Via Ab-sens Press:
TONY MARTIN arrived to San Francisco in 1962, promptly forging creative alliances and lifetime friendships with “new music” people Morton Subotnick, Pauline Oliveros, and Ramon Sender. When the San Francisco Tape Music Center moved to its location at 321 Divisadero St., Martin was invited by co-directors Sender and Subotnick to become the Visual Director. With special attention paid to working in the tape music medium, as well as performing regularly, they joined with Mills Center for Contemporary Music in ’67. During the SFTMC days Martin was responsible for numerous visual compositions, including Terry Riley’s In C performance, as well as Sender’s Desert Ambulance. Martin was deeply engaged in experimenting with light via overhead and slide projectors, mixing paint, oil, water, and objects to build his light compositions. His following grew as a culture of psychedelia pervaded the 1960s and his light shows became popular amongst bands such as Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead. During this time he began to build "interactions" by engineering entire environments using sensors and mirrors. By the late ’60s he returned to New York City where he continued his focus for these types of installations; time and time again synthesizing his technological skills with painting as a moving image. A painter at heart, he continued to do so with consideration of his experience working with his viewer-activated sculptures, as well as his devotion to the medium of light — maintaining a thread that binds all aspects of his work. His latest piece entitled Proximity Switched Installation (2012) is a clear culmination of a lifetime of experimentation/production. A video demonstration of this installation will be available to view online at the time of the books release and includes musical accompaniment by Compound Eye (Spring Press).
THE VARIABLE PLACE is the first book of its kind to tie together over 50 years of Tony Martin's work. It includes an in-depth interview with Martin by Will Cameron, Albert Herter and the editors. As well as a special introduction by long-time friend/collaborator Pauline Oliveros. Available as a limited edition release of 350, 104 pp, full-color, 8” x 10”, perfect bound.
Recorded in early March of 2016 in Cape Cod. I sat in on tracks 1 & 4. Now available to order with beautiful fold-out artwork here: https://midheaven.com/item/five-years-inside-the-sun-by-ka-baird-john-saintpelvyn-with-camilla-padgittcoles
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Tiny Mix Tapes' Chocolate Grinder:
The gold which exists in a shell, but minus the talking out loud parts.
Crying about misshapen furniture. Gladly.
Night peace and little bits of doorways.
Hue of dead tv screens lighting tapping toes,
all coated in comforters and sheets and silk.
Dark dancing in dim lit rooms.
Star gazing in cubed glow.
Yawning with pressed lips.
To no one.
Back to that dream.
A very special piece that I worked on with musician Bryce Hackford will be featured in this intimate screening of collaborative audio-visual works with a beautiful sound setup, coming up on Sunday, March 26 in Berlin. Full details below~
Listening // Time Off – Music Video Projected in a DIY Acousmonium.
On the 26th of March, Der Oker-Keller, with the participation of Backdoor.nu and Experimental Berlin, is pleased to welcome you for an evening of: Listening // Time Off.
Diffused in a 12 channels and 16 surrounded speaker Orchestra, we are delighted to project four Music Video, three from the collaboration between Sabrina Ratté & Roger Tellier-Craig and one between Camilla Padgitt-Coles & Bryce Hackford.
As a break between the works of the artist, Arve Knudsen from Experimental Berlin will serve Svele, this is a traditional Norwegian cake, served with sour cream and strawberry jam and Chinese Tea directly imported from a Chinese market.
Program of the evening //
• Sightings from Sabrina Ratté & Roger Tellier-Craig
- 1 - Littoral Zones - 5:59
- 2 - Landfall - 7:24
- 3 - Habitat - 6:16
• Break - Svele & Chinese Tea
• Camilla Padgitt-Coles & Bryce Hackford - 46:35
Details of the event //
• Rendez-Vous at Okerstraße 46, 12049 Berlin on
• Doors at 8:00 pm
• Film start at 8:45 pm
• 4 to 6 € donation based.
• No alcohol drinks will be served, but you can bring your own drinks and Chinese Tea will be included.
• The studio is a no smoking area.
• The amount of places is limited, registration on Meetup is mandatory.
About the space //
Der Oker-Keller is an old Apotheke which has been renovated by two french artists in 2012. First, use as a private flat and atelier, this place is now hosting diverse events, such as workshops, screenings, recordings …
Der Oker-Keller has a focus on experimental and contemporary music and art. Most events are supported by backdoor.nu. Der Oker-Keller also often teams up with Experimental Berlin.
In the basement, you can find a wood workshop and a music studio. The main room can fit up to 35-40 sitting people for screening. Films and movies are complemented with an acousmonium (a multi-channel sound system) as big as 20 speakers and 12 channels.
Facebook event here
I chose "New Energy" to be featured on this benefit compilation for Planned Parenthood put together by Verses Records in Washington D.C. Check it out here, please consider supporting and many thanks to Verses for organizing!
<< An International compilation to benefit Planned Parenthood, www.plannedparenthood.org. 100% of the profits will help to support this organization. 44 artists/acts from 10 countries together with the common goal being to help raise funds and awareness for public health care programs that are in jeopardy. We stand together for solidarity, equality, reliable, quality health care, and freedom of choice. We Stand with Planned Parenthood. >>
I am very excited to have a song featured on A Thousand Tones, a 40-artist compilation featuring new music made by women-identified, non-binary, trans feminine, trans and cis women composers from twelve different countries curated by Natasha Home , now available on double cassette and as a digital download through the Gainesville, Florida-based label Elestial Sound.
You can hear my contribution here & stream the whole album here.