1. Computer Art in Motion: How PLACES: 20 Art - Music Videos: NYC: was made. PLACES: is a series of abstract, experimental, music videos about places in New York City. The narration, video, and music by David Rapoport, 2011. /// © 2011 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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  2. 02:45. Trailer: Canaan_Dave is: Canaan (Bass), and David (Guitar). CANAAN_DAVE: is an improvised duet.

    Highline Indian Summer Session, October 21, 2015 (CANAAN DAVE):

    CANAAN comments:

    •••••I think of 'The Highline' as my backyard, as I live just a block from it. But in recent years I've stayed away from that lovely elevated park until the dwindling warm days of Autumn, when a walk in the sun becomes more precious. David and I picked a near perfect day and one of the small nooks off the main 'parade route' to set up and record. Through a happy accident, we didn't have the right cables for both of us to connect, so we decided to experiment: I'd improvise a solo bass track, then later David would improvise on guitar on top of that track. This meant that, rather than the usual give-and-take of a jam session, I had to anticipate David's playing, and David had to play around a pre-recorded improv, a different test of a musician's awareness.
    Harmony is a curious thing. There are plenty of fixed paths (modes and scales) to play around, but rhythm can free you to play any note, in or out of any mode. David's idea was for a long, free meditative journey, so as I played on, with David's verbal urging, I moved further away from my modal 'parade route' into anywhere.

    DAVE comments:

    ••••••For me, the work is all about spontaneity. It is about now: and how things fall into place. I am inspired by whatever was happening, musically, as it was happening. Each part is created in its specific time and space. In my practice, this is what creativity is all about. I always want to invent something different, something hypnotic: some other thing, something this is not a traditionally known musical form: but it somehow sounds like music. I wanted people to be drawn into it. These are sounds that brings me into a state of relaxation or meditation.

    Special thanks to GuruDev (JGD), Canaan Parker, Robert, Charles, Jai Uttal, Laraaji, Aram, Manish, and Bob. /// © 2015 by Canaan Parker and David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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  3. 00:45. (When I Look) i_Consume:

    Please take these pictures for what they are worth.

    i_CONSUME: is:

    1) what people consume (we all must do this).
    2) photographs of people who are selling, consuming (or in the act of consumption).
    3) the story of shopping in the urban center / suburbs (and consuming all of the treasures).
    4) odd, conventional, fantastic (and bigger than life).
    5) what is sold everywhere (or in your favorite store).
    6) I am consuming: the pictures of people who are consuming.
    7) this is a documentary series: the photos were taken out in the field.
    8) these photos were made in New York City (2003-2008).
    9) i_Consume was one of my Grad School projects (MFA - SVA). Thanks to: GuruDev, Elinor, Charles, and SVA.

    The resulting art photographs are sold as archival inkjet prints: 11x14 inches in size, on fine art paper. /// © 2008 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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  4. 01:30. What is happiness? What is grace? Anahita explains this idea with reference to religion, belief systems, spirituality, literature, philosophy, and the great visionaries.

    I learned that universal belief includes all creation, since everything exists within it. Therefore, I can accept it. How to lose ego, serve others, and experience the elation / grace?

    The best way to share happiness with others is to show them how good it is to be happy.

    I am very happy (and honored) to create this video interview (2012) with Anahita.

    Special thanks to Dear GuruDev (JGD). ---dr. /// © 2016 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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  5. 01:15. Trailer: OSTODA (also known as: OSAMU TORU DAVID):

    Eastern: experimental jazz Improvisation, live in rehearsal studio (2012): with abstract visuals. Stream of consciousness. We just set up, turned on the digital recorder, and started to play. The music is what it is.

    Video: music-computer-art-movie, video: lights, EFX: added to: 2010 footage: taken late summer that year: in New York City in the twilight. Many times, when I do not look, when I hardly look, when I squint while looking, or when I experience some obscure view or vision of something, I recognize or see it in a completely different way, like I have never seen or experienced it before. Then, I listened.

    1) Osamu Fukuzaki, Piano, 2) Toru Hoshino, Upright Bass, 3) David Rapoport, Acoustic Guitar.

    Sections of this musical improvisation are included in the documentary interview film (as the motion picture soundtrack) entitled: Charles Traub, Photographer, Chapters 1 and 2.

    Special thanks to: GuruDev (JGD), Osamu, Toru, Laraaji, Jai Uttal, Charles, Robert, and Smalls Jazz Club. /// © 2016 by David Rapoport, Toru Hoshino, and Osamu Fukuzaki.

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The value is in the substance: how can one step past the known (genres), to have some other kind of experience? It is about living and learning: gaining knowledge, and wisdom. The GURU offers something different to His viewers on the world wide web. Special thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Charles, Elinor, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Ed, Shelly, Mia, and Paul. JGD.

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