Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Visions, long nights, slow grooves

Across the written world, the blogstumblrtweetsinstrgrammagazinesnewspapers, came the proliferation of end of the year lists, thoughtful wrap-ups, wishes for the new year. Whether through being overwhelmed by them all or wanting to avoid adding to the deluge or sheer laziness (probably the latter, though my intentions are as big as the sky), I've stayed quiet. I will try to say something, though my hands are cold and my brain is slow.

I want to thank the posse of great artists that came through the Sessions in 2014 -- John Levin, Willie Gussin, Ron Schneiderman, Dave Seidel, Todd Roach, the Menegon/Dailey/Wright/Lak Quartet, Matt Robidoux, Jason & Aya/Overture, Wooly Mar, Adam Bosse, Andy Kivela, Andy Crespo, Matt Krefting, Eric Gagne, Scotty Tabachnick, Ruth Garbus, Dredd Foole, Matt & Erika (MV & EE) Elisa Ambrogio. They brought an incredible depth and width of vision, and transformed a hunch into a beautiful tradition of warmth and inclusiveness. Together with a core group of supporters who deserve their own thanks, THANKS!, the above helped create a special night each month for sharing music, talk, and explorations. Very cool, yes.

The new year brings the continuation of the Sessions, some streaming/radio experimentation, along with new shows, venues, experiments, gatherings and explorations. If you'd like to get involved and lend a hand, please get in touch. We frequently support the various things we do out of thin pockets, and hope to bring even more to the world this year. Patrons, sponsors, investors, interns, volunteers, get in touch. Or just say hey!

Thanks for reading, following, checking in. More posts soon, yes.

Here are a few links for your consideration:

Artists, Entrepreneurs? - http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/01/the-death-of-the-artist-and-the-birth-of-the-creative-entrepreneur/383497/?single_page=true

Among the Disrupted - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/books/review/among-the-disrupted.html?smid=tw-share

Welcome to the Integraton - http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/20/style/tmagazine/welcome-to-the-integratron.html?_r=0

Cultural concepts to remember - http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/7-cultural-concepts-we-dont-have-in-the-us

Electric Lady stories - http://www.believermag.com/issues/201501/?read=article_kaadzi_ghansah

Julian Cope's family values - http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jan/10/julian-cope-my-family-values

And two music links for winter nights -

Plinth - https://iamplinth.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-smalls-lighthouse

Antti Tolvi - http://anttitolvi.bandcamp.com/releases

Friday, November 28, 2014

Radio On!

fieldwire is on Mixlr

Fieldwire Radio has started broadcasting. Look for wide variety, live shows, guest sets, and curated playlists. We're in the early stages now, but hope to have updated playlists and a more regular schedule soon. In the meantime, longform freeform will be the norm. Tune in.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Today's views

It's been awhile since I visited Geocam. Here are some random live cameras to check out.

Iceland - http://www.geocam.tv/?camId=1336

The Land of Art Horizon -http://www.geocam.tv/?camId=1215

Norway - http://www.geocam.tv/?camId=442

Russia - http://www.geocam.tv/?camId=1146

Poland - http://www.geocam.tv/?camId=1256

France - http://www.geocam.tv/?camId=614

Bulgaria - http://www.geocam.tv/?camId=451

Japan - http://www.geocam.tv/?camId=29

I sometimes put these on and create soundtracks to the images, and someday hope to do this in a live or streamed situation. Another project, another day.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Morning Chill

This is beautiful.

Detail notes below, video postedt by the amazing Phong Tran (@boxwalla) on Twitter.

Raga Yaman
Alap ( 61.51 )
Zia Mohiuddin Dagar - Rudra Veena

This recording was made at Chateau de Suze la Rousse ( France) in !990. Many copies were done for students and Dagar Family. It was one of the last Z.M.Dagar`s performances before he died end of september 1990 ( According to the only information I could get on internet )
Private recording 1990
This is a gem for Z.M.Dagar`s lovers