Category: Interviews

Jud Ehrbar of Space Needle & Reservoir

Ehrbar answered questions as Space Needle’s two albums Voyager and The Moray Eels Eat The Space Needle; as well as the two solo albums (under the name Reservoir) Reservoir and Pink Machine finally became properly available to the public via streaming and download services. Here’s how it played out.

Ted Barron

Ted Barron was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1965 and began making photographs and films at the age of twelve. He moved to New York City in the 1980’s to study at The School […]

Gravitation Generator: Steve Keene “The Most Productive Artist of All Time”

Steve Keene-Profile12503 web“There needs to be a Johnny Appleseed of art, and there is and it’s Steve Keene.” – The Apples in stereo’s Robert Schneider*

Steve Keene may be the most productive artist of all time. The Williamsburg, Brooklyn based artist, with over 250,000 (two-hundred fifty thousand) pieces created to date, is perhaps the most mission-driven ever. Unproductive simply isn’t allowed into his world – it’s impractical.

Gravitation Generator: Gary Calamar On Dexter, Wilfred, Record Store Days & West Side Story’s Continued Significance

Gary Calamar, President of Go Music, is a five time Grammy-nominated producer and music supervisor who currently oversees the music on HBO’s True Blood, Showtime’s Dexter, and a personal favorite, FX’s Wilfred. Past credits include HBO’s Six Feet Under and Entourage, amongst too many others to mention. An longtime DJ and show host for keenly influential radio station KCRW, Calamar also co-wrote Record Store Days (with Phil Gallo), a historical document of record store culture past and present.

Gravitation Generator: Erica Hill on Beck, Artist Michelle MacNaught + Finding Inspiration

Erica HillDirector, Photographer and Producer Erica Hill and I first met prior working on Clem Snide’s “Your Night to Shine” video (below), from their debut album “You Were A Diamond” (Tractor Beam Records). Her beautiful work on this video speaks for itself.

It is one whose visual simplicity belies a complicated production. In it, Hill enlisted a crew of volunteers, arranged for waltzing dancers and avoided being hit by cars. Recently, she located the original video master.

Mark the Date: 12×12 Benefit Art Show Inspired by Artist Michelle MacNaught at Leo + Maggie Keonig’s Barn

On August 10, 2013, Andes, N.Y.’s Community Day will again honor artist Michelle MacNaught.

Mark the Date: August 10, 2013
Location: Maggie + Leo Keonig’s Barn
Address: 160 Main Street, Andes, NY
Gallery Open: 11am – 4pm

Silent Auction: 4pm – 6pm

 michelle macnaught 12x12 show

Gravitation Generator: JG Thirlwell Talks Manorexia, John Peel and Analogue Synths

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(JG Thirlwell in middle-back with laptop)

JG Thirlwell is seemingly always in motion. He is the mind behind many experimental music and sound projects including Manorexia, Steroid Maximus and Foetus; the composer behind two The Kronos Quartet string quartets and Adult Swim’s Venture Bros. animated tv program; as well as the film score composer to Seeking The Monkey King and The Blue Eyes.

Gravitation Generator: Rachel Chanoff On MASS Moca, Sundance Institute & Celebrate Brooklyn 2013

Rachel Chanoff has been working in performing arts and film for 30 years and is the founder and director of THE OFFICE performing arts + film, a New York City-based programming, consulting, and production company. She is the Curator of Performing Arts and Film for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Director of Programming of the CenterSeries at the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance at Williams College, Consultant to the Feature Film and Theater Programs for the Sundance Institute, a member of the New York Jewish Film Festival selection committee, and Curator of Music and Family programming at 92YTribeca, and the Artistic Director of Celebrate Brooklyn!, New York’s longest running free outdoor performing arts and film festival. Rachel is also proud to serve on the board of the 52nd Street Project, The Jewish Fund for Justice, The Builders Association, and Working Films. She is also a long time participant in the Theater Development Fund’s Open Doors program, which introduces underserved high school students to the theater.