RAFT is PAT NOECKER

Marking the milestones of RAFT and PAT NOECKER

A track from a performance I did on September 11th at Palisades in Brooklyn. Sampled the voices from emergency calls made to 911 from those in the WTC’s. Eulogizing them on that day was the intent.

I played a piece last Thursday night, September 11th that I wrote in Moog’s Filtatron App and Imaschine.  I also sampled voices from emergency calls made to 911 on September 11th.  It was a necessary revisit lifted by rhythm that hopefully sets further free the souls of those I sampled.  Thanks to SOFY YUDITSKAYA for doing video and recording it. Despite the sound being hard to get right that night, I think the piece reveals what my intentions were.  Click on the pic and have a watch and listen!  

I played a piece last Thursday night, September 11th that I wrote in Moog’s Filtatron App and Imaschine.  I also sampled voices from emergency calls made to 911 on September 11th.  It was a necessary revisit lifted by rhythm that hopefully sets further free the souls of those I sampled.  Thanks to SOFY YUDITSKAYA for doing video and recording it. Despite the sound being hard to get right that night, I think the piece reveals what my intentions were.  Click on the pic and have a watch and listen!  

PALISADES SHOW SEPTEMBER 11

RAFT AT PALISADES for special September 11th Show.

Sto Len of Cinders Gallery, Jeanann Dara, Thermos Unigarde and Scrimpy will land at 8 p.m. and it’s sure to be a night of interesting performances from New Yorkers who are looking back and looking forward.  Sofy Yuditskaya will bring her video projections to provide another layer of the experience.  Hope/wish you can/could attend….

Tonight I’m playing the 10th Anniversary party of Cinders Gallery in the South Street Seaport.  I’ll be working a wine glass w my cell phone inside of it.  I use the Moog Filtatron App’s microphone to create a feedback loop inside the glass, which is in turn mic’d and this sound rolls through my two delay pedals, two amps and whatchya get is notes from the universe that are quite beautiful, at times unsettling and mostly, free, which is why I’m having so much fun doing this piece.  On Fulton between Front and South at Dossier Projects.  8:00.  XO!

Tonight I’m playing the 10th Anniversary party of Cinders Gallery in the South Street Seaport.  I’ll be working a wine glass w my cell phone inside of it.  I use the Moog Filtatron App’s microphone to create a feedback loop inside the glass, which is in turn mic’d and this sound rolls through my two delay pedals, two amps and whatchya get is notes from the universe that are quite beautiful, at times unsettling and mostly, free, which is why I’m having so much fun doing this piece.  On Fulton between Front and South at Dossier Projects.  8:00.  XO!

RAFT’s Transmission’s performance is being covered by some pretty cool folks down in Arlington, VA at Black Box Theater…Thanks to Sasha Lord for making it happen.  

RAFT’s Transmission’s performance is being covered by some pretty cool folks down in Arlington, VA at Black Box Theater…Thanks to Sasha Lord for making it happen.  

A great night at the Eye Beam Center for RAFT with colleagues Pat Spadine and Pedro Sousa.

Pat played a piece on wooden xylophone, tape decks and metronome. As usual, it was brilliant. Later he and I did a piece with his light sensors. I went around Eye Beam taking video and photos and placed the light sensors over and on the images on my cell phone. These light waves were then turned into sound waves via Pat’s homemade mixer and converters.

Pedro Sousa fired up the old air compressor and had it blow air into the saxaphones. In turn, the saxaphones played different pitches, very loudly I might add. He also used duct tape to shut certain holes on each sax which created more pitches. A very striking, conceptually rich piece that was also challenging due to the intense volume and relentless sound. Loved it. Was very smart.

I had a wonderful time walking around finding pitches within the Eye Beam. I recorded pipes, a hydraulic lift, chairs, stands, light cages, strings and whatever else seemed to have a tone. I programmed my Finger Beat App to hold all of these sounds and I tuned each pad to be in harmony with the other pads. For instance, I would play the G# pipe against the C# lift. It was a lot of fun and satiated a current need I have to find the voice of a building.

Daniel Neumann provided a very friendly and welcoming environment for all this experimentation.

Here’s a video of the film Le Revelateur taken by Christine Costello. It has sound so you can hear the soundtrack I was making.

Text Matter VI, via RAFT RESIDENCY at MONKEY TOWN4/DENVER

How can we summarize this?

We know nothing.

Sounds and music evoke so much emotion…..crazy.
Being old and alone is scary.

If a restaurant is empty or a bar is empty do you
leave or hope for better things to come.

Transformers.
More than meets the eye.

It’s a good time to be alive.
Nostalgia is important.

Did I just get shut down. Who wants to go to space?

A love story. New York to DC if you know what I mean.

To be a great artist, one must be very strange.

Popping bubbles is the best. Just about every thing looks better from the window of an airplane.

Fun to watch people outside their comfort zone.
Ropes make me think of the devil.

We are here and ready to enter your works.
Monchichi monchichi hibiscus tea. Hold the phone.

I keep your distance. think it’s the latter.
Denver was a territorial leader.
Did you hear about Pluto?.. .that’s messed up!

We have not lost all our graces.
I am almost the prefect Asian lady.
I learned while in South Korea.

But shit, it was ninety-nine cents! (Bag it). Coppin’ it, washin’ it, ‘bout to go and get some compliments.

Passin’ up on those moccasins someone else’s been walkin’ in.
You cannot spoil a rotten egg.
Let’s all be a bit uncomfortable for a bit. And let it pass.
My name is Rachel and I am ok.
You do you.

Is this sex?

Text Matter V via RAFT Residency at Monkey Town4/Denver

Stranger.
Not be your biggest fear?
May we all be blessed with a simple home and a beautiful life. 
Parents are awesome. Would you do it for a scoobie snack?
Growing up is all about learning to take a kick in the teeth. Fearful and alone, the girls only solice came from her portrait.
I put my two weeks in today and it feels so good. 
It’s the ocean baby! Let’s get our feet wet!
Quit eating your feelings, they probably taste disgusting.
Good and Evil.
I’ve never seen such a gigantic gourd. walking, quickened paces. 
Oh the humanity!  
Floating like an angel through the drifting sun rays.  
I’ll be a thorn in your side till we die.  
I’ll be a thorn in your side forever.  
You were there. So was I.
In the park, 4th of July.   
Happy Lights Birthday Camera Action Don.  
What is dis?  It is when someone disses another.
Olive juice is running through your veins honey.  
What’s for dinner sarge?