Recombinant Animation® in action.
Live videoremix videoinstrumentalism projection of original animation content 

The Invisible Light | Tbone Burnette | listening event 
Capitol Records building Studio A + McIntosh Building, NY NY.

(Tbone Burnette photo by Josh Cheuse)

Newmark VJ mixer

Performance with Composer Carl Stone
Spectacle theater, Brooklyn

Spectacle Theater and Unseen Worlds presented a rare, intimate audiovisual performance by composer Carl Stone and artist Jonathon Rosen. Experience the evocative, inspired practices of Stone and Rosen up close and personal in a risky improvisational setting within the cozy bare-bones Spectacle vibe.

Carl Stone is internationally considered a pioneer in live computer music. In addition to widespread recognition in new music and media arts circles, his acclaimed electro-acoustic compositions have run through film, choreography, radio, theater, and all streams in between. Collaborators have included Nels Cline, Min Xiao-Fen, z’ev, Aki Takahashi, and Otomo Yoshihide. He is on the faculty of the Media Department at Chukyo University, Japan.

Jonathon Rosen’s award-winning work in static and moving pictures have appeared everywhere from The New York Times and Popular Science, to work for The Residents, Tim Burton’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, the PS1 ANIMATIONS show, as well as videos for and performances with Tom Recchion of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society. His books INTESTINAL FORTITUDE and THE BIRTH OF MACHINE CONSCIOUSNESS are part of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rosen teaches in the undergraduate illustration, cartooning & MFA Visual Narrative Departments of the School of the Visual Arts, NYC.

This is their first collaboration outside of LA’s famed Anti-Club, where they played together in the 1980’s.

Unseen Worlds is a Brooklyn-based record label releasing quality editions of unheralded and revolutionary avant garde music, including the work of Laurie Spiegel, “Blue” Gene Tyranny, and Lubomyr Melnyk.

Cristopher O’Riley plays Radiohead (+).

Miller Theater Columbia University NY NY.
Liveprojection performance w/ Steve Byram.

 | Liveprojection performances w/ Steve Byram.

BARBES/ Brooklyn 
TEA LOUNGE / Brooklyn

LONDON / England, Vortex jazz club
LONDON / England, Vortex w/guests
LONDON / England, Vortex w/marc Ducret
LEEDS / England, the wardrobe
EDINBURGH / Scotland jazz ctr@the LOT
POOLE / England-Lighthouse

The Listings: Dec. 16 -- Dec. 22; TIM BERNE'S PARAPHRASE 
By Nate Chinen
  • Dec. 16, 2005

There may not be a jazz musician more in tune with the notion of rugged individualism than the alto saxophonist and composer Tim Berne. More than 25 years ago, Mr. Berne released the first album on Empire, his own label. He has trafficked in the above-ground music industry since then -- recording for the Polygram imprint JMT, and, more fleetingly, Columbia Records -- but nothing seems to satisfy him more than self-reliance. Since 1996, Mr. Berne has channeled his autonomy through Screwgun Records, which he runs out of a brownstone in Brooklyn. The label faithfully mirrors its founder's ethos of hardscrabble abstraction: until recently, Screwgun CD's came in industrial brown cardboard, with graffiti-like scribbles by the graphic artist Steve Byram. "Pre-emptive Denial," the label's 16th release, bears more colorful packaging but leaves the music raw; its source material was a bootleg of Mr. Berne's band Paraphrase, performing in the East Village just seven months ago. Dividing evenly into two 25-minute tracks, the album follows the sort of wide exploratory arc that has long typified Mr. Berne's compositional voice. The catch is that Paraphrase is a free-improvising trio, shaped as much by the sensibilities of Drew Gress, the bassist, and Tom Rainey, the drummer, (above left, with Mr. Berne, center, and Mr. Gress).

Appearing in Mr. Berne's native Park Slope next week, the musicians will see their work supplemented with spontaneously arranged projections by Mr. Byram and another artist, Jonathon Rosen. This cross-disciplinary experiment could succeed or fail; either way, it should jibe with Mr. Berne's intrepid ideals. (Wednesday at 8 and 10 p.m., Barbes, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 965-9177; cover, $8.

Other Performances include:
Redcat Theater LA, Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee,
both with Composer Tom Recchion.

Larger than Life drawing
Models and projetions