Time Remap Sessions

Blackcloud is One of Eleven

Last week David Sanchez Burr and I presented Time Remap Sessions and played some live music to a new piece, titled “Ribbons.”
Here’s what the Las Vegas Weekly said: HERE.

Time Remap Sessions

Time Remap Sessions

A collaboration between David Sanchez Burr and Craig Colorusso.

Time remap sessions is a project that re-organizes, time, environment and architecture.
Eleven short pieces of Sanchez visuals and Colorusso audio. The piece is designed to be in a gallery setting with 11 monitors playing simultaneously as loops. A gallery tour is being planned for the fall 2010.

This June the two will join Richard Vosseller for a month long residency at the Goldwell Open Air Museum creating solo and collaborative work using solar power.

The duo met in March of 1995 when Colorusso’s band, China Pig played at Sanchez’s Citizen’s gallery in Richmond Virginia. The local government had been pressuring the gallery space for months and the final blow was delivered shortly after the china Pig set. Around midnight the space was evacuated and all items in the gallery were put on the street. Sanchez was arrested.

Colorusso’s vivid memory of the duo’s final exchange of the evening:

Dave said, “Hey man great set. Listen I just got evicted, all my stuff is in the street and I’m going to jail in a few minutes. But here’s your guarantee. Come back to Richmond.”

The two have been friends ever since.

Sanchez Born in Madrid Spain, David has spent the last decade working as an artist both in education and professional practice. His work has consistently been an entanglement between experimental music and the visual arts. The outcome of which is a series of collaborations and solo exhibitions that are cross-disciplinary and interactive.

Craig Colorusso (b. 1970) Musician. Composer. Improviser. Dancer. Sculptor. After touring the US tirelessly in bands such as China Pig, Olive Grain and Diving Bell, Craig found himself in one too many bars. Although loving music especially loud distorted guitar driven music he found himself in a dilemma about the presentation of sound. So the sound installations such as Tagmusik ( 24 Hour performance in Bethel CT)and Maschine (a composition for instruments and off-set presses) came and the concept was pushed further with CUBEMUSIC and MB 89.

One of Eleven; BLACKCLOUD

MB 89

MB 89

I think it started when I was a kid. I had a mild interest in sports. I was amazed to find out that innings get added to a baseball game when there is a tie. But what was really amazing was that they keep adding them on until there’s a winner. The thought of a game lasting a few days was great. I thought it would be really cool if the game lasted a year. And what if the game lasted several years? I had a vision of all these baseball players running around in weathered uniforms and long white beards. Now that would be something; to continue a game for the rest of your life.

MB 89 is an attempt for me to play a continuous piece of music that spans the greater part of my life. Unlike a composition with a discrete beginning and ending that may be played over and over, MB 89 is a composition played once, continuously; spaces between performances are to be treated as musical rests. Instead of many starts and finishes there is constant music. Thus MB 89 is a reference point in my ever-changing life.

MB 89 is not to be merely conceived, written, and performed. Rather, I have just realized MB 89’s presence in my life and have decided to acknowledge it. It will be an ongoing endeavor for the rest of my life.

The first MB 89 performance was a series of live radio broadcasts on the UMASS radio station WMUA. Mike Burke DJ extraordinaire was a neighbor of mine when I first moved to Northampton. We quickly became friends due to our late night talks about music. So every Thursday in August 1997 MB 89 was broadcasted from Mike Burke’s radio show.

Since then, the presentation of MB 89 has evolved into a timeless environment for people to enter and exit at will. The concept for this installation is to create a space of subtle movement where people can be part of the environment and absorb MB 89 any way they like.

Three Cylinders of metal and fabric will stand in the room, from within the cylinder will be a Bass Clarinet generating a drone with electronics. Lights will accompany the drone. It will be a 4-hour performance.

The performance is presented in 4-hour increments and is designed for the audience to come and go as they please. It is best to find a space in the room and listen for a while leave and then come back.