New Tunebooks and a Singing School

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Posted by jesse on December 8, 2005 at 7:39 pm

This Sunday, I’m showing a selection of new tunebooks in progress, performing with Tintinnabulate, and leading a brief singing school from the Under Island songs during my department’s year end open studios.

In my studio at RPI’s West Hall, I’ll be showing drafts of Parsons Cove, a tunebook I’m developing into a score for book and soprano for Anne Rhodes. The performance piece will be premiered by Anne at Wesleyan University on February 18, 2006. Alongside Parsons Cove is a bound draft copy of the Under Island tunebook I’m creating with Carrie. A four-channel sound installation with two shape note score transparencies mounted on photographs rounds out the open studio.

During the auditorium program, I’ll be performing with Marshall Trammell, Pauline Oliveros, Thom Kubli, Alex Chechile, and Yael Kanarek as Tintinnabulate. At the conclusion of the auditorium show, I’ll be leading three songs from the Under Island tunebook: “Climate,” “Awaken,” and “End.”

Upcoming Tintinnabulate Shows

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Posted by jesse on November 30, 2005 at 12:06 pm

This Thursday December 1, 2005 at 4PM in RPI’s West Hall 118 Tintinnabulate (me, Alex Chechile, Yael Kanarek, and Bart Woodstrup) with guest artist Thom Kubli from EMPAC will perform a network concert from RPI in Troy, NY with the AMP Ensemble and guest artist Pauline Oliveros in Tempe, AZ.

Tintinnabulate will also be performing on Sunday December 11 with Pauline Oliveros in the West Hall Auditorium during “Obsess Profess Process: Open Studios with Electronic Artists,” my department’s end-of-semester graduate open studios event. I will also be presenting my own work during “OPP.” I’ll announce that later.

Tintinnabulate with MIG

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Posted by jesse on November 17, 2005 at 1:02 am

This Thursday, I’ll be performing in a realtime, multi-local concert with RPI’s Tintinnabulate and Brown’s Meme Improvisation Group (MIG). The show will feature improvised sound, music, dance, and video.

The performance will be held at RPI in West Hall 118 on Thursday, November 17, at 8 PM. MIG will be transmitting from Brown University’s Grant Recital Hall.

I will be performing as a vocalist in the concert, and Alex Chechile will be processing my voice. In addition to singing, I’ll be performing with a set of sand dollars that I collected on Parsons’ Cove beach in Kennebunkport, Maine, during the summer of 2004.

Tintinnabulate is:

  • Alex Chechile
  • Yael Kanarek
  • Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg
  • Charles Veasey
  • Bart Woodstrup

MIG is:

  • Damon Baker
  • Brian Knoth
  • Kevin Patton
  • Butch Rovan
  • Carmen Montoya
  • Shawn Greenlee
  • Polly Hall
  • Mathew Warne

Under Island Songs at CAC

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Posted by jesse on November 5, 2005 at 1:27 am

Carrie and I are presenting 11 of the songs we’ve written as the first chapter of our Subliminal History of New York State as a first reading of just-finished music by unrehearsed non-singers (you) on November 10 at the CAC in North Adams.

Please join us for a reception at 6 and a participatory singing at 7. Come sing the story and rise the beast! Singing experience not necessary. Watchers welcome. Tunebooks will be provided. Wear warm clothes.

After carrying out psychical and physical research for months, Carrie uncovered Roosevelt Island as a living breathing monster that after gaining its sight, desires to leave Manhattan’s East River. In its expression here, the Under Island story is told through original shape note song poems, written by Carrie and Jesse. Under Island is the first chapter of The Subliminal History of New York State, a singing school tour of New York State by Carrie and Jesse planned for the summer of 2006.

Air Raid in Barcelona

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Posted by jesse on October 9, 2005 at 1:25 pm

Air Raid, my 2003 sound installation mixing recordings of the shock and awe bombing campaign in Baghdad, Iraq, and air raid sirens in Kuwait City, Kuwait, will be presented publicly for the third time later this month. Air Raid will be included in the Zeppelin 2005 Festival de Proyectos Sonoros: “Acústicas del Control,” show at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain. The festival will take place from October 19-22, 2005, and is jointly organized by the CCCB, Orqestra del Caos, and Sonoscop.

Along with other accepted sound works, Air Raid will be broadcast to radio receivers spread around the CCCB, in the Joan Coromines Plaza, on the passways and at the hall of the Centre.

Sound Design for Oliveros and Dempster

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Posted by jesse on October 4, 2005 at 5:45 pm

I’m running sound design for a multi-location improvisation tonight featuring Pauline Oliveros and Stuart Dempster. The official concert will take place at Mills College in Oakland California, where Pauline and Stuart will meet projected on a large onstage screen. A pair of dancers, choreographed by June Watanabe, will dance on stage in front beneath the screen. In their respective studios at Rensselaer in Troy, New York, and DXArts in Seattle, Washington, Pauline and Stuart will perform as they receive live video and audio feeds from the other locations.

I’ll be running the Troy location’s mixing board during the performance, after designing the sound set up last week. Also helping out in Troy are Alex Chechile, Joe Fiegl, Charles Veasey, and Bart Woodstsrup.

The concert is at 7:30 PST and at 10:30 in Troy in Pauline’s West Hall studio on the first floor.

Rapture/Rupture Extended

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Posted by jesse on August 31, 2005 at 12:27 pm

The Tang Museum has decided to extend my installation, Rapture/Rupture past its September 11 closing date. The exhibition will now be on display for an additional few weeks. I’ll post the new closing date as soon as it is finalized.


Rapture/Rupture will close October 26.

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