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May 12, 2020 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"1984 'Patanational New Year's Teleconference": In this 2020 Cowardly New World of almost total Mind Control & the embracing of Big Brother by entirely too many who seem to somehow expect salvation from giving up their civil rights to 'higher powers' (read "billionaires") at least we have improved international video conferencing.  Back on January 1, 1984, such a thing would've been still largely in the realm of science fiction.  Even phone conferencing would've been...
Topics: 1984, international teleconferencing, teleconferencing, mail art, yugoslavia, USA, spain,...
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May 6, 2020 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"You'll Never See A Billionaire Standing In A Food Line": I am a HERETIC.  I think that the PANDEMIC PANIC is being used by opportunists to experiment with MIND CONTROL and to condition people to have their lives controlled 'for their own good'.  This opinion is sometimes foolishly associated with 'Conservatives' by 'Liberals'.  But, no, I'm not either, I'm a FREE THINKER, I'm CRIMINALLY SANE, I'm a THOUGHT CRIMINAL.  The degree of pressure that's on the few of us who are trying...
Topics: May Day, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, ProjectileObjects, billionaires, PANDEMIC PANIC, masks, food...
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Apr 24, 2020 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"11 Minute Ticket (5-9 revision)": This is the 3rd piece that I (d) composed for the group that I founded under the name of "The Ticket that Exploded".  It's intended to be played by that quartet consisting of: Roger Dannenberg: trumpet, Ben Opie: alto sax, Jeff Weston: contrabass, & myself (tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE): electronics.  The full piece is 11 minutes & has sections for free-form improvising of a slightly restricted nature.  This section from minute 5...
Topics: 11 minute ticket, the ticket that exploded, experimental music, low classical usic, sound effects,...
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Apr 23, 2020 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE + Dick Turner
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"Medical Police State Improv in wch we don't try to Sooth the Savage Beast w/ Schmaltz": It's my feeling that I'm currently living in a world that's been artificially divided into people who believe that the quarantine is 'for our own good' & those who believe it an oppression.  Furthermore, many or most people in these 2 camps believe that everyone of one of these opinions all thinks in exactly the same way.  Almost all nuance seems to be gone.  There's a vehemence &...
Topics: improvising, experimental music, crotales, melocipede, Dick Turner, flute, trombone, percussion,...
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Apr 8, 2020 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Driving Long Distance with MM 26": In 2011, I started a series of (m)usician's meetings at my house & elsewhere to discuss, listen to, & play (m)usic.  Ahh.. the simple pleasures of life.  In 2013, a group of the regular attendees released a CD of samples of our work.  I think the CD is excellent.  On March 28, 2020 Vision, I had to drive long distance to the burial of the ashes of a relative.  They didn't die from COVID-19.  Because of the PANDEMIC PANIC & the...
Topics: MM 26, music, experimental music, experimental usic, Low Classical Usic, Unfinished Symphonies,...
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Feb 24, 2020 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"A Catamaran Animist Vigor 1 ": The words "A Catamaran Animist Vigor" constitute the eleventh phrase of a list of 195 anagrams of "Anagrammatic Variations".  These anagrams were produced using an online anagram generator and none of the results were rejected - regardless of how nonsensical they were.  The ones used all have "Catamaran" or "Catamarans" in them.   A 2010 attempt was then made to type these 195 anagrams on the "Selectric...
Topics: tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, electro-acoustic music, Bart Trotman, Selectric Piano, typing, booed...
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Feb 11, 2020 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"The Ticket that Exploded @ the library": When I was 15, probably in the summer of 1969, I heard the band Soft Machine's song "Hope for Happiness" on Baltimore rock radio & loved it.  As I recall, most Baltimore radio was abysmal so I found Soft Machine to be of exceptional quality.  It wasn't until perhaps 5 years later that I realized that the band had gotten their name from a William S. Burroughs novel.  I read the book & was astounded.  It was shocking.....
Topics: The Ticket that Exploded, The Ticket, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Ben Opie, Roger Dannenberg, Jeff...
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Feb 11, 2020 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"The Ticket that Exploded Who Unit? rehearsal January 18, 2020": When I was 15, probably in the summer of 1969, I heard the band Soft Machine's song "Hope for Happiness" on Baltimore rock radio & loved it.  As I recall, most Baltimore radio was abysmal so I found Soft Machine to be of exceptional quality.  It wasn't until perhaps 5 years later that I realized that the band had gotten their name from a William S. Burroughs novel.  I read the book & was astounded. ...
