by BonsaiBabe Productions © 2010
In this piece modeled off the soundtrack of Thomas Tallis Third Mode Melody, four video tracks of bamboo, freeway, pine and water correspond to note arrangements. Pine represents a 4-note combination using B, E, G. Water is a 4-note combination using A, C, E. Freeway is C, E, G. Every other combination of notes is bamboo clip.
This scheme was based on the frequency of 4-note combinations occurring in Third Mode Melody, with BEGE being the most used chord, occurring 14 times. This strength was associated with the pine, a long lived and evergreen tree. The water combination occurred four times as CEAA.
The audio track is divided into bars and measures corresponding to sheet music. On the bars with more than one note, opacity is adjusted on each track to reflect note percentage.
Six new art pieces in Cheryl Petty's new modern abstract style, a fusion of Asian and Surrealistic influences, will be shown to the public for the first time. Taoist poetry is incorporated into two of the works by Han-shan from &lsquoCold Mountain’ poems from 8-9th Century. Another pair of paintings was inspired by ‘Approaching Puberty,’ a surrealistic painting by Max Ernst 1921.
“Abstract Modernism and Asian art have a similarity. Neither relies on traditional Western methods of realism such as perspective and shadows. Finding the unifying elements, I like to blend the two.”
Iris Credo will be performing a solo set of original compositions at 4:15pm..Credo's music is richly melodic and syncopated lounge style, layered with theemes on love and inner space and delivered with the velvet intimacy and rawness of a beat poet.
Woven throughout this ten-minute piece, ambient testures rise and fall in muted crescendos of James Johnson's ‘Cinemascape.’
Raindrops fell on heads as singers plucked strings, unlocking emotions and stirring quiet memories. 'Lights, Fog, Winds, Grasses' by Gabriella Smith and performed by the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra June 19,2010 at the stage in the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, inspired by the beaches in Northern California, inspired me to grab my camcorder and attempt my own minimalist version in video.
The main audio track recorded live at the concert provides cues for the addition of cutaway overlays of golden California poppies for lights; for fog white and gray cerastium flower clouds, wind caresses ceanothus and grasses complete the palette.
Nothing is as it seems--
Surface appearances pierced--
Slide into the audio envelope--
Submerge in the currents of the mighty Sacramento River.
Repeating motifs predominate. The primary track is occupied by the string orchestra playing Smith's composition.
Smith's theme rides above the wave swells of James Johnson's 'Phased Piano' sets and ambient river white sound in the troughs. Building the wave mass flows exerpts from John Koch-Northrup's 'Living Room 2' and Subterminal Leonardo Rosado's 'For The First Time.'
September 9 on the deck of the Siskiyou Arts Council, outside their jewel of a gallery, folks were free to drop in and stay as long as they liked while passersby flocked to the Farmers Market.
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Here I am painting at Wright's Beach in Sonoma