Drawings for sale at Winds Measure Recordings

Four of my drawings are currently being distributed by Winds Measure Recordings’ online shop. They were silk screen printed by the Sonnenzimmer print studio in Chicago a couple years ago, and I am now in the process of exposing their existence. They are printed in dark grey ink on French Smart White Paper, 110#, 8.5″ x 12.5″. Winds Measure is currently the only seller of these drawings.

In related news, Winds Measure’s curator Ben Owen has just released a tape on Notice Recordings entitled Birds and Water, 1. This was also silk screen printed by Sonnenzimmer. It is currently being sold from Notice and is available from us/me … as I am one half of Notice. This tape is an immense C94 recorded at the Experimental Television Studio in upstate New York. It’s a masterful texturally attuned release, taught tense with minuscule interlocking forms. I am honoured to have worked with Ben on this release and also to have shared a bill with him recently in NYC.

Notice Recordings’ original post may be found here.

Please contact me at noticerecordings [at] gmail [dot] com for purchase.


A Poem : Weak Bridge Ahead, Gary Lindorff

This is a poem my father wrote after the terrible flooding we experienced in Southern Vermont, which displaced many houses, innumerable bridges and roads, and washed out pastures, immense vegetable crops, and farms.
Even if certain crops weren’t completely washed away, some are considered unavailable for harvesting because of possible contamination the swelled rivers may have carried.

Anyway, this poem was was written before the Brooklyn Bridge protests were making headlines, and the synchronicity is inescapable.

Please also see international journalist Dave Lindorff’s excellent activist website.

Weak Bridge Ahead
By Gary Lindorff

Look at that sign.

Shall we take our chances?

I wonder how many people turn around here, you say.

You can’t always trust signs.
They might have fixed the bridge
And forgot to remove the sign. . .

That is very unlikely, you say.
Look for omens
Just to be on the safe side.

Like what?

A sudden gust of wind,
Funny looking cloud,
Bird reversing its direction,
Listen to the song that’s playing on the radio
For clues –

“Stop me on the corner. . .
but who am I to tell you
where it’s ‘sposed to go. . .”

Maybe all the bridges are weak
Around here.

Try everywhere, you say.

Visualize safe crossing.

You say you picture us driving into a breach!
How come we haven’t passed anybody
going the other way?

Probably nothing to worry about.
We can’t let one measly sign
Turn us around.

The future is across that bridge, you say resignedly.
. . .But what if the future is behind us.

If we shy from crossing
We’re just driving scared
And maybe, as you say, there are no safe bridges anymore.
This may be a rare honest sign.
. . .And, you know, I feel as though I’ve
Been here before.
But I was younger then.
Not so desperate.

Now you’re with me, you say.

I want to get to a place
Where people care about each other.

And they tend gardens, you say,
And they know what it means
To wake up in the morning with a dream.

Lately I’ve noticed that all the new bridges
Cross to places where everything is brittle, or falling apart.

Including the bridges, you say.

That would be funny if
The weak bridge wasn’t coming into sight.

I gun it.

“The Eye of Amsterdam Super 8 U.S. Tour”

This tour is coming together and beginning soon. I have made a poster for the tour, and updated dates are listed below :

October 5 – New York – Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, 10003 (films only)

October 6 – New York – Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, 10003 (films only)

October 9 – Brooklyn – Vaudeville Park, 26 Bushwick Avenue, 11211 (music with Dense Reduction, w/ Ben Owen, Yellow Crystal Star, Anne Guthrie)

October 10 – Middletown Springs, VT – Dogstar Arts, 277 Spruce Knob Rd, 05757 (films, Travis and Evan accompaniment)

October 12 – Boston – O’Brien’s Pub, 3 Harvard Avenue, 02134(music with Dense Reduction, w/ Xela, Veiled, Abromiax, Double Awake), 8 PM/$7

October 13 – Boston – Spectacle, 128 Brookside, 02130 (films, Travis and Evan accompaniment)

October 14 – Philadelphia – TBA (films, Travia and Evan accompaniment)

October 17 – Pittsburgh – Melwood Screening Room @ Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood, 15213 (films, Travis and Evanaccompaniment)

October 18 – Pittsburgh – TBA (music with Dense Reduction)

October 19 – Toledo – Robinwood Concert House, 2564 Robinwood Ave, 43610 (films, Travis and Evan accompaniment)

October 21 – Chicago – Cinema Borealis, 1550 N. Milwaukee, 60622 (films, Travis and Evan accompaniment)

October 22 – Chicago – Enemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee, 60622 (music with Dense Reduction), 7 PM

October 25 – Madison – Good Style Shop (solo music)

October 26 – Madison – Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St, 53715 (films, Travis accompaniment)

October 29 – Milwaukee – Mitchell Hall at UWM, Room B-91, 3203 N. Downer Avenue, 53211 (films, Travis accompaniment)