"I think of trash as a record of existence. They’re the archeological evidence of the present moment. History is permeating everything, whether you know it or not." —Abigail DeVille
New in the ART21 New York Close Up series: Artist Abigail DeVille stalks the streets of Harlem with a trash-laden push cart, creating temporary sculptural interventions along the way.
IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 New York Close Up film, Abigail DeVille’s Harlem Stories. © ART21, Inc. 2014.
First performed in 1982, this piece uses 9 sine/square wave oscillators broadcast over 3 loudspeakers that are swung in circles by 3 performers. This video was produced in 1987 and is edited to just over 7 minutes, while a live performance of the piece lasts approximately 25 minutes.
joan rivers with dave brockie
This newsreel footage of “boffin” Peter Zinovieff gives a bit of insight into how difficult it was to create electronic music in the 1960s. For several years, Zinovieff worked out if his futuristic shed with Delia Derbyshire (who pieced together the original ethereal Doctor Who theme) and Brian Hodgson on an ill-fated project to create and promote electronic music. Zinovieff’s…
Houseboat Enclave 4
Live noise improv. Feedback using humbuckers, phone tap and mini amps. Also Monotron, Realistic Electronic Reverb, toy echo mic.
Various goofy gizmos seen in use.
Placing A Call
About 36 min 24 sec in, superheroes seek out the location of an unlisted number using environmental sounds heard over the phone.