tone science 271

1. Algid November – Tyshawn Sorey – Verisimilitude – 2017

2. No Name 1 – Leila Bordreuil, Zach Rowden – Hollow – 2017
3. Alto Horn Quartet – Joe McPhee – Alone Together: The Solo Ensemble Recordings 1974 & 1979 – 2015
4. Joy Boy – Julius Eastman – Joy Boy – 2017

5. Vegetal Oscillations – Steve Roden – Every Color Moving (1988-2003) – 2016
6. March 15 part 2 – Yoshi Wada – Singing in Unison – 2012

7. Dancing in the Canyon – Roscoe Mitchell – Bells for the South Side – 2017

originally broadcast August 13, 2017

Red October

Red October

available October 15, 2017 from Out and Gone Music
Red October is the new live album from Polyorchard, featuring the quartet of

Jeb Bishop – trombone

Laurent Estoppey – saxophones

Shawn Galvin – percussion

David Menestres – double bass

Recorded live in concert in the basement at Neptune’s Parlour (barely more than a week after the studio sessions that resulted in the previous album Color Theory in Black and White), the quartet spins ideas with the tensile strength and malicious beauty of a spider working alone in the dark. Polyorchard is a flexible fighting unit, expanding and contracting as needed to face the battle of the day. The Red October quartet features players who have been the foundations for several strains of Polyorchard since its inception in December of 2012.

Red October is available from Out and Gone Music as a limited edition cassette or download. polyorchard.bandcamp.com/album/red-october

Liner Notes by Emily Leon desertsuprematism.com

Within seconds of listening to Red October, I felt as though I was the steel ball in a pinball game – the subject being manipulated inside of a glass box. I’m not suggesting cheap entertainment, but rather implying that, like the steel ball, this album propels you into the playfield: targets, holes and saucers, spinners and rollovers, gates. The gate motif often represents an entrance and an exit, a passage to a new beginning, and there are clear moments of a sounding procession throughout this album. Red October produces infinite possibilities of sound, and can be heard and experienced in infinite ways. There is an energy that consumes your consciousness, traps you in your own mind, and releases you as a means to undergo a transformative experience.

Perhaps Gaston Bachelard’s question featured in The Poetics of Space applies here, “In this drama of intimate geometry, where should one live?”

 

tone science 270

tone science 270

1. Critical Band – Zeitkratzer – [Old School] James Tenney – 2010

2. Fluid Dynamics – Rocket Science – Rocket Science – 2013
3. Red Spider/Bug/Saturn – Miya Masaoka, Zeena Parkins, Myra Melford – MZM – 2017

4. I Want To Do To You What Spring Does To Cherry Trees – Michael Bisio & Kirk Knuffke – Row for William O. 2016
5. Spacer – C-Shulz – Frühre Jahre – 2017
6. Forenoon – Hirume, Just Before Noon – Pauline Oliveros, Miya Masaoka – Accordion Koto – 2007

7. Ready-Made II – Roland Kayn – Cybernetic Music – 1982

tone science 269

1. Necrophilia – Griot Galaxy – Opus Krampus – 1984

2. Grey on Black Over Maroon – Daniel Bariero & Ken Moore – Frequency Drift – 2016
3. The Owl – Steve Lacy – Torments Solo in Kyoto – 1975
4. M.J. – Annette Peacock & Paul Bley – Dual Unity – 1971

5. Jitterbug – Annea Lockwood/David Behrman, John King, William Winant – In Our Name – 2012

6. Crisis & Overcoming I-IV – Dane Rudhyar/Kronos Quartet – Advent/Crisis & Overcoming – 1991

originally broadcast July 23, 2017

tone science 268

1. The Queen of Ra – John Tchicai, Charlie Kohlhase, Garrison Fewell, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart – Tribal Ghost – 2013

2. Whistler Vanished in Wind 7 – Graham Lambkin & Taku Unami – The Whistler – 2017
3. E5150/Body Transport – Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet – The Breadwinner – 2008
4. Poppy Cock – Johannes Bauer & Peter Brötzmann – Blue City – 2017

