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Foot Notes: On The Sensations of Tone at the Apex Art Gallery in NY City January 15-March 7th

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:
Annea Lockwood
Robert Macfarlane
Ed Osborne
David Rothenberg
Chris Watson
George Quasha and Chuck Stein

Above is a new MLC just published.
More exciting events on the way!

Upcoming Events: Screenings, Releases, Lectures

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Below are some exciting events coming up! There are actually a few others in development, but won’t post until things are official.

December 4-14 Baoying Window and Ships Passing on the Huangpu River will be part of Contemporary Experimental Films program 6 at the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinamericano Havan, Cuba

12/11/14 Expanded Cinema Trio – Chris Lynn (projector, objects), Dan Barbiero (bass, objects) and Gary Rouzer (cello, clarinet, objects). More info TBA.Takoma Arts Center, Takoma Park, MD.

1/15-The Rain That Fell-New audio release on Impulsive Habitat.

1/26/15-10/13/15-Miniature Landscape Correspondence an audiovisual collaboration with Una Lee will be included in The Sensations of Tone exhibit curated by ALastair Noble at the Apexart Gallery in NYC-more on this in the upcoming months. Go Here

3/12/14-Visiting Artist Lecture series at Salisbury University More info soon

Also new audiovisual works from Lynlee

Stay Tuned!

Cover Art for upcoming release!

Expanded Cinema for Sonic Circuits at Pyramid Atlantic-1/11/14

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Margaret Rorison
Margaret Rorison is a writer, curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland.

Rorison’s work has been screened at various festivals and venues including Mono No Aware VI & VII, Brooklyn, NY; T.I.E. Alternative Measure’s, Colorado Springs, CO; 2013 Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington D.C.; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Eyebeam, New York, NY; The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; and The High Zero Festival, Baltimore, MD.

She is the co-founder and curator for a roaming experimental film series, Sight Unseen, partial member of the artist run film lab, LaborBerlin and holds an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is also a member of The Red Room Collective and has been a member of The Maryland Film Festival Screening Committee since 2012.

Khristian Weeks
I am an artist and improviser working in the fields of sound, kinetics, assemblage, and optics. My primary interest is in the process of discovery experienced through observation and experimentation. Playing a fundamental role in my creative processes as well as in their realization is the use of silence, non-intention, and natural forces to produce self-sustaining systems of movement, sound, and optical phenomena such as shadow, caustics, reflection, refraction, and projection.

Layne Garrett works with found objects, found sounds, guitars, and self-built instruments. Recorded output ranges from assemblage-drenched americana to a new cd of improvisations on guitar and prepared guitar; a record of improvised duos (with Scott Allison, Christian Brady, Ryan Jewell, Janel Leppin, Sam Lohman, Anthony Pirog, and Jenny Tucker) is on the way shortly. Solo performances have lately hovered in the heady realm of freely improvised explorations on prepared resonator guitar and homemade light-sensitive electronics.

Barbiero/Lynn/Rouzer
Unedited B/W Super 8 Projection shot by Chris H Lynn will be accompanied with a live score from Daniel Barbiero and Gary Rouzer.

Films:

Dispossessed by Julia Jin (May 2013, 7min46sec, B/W & color 16mm film, Canon Vixia HDV camcorder sounds, 76mm and 26mm lens)
This film came about because I wanted to be able to transform something private of mine into something that can be presented in a public space and medium. In order to do so, I had let go of the notion that these experiences and paraphernalia are mine, and mine alone. I had to remove my trepidation of treating footage of my family and home as footage — taking a step back and “dispossessing” the singular way I thought about this captured private space. Structurally, I tried to focus on the interaction between image and sound, and have them highlight one another in various ways. Sometimes, I think the themes are straightforward, such as evoking indoor and outdoor space, or night and day at the same point in time, but I also tried to let them mirror each other too. Perhaps the jitters from the camera of a close examination is not so different from the rumblings of a vehicle?

I recently graduated with a BA in Cinema from Binghamton University, and discovered experimental film three years ago when I stepped into a small film salon club screening. I spent most of my time there organizing experimental film screenings and working with the Bolex and HDV camcorder, understanding and appreciating the merits of both digital and film. Since then, I’ve been interested in a larger picture of how the visual media evokes and provokes the audience. How do images normalize ideology? How do they divide? How do the viewers interpret images differently through their varying literacy levels?

Kathy Rugh Staring Back (16mm, Color, Sound, 5 min., 2009)

“…[O]bjects have a certain presence. The world is full of vision, full of eyes…” James Elkins

With feelings of isolation there is a fascination with observing the objects and sounds outside these old windows.

Saturday, January 11th 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
~ $10

Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/
I am venturing into the live cinema realm again-should be great!

London 5 will be screened at the 2013 Sonic Circuits Benefit Show on August 24, 2013 at Pyramid Atlantic. Super 8 still 62

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This is going to be alot of fun-
The Details are here
Hopefully, we can raise some funds for the big one in October-
Film program below:

London 5: Unknown Year by Chris Lynn An exploration of time, space and movement where inner archives are recorded and presented on the grain and color of super 8 film.

The Lights and the Perfections by Paul Clipson- A bug’s eye view of the world-mysterious, wonderful plant studies and urban landscapes woven into soft focus home movies.

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People’s Park Reverie screened at the Hundred Years Gallery in London tomorrow night! 5/4/13

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I am really pleased to announce that People’s Park Reverie, which is part of my Summer Trilogy, will be screened tomorrow night at the Hundred years Gallery in London. The event is curated by the Zone collective, which is based in Brighton. Here is a description,
“Chris H. Lynn’s three short films, ‘A Trilogy of Summer’ (2010, 2012) were filmed in China: in Nanjing and in Shanghai. ‘Morning Fisherman’ is a quiet moment set by a lake. This film features the magic of the mists which are often shown in the Chinese landscape painting tradition. ‘Afternoon Rain in Nanjing’ is more urban: here the natural element is a monsoon rainstorm. The third film, ‘People’s Park Reverie’, continues Lynn’s theme of water, with its rhythmic reflections and musical colours, in an urban park in Shanghai”. Here is a link to the program. If you are in London, check it out-The program looks great! Thanks to the Zone Collective and Robert Robertson.

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Sonic Circuits

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Saturday’s show at Sonic Circuits was really great! A Rolling Mind was well received and it was a pleasure to be part of the entire event. Being a part of these shows the last six months has been highly beneficial, rewarding, and very inspiring. The screenings will resume in August; in fact planning has already started. Thanks to everyone who contributed and attended these wonderful events, and a special thanks to Sonic Circuits. Stay tuned

Pietro Magni’s Girl Reading(Gallery Field Recording, Audio 16)

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Here is a field recording from the other day inside the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C-The recording was very close to the “Girl Reading