Musical/Visual Collaborative performance (fwd)

John B. Galloway (jbg1@Ra.MsState.Edu)
Mon, 8 Feb 1999 11:03:14 -0600 (CST)

I have just found this list. Teach drawing at Mississippi State
University. I have been so enormously influenced by jazz and its
creative growth both in the 20th century through the individuals lives who
have made it as well as the whole artform in the middle of its repressive
homeland. It teaches me many things about composition and timing and
texture that I can apply visually to my work. Its vibrations promote the
physical act of drawing(dancing).
I have for the past few years been working with musicians in performances
trying to synthesize the two mediums of painting and music into a complete
improvised performance. In many ways it has gone far beyond simply moving
around with charcoal in my hand up next to the paper while somebody blows
a note or two. There has been an exchange and the end result of the music
and the painting are directly related and this is somewhat evident.
February 19th, Friday, there is to be a performance at the Eyedrum in
Atlanta, GA with myself, saxophonist Kidd Jordan, drummer Alvin Fielder,
and pianist Chris Parker and three other painters (Dylan Karges, Chad
Anderson, and Jason Greene). The performance starts around 9:30 p.m.
tickets are $8 in advance/$10 at the door. Tickets can be reserved by
e-mail at I thought some of you would be interested
in this performance.
Please let me know if you need more information. And forgive me if
I have offended you with my self-promotional chatter.

Bart Galloway