Re: Musical/Visual Collaborative performance (fwd)

R.AP.92BPM (
Mon, 8 Feb 1999 15:07:46 -0800


I find your premise very intriguing...could you say a little more about how
this has evolved and what these preformances actually consitute? That is,
what does the music sound like, what does the art look like? How do they
influence each other? Is the art used in any way to be like a score for the
musicians? Do they improvise freely or are they playing highly structured
straight ahead Jazz?

Is the artwork abstract or of specific subject matter.

Does the audience move around in the space, like and installation or just
sit in chairs like a concert?

Tell us about the scene in Atlanta...

This list has been slow for a while...and I as workaholic with little time
for art-making and attending, get vicarious pleasure from hearing what
others are doing and thinking about...

I know that the use of video-art has been intergrated into real-time
performance situations, but I am curious as to how painting or drawing
might be approached in this type of collaboration.


Rico @ SF CA US

> 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
>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