Candles for Faust is a sound and video installation artwork produced for a silent storefront installation at the in/flux gallery, 307 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore. The work will be on view from November 5 – 19, 2011.
Candles for Faust portrays candles, burning at both ends, that eventually extinguish themselves and fall from sight. Stereo recordings were produced of the drumming sound of dripping wax falling on printmaking paper. I imagined the candles as “musical instruments” producing unique and chaotic drum patterns. As the candles attempted to reach equilibrium, teetering back and forth, they tattooed a pattern of wax scatter on the paper below. The resulting wax splashed detritus exists on the surface of the prints as a record of time and residue of the beating wax drummer, long extinguished.
The video presented here is a condensed version of one candle seeking equilibrium. The typical lifespan of the candles ranged from 9 and 11 minutes. The work may also be presented accompanied by sound and prints.
Ashes, Ashes was composed as an elegiac concert work for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy. The work debuted September 11, 2011 at Christ Lutheran Church Inner Harbor, Baltimore. This is the final movement of the 18 minute work; the full work is available on DVD from the artist.
People as Verbs, 2011. Climbing the ladder of anti-success. Music and HD video by Timothy Nohe, Gina Braden, actor. Scored for business machines, waterphone, synthesis. This work will be projected at the in/flux gallery, 307 West Baltimore Street, November 5 - 19, 2011.
This work was originally created for a dance collaboration with choreographer Reneé Brozic Barger. This version is meant for installation and screenings.
Dedicated to all of those who have been “right-sized,” are searching for work, or are bent over by the promises of the middle class dream.
City Sonic is a course of sound installations which spreads in six locations in the downtown area of Mons (BAM, Maison Madness, Machine with Water, Salle Saint-Georges, Médiathèque and site of the old Slaughter-houses). Installation and creations of international artists such as Hans Peter Kuhn (Al), David Renggli (CH), Jim Shaw (the USA), Saâdane Afif (Fr), Yvat Collective (Ro)… and French nationals such as François Martig, Locus Sonus, Gauthier Keyaerts.
Coming at the end of September, a new Locus Sonus installation in Brussels:
Festival Todaysart - MyCityLab, International Festival Beyond Art in Gare du Midi, Brussels, Belgium
September 28 - October 2, 2011
MyCityLab : It is a user-driven innovation network which brings together artists, technologists, philosophers and citizens to investigate on how particularly social, locative and mobile network infrastructure and mobile devices can contribute to new ways of travelling through the city, dealing with locations and people.
4 PM Thursday, April 28 Join me for an encore performance of Creative Acts: Site Specific Dance & Music Performances in Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park, UMBC.An artist talk-back will immediately follow along with light refreshments. Admission: free. I have organized the music for 30 Oaks, which was choreographed by Meghan Flanigan and features John Dieker and Rose Hammer Burt, reeds, and Will Redman, percussion. Will performs on marching band percussion and instruments that I have created from UMBC recycled rubbish.
Free parking is available for visitors in the Stadium Lot across the street from the park. See parking map below or attached. Follow this link for directions to UMBC. Rain dates: same time, one week later.
Creative Acts in Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park is supported in part by the TKF Foundation.
People Who Became Verbs (World Premiere) will be presented at the Theater Project, Baltimore, June 10th and 11th at 8pm. It’s the most recent collaboration between Renée Brozic Barger and I. The traumatic financial collapse has inspired this dance, but the work alsopromises greater connection, contribution, and partnerships among people. I will produce large scale video projections and a sound score sequenced from samples of business machines, office furnishings, and traditional musical instruments.
We are collaborating with Nicole A. Martinell’s Deep Vision Dance Company, for this night of multimedia dance works.
Directed by Colette Searls IRC Fellows mentored by Timothy Nohe Sound Score by Timothy Nohe
Presented December 2-5 & 10-13 at the UMBC Theater
Based on the story by sci-fi pioneer H.G. Wells, this new adaptation mixed humanoid puppets with animated creatures in an extraordinary tale of otherworldly encounters.
The Crystal Egg featured curio shop owner Mr. Cave, a lonely old man whose life is forever changed when one of his curiosities — a small crystal egg — reveals itself as the home of creatures from another world.
Using innovative new animation tools, The Crystal Egg featured creatures created by UMBC’s Imaging Research Center Fellows who came to life and engaged with puppets in real time. Set to an original score by sound artist Timothy Nohe, The Crystal Egg offered a unique experience in visual and aural storytelling.
The work sets a dialogue between the human instinct to preserve and enjoy nature while also transforming and polluting it. The audience was invited to inhabit the park with the performers, enjoying the setting as well as the performance. The work was performed October 21, 2010 and will be presented again in April of 2011.
This is another work of choreography by Carol Hess. This time I transformed some Bach in Abelton Live (sorry JS). A duet for two women who use their bodies as tools of measurement, investigating ancient methods of measuring. Conceived for originally for AREA 405, a non-traditional performance space. Performed by Becky Dyson and Franki Trout. Performed at AREA 405 in Baltimore (2009), UMBC Theater (2010), Load of Fun Theater in Baltimore (2010), and the Megapolis Festival, at the 2640 Space in Baltimore (2010).