I still have many more to release hopefully. The film/video part is another story. I have two films that deal directly with Shanghai G7034and Suzhou/Shanghai but I have always wanted to do more. At the moment, I have a number of projects that don’t deal directly with the city, but I think that may change soon . Above are images that date back to 2008 and 2009-expect more in the near future.
Author, Filmmaker, and Musician Robert Robertson is going to be giving a number of lectures on Sergei Eisenstein next month at the BFI in London. Most of these lectures will be centered around his book, Eisenstein and the Audiovisual which I mentioned a few months ago. Fortunately for me he is going to be screening Reading Dream Within A Dream-not sure what lecture yet, but I am pretty thrilled. He asked me to compile the location shots for the actual film to discuss during the lecture-so I thought I might as well post them here too. More on this exciting event soon-
Bamboo and Trees(dusk)- location: Maryland-
Moon(night)-super 8 film-location:Paris, France
Rain on window -melting trees(afternoon) -location: Maryland
Pacific Ocean shots-Pine Trees(afternoon)-Location-Washington
Blowing Sand on the beach(morning): Location-Delaware
Lights from the Night Bridge(night)-Super 8 film-San Francisco
Photographer near a lake(morning)- super 8 film-Vermont
Small Plane flying overhead and dipping foot in a creek(dusk)-Super 8 film -Maryland
Fire shots(night)-super 8 film-Maryland
Lilacs(morning)-Super 8 film-Maryland
Pacific Ocean and Pine Trees(afternoon)-Washington
All the sounds were recorded in the Alençon Public Library in France-This was intentional. I wanted to make an aural connection between Baudelaire and Poe.