Topics: The Ticket that Exploded, The Ticket, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Ben Opie, Roger Dannenberg, Jeff...
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Dec 25, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Bugle Call Medley": This is the shortest of the 2 (d) compositions created for the Usical group somewhat named "The Ticket [that Exploded]" that consists of tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE on various (tuning forks, music boxes, SFX samples, percussion); Roger Dannenberg on trumpet & laptop; Ben Opie on reeds & electronics; Coal Hornet on reeds & strings; & Jeff Weston on contrabass.  Our sets are divided into sequences of progressively longer sections.  This is...
Topics: The Ticket, Bugle Calls, Bugle Call Medley, d composing, d composition, decomposition, decomposing
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Dec 10, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"The Ticket": For something like the last 15 years I've wanted to start a Usical Group (note that I DON'T USE THE WORD 'band') called "The Ticket That Exploded".  When I was 15 years old, 51 years ago in 1968 or thereabouts, I 1st heard the music of a band called "The Soft Machine", whose song "Hope for Happiness" played on a rock radio station in Baltimore, where I grew up.  I loved it.  I still love & listen to their earlier music to this day. ...
Topics: The Ticket, The Ticket that Exploded, Soft Machine, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Morse Code,...
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Dec 4, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Morse Code": Some people call the telegraph the '1st electronic instrument' — yes, before the Teleharmonium, before the Theremin, before the Ondes Martenot, before the Trautonium, before the Moog there was the Telegraph.  Some might balk at calling it a musical instrument since it wasn't made for that purpose but it did involve electricity that, in some versions, produced sound.  The history of telegraphy is more complex than many may realize insofar as it went through many...
Topics: telegraph, telegraphy, Samuel Morse, Morse Code, Elektra Code Course, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE,...
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Nov 29, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Coal & tENT: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE & Coal Hornet discuss IMPROVisation: 2019.11.24": Coal Hornet had been living across the street from me for 3 years before I met him.  I was certainly surprised & delighted to then discover that he was a Free Jazz multi-instrumentalist improvisor & has been since 1968.  How fortunate could I be?  I quickly arranged for us to play & record a duet together on June 7, 2018, as part of my "365" project.  We played...
Topics: Coal Hornet, Andrew Wleklinski, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free jazz, deaf people and music,...
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Nov 2, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Robopaths": A robopath is a person who doesn't think for themselves, who acts in accordance with provided programs &, as such, is dangerous & pernicious because they don't personally assume responsibility.  I think that most people are robopaths & that they're the enablers of the malignant megalomania of the people who manipulate them.  This movie is a pastiche supporting this opinion, largely centered on an exemplary robopath: Adolph Eichmann.  It's one of the most...
Topics: robopaths, untertan, Adolph Eichmann, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE
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Oct 21, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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“Taking care of Business”: For decades I’ve been referring to what I call “reality maintenance traps”: basically things that one feels like one has to do in order to persevere, to survive — thusly ‘maintaining one’s reality’.  A more prosaic way of expressing this is “Taking care of Business”.  I own a house & a car & find myself in the position of having to maintain so that my life doesn’t collapse around me.  Obviously, I could get rid of the car but I...
Topics: home repair, lawn maintenance, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, experimental movie, personal documentary
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Oct 19, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"This Will Explain": "Blaster" Al Ackerman was, by far, one of the most important correspondents in my life — starting in late 1980 & through until shortly before his death in 2013.  "Blaster", as writer Bob Black pointed out, was the Mark Twain of the '20th century'.  He was a great humorist, writer, artist, mail artist, philosopher, & trickster.  We were very close from 1980 to 1986.  I met him in person when I was on tour in 1986 & he was...
Topics: Blaster Al Ackerman, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Official Project, Rev Ivan Stang, Dredradiophone,...
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Oct 6, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"I Told You So": I was invited by Mr. Funky to contribute something no longer than 5 minutes to an event about "the future" at the Glitter Box Theater inside the Bloomcraft Building on September 28, 2019.  The Bloomcraft Building was, as I understood it, originally conceived of as an ambitious cooperative paid for by one individual who was to be reimbursed in order for the building to be owned collectively.  This isn't what happened & the owner has sold the building. ...
