The first excerpts from Cage Dies Bird Flies Phase III, Giant Miniature Illuminations, appear in the second issue of Epic Eye, a national journal much longer, wider, and slicker than those I usually publish in:
A spread consisting of eight works from Phase One of “Cage Dies Bird Flies,” my on-going collaboration with painter Dale Williams, will appear in Issue #60 of the Hayden’s Ferry Review. To visit this print journal’s website, follow the link below:
Click on the link below to access the chapter of IT ALL MELTS DOWN TO THIS: A NOVEL-IN-TIMELINES that appears in issue two of the journal Weirderary:
The exhibit of prime specimens from my on-going collaboration with artist Dale Williams continues until November 29 at Threes Brewing in Brooklyn, New York, 333 Douglass Street (between 3rd & 4th Avenue).
Follow the link below to view a brief video of Dale—in the guise of renowned pianist Van Deerborn—accompanying my taped vocalizations of 10 urban elements that frequently inform the text-based “CAGE DIES” paintings: Concrete, Soot, Sun, Coffee, Trains, Buttons, Snow, Garbage, Hair, Balconies.
Fifteen paintings based on texts of mine are currently being exhibited in a funky space near the Gowanus Canal. For more details follow the link below:
For those in the NYC-area, Threes Brewing is located two blocks from the Union Street stop on the R line. On Sunday night, October 18, at 6:30 pm, my collaborator Dale Williams will be performing a Fantasia of Some Elements, playing piano to the tune of a recording I recently made out west.
This second link will transport you to a terrific interview with Dale just posted on the Arts Gowanus site:
On Friday night, March 27th, I will be proudly performing with my collaborator, the painter Dale Williams, at the opening of his latest gallery show in Brooklyn. For more details, follow this link!
4/5 Exit tent, spread arms wide, and begin show, singing: “I am the young walled city…I am the walled city young” / SURPRISES: audience members cradling plastic cups of wine and/or beer barge into tent and must be chased out—collaborators appear in the night, one taking part in the program by saying “frog” again and again; another tipsy NC soul asks if she can roll an apple across the stage and we let her and then she stands beside me, the two of us acting out: “Dumbwaiter breaks 157-year silence…”—I find myself playing the trumpet more than I ever thought I would as Dale croons and dances—I read “rough drafts” of new pieces written since arrival—I read portion of travel diary—there are crowds: they clap, they hoot!—bum left knee holds out…
In the following clip I deliver “Exorcism performed on beaded curtain” :
To view more video documentation of the Cage Dies Bird Flies project, visit the YouTube channel that Dale Williams and I have established: