Phil Niblock walking to the auditorium
Sound check w/ Alan Licht
Walking back to the hotel
Making my face
Bordeuax @ 4 a.m.
I like to run
Next to the museum cafe
Park in Bordeaux
if you look inside the structure, you'll see some french skater kids and their girlfriends shooting the shit.
When I was their age i was shooting the shit in grocery store parking lots. Can't help but feel slighted when
I saw them. Why couldn't I hang out in traditional roman structures that were made in the 19th century?
It was a beautiful day
Found an incredible white wine from this fantastic wine shop in the main shopping center of Bordeaux.
It had 6 floors, separated by type of wine. The oldest and most expensive wines were at the very top.
The museum used to be a slave trading port, and before that it was a convent.
The human erosion on the stone steps. I tried to capture it, but just couldn't do it. Every slave,
every nun walked down these steps for hundreds of years. Still send chills up my spine.
Bordeaux shopping area at night
Last dinner before heading to Paris the next morning
trying to get "team Bordeaux" ready for a picture
This guy was funny
Maxime Guitton took me on a walking tour of the city. He wore me OUT!
more info about his organization can be found here:
Had this image ingrained in my psyche earlier this fall season when a friend pulled
a tarot card that was similar. Then I saw it at the top of a government building in Paris. Whoa.
Parisian art nouveau
".....don't accept credit cards since 1845."
A film bookstore, I found some beautiful silent film industry magazines here for my showroom.
The pictures inside are breathtaking.
this picture isn't that.
The light in the sky was really beautiful. I couldn't capture it, but I remember how it feels.
And to me, that's all that matters.
Ran into the Notre Dame
French bookstore doggy
Admiral winter jacket from the 1940's. I wanted to buy it, but it wouldn't sell. Too costume-y.
I would totally wear if it fit me.
Dinner with Stephan Moore, head sound man of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
We sat next to an interesting radio that had European cities as stations. It blew our minds.
Steak tartar and french chicken
A Campari toast for Shelley Burgon, since she couldn't join us.
I learned how to say "on strike" in french.
The Archives nationales of Paris
There was an interesting show there, but what really captured my
attention were the chandeliers on the ground floor.
The people above on the first floor walked around as the chandeliers
on the ground floor gently shook on impact. It was a beautiful sound.
Stephan and I sat there for a good 30 minutes just listening to it all.
My favorite memory of the day.
An amazing antique instrument store with novelty instruments.
If I opened antique music instrument store, this is exactly how it would be.
It was so amazing.
Berlin for my workshop, info here:
I didn't take photos because I was so busy, but the students were so cool and I really enjoyed my time there.
If you look closely at the above picture, they put my postcards of my workshop on the walls.
Afterwards, Sophie (the woman that set up my workshop) took me out with my best friend Donna Huanca and her boyfriend. We had too much fun.
The next day I worked on a music score for a video piece that Sophie was creating.
Nat let us use his studio. Was fun.
German babies in the cold.
At an opening later that night.
w/ Donna Huanca