Topics: Glitter Box Theater, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Bloomcraft Building, Mr Funky, Mrs Funky, September...
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Sep 25, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"A-Gogh-Gogh": This whole project was considerably more meandering & formalist than much of what I typically make.  I've been accumulating a variety of machines for viewing things & I've always worked with a plethora of mediums so I like mixing these things together for a polyglot look.  I picked up some 35mm film slides of Van Gogh paintings somewhere & then later some Van Gogh refrigerator magnets.  Given that both of these are a far cry from the original paintings...
Topics: Vincent Van Gogh, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE
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Sep 6, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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Volunteers Collective "A Year of Sundays" Release Party @ the Chatham College Swimming Pool - Chatham College Swimming Pool in the (former) Mellon Mansion, Pittsburgh, us@ - Sunday, March 29th, 1998, 8 to 9:30PM - The Volunteers Collective is a project started in '89 that's gone thru various phases since then - the phase most recently preceding this event being 2 monthly series. A series on the1st Tuesday of every month @ the Red Room @ Normal's Store/Performance-Space started in...
Topics: tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Volunteers Collective, indoor swimming pool, cassette release,...
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Aug 23, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"FOR EVERMOR": I 1st discovered "House on the Rock" when I was touring in 1992 with the 'Official' Project & staying at Dreamtime Village & our host mIEKAL aND told us about it.  I was astounded.  I was passing through again in 1998 on tour with etta cetera & we stopped at Dreamtime again & I shot filmstrip footage at House on the Rock & at the sculpture park of Dr Evermor & Lady Eleanor's where what was once the world's largest scrap metal...
Topics: Dr Evermor, House on the Rock, Organ Room, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Lady Eleanor, scrap metal,...
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Aug 20, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Titin": In 1998 my friend etta cetera invited me to contribute to her "Edge Wise" publication on the subject of last words.  One of the words I picked was what was reputed to be the longest word in the English language listed in the excellent "Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words", a chemical name.  15 years later, I found a much longer word online being presented as the longest word in English, another chemical name, the short...
Topics: Titin, sky-diving, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, music, (m)usic, usic
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Aug 18, 2019 Sylli G + tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Dead & Breakfast": In November, 2003, my friend Morgan Cahn invited me to co-make a movie with her & some other friends.  A rough outline of the movie as a slasher-comedy had already been written up.  The idea was that all involved could co-write the script, co-direct, co-shoot, co-edit, etc..  Not everyone did everything but we all pitched in somewhat.  The script didn't have a resolution to the 'Who's the killer?' question so I thought up the surprise ending (under the...
Topics: slasher comedy, Silly G, Kelly Stiles, Morgan Cahn, Matthu Stull, Jim Lemon, Sarah Stanek, April...
The VHS Vault
Aug 16, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Where We're" is probably one of the strangest movies ever made.  Even beginning to explain & describe it is problematic for me.  I strung together found filmstrips, found 35mm film, & my own filmstrips into one long filmstrip that's over 2 hours when projected just as that.  It seems likely to me that it's the only feature-length experimental filmstrip — or that it, at least, was so at the time I made it from October, 1998, to December, 1999.  At 1st, it was just the...
Topics: Where We're, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Generic Tours, Burning Man, etta cetera, electronic music,...
The VHS Vault
Aug 13, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"P@rty Prop@g@nd@": There are political parties, which I don't endorse, & parties for fun, which I do endorse.  For this movie I took 3 prominent 20th century propaganda movies: the execrable racist/capitalist "Birth of a Nation" by D.W.Griifth, the nauseating nazi/racist "Triumph of the Will" by Leni Reifenstahl, & Sergei Eisenstein's "October".  These were all originally high-resolution & black & white.  I then intercut these under...
Topics: propaganda, parties, anarchy, neoism, nazism, capitalism, racism, communism
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Jul 26, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Slightly Musical Conehead Temperature Gauge": There's a type of grasshopper called the "Slightly Musical Conehead Grasshopper".  I think that's a funny name & one that's appropriately part of the title of this 'slightly musical' piece.  There's also an insect called the "Snowy Tree Cricket" known as the "Temperature Cricket".  The two are conflated into this title with "gauge" substituted for "cricket".  I've been thinking...
Topics: magicicada, insects, anthropomorphic humor, radio, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Karen Lillis, Celeste...
