For smaller groups such as ours, public presentations, performed live, in person, with a fully stocked bar seem increasingly unlikely.
Our colleagues and fellow creatives have always performed for micro audiences in "Art spaces" around town. There are enough of us to create and maintain "a scene". This "scene" has transitioned to online presentations. Presumably the "scene" followed them. I've my doubts. Now we compete with Netflix.
So, until a vaccine is developed and widely adopted we are in a holding pattern. How long can the arts hold out?
In the meantime, we create, we dream, we scheme, and we hope.
Working under lock up is a challenge.
Wondering when public gatherings will resume.
We keep working in anticipation of some form of normality returning.
Created under lockdown.
Files were exchanged,
long distance collaboration,
we dream of meeting again.
FADE/DISSOLVE have a new video available. Watch "Ice Fields" in the player below or visit our Youtube channel. Enjoy!
In more un-FADE/DISSOLVE-related news, the third episode of my radio art series RE/CYCLING is online now at Mixcloud! Use the player below or visit my Mixcloud channel.
Here's some completely un-fade/dissolve-related news from William:
Very pleased to announce the release of "Window 3" by Wax Infant on the CEIL label!
"Window 3" is the third in a series of four performances that took place at the International Bureau of Recordist Investigation in Toronto in the mid to late 90s. These performances were casual, impromptu audio improvisations that were amplified via a "boombox" placed in the window which projected the sounds into the street for an audience of random passersby.
"Window 3" was improvised and recorded live to cassette by Wax Infant (William A. Davison and Jim DeJong), Nov. 7th, 1995 at I.B.R.I., 797 Ossington Ave., Toronto. Jim played feedback machine and tapes. William played tapes, Casio SK-1 sampler, toys and acoustic instruments, and microphone feedback.
Other performances in the series (yet to be released) included W.A.Davison solo, Phycus (Brian Damage and Bill Satan), and Urban Refuse Group (Robert Atwood, Colin Hinz, S. Higgins, Marc Lemyre, and William Davison).
More info at http://www.theceiling.ca/news.html
1. Share our music around town and online
2. Build and develop our musical vision
3. Create additional videos
Share our music around town and online with like minded ensembles and individuals. If you have an event, let's talk. We are easy to work with.
Our musical vision? It’s 2020, we make music. It's an end unto itself. Enjoy the experience. The music subtle, so we recommend headphones or large screen TV.
We are now working on our next set of videos that explore more formal structures along with our free improvisation.
David, Gordon, William
A room full of millennials and aging Gen Xers. We performed a piece inspired by readings from the macabre novels of …. The second half we did our 1 minutes miniatures. What musical fun.