Elevator Music 5

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Posted by jesse on May 31, 2005 at 8:57 pm

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be creating a sound installation for the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY this summer as the fifth iteration of the Museum’s “Elevator Music” series.

My installation, Rapture/Rupture, will open June 25 along with a new show featuring Michael Oatman, and “Weapons of Mass Dissemination,” a show of WWI and WWII propaganda posters. The work will incorporate “Russia,” a shape note music tune written in 1786 by Daniel Read, and the first song I led at a Sacred Harp singing convention.

Five-Channel Sound Installation in “Pent-Up and Undergone” at Jessica Murray Projects in New York City

Filed under: Sacred Harp and Shape Note Music,Shows and Performances
Posted by jesse on May 11, 2005 at 7:56 pm

Recordings of two shape note music compositions of mine, “North Adams” and “Undergone” will feature in a sound installation I’m creating to accompany The Informants, a work by Carrie Dashow in her collaborative solo show with Jesse Bercowetz and Matt Bua at Jessica Murray Projects in New York City, Pent-Up and Under Gone.

Working with Albany-area shape note singers, I’m creating recordings of the two tunes for five speakers, with each speaker playing back the voice of one singer. Each speaker is paired with an “informant” a character of sorts in the form of a video sculpture, created by Carrie. The work is juxtaposed with a giant lighthouse sculpture built by Matt and Jesse, and a video depicting the “eye” of the lighthouse by Carrie. Carrie also wrote the texts to “Undergone” and “North Adams.”

Pent-Up and Under Gone opens on May 27.

MaFiA Show

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Posted by jesse on May 8, 2005 at 10:59 am

Two new works of mine, Shade and Lawrence are featured this afternoon in MaFiA Show at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Lawrence mixes diary, tunebook, and recorded spoken word, creating a new home for journal entries removed from Jesse’s personal website.

Shade is a five-channel sound installation expressing Jesse’s relationship to a shape note music song written 200 years ago – “Evening Shade” by Stephen Jenks.

Psy-Geo Provflux 2005

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Posted by jesse on April 26, 2005 at 12:09 am

My mobile audioblogging project Metaradio will be featured in this year’s Psy-Geo Provflux, a “weekend-long event – part festival and part conference – that will take place throughout Providence to explore the physical and psychological landscape of the city.” Metaradio > Providence will be a featured Tech Mapping project.

For more about Metaradio, visit the Metaradio > Troy prototype web site, or read my introduction to the Metaradio > Providence project.

Knock-Knock at the Boston Cyberarts Festival

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Posted by jesse on April 20, 2005 at 11:53 pm

Knock-Knock, an interactive installation I created in collaboration with Bettina Bloc, Olivia Robinson, and Amy Scarfone, will open this Friday in the Boston Cyberarts Festival at Kendall Square. Knock-Knock evokes contemporary communications networks using cardboard and copper wire. This collaborative project is a network of suspended cardboard boxes, linked by contact microphones and drivers, transmitting sound across the box network through the cardboard filters. The contact microphones are precisely tuned so that tapped messages can travel short distances along the network or cycle around the ring, depending on the strength of the tap.

There will be a reception this Friday, April 22 6-9 p.m. Knock-Knock is in the Vertex Building at Kendall Square, just off of Third St. near the Kendall T stop.

More information about Knock-Knock is on the Knock-Knock web site.

Boston Cyberarts Festival

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Posted by jesse on February 6, 2005 at 3:50 pm

I will be participating in the Boston Cyberarts Festival this Spring, collaborating with Bettina Bloc, Olivia Robinson, and Amy Scarfone, creating an installation reconstructing a communication network out of low-tech materials.

Our work will be installed, along with work by Bill Seaman, and some Brown University graduate students, at 675 West Kendall Street. The Cyberarts Festival (and our show) runs from April 22 through May 8, 2005.

SNOWNO SHOW

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Posted by jesse on December 11, 2004 at 1:55 am

My new piece Victory/Concession will be featured in this weekend’s Graduate Exhibition, SNOWNO SHOW, at Rensselaer. Work by all of the graduate students enrolled in my program will be included.

Victory/Concession depicts the Bush and Kerry presidential campaigns at the moments of their closure. Victory/Concession retraces the myths of evangelical Christianity, moral values, urban and rural, and red and blue, and exposes devious campaign strategies and a complicated country.

The show will run from 5-9 PM on Sunday, December 12 with a reception at 4 PM and a screening and performances at 6 PM. The show is all around West Hall on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, NY. Feel free to email me for directions.

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