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Jun 30, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"DEPOT (wherein resides the UNDEAD of Franz Kamin)": I've written about my relationship with Franz Kamin elsewhere.  You can read what I've written here: http://idioideo.pleintekst.nl/MereOutline2010.html — do a search for the " October 30, 2010 " entry — or see "The OPEN SPACE magazine" (issue 12/13; fall 2010/winter 2011).  Parts of this text are read as part of this movie.  To quote from its beginning: "I 1st encountered the work of Franz Kamin on...
Topics: Franz Kamin, James Brody, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Susan Quasha, George Quasha, Pierre Joris,...
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Jun 13, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE Interviewed by Kent Bye February 16, 2002E.V.": I've been preoccupied with creating fresh contexts for creativity since at least 1975 when I was 21.  This led to my creating neologisms to explain myself & my activities.  Since then, I've declared myself a "Homonymphonemiac", a neologism I've coined to combine "homonymns" + "nymphomaniac" + "phonemes" to mean a person who obsessively 'gets off' on making puns. ...
Topics: interview, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Kent Bye, anarchism, philosophy, neologisms, free thinking
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May 31, 2019 Alisa Dix & tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Volunteers Collective 21": I had been living at the Funny Farm in rural CacaNada for about a year when the Orgone Cinema folks came to visit.  On July 3, 1995, we had a free improv session in the Turquoise, Beige, & Flesh Room there.  The players were local David Prentice & Orgone Astro Mike, Greg Pierce, & Sharyn Lee Frederick.  Alsia Dix shot black & white 16mm.  I asked her to shoot one long continuous shot — something that went contrary to what she preferred...
Topics: Funny Farm, Volunteers Collective, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, David Prentice, Astro Mike, Sharyn...
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May 31, 2019 Alisa Dix + tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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Volunteers Collective 18": On January 12th & 14th, 1995E.V., I presented 2 events under the auspices of Orgone Cinema.  These were my 1st presentations in Pittsburgh, before I moved there.  On January 15, a small group of us gathered in the Orgone basement to improvise together.  This group consisted of: Ed-Um, Sharyn Lee Frederick, Michael Johnsen, Ben Opie, Greg Pierce, & myself (tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE) with Alisa Dix shooting super-8 film.  This was the 1st time I'd...
Topics: tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Ed-Um, Sharyn Lee Frederick, Michael Johnsen, Ben Opie, Greg Pierce,...
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May 31, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Sound Thinking: Phase III: Mimesis": I've been calling myself a "Sound Thinker" since 1975.  The word-play is obvious: A "Sound Thinker" can mean both a reasonable & rational person who gives careful consideration to what they're thinking about AND it can be a person who thinks about sound.  However, I add another layer of meaning: a Sound Thinker is someone who somehow manifests sound in their thoughts.  I could be more specific but I want to confine...
Topics: Sound Thinking, Mime, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, experimental music, experimental (m)usic,...
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May 30, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Volunteers Collective XIX - "Vexations"": Fortunately for my abysmal state-of-mind, my friend Rob Johnston came from Toronto to stay with me for a little while at the Funny Farm. Rob & I had met through being in the same band in München, Klauhütte Bangzeit 200. He can be seen MCing & I can be seen singing in my movie entitled "Boota" ( https://youtu.be/19_pe-nT9u0 ). That group performed 3 exotica songs in many variations in 12 hour marathons. This...
Topics: Erik Satie, Vexations, prepared piano, electronics, Rob Johnston, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE,...
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May 9, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Infinite Monkey Theorem" is System 31 in HiTEC's "Systems Management".  HiTEC is an acronym for "Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative" which I (tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE) founded in July, 2008, & which ended in March, 2010.  The purpose of HiTEC was to try to get a sizeable group of people to simultaneously conduct thought experiments & to produce a collective sound/action as a result.  This movie is made from HiTEC realizations of "Infinite...
Topics: Infinite Monkey Theorem, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, HiTEC, experimental music, Low Classical Usic,...
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May 9, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 072 — FINAL GIG": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) started out as a group of musicians & dancers invited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE to try to collectively conduct thought experiments in an attempt to create a group product that wouldn't be based on specific physical instructions.  Initially, 53 people were solicited as of Monday, August 25, 2008, & possibly 33 declined (most by just not replying) or dropped out; & 22 were left participating. ...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, David Bernabo, Kerrith...
