Ellen Fullman Performance at the MOCAD

Ellen Fullman was kind enough to let me post some of my board feed recording of her performance at the MOCAD on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

“Ellen Fullman performs on the Long String Instrument with area musicians Abby Alwin (cello) and James Cornish (trumpet), and visiting musician Theresa Wong (cello).

Ellen Fullman’s work resides between the fields of sound art and music. Since 1981 Fullman has developed the Long String Instrument, an installation of dozens of wires 50 feet or more in length, tuned in Just Intonation and “bowed” with rosin-coated fingers, producing a chorus of minimal organ-like overtones. The instrument combines Fullman’s artistic expressions of everyday activities, such as walking, with a unique performance art sensibility. Fullman has developed a specialized notation system to choreograph the performer’s movements, exploring sonic events that occur at specific nodal point locations along the string-length of the instrument. She has recorded extensively with this unusual instrument and has collaborated with such other luminary figures as composer Pauline Oliveros, choreographer Deborah Hay, the Kronos Quartet and Keiji Haino.”

http://www.mocadetroit.org/index.html

http://www.ellenfullman.com/

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Discrete Class – Counter Hegemonic Release

This is my solo project of ambient and experimental electronic music. Some of the songs on this album were created in early 2010 and it has been a slow work in progress since. I have released some versions of a few of the songs on soundcloud in the past, but I wanted to get a good full length set of material to release to the world before the end of this year. It provides a sense of closure for me on the material instead of having it sitting on a hard-drive and revisited every now and then.

Hegemonic
1: preponderant influence or authority over others : domination
2: the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group

credits

released 12 December 2012
Album Artwork: Victoria Emanuela Pozyczka

Spencer Karlovits : Bass on Supernova Impostor
Uzi Mendez : Cello on Nautilus

Since the release yesterday I have been sending out some emails to smaller ambient electronic labels and blogs that review music of that genre with limited success. I though I would post some links to interesting site I found in the process.

http://www.madmanmike.com/record_labels_michigan.html

-List of various labels in Michigan, most of which I had not heard of.

http://musicmoz.org/Record_Labels/By_Style/Ambient/Links/

-List of various ambient labels around the world

http://user.xmission.com/~ear/

– Rather unorganized but cool site with a lot of good music. One of the few sites that returned my email!

http://disquiet.com/

-Awesome blog of ambient electronic music, but also sound art, and various creative audio projects.

( http://disquiet.com/2012/08/23/christof-migone-ray-bradbury-nomorepotlucks/ also I posted a comment on this article covering Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles including a link to the audio book of the chapter, Ylla, which Nathan Prouty and I made in school awhile back)

http://www.ambientblog.net/blog/

-Another good ambient music blog.

Edgefest, at the Kerrytown Concert House

 

“…a blending of improvisational-avant jazz with the composers’ own artistic and cultural roots…”

I had the pleasure of working with a few very talented and unique groups this weekend at Ann Arbor’s Edgefest, held at the small but well used, Kerrytown Concert House. I worked the first and last days of the festival which contained performances from the Baars-Henneman Duo (Amsterdam), Jason Kao Hwang’s Edge Quartet, Wadada Leo Smith (performing an hour long version of Ten Freedom Summers)*, and Jaribu Shahid.

 

 

Also met a nice woman nicknamed Grandma Techno, who has photo-documented past Edge Festivals and will most likely be posting this years soon.

 

 

* – check this out it’s crazy.

137.5 Hz

Not so much musical or sound orientated but this is a drawing made in a park that I then scanned bits of and edited together in photoshop. It is entitled 137.5 Hz because I measured the size of the page the original drawing was done on with a tape that had inches and Hz(audio frequency measurement unit). The length of the image was equal to that of 137.5 Hz wavelength.

 

Post Graduation

I have not posted in a while. I have moved from Houghton after finishing my last credits at Michigan Tech over the spring and summer semesters. I am now living in Ypsilanti, MI, and engaged in various freelance projects. I do live sound for AVS doing events all over the larger detroit area. I also am doing post-production and on set recording for Lee Martin’s ongoing series, The Midnight Hour. This is with a crew from Fred Mossman’s Editorial in Livonia, MI.  Hoping to get on a crew doing a full length feature if possible.

Below are some pictures from the last few weeks and various events/projects. I am sure not many people view this, so it is also just serving as a personal online journal of what I am doing, outside of facebook…