Monthly Archives: July 2011

movement and pattern at Artscape 2011

 

My cousin and I have an interactive audio exhibit at Artscape 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland from July 15-17 across the street from the Charles Theater.

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A Jungle Construct

Artscape is nearly upon us.  This year, I have two exhibits.  One of the exhibits requires an “artist statement” which usually turns out to be a bit of pretentious rigmarole completely disconnected from the art itself.  When I read artist statements, I want to punch artists.  With mine, I tried to bridge the gap between “pretentious nonsense” and “simple description.”

A Jungle Construct is an audio/visual installation that confounds the limited expectations placed on audio art by making the listening process less passive and more experiential. The installation features 8 channels of integrated audio by Beau Finley, arranged in three dimensions, creating a virtual sonic cube.  Physically, the structure consists of art by Mell Wall and Krissy Downing, who evoke a cozy, whimsical take on nature.

It’s not perfect, but it’s due today.  And I think a reader could guess what the whole thing sort of looks like, generally.

Geoff Wilt just told me to step up my game

Geoff Wilt’s album Songs of Love & Haste is amazing.  Really.  Acoustic guitar and beautiful words.

Listen via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL08B10C12FDF2EF67
Listen via Muxtape: http://fuzzypanda.muxtape.com

Download: http://www.fuzzypandarecordingcompany.com

Have you ever been in a conversation with friends and realized they are substantially more intelligent (or at least articulate) than you?  Unfortunately, I feel this way routinely.  Most of my good friends are smarter than me, at least I think so.  Musically, however, the number of folks I look up to who I happen to know is much smaller.  Zach Walters is one.  Phil Moore is another.  Geoff Wilt is, as well.  I have played in a band with Geoff.  It was a free jazz band for lack of a better word.  Geoff played drums.  I played guitar.  There were two other great musicians in the band as well.  We were called They Can Never Take Our Crow.  Geoff and I have jammed a fair amount since that band; our opinions, egos, and taste left us bereft of musical agreement as an entity.  But we became friends.  I doubt he’s aware, but I look up to him.  His music (and not just on this EP) is light years beyond mine in complexity and structure.  His writing, which is not yet and may never be public, is evocative, poetic, and deceptively simple.  In other words, Geoff is pretty awesome and I’m incredibly happy this EP is available and that he has been kind enough to release it for free through Fuzzy Panda.