Upcoming Singing Schools

Filed under: Talks
Posted by jesse on October 31, 2005 at 1:21 am
  • Tuesday, November 1, from 7-9 PM, CAC, 189 Beaver Street, North Adams, MA
  • Monday, November 7, from 6-8 PM, West Hall at RPI, Troy, NY

These sessions will be a participatory singing workshop introducing shape note music and a set of new songs about Roosevelt Island written by me (Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg) and Carrie Dashow.

The songs are short and long, happy, sad, and confused, but most are probably easy to sing. This is a great chance to learn a little about shape note music and an opportunity to support the work that Carrie and Jesse are doing.

The songs we practice will be sung at Carrie’s thesis show at CAC on November 10, where singers who attend these workshops will be joined by shape note singers from Eastern New York and Western Massachusetts.

So—please come sing our new songs!

Send Carrie or Jesse an e-mail if you’re interested.

Air Raid in Barcelona

Filed under: Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on October 9, 2005 at 1:25 pm

Air Raid, my 2003 sound installation mixing recordings of the shock and awe bombing campaign in Baghdad, Iraq, and air raid sirens in Kuwait City, Kuwait, will be presented publicly for the third time later this month. Air Raid will be included in the Zeppelin 2005 Festival de Proyectos Sonoros: “Acústicas del Control,” show at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain. The festival will take place from October 19-22, 2005, and is jointly organized by the CCCB, Orqestra del Caos, and Sonoscop.

Along with other accepted sound works, Air Raid will be broadcast to radio receivers spread around the CCCB, in the Joan Coromines Plaza, on the passways and at the hall of the Centre.

Sound Design for Oliveros and Dempster

Filed under: Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on October 4, 2005 at 5:45 pm

I’m running sound design for a multi-location improvisation tonight featuring Pauline Oliveros and Stuart Dempster. The official concert will take place at Mills College in Oakland California, where Pauline and Stuart will meet projected on a large onstage screen. A pair of dancers, choreographed by June Watanabe, will dance on stage in front beneath the screen. In their respective studios at Rensselaer in Troy, New York, and DXArts in Seattle, Washington, Pauline and Stuart will perform as they receive live video and audio feeds from the other locations.

I’ll be running the Troy location’s mixing board during the performance, after designing the sound set up last week. Also helping out in Troy are Alex Chechile, Joe Fiegl, Charles Veasey, and Bart Woodstsrup.

The concert is at 7:30 PST and at 10:30 in Troy in Pauline’s West Hall studio on the first floor.