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.
Come to Eyebeam Sept. 27, 6 PM for the opening of Interference. Eyebeam is located at 540 West 21st Street, NYC.
The show includes Subliminal History of New York State: Route of Progress (2007) an installation of community-shot video, original shape note songs and ephemera from this summer’s Route of Progress tour.
Jesse and Carrie will lead a shape note singing workshop (1-4 PM) and performance (5-6 PM) at Eyebeam on October 13
The exhibition will run through Nov. 10.
This summer I’m on tour with the Subliminal History of New York State, a tour with Carrie Dashow along the Erie Canal excavating subliminal histories and writing them into shape note songs, then presenting these songs with a video installation at final presentations in each location.
I’ll be too busy to post updates here along the way, but will have created a blog for the tour: Route of Progress which Carrie and I will be updating regularly.
Also on the web site for the tour is a complete schedule, podcasts, our press room, and lots of information about the project. Come see us this June and July in Troy, Schenectady, Rome, Palmyra, Lockport, or Lily Dale!
Join me and Carrie Dashow on Thursday January 11, 2007, for a performance of Under Island and a shape note singing school at Gigantic ArtSpace in New York. The singing school will be held from 5-7 PM and the performance begins at 7:30 PM.
Singing school participants will learn the basics of shape note singing and will learn original shape note songs that will be featured in the performance later that evening. Carrie Dashow will join the singing school to give an introduction to the Under Island story and the practice of subliminal history.
During the performance of Carrie’s Under Island story, the singing school class will join Carrie, Jesse, and the audience in singing several shape note songs, from the workshop.
Documentation of the Subliminal History of New York State, Rosendale Edition, will be included this week in “LOOK@ROSENDALE,” a show at Rosendale’s No_Space Gallery. The show is a part of Listen with Your Eyes, a video festival held annually in Rosendale.
Our video is a three minute reprise of the event, featuring the song “Mortal Mortar Made of Death,” and edited by Carrie Dashow. The show at No_Space Gallery opens November 10, with a reception from 6-9 PM and will remain installed through November 17.
Visit the Festival web page for more information.
Gigantic Art Space is exhibiting Under Island, Carrie Dashow’s artist’s book featuring my typography and original shape note compositions. The show “Special_Reconnaissance” at GAS will also include new sound recordings of 11 songs from Under Island, recorded at the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, NY.
“Special_Reconnaissance” opens Thursday November 9 from 5-9 and stays open through January 19. On January 11, I will lead a shape note singing workshop at the gallery with Carrie, followed by a performance from The Subliminal History of New York State.
North Adams, a sound installation created in collaboration with Carrie Dashow, will be included in “Made in North Adams,” a show set to open this Friday November 3, at the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, MA.
North Adams is a sound installation featuring an original shape note song that I wrote in 2005 to a text written by Carrie Dashow. The song was a component of the sound for Pent-Up and Under Gone. The North Adams installation features a recording of the song sung by five shape note singers and is accompanied by a score, typeset for the show.