RAFT is PAT NOECKER

Marking the milestones of RAFT and PAT NOECKER
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?  

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

Turn off your mind,Relax and float down the stream.

Que tengan una buena noche.
We need, but, what are we without the people.
The worst thing about fightin in a basement is you’re fightin in a goddamn basement.

The schnozberries taste like schnozberries.
Je parle français.
Someone call these poor people a can.
Bam bam bam. All lives end, but the best leave gifts.
The rug really ties the room together.

I’m a robot reading a message.
For a man who can’t grow up.
Just kidding.

Left right. Left right. Top to bottom. Top to bottom.

The sober scowl of a hobo made me feel small.
I agreed with the maestro : words had less and less meaning…
What would Charlie say about this?!
That dude had so much rope.

This all just feels so right. Seasons change and minds grow.

The room was full of ghosts and familiar strangers. Rest here my gallant steeds, lest we fall into a great vat of wattenpoo. I found the kitchen shears in your gym bag!

And as the suI looked. She sent a rectangle. I wondered what it was behind the rectangle.

It’s impossible for animals to enjoy the most simple ergonomic nuances we take for granted in our household furnishing selections. Except the bed and the couch. So they can have that.

Would rectangles be sent in three’s? Fours? Eight? What was she trying to tell me. Was it light hearted banter?

I agreed with the maestro : words had less and less meaning…Why is the lamb so angry? We eat lamb all day.

Affectionate and heart warming? Or was there literally a monkey standing by a turtle giving approval to achieve my dreams of one day being a space man.

Mann fell, the pusses arose from their slumber.

TEXT MATTER III, via RAFT RESIDENCY at MONKEY TOWN4/DENVER

What is your favorite pie?

How many times do I need to tell you.

Who’s your daddy?
Loran Lewis Noecker, Bow Valley, Nebraska.

I shouldn’t have eaten that acid.
Let go of anger.
Please stop now.

Also, raft, there is some serious racism going on in DU - our most educated arena…

Please hold me.

Yes, that is a swastika.

Gothic light and forgotten Gothic light and forgotten luggage in the American attic. Luggage in the American attic.

Do I feel like luggage?
Do I?

How could you do this to me? … and the doctor says, “the good news is that the guy in the bed next to you wants to buy your boots.”

Funny, she doesn’t look Druish.
That’s the most ridiculous thing you have ever said.

Are you feeling it yet?

I think I’m feeling it.
I have a concussion.

Drink your wine and don’t complain.

Conspicuous consumers of conspicuous consumption.

We are all trapped inside the hub. I don’t know, why, why don’t you ask your friend SIRI!?

I know it’s a long ways away, but for my birthday I’d like for you to get a job.

You were the one that said to “sit against it, it is soft.” . Triangle language.
Say something more interesting.

Surfbort (drunk in love). Five dudes. One cube. The last thing you googled.

I liked the birds. All of old. Nothing else ever.

Ever tried.
Ever failed.
Try again.
Fail again.
Fail better.

Keep your knife for me.

Fermented curry, swine soup, oh jeez my face is red, slurping down uncooked yolks, pickling the air. I have it on good authority that…To which she replied, “What else isn’t there?”. It was all a dream…

I was catching him being kinda drunk.

Surf bort. Drunk in love. This really makes you second guess yourself…I feel like I’m inside of a TV. There is no escape.

Not building a new world in the shell of the old, not attacking from the margins in order to weaken the enemy becoming ungovernable.

If you’re going to buy me a drink make it a gin and tonic.

Normcore.
Dare to be square.

What the fuck do you mean?!

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

I like the kitty. Good googly moogly that thang is juicy. Oh,! It didn’t interest me.