Poet and sound artist Peter Wullen invited me to do a rework of the Jean Tinguely @ Kanal Brut incidental music track he recorded.
Here is his description:
“Incidental music recorded 06.04.2018 at about 3pm @ the Jean Tinguely installation L’enfer, un petit début during the opening weekend of the new art museum Kanal Brut – Pompidou in Brussels.”
It was a great pleasure to read about my film People’s Park Reverie being screened with Robert Robertson’s Oserake at the Hundred Years Gallery in London a few years ago. This event is mentioned in Robert Robertson’s excellent new book, in the countries of the mind.
I am just starting to dive in, but so far this is a very inspirational and poetic read.
You can purchase it here.
You can view People’s Park Reverie Below-
I was delighted to discover that “Factory close to the Yangtze River” from The Rain that Fell was featured on the Verzcast radio show on Resonance Extra in late September.
Here is the link if you want to listen. I highly recommend checking out all the programs. This is what their website says:
“verz imprint is a multimedia project that curates and supports quiet music and art, founded in 2016 by Phil Maguire. At present, the project consists of a netlabel (verz imprint), concert series (verznights), and radio show on experimental station ResonanceEXTRA (verzcast). The project attempts to explore ‘quiet’ music past and present, and what ‘quietness’ means in contemporary art(s).”
Definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Visit their website here
Next week I am off to Salisbury University to deliver a talk and screen some of my films for the visiting artist lecture series (3/12/15). I am really grateful to have the opportunity to showcase my work and to discuss the audiovisual, landscapes, field recordings, and other things with the students of SU. Here is a link to the event. This is part of their exhibition Alternative Topographies In the meantime, below is a clip from a new work I will screen for the lecture along with super 8 films.
A special thanks to Li Xiaoxing for taking a number of us to TonJing last summer. A distinctive place along the banks of the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province. More on this later
This exhibition starts next week at Salisbury University. I am really thrilled to be included.
Alternative Topographies: February 2 – March 20
An Exploration of Place(s) Real, Imagined, Representational and Abstract.
This time-based media exhibition takes the broad idea of topography to delve into questions about place: how we define place; the roles we play in the preservation and transformation of place; and how place is represented in our memories, imaginations and shifting experiences of reality.
MEDIA INSTALLATION: Electronic Gallery, TETC 128, open 7 days a week, 8a.m.- 8p.m.
Artists include: Alejandro Acierto, Kristen Anchor, Matt Dombrowski, Stephen Ellis, Johanna Evans-Colley, Felix Frederick, Adam Hurwitz, Ron Lambert, Christine Lucy Latimer, Chris Lynn, Edward Morin, Paul Shortt and Filippo Tagliati.
Link is here
A wonderful time at the opening of the Foot Notes: On the Sensation of Tone exhibition curated by Alastair Noble. A special and heartfelt thanks to the Gallery staff and owner Steven Rand. The attendance was high from start to finish and everyone seemed intrigued by all of the work on display. It was also a great opportunity for me to experience and engage in other sound works by Ed Osbourne, Chris Watson, Annea Lockwood,Robert Macfarlane and David Rothenberg. I definitely will be going back! The exhibition runs until March 7, if you are in New York, check it out!
More photos here
Organized by Alastair Noble Featuring Una Lee Annea Lockwood Chris H. Lynn Robert Macfarlane Ed Osborn David Rothenberg Chris Watson Field recordings have proliferated in recent years due to the availability and portability of high quality recording equipment, enticing composers and sound artists to take their studios to the edge of the wilds or down the street. Foot Notes: On the Sensations of Tone, an audio and visual art exhibition organized by environmental/installation artist Alastair Noble, features 9 composers and sound artists whose works map, record, and respond to their natural environment be they urban or wild. http://apexart.org/exhibitions/noble.php
I am really excited that the ongoing Miniature Landscape Correspondence project that Una Lee and I created is going to be part of this wonderful sound event curated by Alistair Noble.
Here is the link and some very insightful text on the Miniature Landscape Correspondence:
Another international venture is built with field recordings, the source of the raw unedited audio-visual postcards or Miniature Landscape Correspondences (2013), a collaborative project between Una Lee in South Korea and Chris H. Lynn in the United States. This again relies on a two-way call-and-response process of on-site audio recordings, coupled with a steady visual and audio rhythm. These reflect the direct experience of the everyday from each vantage point of the correspondent. The unassuming public spaces are captured to relay an intimate association for a private missive between friends. Short, without text, just two video shots with recording of urban or natural sites, no narrative or texts are recorded; it is purely the transmission of an atmosphere by each party. Here, poetic moments of image and sound convey all. Initially, current social networking sound bytes are conjured up with these very short audio visual videos, however they more closely resemble 19th century epistles between fellow poets. Once again the ruminations of Coleridge come to mind in which his communiqués transform his reader through poetic verse.
Text: Alastair Noble
Other amazing performers and artist include:
George Quasha and Chuck Stein
Above is a new MLC just published.
More exciting events on the way!