Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Von Ragan’

Sound Table this Sunday

Published November 4th, 2010 by Grand Detour
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Sunday, November 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
@ Grand Detour
215 SE Morrison, Suite 2020

This meeting will focus on the unintended use of a musical or non-musical device; creating noise/music on a device or component in which the resulting outcome was not originally intended. This could be considered a form of progress, manipulation or evolution. This creates a larger vocabulary in the process; in essence, extending “syllables” to create a new language. Albert Ayler and John Zorn achieved this with the extremes of their saxophone playing, as did Raymond Scott in his exploration of electronics. Noise and sound can be made out of unconventional instruments as well. One major and obvious device is the art of DJing and scratching records on a turntable. Electronic hacking, circuit-bending and the use of household items such as PVC Pipe, kitchen utensils, balloons, creaking chairs, etc. will also be explored. And of course, one can’t forget the importance of field recordings, samples and the infinite possibility of their manipulation in the post-production phase. This discussion is an invitation for anyone interested in the “out there” creation of sound and music. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring homemade instruments or recordings of unusual instruments or devices.

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GRAND DETOUR TOURS EUROPE (and Seattle)!!!

Published October 12th, 2010 by Grand Detour

Heavy Meta

Grand Detour HEAVY META TOUR 2010

This month GD will be touring the globe with our sister organization Research Club.

The Heavy Meta tour will showcase a 60-70 minute presentation of film and video highlights featuring highlights from our popular Summer Screening series. The program (which will also travel throughout the United States this Winter) features short experimental works by Vanessa Renwick, Jon Behrens, Karl Lind, Julie Perini, Carl Diehl, Ben Popp, and others.  Grand Detour founding member Dustin Zemel will use the tour to network with similar arts organizations and microcinemas in Glasgow, London and Berlin, discussing the future and pertinence of creative digital media exchanges in the realm of experimental film and video art.

As much as Grand Detour is passionate about making connections in Portland, we are equally invested in bringing together the international media arts community.  Its our goal to make it that much easier for artists and organizations to find each other and seek out new audiences for screenings and discourse.

We also have a Kickstarter page up and running to help offset the costs of the tour.  If you can, please consider donating a few bucks and spread the word to help support touring experimental film and video!

http://kck.st/d0i58R

Dates:

    SEATTLE:
    Rhomboid Gallery
    Sat. Oct. 16th, 6-8pm
    5608 Seaview Ave NWSuite #1
    Seattle, WA 98107
    LONDON:
    Tues. Oct. 26th
    Horse Hospital
    Colonnade, Bloomsbury
    London WC1N 1JD
    GLASGOW:
    Sat. Oct. 30
    Location TBA

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The Sound Table at Grand Detour

Published September 9th, 2010 by Grand Detour

After the substantial success of its Summer Screening Series, Grand Detour Experiments in New Media is continuing the momentum with The Sound Table, a monthly discussion group around issues and forms of experimental sound. Jeffrey Von Ragan, a local sound, film, and video artist as well as a Summer Screening Series participant, will lead the Sound Table.

This first meeting will focus on the unintended use of a musical or non-musical device; creating noise/music on a device or component in which the resulting outcome was not originally intended. This could be considered a form of progress, manipulation or evolution. This creates a larger vocabulary in the process; in essence, extending “syllables” to create a new language. Albert Ayler and John Zorn achieved this with the extremes of their saxophone playing, as did Raymond Scott in his exploration of electronics. Noise and sound can be made out of unconventional instruments as well. One major and obvious device is the art of DJing and scratching records on a turntable. Electronic hacking, circuit-bending and the use of household items such as PVC Pipe, kitchen utensils, balloons, creaking chairs, etc. will also be explored. And of course, one can’t forget the importance of field recordings, samples and the infinite possibility of their manipulation in the post-production phase. This discussion is an invitation for anyone interested in the “out there” creation of sound and music. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring homemade instruments or recordings of unusual instruments or devices.

Sunday, September 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Grand Detour

215 SE Morrison, Suite 2020
Portland, OR

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