March Fourth

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Posted by jesse on February 25, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Along with Carrie Dashow, I’m very excited to announce the Society for a Subliminal State’s first annual members party, on no other day than March 4th. The party will include: a pot-luck, a trip to the Subliminal State, shape note singing, and performances by two Society member bands.

You must be a member of the Society for a Subliminal State to attend. Membership is $5 (annual dues). You will also get Subliminal Statements in the mail, and a patch bearing the Society’s insignia.

Join on the Society’s web site. You can also read more about March Fourth.

AIRtime Residency

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Posted by jesse on September 20, 2006 at 9:21 pm

I’m excited to have the opportunity to work on an installation version of my MFA Thesis project Azariah: Whom Jehovah Helps in an AIRtime Residency at free103point9’s Wave Farm. My week-long residency this September will explore the thematic connection between radio and prophecy.

I will also be creating a prototype for an outdoor, radio version of the Azariah story installed in a forest setting.

See the free103point9 newsroom for more information on my project and a list of this year’s other Residency recipients.

Subliminal Statements, Call for Submissions

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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

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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 in the Mines!

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Posted by jesse on July 14, 2006 at 1:14 pm

What: Shape note singing school of Subliminal History
Where: Widow Jane Mine, Century House Historical Society, Rosendale, NY, 668 Route 213.
When: July 30, 2-5 PM (Workshop), 6 PM (Performance/Assembly).

This July 30, come attend our Singing School Workshop inside the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, NY. Learn how to sing shape note music and discover for yourself the Rosendale edition of the Subliminal History of New York State, a narrative about living land and history being developed by Carrie Dashow and Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg.

From 2-5 PM, the singing workshop will mix instruction on how to sing shape note music, an early American singing style still in practice today, with stories communicated from the living land about Rosendale’s cement industry and the vast inland sea that covered much of the region in Cretaceous times. At 6 PM the class will perform with Carrie and Jesse.

Both events are open to the public. Registration required for the workshop. $10 donation. No musical experience necessary. Please bring a snack to eat between 5 and 6, and invite your family and friends to come to the assembly. To register call 845-658-9900 or email

Brought to you by the Society for a Subliminal State and the Century House Historical Society.

For more information, visit Subliminal State and you can email Carrie and Jesse.

Guest Blogging for networked_performance

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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’s networked_performance blog.

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.

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