Eat Meat Meteorite at Peekskill Project

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Posted by jesse on September 8, 2006 at 5:14 pm

In 1992 a meteorite struck a parked car in Peekskill, NY. No one saw it hit, until now.

Carrie Dashow and I will present Eat Meat Meteorite, a new chapter in our Subliminal History of New York State, this month for the opening weekend of Peekskill Project, an annual arts festival organized by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.

We’ll be at the city waterfront, relating the story of the Peekskill Fireball — a meteorite that struck a parked car in Peekskill on October 9, 1992 — running a hamburger stand and science fair display. Our stand will illuminate the experience of the peekskill fireball, inviting visitors to ingest a meteorite and reenact the famous collision.

We will be presenting Eat Meat Meteorite during the weekend of September 16-17. On Saturday, we will be at the waterfront in Peekskill, right by the Metro North train station. On Sunday we will be at the Charles Point ferry landing.

Tune our Lips to Sing Quartet at the Conflux Festival 2006

Filed under: Sacred Harp and Shape Note Music,Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on September 4, 2006 at 12:02 pm

For this year’s Conflux (a psychogeography festival co-produced by Glowlab and iKatun) I’ve organized The Tune our Lips to Sing Quartet, a quartet of street-walking shape note singers. The Quartet will conduct a singing tour of Brooklyn, beginning and ending at the McCaig-Welles Gallery. We will sing songs from the Sacred Harp on pages corresponding with the numbers that members of the quartet recognize as they walk.

The Tune our Lips to Sing Quartet is Greg Mulkern, treble; Allison Schofield, alto; Aldo Ceresa, tenor; and Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, bass.

The Quartet will conduct two tours, beginning at noon and 6 PM on September 14. Visit the Quartet’s web site for more information.

Singing at the Newport Folk Festival

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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.

Singing in the Mines!

Filed under: Announcements,Shows and Performances
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.

Tintinnabulate at Club Dome

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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.

Tintinnabulate at Eyebeam

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Posted by jesse on January 24, 2006 at 11:04 am

This Thursday, Tintinnabulate will be playing with Pauline Oliveros and Brown/RISD’s MEME Improvisation Group at Eyebeam in Chelsea, presented by the Upgrade! New York. The performance will be followed by a discussion, and marks the first physical meeting of two ensembles who have previously performed only over the Internet.

Read more about Tintinnabulate, Pauline, and MIG on Eyebeam’s web site, the networked_performance blog, or in this report on Rhizome.


The show was a success, with over 100 people in attendance. I performed with two wireless microphones, free to roam about the building, running one through Pauline’s Extended Instrument System and the other straight to two of our sixteen speakers.

Pictures from the show are online, and will be followed by sound and video documentation soon.

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