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May 8, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 071 'Full' Group": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) started out as a group of musicians & dancers invited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE to try to collectively conduct thought experiments in an attempt to create a group product that wouldn't be based on specific physical instructions.  Initially, 53 people were solicited as of Monday, August 25, 2008, & possibly 33 declined (most by just not replying) or dropped out; & 22 were left participating. ...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Julian Krishnamurti,...
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May 8, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 069 'Full' Group": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) started out as a group of musicians & dancers invited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE to try to collectively conduct thought experiments in an attempt to create a group product that wouldn't be based on specific physical instructions.  Initially, 53 people were solicited as of Monday, August 25, 2008, & possibly 33 declined (most by just not replying) or dropped out; & 22 were left participating. ...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, William Wedler, Joy...
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May 7, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 068 Y - Systems & Processes IV": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) started out as a group of musicians & dancers invited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE to try to collectively conduct thought experiments in an attempt to create a group product that wouldn't be based on specific physical instructions.  Initially, 53 people were solicited as of Monday, August 25, 2008, & possibly 33 declined (most by just not replying) or dropped out; & 22 were left...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Jon Rubin, November 9...
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May 7, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 067 Y - Systems & Processes III": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) started out as a group of musicians & dancers invited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE to try to collectively conduct thought experiments in an attempt to create a group product that wouldn't be based on specific physical instructions.  Initially, 53 people were solicited as of Monday, August 25, 2008, & possibly 33 declined (most by just not replying) or dropped out; & 22 were...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Jon Rubin, November 4...
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May 6, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 066 Y - Systems & Processes II": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) started out as a group of musicians & dancers invited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE to try to collectively conduct thought experiments in an attempt to create a group product that wouldn't be based on specific physical instructions.  Initially, 53 people were solicited as of Monday, August 25, 2008, & possibly 33 declined (most by just not replying) or dropped out; & 22 were left...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Jon Rubin, November 2...
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May 6, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 065 Y - Systems & Processes I": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) started out as a group of musicians & dancers invited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE to try to collectively conduct thought experiments in an attempt to create a group product that wouldn't be based on specific physical instructions.  Initially, 53 people were solicited as of Monday, August 25, 2008, & possibly 33 declined (most by just not replying) or dropped out; & 22 were left...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Jon Rubin, October 28...
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May 5, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 064 I - Avicenna's Floating Maori": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Roger Dannenberg,...
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May 5, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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I've been uploading, in chronological order, all movie documents relevant to my small orchestra, HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative).  So far, that's been 67 movies if I include both the long & the short versions of some things.  HiTEC's 1st big public performance was at the New Hazlett Theater on January 9, 2009.  That presentation was well-received by a reasonably large audience.  As such, I was asked by the director of the theater, Sara Radelet, if I'd like to curate a...
Topics: HiTE Club, HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Capgun...
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May 4, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 061-063 — Visionary Arts Festival": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, Visionary Arts Festival, Johan Nystrom, Mike...
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May 3, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 059 — The End of Television": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, William Wedler,...
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May 3, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 057 H": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Josh Beyer, Red Bob,...
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May 3, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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I've been uploading, in chronological order, all movie documents relevant to my small orchestra, HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative).  So far, that's been 50 movies that led up to & included the elaborate document of HiTEC's 1st big public performance at the New Hazlett Theater on January 9, 2009.  That presentation was well-received by a reasonably large audience.  As such, I was asked by the director of the theater, Sara Radelet, if I'd like to curate a monthly series of...
Topics: HiTE Club, HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Joy...
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May 3, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 051 - New Hazlett Theater": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Tony Balko, Ben Opie,...
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May 2, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 049 A": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Hyla Willis, Jonathan...
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May 2, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 047 A": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Johan Nystrom, Hyla...
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May 1, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 045 'Full' Group": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other. ...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Joy Toujours,...
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May 1, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 043 C & G": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other. ...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, James Gyre, Kenny...
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Apr 30, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"365 @ Regent Square": I shot footage of myself playing Usic every day of 2018.  That, in itself, of course, was a discipline.  I wasn't content with just a daily routine, each day I had to build on previous days, each month I had to build on previous months.  There was a calaculated dramatic trajectory of: January through March: gradually building complexity; April: more focused; May: stripped down to piano only; June: the introduction of other people through duets; July: getting...
Topics: 365, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Ben Opie, alto sax, Coal Hornet, EEb contra alto clarinet, Devin...
