1. Jen Shyu~ Solo Rites: Seven Breaths dir. Garin Nugroho (7'49'' excerpt)


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    Excerpt from Jen Shyu’s "Solo Rites: Seven Breaths" directed by Garin Nugroho, which premiered on May 28, 2014, at and commissioned by Roulette Intermedium, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, with funds from Jerome Foundation. Translations and credits: “Aku yang Lahir dari Air Mata (I Was Born from a Tear)” | Poetry: Slamet Gundono, Music: Jen Shyu & Slamet Gundono — I was born from a tear / I made rain from my sweat / I, shining, upon the wrong turn / But I believe that God was there / [Video clip begins here:] In the moment of sadness, I surrender and become dust 4:25: “Bawa Sida Asih, Macapat Dhandhangula” | Lyrics: Ki Narto Sabdho, Translation: Slamet Gundono, Endang Tri Winarni, & Jen Shyu. Its “Pelog 6” tuning, along with music from a recording I made of my Javanese singing teacher that enters at 5:55–which is in “Slendro Manyurå” tuning–overlaps with the diatonic tuning in the gayageum part I composed, which creates a new 3-way harmony I arranged. I then accompany my teacher by singing the chorus part in the recording. My movements are based on sacred Javanese Bedhåyå dance as I transition to playing the Taiwanese moon lute. (Audio heard at 5:55 recorded in Java, Indonesia, 2012: Javanese singer [Pesindhen] and teacher: Nyi Ngatirah. Gendèr: Pak Sutanto. Song: “Ladrang Wilujeng Laras Slendro Pathet Manyurå”) — My hope, my beloved / Is that we are always in harmony and unity / At every moment, day or night / Never apart, not even one hair’s width / Though far, you are close in my heart / When you’re near, you’re always my focus / Loving each other for all time / Like two fish swimming side by side /Let us carry out life’s obligations together / Settling down to love each other Filmed by Marcelo Borja and edited by Abdul Majid, with syncing by Elena Chang and Jonathan Riviera. Audio mixed by Joseph Branciforte ~~~~~~ Production Team: Jen Shyu: Composition, vocals, dance, Taiwanese moon lute, piano, gayageum, East Timorese lakadou Garin Nugroho: Director Danang Pamungkas: Choreographer Kristen Robinson: Set & Props Designer Ghia Javaqueen / Kristin Isola: Costume Designers Solomon Weisbard: Lighting Designer Jason Fok: Assistant Lighting Designer Synopsis: Sonic, visual, and visceral rites and reflections upon pilgrimage throughout Taiwan, East Timor, Indonesia (Java, Bali, Bandung, Kalimantan), Vietnam, and South Korea. Using multiple tools of expression in multiple languages (new improvised languages as well as existing ones including Indonesian, Javanese, Taiwanese, indigenous Taiwanese languages, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tetum, Korean), this solo performance—that of a woman living simultaneously in multiple cultures and “projecting her ancestry” (Val-Inc) through contemporary monologue—will reveal a personal journey of loss and redemption made universal, giving voice to the silenced. These losses reflect crises now plaguing these lands: the loss of voices found in traditional music and shaman rituals; the loss of habitat and wildlife and thus the linked ancient cosmology; and finally, the loss of public space, such as the submission of traditional markets and forests to malls and coal mines. These issues will be explored in performance through sound, movement, and fieldwork footage, creating a land-sound-scape which will serve to transport and transform both the performer and audience, leading to shared revelation and recovery from past sorrow. Prolific, uncompromising, and most renowned Indonesian film and stage director Garin Nugroho (Opera Jawa, Under the Tree, Daun di Atas Bantal) will direct Shyu’s solo ritual, breathing into the work his distinctive vision for celebrating the exhilarating and sacred bond between tradition and modernity.

