titles to see videos)
Beth Custer & Trimpin
Pamela Z, "Parts of Speech"
Brenda Hutchinson, Beth
Custer, Laetitia Sonami "Alone, Then All Together"
Tom Wherry & Paul Steffler,
"Soul Mechanism: Raw-Tech in Real-Time"
John Bischoff & Ken Atchley, "Surface 32"
Tom Nunn & Others, Falkirk
Richard Lerman, "Performance,
Films and Video"
Kazue Mizushima, "On the Eve of the
Scot Jenerik and Tim North, "Flamba & Hover Drum"
William Houck, "R.I.B. Event"
Ron Kuivila, "Parsable"
Marina Rosenfeld, "Sheer Frost
Key Ransone, "The Waking of Leafy
SoundWalk, street performances
Dan Senn, "reSiting,
The Catacombs of Yucatan"
Trimpin, "Fire Organ"
Code & Hanging Sky Garden"
Ed Osborn, "Parabolica"
Bernie Lubell, "The Furtive Ear"
Cultural Center, opening
Ellen Band, "Acoustic Mirage"
Symposia On Sound Art (excerpted)
& Other Readings
In 1996, after setting up and documenting my
installation at the Falkirk Cultural Center, I set about filming as
much of SoundCulture 96 as possible, then returned to Tacoma and put
the tapes in a box. Twenty two plus years later, just before Beth
Custer and I performed at Wakushoppu in Prague, we wondered if we had
met before and I said "I think Trimpin introduced us at a concert in
San Francisco in the mid-90s where you played various instruments with
him.” Beth did not remember until I mentioned that the performance took
place within an installation of Trimpin’s. “Must have been at New
Langton then...” but neither of us recalled the connection to
SoundCulture 96 until I got back to my Wisconsin studio and found the
cache of tapes, 14 hours worth, in excellent condition. So I copied the
Hi8 tape of Beth and Trimpin's performance to digital, did some editing
and sent it to Beth who was grateful. Then I discovered she had played
another event at The New Langton Art, with Brenda Hutchinson and
Laetitia Sonami… and my interest was peeked. A month later, now, I have
copied and edited almost everything I filmed at SoundCulture 96, the events I
had accesss to, and then created this page for others.
These tapes were recorded to an analog medium which topped out at
720x480 pixels. I did not have digital editing gear until a year or so
after this so most of this footage is edited in-camera. Even so, the
mp4 versions here have fairly good sound except when a source, like the
human voice, was not amplified and distant. DS
If you would like to use videos from this archive (i.e. make copies), please
email me for permission.