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Apr 27, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 041 F": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Unfinished Symphonies,...
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Apr 26, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 039 full group": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other. ...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Johan Nystrom, Hyla...
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Apr 26, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 037 G": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Unfinished Symphonies,...
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Apr 25, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 035 C": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, James Gyre, Tony...
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Apr 25, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 033 Z": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, October 25 2008,...
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Apr 25, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 031 F": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Unfinished Symphonies,...
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Apr 24, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 029 A": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Johan Nystrom, Ben...
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Apr 24, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 027 C": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, James Gyre, Kenny...
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Apr 23, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 025 D": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Dani Simmonds, Julian...
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Apr 22, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 023 F": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Roger Dannenberg,...
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Apr 22, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 021full": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, Johan Nystrom, Hyla Willis, David Bernabo,...
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Apr 22, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 019 C": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, Johan Nystrom, Kenny Haney, September 4 2008,...
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Apr 21, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 017 E": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, Johan Nystrom, Stuart Anderson, August 31 2008,...
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Apr 21, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 015 A": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Hyla Willis, Ben...
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Apr 21, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 013 C": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, James Gyre, Kenny...
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Apr 20, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 011 E": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Erok, Margaret...
The VHS Vault
Apr 20, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 009 A": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Johan Nystrom, Hyla...
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Apr 20, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 007 B": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Ben Opie, Spat Cannon,...
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Apr 19, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 005 D": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Josh Tanzer, Tony...
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Apr 19, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 003 C": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May 2008 gig in the Carnegie Public Library Oakland branch with separate sets by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, James Gyre, Kenny...
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Apr 18, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HiTEC 001 A": HiTEC (Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative) was originally proposed as "Sonic Aughts Union" by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE after a May '08 gig in a library by t,ac; Margaret Cox; Rick Gribenas; & Steve Boyle. The name was a take-off on the Sonic Arts Union, a group that t,ac admired.  The original SAU had 4 main members who only did solo pieces & never collaborated with each other.  This struck t,ac as a short-coming that he hoped to correct in...
Topics: HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Rick Gribenas, Johan...
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Apr 5, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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""365" @ Regent Square Radio Spot 2": I spent every day of 2018 making a movie of me playing (M)Usic alone & with over 30 friends.  "365" can be witnessed on my onesownthoughts YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/wC09g1d-Ou8 & on the Internet Archive here: https://archive.org/details/idioideo_verizon_365_201901 .  The resultant feature is 2:17:00 long.  I arranged to premier this at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers's Regent Square Theater (THANK YOU...
Topics: (M)Usic, 365, radio, WESA, Bill O'Driscoll, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE
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Apr 3, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE + Mike Shanley
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""365" @ Regent Square Radio Spot 1": I spent every day of 2018 making a movie of me playing (M)Usic alone & with over 30 friends.  "365" can be witnessed on my onesownthoughts YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/wC09g1d-Ou8 & on the Internet Archive here: https://archive.org/details/idioideo_verizon_365_201901 .  The resultant feature is 2:17:00 long.  I arranged to premier this at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers's Regent Square Theater (THANK YOU...
Topics: (M)Usic, 365, radio, WYEP, Mike Shanley, Pittsburgh Current, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE
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Mar 24, 2019 Lawrence Ferlinghetti + tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"HAPPY 100th Ferlinghetti": The poet, bookstore owner, publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti will turn 100 years old on March 24, 2019.  On March 22, 2019, Karen Lillis, manager of the excellent Caliban Books in Pittsburgh, threw a party at the store in his honor & invited people to read his work in front of the store for the event.  She invited me to read & I told her that I decided against doing so because I didn't think I'd be bringing anything special to the event.  THEN, on...
Topics: Autobiography, The Statue of St Francis, Junkman's Obbligato, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Caliban Books,...
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Jan 31, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"365":  I like to be productive.  I decided that I'd shoot a short movie of me playing (M)Usic every day of 2018.  At 1st, I was imagining playing a short piano solo everyday.  This would stimulate me to practice more & challenge me to try to make the short solos very varied.  Then I decided that it would be more fun to play different instruments.  I collect instruments, getting them cheaply when I can find them.  So I get them from thrift stores, yard sales, pawn shops. ...
Topics: tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, 2018, experimental music, experimental usic, improvisation, duets,...
