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The Christo Effect

The Christo Effect (2018) is
of interviews with three prominent young Czech sound artists, Jakub Rataj, Lucie Vitková, and Jiří Suchanek, with work that is
experimental, engaging and often provocative. The following video has a duration of 1h34m and is password protected. To view please request a
password from the producer,
Dan Senn.


Concept for The Christo Effect

"The idea came from a story once
 told me in the mid-1970s by David Means, an American sound artist and composer. David had been two years in architecture school when he was drafted to Vietnam as a soldier where he experienced the worst combat. Then while on R & R in Australia, in 1968, thinking his days were numbered upon return to duty, he took a tour boat ride along the Sydney coastline when he happened upon the monumental public art sculpture, Wrapped Coastline, by Christo and his partner Jean-Claude. And the experience changed David suddenly and fundamentally. If he survived the war, he promised himself, he would return to university and study music and art. A pop guitarist already he would combine his musical and architectural interests in some as yet unknown way, and thus
the project title." DS


The Theresa Project

The Theresa Project (2018) consists
of interviews with community members
about village history and personal stories. Theresa, Wisconsin, was established in the late 1840s by the
great Solomon Juneau who also
founded the city of Milwaukee serving
as its first mayor.
The project is sponsored by the Theresa
Historical Society.

All those interviewed for
this project have strong links to
Theresa and tell unique stories
of an extraordinary American
village, 170 years old, which
has lived much larger
than its numbers. It has long been
a religiously tolerant community
blessed by artists, inventors,
risk-takers and optimists set in a
land of windmills, drumlins, and
the spirits of the Native Americans
they once lived with in harmony.

Below are links to the video
segments of those interviewed,
reprocessed media files from the
Historical Society Archives, and other
documents. A composite video
derived from these materials, "Voices of Theresa," will be available for the Theresa Historical Society later this year. To view a pre-release version
  password from the producer,
Dan Senn.

Voices of Theresa (2018), 70'00"

Video Segments
Paul Koll
Jim Widmer, part 1,
part 2
Warren Feilbach
Micki Polster
Lloyd Musack
Jeanine Streblow
Lester Beck (1995 update)
Evangeline Koll
Bill Musack
Delmar Rahjes
Gerald Beck
Paul Koll (audio)
Jim Polster
Walter Mirk, part 1,
part 2,
part 3,
part 4

Cassette Recordings
Mrs Beck's Diary '33-40 pt1, pt2
Mrs Beck's Diary '40-46 pt 1, pt2
Cornelius Weber, brewery, '77 pt1, pt2
Cornelius Weber, car tour '77 pt1, pt2

Friedrich G. E. Ziemer Diary
G. Weber Brewery History

The Exquisite Risk of
Civil War Brass

This documentary won at the
Divinci Film Festival and
was broadcast on Milwaukee Public Television. The
piece documents the
First Brigade
Band of Wisconsin from
unique perspective.

Video Segments

Arrested Development
On a Precipice
Not Terribly Complex
A Well-defined Structure
A Lot of Mean Strength and Awkwardness
Filled with Errors
Tree Shaking
A More Deadly Note
Independence Day
Trim, Trim, Trim
The Blend
By Her Brother's Side
The Paradox
Like An Oatmeal Box
Hearing the Other Way
Pushing Back
In Focus
Touching the Moment

A House On Jungmannova

This is a Czech language video
narrated in English which documents analytically a portion of an alternative festival held in a large abandoned struction within the city center of
Prague, The Czech Republic.

Video Segments
The House

White Box Galleries
Do Nothing
Subtle Extension
Ironic Amplification
Imposed Amplification
Onsite Recontextualization
Offsite Recontextualization
Extreme Intervention
Amplified Dissimilarity
Self Referencing
Social Relativity
Radio Jungmann

Sound Art Workshops

  K-12 and Private Workshops

Presenting new methods of organizing
sound using materials, like paper, found in the class room.

Includes new concepts of notation  combining traditional and
graphic methods.

International Space Band

Students of all ages are gathered, musicians and non-musicians alike,
for 2 to 3 workshops to learn the amazing lyde instruments. The idea
is to perform these beautiful
instruments in resonant sonic enivironments—malls, churches,
narrow streets, industrial buildings,
stadiums, museums, etc. The
International Space Band in Holland
uses a set of 13 lydes, called a gamelyde, from the original
Click here to view the ISB at the Van Abbe Museum in Holland.

  Chamber Music Concert

Here are excerpts from numerous new music concerts over the years.
Silence Talks
Treasure Box
Crazy Jane
Summer Fragments
Divinity Roused
Illusive Canon
Man Dreaming Butterfly...
Brass Quintet

Waterhouse Studio recorded
on video many works of the
composer Tomaš Svoboda.

Complete Recital Recording


Music Recital Documentation

  These are excerpts from two recitals.
Cherry Blossom
A Celebration of Jewish Music


Music and Dance

The following recording is a of
Cirkus Mlejn in The Czech Republic
which combines acrobatics and
classical music.
See YouTube Video
This is a recording of a Portland,
Oregon, dance ensemble using fixed electronic accompaniment.
See YouTube Video


Gallery Exhibition

"Everyday Nature" was a gallery show
which was part of a media
festival in Europe.
See YouTube Video


Marching Band

Here are two videos of an Oregon marching band in a competition. The
first is a non-chalant warmup expose
followed by the field performance.
See Warmup Video
Field Video

Event Production

Production Examples

The Echofluxx media festivals in
Prague from 2011-2018
, includes
all organization, promotion and

Echofluxx 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Echofluxx 18 (in-progress)

Fundraising Videos

This video was used to raise funds
for a new media festival in Europe,
using materials
recorded from the
previous year.

See Video


Site Documentation

These works document two areas along the banks of the main river in Prague. Each is shot within a one hour period.
Men and Boats
McCharles Bridge


Middle School

"Dreaming Reality" is a short documentary of any inner-city school in Tacoma, Washington.
See Entire Video


Wedding Documentation

The following piece documents
a wedding in Milwaukee.
See Entire Video

Technical Services

Transfer of VHS, HI-8, Digital 8,
and DVR media to current formats.

Slide and photo scanning for video presentations such as for weddings,
family archives, funerals,
anniversaries, etc.

Upload of videos to YouTube, Vimeo
and other online services.

Studio recording of small groups, 1-6, with percussion isolation and grand piano access. Audio books, poetry, personal stories recorded.

On-location recording of
instrumental/vocal events.


Feature length and short
documentaries, family histories, site documentation of farms, houses,
regions, gardens, private
collections, etc.

Art festival documentation.
See Examples

Fund Raising Videos

Videos developed to raise money
for online presentation, i.e. Kickstarter, or other fundraising projects.
See Examples

Technical Services

Transfer of VHS, HI-8, Digital 8,
and DVR media to current formats.

Slide and photo scanning for video presentations such as for weddings,
family archives, funerals,
anniversaries, etc.

Upload of videos to YouTube, Vimeo, and other online services.

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