Monthly Archives: October 2011

Beth Wexler





Beth Wexler

Beth Wexler plays with tem­po­ral trans­for­ma­tions of pop­u­lar cul­ture. Sam­pling from 80s and 90s tele­vi­sion, the artist manip­u­lates imagery that is fad­ing into obso­les­cence to cre­ate new mean­ing. Her time based pieces add a human­iz­ing touch of spec­ta­cle to pre­vi­ously over scripted nar­ra­tives. Her gen­er­a­tive works are sys­tems that pro­voke the way that we digest media. 

Read Jeffrey Pena’s interview with Beth about remix­ing and gen­er­a­tive art.



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Art Ensemble of Chicago


Art Ensemble of Chicago

Here is a funky jazz gem from Art Ensemble Of Chicago titled “Funky AECO“. This track represents one of the more funkier songs written by the group, who is usually more know for their avant-garde free jazz compositions. The funky groove oriented track was included on the group’s 1985 album The Third Decade , which was released by ECM Records. The album features founding members Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Famoudou Don Moye, and Malachi Favors who is responsible for the tracks heavy bass groove. Overall, the track represents a different side to one of jazz music’s most notable and accomplished avant-garde ensembles.  

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Artists on the Cutting Edge: Jayne Cortez


New York poet Jayne Cortez reads a selection of her award-winning work, which vividly reflects the energy, passions, rhythms and tensions of modern urban life… 

Series: “Artists on the Cutting Edge” [5/1997] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 3123]

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Jazzmobile guy


Jazzmobile guy

The Jazzmobile – The Billy Taylor Quintet – 1977

Frank Wess, Jimmy Owens, Freddie Waits & the Jazzmobile Guy

by Tom Marcello 

hat tip: Analog Burners 

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Camera Solo: Patti Smith’s Photos


See Patti Smith’s Photos of Rimbaud’s Spoon, Mapplethorpe’s Slippers, and Other Obscure Arts Relics:

Known primarily as a musician and writer — of both poetry and the memoir “Just Kids” — Patti Smith is also a prolific photographer. Opening on October 21 at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, the exhibition “Patti Smith: Camera Solo,” curated by Susan Talbott, comprises some 60 of her photographs plus two multimedia installations. Isaac Kaplan spoke with Smith at Electric Lady Studios, in New York, where she was recording an album.

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