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Jan 18, 2019 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Bob Cobbing / Movie Trivia / Hypnopedagogy":  I've sometimes refrained from uploading the movies of mine that I think are the best in the hope that I'll get paid for presenting them in in-person appearances. As I've gotten older & my screening opportunities have dwindled to almost nothing it seems that it's time to put some of these online before they disappear from history altogether. 4 of the most ambitious 16mm films I made were "Subtitles (16mm version)" (still not...
Topics: tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Bob Cobbing, experimental film, direct-on-film, found footage, 16mm
Empty Uploads
Jan 1, 2019 tENTATIVLY, a cONVENIENCE
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"364": THIS VERSION IS MISSING SEPTEMBER 15TH.  I WANT TO DELETE THE WHOLE THING BUT HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT HOW TO DO SO.  GO TO THE COMPLETE "365" INSTEAD.  I like to be productive.  I decided that I'd shoot a short movie of me playing (M)Usic every day of 2018.  At 1st, I was imagining playing a short piano solo everyday.  This would stimulate me to practice more & challenge me to try to make the short solos very varied.  Then I decided that it would be more fun to...
Topics: tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, 2018, experimental music, experimental usic, improvisation, duets,...
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Nov 11, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"6 Fingers Crossed Country T.Ore/Tour": For 8 months prior to April, 1986, I laboriously planned a tour by writing to people & asking if they'd be interested in setting up a show for me.  At least one person told me something to the effect that he only wanted to do that for 'important people'.  The San Francisco Cinematheque folks had to be convinced that I wasn't fictitious.  Finally, I had 9 gigs lined up: April 17, 1986: Tufts University in Massachusetts (thanks to Owen...
Topics: 6 Fingers Crossed Country T.Ore/Tour, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, booed usic, experimental...
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Oct 24, 2018 Sylli G + tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"START": This is the 3rd of the movies that I made in collaboration with a group that never really came to be known as "Sylli G" but which I sometimes refer to as such — especiially in connection with this project.  The 1st one, "Dead & Breakfast", was made in November of 2003 before  the mainstream movie of the same name was made.  It was a slasher comedy with a pointed ending.  I didn't contribute much to that one, except for the ending .  The 2nd one...
Topics: START, Sylli G, comedy, narrative, kids movie, spontaneous combustion, monsters, haunted house,...
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Oct 23, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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"Story of a Fructiferous Society": In 1997 or earlier, The Forked One (Florian Cramer) made me what was probably the only other member other than himself in a revised/revived German language society called " Die Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft" (1617–1680 ).  That's translated in English as "Fruitbearing Society" or "Fructiferous Society".  Memeber used plant-related names so I called myself "The Ballooning One" — perhaps after Gomphocarpus...
Topics: Die Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft, Fructiferous Society, Fruitbearing Society, tENTATIVELY a...
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Sep 18, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE +
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"UNDERAPPRECIATED Day 4": In January, 2018, I conceived of an UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL.  This idea appealed to me immensely partially because I thought it was an interesting curatorial spin to choose work not on the basis of what type of movie it was (say: experimental, documentary, trash, horror, Asian, Queer, etc) but on whether the moviemakers themselves considered themselves & their work to be UNDERAPPRECIATED.  As the criteria that I would judge the entries by...
Topics: UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL, Afterbirth Party, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Skizz Cyzyk, Go...
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Sep 12, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE +
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"UNDERAPPRECIATED Day 3": In January, 2018, I conceived of an UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL.  This idea appealed to me immensely partially because I thought it was an interesting curatorial spin to choose work not on the basis of what type of movie it was (say: experimental, documentary, trash, horror, Asian, Queer, etc) but on whether the moviemakers themselves considered themselves & their work to be UNDERAPPRECIATED.  As the criteria that I would judge the entries by...
Topics: UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Skizz Cyzyk, Dick Turner, Florian...
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Sep 11, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE +
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"UNDERAPPRECIATED Day 3": In January, 2018, I conceived of an UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL.  This idea appealed to me immensely partially because I thought it was an interesting curatorial spin to choose work not on the basis of what type of movie it was (say: experimental, documentary, trash, horror, Asian, Queer, etc) but on whether the moviemakers themselves considered themselves & their work to be UNDERAPPRECIATED.  As the criteria that I would judge the entries by...
Topics: UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Skizz Cyzyk, Dick Turner, Florian...