5. Lonely Woman – Bill Orcutt – Bill Orcutt – 2017
6. Sunrise in East Harlem – In Order to Survive – Meditation/Resurrection – 2017
7. Proprietary Mythologies – Michael Zerang & Jim Baker – The Earth Sessions Vol. I: Music For Piano And Drum Kit – 1997

8. String Quartet No. 2 – Buxton Orr – Chamber Music for Strings – 2012
9. Postmortem – Chris Brown, Larry Ochs, William Winant – Room – 1989

10. If You Could See Me Now – Paul Motion Trio – One Time Out – 1987

originally broadcast July 16, 2017

tone science 267

1. Below the Walls of Jericho – Paul Dolden – The Threshold of Deafening Silence – 1990

2. Meister – C-Schulz – Frühre Jahre – 2017
3. First Movement: Quantum Singularity/Second Movement: If I Had Drunk an Entire Bottle of Scotch, I Still Wouldn’t Have Understood Fucking Thing You Said – Joe McPhee – Seattle Symphony – 2017
4. Loose Cannon – Wolter Wierbos, Jasper Stadhousers, Tim Daisy – Sounds in a Garden – 2016

5. Never Explain – Benedict Taylor – A Purposeless Play – 2016

6. Sisters on Saturn – Joëlle Léandre & Nicole Mitchell – Sisters Where – 2013
7. Before and After/Dawn of a New Life – Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble – Xenogenesis Suite: A Tribute to Octavia Butler – 2007

originally broadcast July 9, 2017

Crossing the Blue Hour

On view by appointment from July 6 to July 21, 201.

Opening Reception, Thursday, July 6
6:00-9:00 pm
with music performance at 8:00 pm by Polyorchard.

Polyorchard will be Bill McConaghy, David Menestres, Charles Phaneuf, and Christopher Robinson.

Crossing The Blue Hour, by Peter Francis Barnett and Shane C. Smith

it’s a moment (?)…

It occurs over the course of a few seconds… a vivid recollection of a night in a room… she’s on the foot of the bed talking, her hands clasped together in front of her.  In the window behind her, a red neon sign.

Guest Room is pleased to present a new photographic series by Peter Francis Barnett and new mixed-media sculptures and paintings by Shane C. Smith.

The Blue Hour is a series of six photographs inspired by the visual aesthetic of David Lynch’s 1986 drama Blue Velvet and specifically by the character Dorothy Vallens.
-Peter Francis Barnett

The Blue Hour (Blue Lady No. 2), Peter Francis Barnett

The Blue Hour (Blue Lady No. 2), Peter Francis Barnett

 

1983.jpg

1983, Shane C. Smith

Crossing, is a real noir, the ghost of Sarah Fox, whose body was found in Inwood Hill Park, the woods I walk in daily. Born in 1983, she is my age, now gone; I walk the same paths through the yellow tulip trees.
-Shane C. Smith

 

 

Peter Francis Barnett is a photographer and multimedia artist exploring the “constructed image” and its function in contemporary culture.  He has shown work in New York, Los Angeles and Prague.

Shane C. Smith’s venues circle between unsanctioned performance spaces and curated museum exhibitions. Exhibitions and performance venues include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland Maine; the John and June Allcott Gallery, UNC; Ackland Museum, UNC; DAC Gallery, Los Angeles; and the American Museum of Natural History, NYC.

 

All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.

Please join the conversation with Guest Room on Facebook (link), and Instagram (link), via the hashtags #ShaneCSmith #PeterFrancisBarnett and #Guestroom

tone science 266

tone science 266

1. 17 – Jacques Demierre/Laurent Estoppey & Anne Gillot – 17 – 2017

2. 1-5 – Nakatani/Nanna/Schoofs/Woods – Nakatani/Nanna/Schoofs/Woods – 2017
3. Solo to Anthony Cirone – Lou Harrison/William Winant – Five American Percussion Pieces – 2013
4. Static in the Attic – Leroy Jenkins – Leroy Jenkins Live! – 1992

5. Ditch School – John Russell, Paul G. Smyth – Ditch School – 2017

6. “Synaptic Island” Excerpt “VM3 From ‘The Levi-Montalcini Variations'” – Maryanne Amacher – Sound Characters (Making the Third Ear) – 1999

originally broadcast July 2, 2017