Who Sings You?
David Byrne on the NYTimes online front page
The recently damaged
David Byrne will be launching his much-anticipated project for Creative Time, Playing the Building
, on Saturday. He talks about it in his online journal here
. The Times is psyched about it here
. And, of course, I'm psyched about it HERE. Here's a list of things to prime the pump. I can't necessarily explain some of them, especially The Kinks' song. I've been trying to read as little as possible about the piece so this list comes more from intuition and past experience than anything. Really. I'm not really sure what I'm doing here. But that's OK.
Listening and remembering:
Brian Eno, Discreet Music
Francisco Lopez, Building [New York]: Listen. Remember.
Fear, "New York's Alright...If You Like Saxophones,"Joey Adams
Tom Recchion, I Love My Organ
Oskar Sala, My Fascinating Instrument
The Kinks, "Oklahoma U.S.A."Afternoon Penis
Scott Walker, "Farmer in the City"
Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis, Deep ListeningSpire
Trisha Donnelly from The Plain of Heaven
On a totally personal note:
Pearl Harbor & The Explosions, Pearl Harbor & The Explosions
Toure Kunda, Natalia
Robert Fripp, Under Heavy Manners
David Byrne, "The Revolution"
The Collected Multiples of Cary S. Leibowitz
, a survey of the collected multiples of Cary S. Leibowitz opened last week at the much beloved Printed Matter in Chelsea. Leibowitz is a Creative Time multi-alumnus and winter cap king
. I haven't seen the exhibit yet, but I'm betting that it will kick my (Candy)ass. Why you would miss this show is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me is beyond me.
What Becomes A Billboard Most?
This made my day a couple weeks ago. A series that started as signage ends up on a tee-shirt that lands on a sign. Art is awesome and confusing. The best lie in town. I mean that in a good way.
And can I say how much I love how perfectly the reflected saw horses match the shoes? I think I just did.
The Memory Band.
Director Matt Wolf (on left) and coproducer Kyle Martin. (Photo: Dawn Chan via Art Forum)
Came across a post today on Art Forum Diary
about the premiere the new Arthur Russell documentary, Wild Combination
. The filmmaker looked kind of familiar then I remembered that it was former Creative Time video fellow, Matt Wolf. Cool. There are a couple other Creative Time connections to Russell as well. 2001 Art in the Anchorage
musician/composer Phil Niblock made the incredible 1986 film, Terrace Of Unintelligibility,
which featured Russell. And a quick search of the Creative Time archives
revealed that Arthur Russell himself participated Art in the Anchorage 8 in 1991.
Worlds In Collision.
No, I'm not talking about the most underrated Pere Ubu album of all time
. I'm talking about two things I love in very different ways: Creative Time and (Hold for it . . .) David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary. The latter is the only obsession I have that's weirder than the one I have for The Hills
. In my regular check of NYSD over the weekend it was a kick to see Creative Time's benefit gala get the full DPC treatment. The link is here
. Scroll down for the pics. (Above, the scene. Below, the seen.)