Edge of Presence in Vienna, Austria 12/10/22

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Really excited to take part in this event- Info is below. Here is a link to the event

Edge of Presence
Audio visual performance with dancers

Silent images on the screen
A Dancer pauses
sounds and notes linger on the edge of presence

Super 8 film:
Chris H.Lynn (US)

Field recordings, sounds, objects, music:
Chris H.Lynn & Hiroko Komiya (JP)

Dancer:
Carla Rihl & David Gazsi

Duration:
20 minutes

Chris H.Lynn and Hiroko Komiya have started collaborating since the spring of 2021. The released digital album “Oto no Yukue “ in Feb 2022, with extracting the instant sound of each land, exchanging like a sound letter, and creating new compositions from the explorations. It became a sketchbook-like album of sounds with seasonal changes, elements of nature, and some distant memories. They also have ongoing projects between here and there simultaneous recording, sound journal, speaking voice, and audiovisual live performance.

https://hirokokomiyachrishlynn.bandcamp.com/

Chris H. Lynn is a filmmaker, sound artist, educator, and curator from the United States. His digital images and Super 8 films explore the subtle rhythms of movement, light, and sound in urban and rural landscapes that vary from the Eastern shores of Maryland, U.S. to Nanjing, China. His work has been shown at the Librairie Avant-Garde, Nanjing, China, UNZALAB in Milan, Italy, American Film Institute (AFI) in Silver Spring, Md, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinamericano Habana, Cuba, Goethe Institut, Washington D.C., The Anthology Film Archives, NYC, and a variety of venues internationally. His work was featured in the book Cinema and the Audiovisual Imagination by Robert Robertson. His sound works have been published on Impulsive Habitat, Verz Imprint, Green Field Recordings, KandalaRecords, Plus Timbre and echOmusic and have appeared on radio programs worldwide.
https://framingsounds.com/
http://vimeo.com/chrishlynn
http://chrishlynn.bandcamp.com

Hiroko Komiya plays object sounds; stone, water, seashell, toys, etc. and percussion, zither, shrutibox, voice. Inspired by the air, space, movements, inner body, memory, she expresses the sound without bound melody or rhythm. Since 1999, she accompanies Atsushi Takenouchi's JINEN Butoh as a musician, all his works and live performances are created and played by her live music. Apart from dance, she collaborates with film, sculptor, painter, poet, story teller, costume designer, various artists for exhibition, installation, etc.
Released first solo album “Eau Nouvelle” ( sometimeStudio, France 2009 ) Released Butoh performance music album " Pendulum Sea" ( SBENG! Dischi, Italy 2017) Also released 2 albums in collaboration with French experimental band LENA CIRCUS ( 2008, 2011)
http://www.jinen-butoh.com/hiroko_profile_e.html
https://sonore.exblog.jp/

SA 10.12  > 19:30 Uhr

Das Lot

Absberggasse 31, 1100 Wien

Duration: 20 Min (session with other performance)
Free Donation

Arrive at least 30 minutes early to guarantee entry.

Venue:

​Das Lot Space – Vienna, Austria

Dates:

Saturday, December 10, 2022 – 19:30

Films at the Heritage Film Festival.

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I am happy to report the Heritage Film Festival has started and they will be screening a few of my films.  The festival runs for 4 weeks. Deep appreciation to everyone who put this together.

This week they are screening “Visiting the House I Grew Up In”, my video for Sound Artist    Una Lee’s   rendition  of  Liska Pleines poem.

You can register here to watch the film and do  check out the other films for this week. I will be posting more links soon. Massive thanks to Makarah, Una, and Liska.

Super 8 still from Visiting the House I Grew Up In.

Autumn screenings and live events !

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I am excited about posting some upcoming screenings and live events this Autumn. As some of you may be aware, my last in-person  show was at the Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing, China, 2019 .

As a rule, I  do not submit my films to any festivals because I like to have some  control over how my  work is exhibited. Over the years, I have been very  fortunate to be able to create my own events and to have been invited to show my works or collaborate with fellow filmmakers, curators, musicians, sound artists, librarians, book store owners, educators, students, historians, authors, poets, painters, environmentalists, gallerists, bloggers, ….I am always open to explore new screening possibilities.

Recently, the brilliant filmmaker and curator O.Funmilayo Makarah invited me to participate in the Heritage film festival, a festival she created in Prince George’s County 17 years ago. She will be screening several of my films from November to December, along with other international works. This is truly an honor. The festival will be online. More info on this soon. 

In addition, I also have two exciting events planned in December. The first is a solo screening show at the newly renovated Hyattsville library in Maryland. I will be presenting recent audiovisual landscape works and a few new silent super 8 films from the Journal series. I am really looking forward to seeing the new building and being in a real communal setting. Some of my most memorable  screenings have been at the Hyattsville library! 

Lastly, also in December, I will be doing a live show in Vienna, Austria, with Japanese sound artist and frequent collaborator Hiroko Komiya. This is part of a Butoh-Hybrid event, with 20 other performers. It will include digital projection of  Super 8 films, field recordings, live music, and several Butoh dancers. Incredibly thrilling.

More on all of these events with links soon.

Look for some new audio work as well !

Nov 17-Dec 14 -Heritage Film Festival

Dec5- Hyattsville Library-A Season Close to Mountains: Recent Landscape Films and new films form the Journal series

Dec 10-Butoh Hybrid Festival in Vienna, Austria. Live Performance with Hiroko Komiya with   digital projection of Super 8 films/ field recordings/objects — 

From Winter to Spring

New audio release on Bandcamp

From Winter to Spring was recorded during the months of February to April in 2022. 

Two seasons- 
from winter to spring- 
a night walk on the ice- 
afternoon train journey south- 
morning bird song from an open window 
composed materials. 

Ima no oto on Mirage Station on WGXC

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Massive thanks to Artist and DJ Mayuko for playing “Ima no oto” on her excellent radio show Mirage Station on WGXC. I was away on holiday when the show aired. I am not sure if you can still listen to the program, but I did provide a set list. “Ima no oto” is from my recent collaboration with Hiroko Komiya Oto no Yukue. Deep thanks to Mayuko, WGXC, and Hiroko. Links below:

WGXC

Mayuko Fujino

A Tale of Two Bays

I am thrilled to share a new release with Hiroko Komiya: A Tale of Two Bays

A tale of two bays is a blended audible view of two historic bays: the Chesapeake bay in Maryland, USA and Tokyo bay in Tokyo, Japan. Both recordings occur on a spring day and are mostly unembellished. They present the listener with a brief moment to enter these watery spaces and create their own tale. This is the first composition in an ongoing project.

A tale of two bays. -二つの湾の物語-。米国メリーランド州のチェサピーク湾と、日本の首都圏に囲まれた東京湾。これら二つの湾が過ごしてきた長い長い時間、そして聴こえてくる風景が重なってできた曲。現在進行中のプロジェクトにおける第一弾目の曲です。
どちらの湾の録音も春の季節に録音され、そしてまたできるだけ装飾や加工をくわえずに構成しました。この24分間の水辺の空間に浸って、あなた自身の物語を創造してもらえたらと思います。

blue ridge

Blue Ridge is a silent b/w super 8 film from the ongoing Journal of Drifting Hours series: Drifting moments, lyrical passages, memory impulses, landscape studies and visual notations explored on super 8 film. This footage was recorded in North Carolina and Maryland during the Autumn of 2021

blue ridge from Chris H. Lynn on Vimeo.