WRAPTURE, is a 28:00 program
containing a series of five new works including the title piece, a rhapsodic
indulgence combining the constant drift of the ocean surf with performances
by Paul Bley (piano, Kurzweil synthesizer), Vanessa Bley (dance) 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 Bley.2000 Color 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 and
the live electronic music of Eugene Martynec on MidiAx software on the Atari.
1997. Color. Stereo. 7:00
KAIROS , explores the symbolism of images and their
relationship to the collective unconscious. The work of numerous musicians
and dancers is contained in the program. 1998. Color. Stereo.
SHADOW KNOWS, a performance piece done in collaboration
with video artist Walter Wright: dancer, Vanessa Goss-Bley; and electronic
musician, Eugene Martynec. The performance is improvised and contains
much synthesized and digitized imagery and abstraction.
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" (view excerpt
.mov) 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. Stereo. 15:00
JACO, contains video
abstractions based on many different sources of imagery, utilizing several
different techniques, from in-camera to computer animation. The sound
track is of Jaco Pastorious, Pat Metheny, Paul Bley and Bruce Ditmas.
1974-1999. Color. Stereo. 50:00
PAUL BLEY: SOLO PIANO, produced
and shot at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. 1993.
Color. Stereo. 60:00
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 DiCastri. The
conversation is candid. The tape presents discussions of music, how
improvisers work while recording, and career advice. 1993.
Color. Stereo. 50:00
GIUFFRE/BLEY/SWALLOW, was recorded live at Sweet Basil
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
A GIRL BAND
OF WWII, videographer in Racine, Wisconsin : reunion concert and oral history interviews. 1991.
KUNDALINI, three movements
of abstract reductionist feedback which create moving mandalas and are accompanied
by the music of Perry Robinson, Nana Vasconcelos and Badal Roy.
1981. Color. Stereo. 50:00
NEON, originally shot
on film, this program has imagery of the neon light district of Shinjuku 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 of
Paul Bley's. 1976
Color. Stereo. 28:00
JAZZ AT THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC
HALL, this performance video was done live in front of the
audience at San Francisco's famous performance space. Goss took turns
with Skip Sweeney on Bill Hearn's Video Lab synthesizer, the results were
projected on a large screen for the audience. The music performances
were by Jimmy Giuffre, Lee Konitz, Paul Bley and Bill Connors. A record
has been released on Improvising Artists from this performance.
1978. Color. Stereo. 40:00
LIVE AT THE PUBLIC THEATRE, contains performances by
musicians Perry Robinson, Badal Roy and Paul Bley. Recorded in
performance in NYC. 1978. Color. Stereo.
REEDS N' VIBES, was recorded in real time with Dan Sandeen's
video synthesizer at a recording session of flutist Marion Brown and
vibist Gunther Hampell. 1978. Color. Stereo.
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. Stereo. 50:00
SUN RA - SOLO PIANO,
was made at the same session as the "Sun Ra & Friends" tape.
1977. Color. Stereo. 45:00
CALCUTTA, with Paul
Bley and Glen Moore, bassist from the first new age band, Oregon, perform
live at Axis-in-Soho, NYC with live video synthesis by Walter Wright and Carol
Goss. 1977. Color. Stereo. 45:00
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS,
produced and directed at the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, New York University
LASCAUX, is a series of abstract video pieces made
with early video synthesis tools at the Experimental Television Center in
Binghamton, NY. All pieces are accompanied by free jazz.
1974-77. Color. Stereo. 20:00
TOPOGRAPHY, is 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, which
subsequently toured the U.S. 1974-75. Color.