Carrie and I Featured in the New York Sun

Filed under: Press
Posted by jesse on August 26, 2006 at 1:18 pm

Carrie and I were profiled yesterday in the New York Sun in the Knickerbocker column by Gary Shapiro. The article recounted our Rosendale singing school workshop and participatory assembly and explored the concept of subliminal history — the conceptual strategy that underpins our collaboration.

Read the article on the Sun‘s web site.

Subliminal Statements, Call for Submissions

Filed under: Announcements
Posted by jesse on August 13, 2006 at 11:53 am

Society for a Subliminal State Newsletter aka Subliminal Statements — Due Monday September 4, 2006

The ground speaks and has its way. It is beyond and below us yet we take claim for what we do atop of it. Does it not have a mind of its own — its own agency?

The Society for a Subliminal State is looking for your true stories:

  • Stories of land, sea, and air speaking,
  • Time when presence, past and future combine,
  • What is an alternative time of now,
  • Do you know that Islands move,
  • Dead little animals create our homes,
  • Lighthouses fall in love and transmit informative maps,
  • History is a feeling not just a fact.

If you know anything about this please write us.

Send us your articles and poetry for the first issue of Subliminal Statements, the Society for a Subliminal State Newsletter. Visit the Society web site before September 4 for details.

NYSCA Grant for the Subliminal History Project

Filed under: Announcements
Posted by jesse on August 12, 2006 at 9:15 pm

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has awarded Carrie Dashow and me a project grant in Film & Media/New Tech Production for the integration of video into the subliminal history tour. The award recognizes our collaborative project, the Subliminal History of New York State, an ongoing series of singing and video workshops and participatory performances that seeks to present a broader reality of the history and present state of New York.

The grant comes in the wake of our second event, a singing school and performance/assembly in the Widow Jane Mine, Rosendale, NY.

More information about the Subliminal History project and the Rosendale event is on our web site.

Singing at the Newport Folk Festival

Filed under: Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on August 4, 2006 at 11:08 am

The Widow Jane Mine event last week was a great success. We had a very strong class of ten during the workshop and more than fifty people joined us for the performance/assembly in the mine. Feedback was good and we were able to document the performance in sound, video, and still image. I’ll be posting some of that documentation soon!

Meanwhile, this coming weekend, I’ll be singing with a large group of Sacred Harp singers at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. We’ll be singing at 11 AM on Sunday, August 6.

Read more about our appearance on the Newport Folk Festival web site. And come check us out if you’re in the area.