WRAPTURE, is a
containing a series of five new works including the title
rhapsodic indulgence combining the constant drift of the ocean
performances by Paul Bley (piano, Kurzweil synthesizer), Vanessa
and Carol Goss (director, camera and mix). The
program also contains: "O.K.", a short venture into the
separation of the senses with
digital imaging by Carol Goss and audio synthesis by Eugene
Martynec; "RELATIONS", a play between body and
light, with camera and digital
imaging by Carol Goss, movement by Esais Johnson, and music by
Rainer Wiens; "RELATIVITY", a complex spin on the
distractions of summer, Goss,
Johnson and Martynec, and "OUT
of CONTROL" with musicians Jaco Pastorious, Pat
Metheny, Bruce Ditmas and Paul
NTSC Stereo 28:00
VANESSA'S DANCE, this collaboration between
video/computer artists Carol Goss and Walter Wright was
performed at the 1997 Not Still Art
Festival. It features Vanessa Bley, dancing for the camera
live electronic music of Eugene Martynec on MidiAx software on
1997. Color. Stereo. 7:00
KAIROS , explores the symbolism of images and
relationship to the collective unconscious. The work of
and dancers is contained in the program. 1998.
Color. Stereo. 40:00
SHADOW KNOWS, a performance piece done in
with video artist Walter Wright: dancer, Vanessa Goss-Bley; and
musician, Eugene Martynec. The performance is improvised
much synthesized and digitized imagery and
1996. Color. Stereo. 5:00
ANIMATION, a triptych of pieces which all use
electronic motion imaging in different
ways. "RE-TURN" is a painting
animated on a computer paint program; "DON'T WALK" is
an altered state trip through New York City at night, and "S-SONSTRUCT"
is an animation done on the computer with cell techniques to
the music of Zappa's Mother's of Invention's Don
Preston. 1996. Color.
abstractions based on many different sources of imagery,
different techniques, from in-camera to computer
animation. The sound
track is of Jaco Pastorious, Pat Metheny, Paul Bley and Bruce
Color. Stereo. 50:00
PAUL BLEY: SOLO PIANO,
produced and shot at the Festival International de Jazz de
Montreal. 1993. Color.
PAUL BLEY: RECORDING SESSION, was shot behind
the scenes, in the sound booth and on the recording stage of
this Soulnote Records session
for the CD "CHAOS" with Paul Bley, Tony Oxley and Furio Di
conversation is candid. The tape presents discussions of
improvisers work while recording, and career
Color. Stereo. 50:00
GIUFFRE/BLEY/SWALLOW, was recorded live at
in Greenwich Village. The camera work is intimate and
catches every solo. This is one of the last performances
of the famous Jimmy Giuffre 3 which first recorded in 1961 and
made jazz history with "free jazz".
1992. Color. Stereo. 1:00
three movements of abstract reductionist feedback which create
moving mandalas and are accompanied
by the music of Perry Robinson, Nana Vasconcelos and Badal
1981. Color. Stereo. 50:00
on film, this program has imagery of the neon light district of
in Tokyo in 1976. The neon is all animated and the shots
were transferred to video and computer edited practically before
there were computers (on quad
2" machines!). The music is an unreleased electric quartet
Color. Stereo. 28:00
JAZZ AT THE GREAT
HALL, this performance video was done
live in front of
the audience at San Francisco's famous performance space.
turns with Skip Sweeney on Bill Hearn's Video Lab synthesizer,
were projected on a large screen for the audience. The
were by Jimmy Giuffre, Lee Konitz, Paul Bley and Bill
Connors. A record
has been released on Improvising Artists from this
Color. Stereo. 40:00
LIVE AT THE PUBLIC THEATRE, contains
musicians Perry Robinson, Badal Roy and Paul Bley.
performance in NYC. 1978. Color.
REEDS N' VIBES, was recorded in real time with Dan
video synthesizer at a recording session of flutist Marion
vibist Gunther Hampell. 1978.
SUN RA & FRIENDS,
is a live performance video done in collaboration with Walter
Wright at Axis-in-Soho, NYC in 1977 with Sun Ra, John Gilmore
and members of Ra's Arkestra. The video is synthesized
with David Jones colorizer. 1977. Color.
SUN RA - SOLO PIANO,
was made at the same session as the "Sun Ra & Friends"
tape. 1977. Color. Stereo. 45:00
Bley and Glen Moore, bassist from the first new age band,
live at Axis-in-Soho, NYC with live video synthesis by Walter
Carol Goss. 1977. Color. Stereo.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS,
produced and directed at the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, New
York University 1975.
LASCAUX, is a series of abstract video pieces
early video synthesis tools at the Experimental Television
Center in Binghamton, NY. All pieces are accompanied by
free jazz. 1974-77. Color.
a triptych of abstractions each exploring different techniques,
palettes and rhythms. The music contains released and
unreleased tracks of electric and acoustic music from Paul
Bley. This tape was first exhibited in the Everson Museum
of Art's "NEW WORK IN ABSTRACT VIDEO IMAGERY" show in 1976,
toured the U.S. 1974-75. Color.