Thursday, October 18, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Now, years later, where am I? I've been in countless bands, (well, actually about 30) toured various places, made records, music videos, etc. and at the end of the day I've come to realize what is at the heart of what I love about music. I love the community, I love the activity of playing and composing, I love combining music with politics, I love teaching kids to do it and being a positive role model for them, I love using music to express social change, I love the healing effect it has on my soul, I love that I can incapsulate all that I feel in one song.
I am also faced with the things that I hate about music. I hate the way capitalist ideas of commodification has so much influence in the presentation of the music/musician. I continually am searching for ways to challenge this and to take myself out of that context. This video below is for a song I wrote called TUNISIA SPHINX. The song is originally sample based and heavily effected, as is the performative aspects (ie. video, costuming,etc.) I wanted to strip all of this away to see what was left. For this video I reconstructed the song into a minimalist keyboard arrangement and wanted the video to be unaffected. I also wanted myself to be not in costume or makeup but to be as I am in a rehearsal space. I wanted to see what is left after removing these elements.
thank you for being here.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
"The degree to which we see to it that we women are participating and developing the revolutionary struggle is the degree to which the female perspective will be dominant in our struggle and in the future society."
PERSPECTIVES AND PERFORMANCES
feminist art, community, and performance in portland.
Jewels of the Nile
Fuck Relational Aggression
a performance/ workshop/ panel discussion
East End 203 se Grand Ave
6$ all proceeds go to RNRC4G portland www.girlsrockcamp.org