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    • Jen Shyu & Satoshi Haga: Raging Waters, Red Sands (2'11" excerpt)


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      An excerpt of Jen Shyu's "Raging Waters, Red Sands" as performed at the 10:30pm show at the Jazz Gallery in New York City on December 05, 2009. Jen Shyu: composition, voice, dance, er hu Satoshi Haga: choreography & dance Ivan Barenboim: clarinet Chris Dingman: vibes Mat Maneri: viola Satoshi Takeishi: percussion Poetry by Patrícia Magalhães who writes: "The water god, in anger, cuts a hole in the sky. The sky opens. Rain pours out like a river, submerging the earth, allotting one man the fate to choose between saving his villagers from the flooding waters or being loyal to his wife and yet unborn son. Notions of love, existence, and universal versus personal obligation are tested in this modern myth based on an ancient narrative form called Shuo-chang, literally meaning speak-sing in Mandarin Chinese. The narrative mixes Portuguese, Tetum, English, Taiwanese, and Mandarin interchangeably with the sound and space of voice (Jen Shyu, composer), dance (Satoshi Haga, choreographer), viola (Mat Maneri), clarinet (Ivan Barenboim), vibraphone (Chris Dingman), and percussion (Satoshi Takeishi). Poetry by Patrícia Magalhães, commissioned by the Jazz Gallery with support from the Jerome Foundation." This composition shown in this video is Jen Shyu's arrangement of "Five-Hole Tune," a Taiwanese folk song from Hengchun, Taiwan, taught to Shyu by Chen Ying 陳英. The first words in this excerpt are in Mandarin (meaning "the 3rd day, the 4th day, the 5th day") followed by the song itself in Taiwanese language translated here: "The first hardship is the ax and the knife The second hardship is the basket and the rope In this world, poor father and poor mother Climbing the curved mountain, narrow road — what can we do?" For an indexed overview of all (((unartig))) recordings please go to http://unartignyc.com/recordings/ Filmed by Unartig

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      • parking: musical spaces and fanfare reprise


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        Articular Facet performs Mark Hardy's "Parking" This is the second part, which includes "musical spaces" and the fanfare reprise. During this performance, Articular Facet was comprised of Mark Hardy, mandolin, Hanna Brock, viola, Jeff Kowalkowski, glockenspeil, Adam Zanolini, flute, Julia Miller, guitar, Ed Herrmann, percussion. audio recording of the first half of this piece can be found here: soundcloud.com/mdhsndtrk/parking-fanfare-anthemchorale-numbers-51515

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        • NEOXKIDZ - Patinaje / Skating


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          Música y sound design para animaciones y televisión: NEOXKIDZ - Patinaje En esta ocasión Kotoc nos propuso para poner Audio al espacio infantil del canal NEOX. Grabamos voces inhalando helio, usamos vocoders, sintes low-fi, grabamos globos y juguetes mecánicos para dar vida a Crockit. Lo pasamos de miedo :) Sound design & Music for animations & TV commercials: NEOXKIDZ - Skating For this opportunity, Kotoc proposed that we do the audio for the child zone, at the Neox channel. We recorded voices inhaling helium, use vocoders, synths low-fi, recorded balloons and mechanical toys to give life to Crockit. Freaky! :)

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          • Audi "Lo que la navidad esconde"


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            Música creativa para publicidad: Audi "Lo que la Navidad esconde" - http://www.banjomusic.es/es/project/66-Audi Creative music for advertising: Audi - http://www.banjomusicstudio.com/en/project/66-Audi Music composed & produced by BanjoMusic Produced by Mirinda Films Directed by Nacho Clemente

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            • The Bridge #6: Escape Lane


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              [English + French version] www.acrossthebridges.org 6e voyage d'exploration du réseau The Bridge autour du quartet/quintet Escape Lane: Joachim Florent - contrebasse Denis Fournier - batterie Marquis Hill - trompette Jeff Parker - guitare + Ari Brown - saxophones Une première semaine est l'occasion pour les deux visiteurs transatlantiques de se présenter, de dire "Bonjour, oui ça va", nous sommes là, aux musiciens locaux du réseau, ainsi que d'investir différentes scènes et publics. Les décors du très lynchien The Whistler, du regretté The Hungry Brain et de la toute peuplée galerie d'art de Patrick McCoy (Diasporal Rhythms) balisent cette première traversée. Au studio Strobe, tout vintage en son et en forme, Espane Lane naît sous nos yeux. D'un regard, d'une écoute, microscopique, la voie d'échappée se déroule. On ne sait où elle va et pourtant, les textures de chacune de ces singularités continuent de prendre appui les unes sur les autres, de l'acoustique aérienne du Woodland Pattern Bookstore de Milwaukee aux reflets prestigieux du Logan Art Center de l'Université de Chicago. Le long de cette route, le lyrisme poursuit sa poussée au milieu de l'énergie pure; la liberté, parfois, s'enveloppe dans une fugue improvisée. Musiciens invités: Joshua Abrams, Jason Adasiewicz, Renée Baker, Jason Stein, Nicolas Péoc’h, Christophe Rocher, Jim Baker, Harrison Bankhead, Keefe Jackson, Dave Rempis, Vincent Raude, Philippe Lemoine http://www.acrossthebridges.org/ https://www.facebook.com/acrossthebridges?fref=ts

