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
by Paul Bley (piano, Kurzweil synthesizer), Vanessa Bley (dance)
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
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
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
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. 40:00
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-CONSTRUCT"
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.
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
Color. Stereo. 50:00
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.
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.
A GIRL BAND
OF WWII, videographer in Racine, Wisconsin :
reunion concert and oral history
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.
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
1976 Color. Stereo. 28:00
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
with Skip Sweeney on Bill Hearn's Video Lab synthesizer, the
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.
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.
RA - SOLO PIANO, was made at the same session
as the "Sun Ra & Friends" tape. 1977.
Color. Stereo. 45:00
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
S. BURROUGHS, produced and directed at
the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, New York University 1975.
LASCAUX, is a series of abstract video pieces
with early video synthesis tools at the Experimental Television
Binghamton, NY. All pieces are accompanied by free
1974-77. Color. Stereo. 20:00
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
Museum of Art's "NEW WORK IN ABSTRACT VIDEO IMAGERY" show in
subsequently toured the U.S. 1974-75.