Speaking about the Hollow Square at the GSIM Conference

Filed under: Talks
Posted by jesse on March 30, 2006 at 7:06 pm

This weekend I’m presenting a paper at the GSIM Conference on Musical Spaces at CUNY. I’ll be co-presenting with Dana Borrelli, an anthropologist from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Our paper is titled “Sounding the Hollow Square: Spatial Meaning in Sacred Harp Singing.” We will discuss how the hollow square seating arrangement of a Sacred Harp singing creates meaning for singers. Dana will talk about how the hollow square is a vital social institution that forms singers’ identities within the community. I will discuss how composers and artists working with Sacred Harp music utilize the spatial configuration of a Sacred Harp singing.

The conference is this Saturday, April 1, 2006, 9 AM to 5:00 PM. It’s at the CUNY Graduate Center, Martin Segal Theater, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10016-4309.

Guest Blogging for networked_performance

Filed under: Announcements
Posted by jesse on March 19, 2006 at 4:13 pm

For the next few weeks, I’ll be filling in for Jo-Anne, Michelle, and Helen, blogging about networked performance, ubiquitous computing, augmented reality, net art, and more for Turbulence.org’s networked_performance blog.

Tintinnabulate at Club Dome

Filed under: Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on March 15, 2006 at 3:57 pm

Something slumbers sunk, mid the tunnel mud,
Utterance arouse, lumps begin to show.
Tintinnabulate! Sight the air aware,
Forge a fort of tude, planetary ship.
–Carrie Dashow

Tintinnabulate is an ensemble of improvising artists founded by Pauline Oliveros at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2005. The members include Pauline Oliveros, Alex Chechile, Yael Kanarek, Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, and Bart Woodstrup.

When: 8 PM, Saturday March 18
Where: the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology, 250 Jordan Road, Troy, NY (in the Rensselaer Technology Park)

Azariah: Whom Jehovah Helps

Filed under: Announcements,Sacred Harp and Shape Note Music,Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on March 2, 2006 at 5:01 pm

My MFA Thesis Show, Azariah: Whom Jehovah Helps is this Saturday.

The show will be a participatory shape note singing, and begins at 2 PM on March fourth (please be on time) at the Old Songs Community Art Center at 37 South Main Street in Voorheesville, NY (directions).

The singing follows the story of a young man from the Burnt-over district in nineteenth century Western New York who begins to experience visions of singing prophets in the wake of the Great Disappointment.

After the singing, there will be a pot-luck supper (please bring dishes that can be served cold), and from 7:30-10:00 PM is the monthly, Albany-area Sacred Harp singing.

Visit my blog for more information on Azariah.