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              • Fred Anderson Memorial Fountain and Sculpture with Video Projection on Water Mist


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                Rough Idea for a Fred Anderson Memorial Fountain and Sculpture with Video Projection on Water Mist Fred Anderson (March 22, 1929 – June 24, 2010) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist who was based in Chicago, Illinois. With a distinctive forward-bent playing posture, Anderson's playing was rooted in the swing music and hard bop idioms, but also incorporated innovations from free jazz, rendering him, as critics Ron Wynn and Joslyn Layne have written, "a seminal figure among Chicago musicians in the '60s." ©2015 floydwebb@gmail.com

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                • Vfc Creative: Fruit Jams


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                  Have you ever heard of music being played by Fruit and Vegetables? Our team programmed and played Hillsong's "Oceans" using fruits and vegetables programmed with Makey-Makey. Doesn't make sense? Just watch and be amazed For more info about our Church.. Check out VictoryFamily.Church

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                  • The Sound of Afro Futurism | Art Ensemble of Chicago, Paris, 1969


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                    Music is code and #blackcodematters Les Stances a Sophie is a 1970 soundtrack album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Paris for a French film directed by Moshé Mizrahi and first released on the Pathé Marconi label in France and on Nessa Records in the U.S.. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Fontella Bass and Don Moye. Moshé Mizrahi commissioned the original music for the film with the band only having two weeks left on their French visas.[1] It was reissued on CD in 2000 by Universal Sound records, mastered from a (fairly quiet) vinyl source.

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                    • “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the AACM” 1/19/15-9/6/15


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                      “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” January 19, 2015 - September 6, 2015 DuSable Museum of African History 740 East 56th Place Chicago, Illinois 60637 Phone: (773) 947-0600 #AACM50TH The phrase “Free At First” is meant to reflect the very birth of this organization was inclusive of the members of AACM, who were unfettered by convention and tradition and adopted a “free” style that recognized no boundaries and defied categorization. The AACM had the audacity to compose, perform, publish, own, and institutionalize their own music and to prepare future exponents of their genre-bending, experimental form. Further, their collective, rather than confining the individual, actually made room for individual freedom of expression. “Free At First” is also a reference to the sense of freedom the founders and early members approached musical compositions, organizational concepts and institution building – especially with the AACM School of Music. The scope of the exhibition is intended to provide the social framework, political climate, cultural milieu and the philosophical underpinnings within which this musician’s collective has thrived and survived – the only musicians’ collective still standing! “Free At First” will be as broad and wide-ranging an exhibition as is the music created by the AACM. From historic and iconic photographs to a musical soundscape inclusive of AACM founders and the newest generation; from performance costumes and uniquely crafted awards of recognition to performance posters from around the globe; from a recreation of the famous Henry Threadgill “Hubkaphone” as an installation piece to be experienced by all visitors to a long ago silent film of Threadgill playing this unique instrument. Audience members will also be engaged in an exhibition game called, “Finding AACM” with questions and hints of where to find clues located somewhere throughout the exhibition. Organized by DuSable Museum of African American History; Curated by Dr. Carol L. Adams and Janis Lane-Ewart. Exhibition Designer: Dorian Sylvain. “FREE AT FIRST: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians” is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust, The DuSable Museum of African American History, and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the DuSable Museum.The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous support of the Museum.

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