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"UNDERAPPRECIATED Day 2": In January, 2018, I conceived of an UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL.  This idea appealed to me immensely partially because I thought it was an interesting curatorial spin to choose work not on the basis of what type of movie it was (say: experimental, documentary, trash, horror, Asian, Queer, etc) but on whether the moviemakers themselves considered themselves & their work to be UNDERAPPRECIATED.  As the criteria that I would judge the entries by...
Topics: UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Dick Turner, Florian Cramer,...
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"UNDERAPPRECIATED Day 1": In January, 2018, I conceived of an UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL.  This idea appealed to me immensely partially because I thought it was an interesting curatorial spin to choose work not on the basis of what type of movie it was (say: experimental, documentary, trash, horror, Asian, Queer, etc) but on whether the moviemakers themselves considered themselves & their work to be UNDERAPPRECIATED.  As the criteria that I would judge the entries by...
Topics: UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, Dick Turner, Florian Cramer,...
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Aug 25, 2018 tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE
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"FILMMAKERS don't let it be Dead at 47": To give an off-the-top-of-my-head brief history of Pittsburgh Filmmakers that should probably be vastly improved upon: Filmmakers was started in 1971 as a cooperative of curators & photographers & moviemakers to share equipment & sponsor screenings.  Over the decades it grew into a facility with a school & darkrooms & places for projection & a gallery, etc..  I 1st visited it in January of 1995 when it was located on...
Topics: Pittsburgh Filmmakers, movies, Bill O'Driscoll, Brady Lewis, Carolina Loyola Garcia, Chris Smalley,...
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Aug 13, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.30 duet with Jeff Weston - Pittsburgh, PA - in person ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a month...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, Jeff Weston, contrabass,...
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Aug 11, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE + Dick Turner
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"Boning Up": My old friend Dick Turner was visiting me from Paris in order to participate in the UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL that I organized.  Dick's a composer/performer/keyboardist/singer/trombonist.  Independent of the FESTIVAL we played together at my house.  Since Dick was still visiting when the monthly Spoken Word Open Mic was to happen at the Biddle's Escape Coffee House it occurred to me that we should perform a short piece as part of it.  I looked through...
Topics: spoken word, Biddle's Escape, Dick Turner, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, trombone, music theory, class...
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Aug 11, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.29 duet with Stephen Bradley - Baltimore, MD - via FaceTime ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, Stephen Bradley,...
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Aug 9, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.28 duet with AG Davis - Florida - via Skype ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a month after they...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, AG Davis, voice, piano,...
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Aug 7, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.27 duet with Michael Boyd - Pittsburgh, PA - in person ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a month...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, Michael Boyd, electric bass,...
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Aug 5, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.26 duet with Jason Belcher - Pittsburgh, PA - in person ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a month...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, Jason Belcher, melodica,...
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Aug 3, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.25 duet with San Salamandra - Pittsburgh, PA - in person ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a month...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, San Salamandra, electric...
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Aug 1, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.24 duet with William Davison — Toronto, Canada — via Skype ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, William Davison,...
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Jul 30, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.23 duet with Neely Bruce — Middletown, CT — via Skype ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, Neely Bruce, piano, sampler,...
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Jul 28, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.22 duet with Skizz Cyzyk — BalTimOre, MD — via Skype ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a month...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, Skizz Cyzyk, electric...
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Jul 26, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.21 duet with Ben Opie — Pittsburgh, PA — in person ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a month...
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Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, Ben Opie, tenor sax,...
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Jul 24, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.20 duet with Spat Cannon — Leeds, England — via Skype ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these online a...
Topics: uets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free imporovisation, Spat Cannon, electric bass,...
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Jul 22, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.19 duet with Unfinished Symphonies — Pittsburgh, PA — in person ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, pop music, Unfinished Symphonies, electric bass,...
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Jul 20, 2018 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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" 2018.06.18 duet with Tom DiVenti — Eastern Pennsylvania — via FaceTime ": Starting on January 1st, 2018, I began making a movie every day of me playing (M)Usic.  The plan was to shoot one every day of 2018 & to string together excerpts from each of them in chronological order to make a feature-length movie to be called "365".  Along the way I decided to compile monthly reports named by month & year, e.g.: "January, 2018", & to release these...
Topics: duets, 2018, June 2018, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, free improvisation, usic, Tom DiVenti, samples,...