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“Join us at the Hambidge Weave Shed Gallery from 4-6pm on July 26 for the opening of MailBox: a correspondence exhibit to celebrate 80 years ofHambidge. Inspired by the Fluxus movement, mail art is collaboration in small scale, sent through the post; it’s about communication, exchange, community and fun. Hambidge Fellows have been invited to creatively alter a card and send it back to us. Each piece will be offered for sale at $80. Curated by Hambidge Fellow Didi Dunphy, this show promises to be inventive and joyful.”

100% of the sale of this drawing goes to the Hambidge Creative Residency Center.

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Here is a CD of musical improvisations based around the khokpo, a Tibetan instrument. Khokpo is the word for dramyen in Bothi, the dialect of Spiti. I visited the Spiti Valley in the Himalaya in 2010. (Here is a book about that trip.)

The CD is free for download in AIFF (uncompressed) and MP3 (compressed) formats here, along with printable CD case art:

 

If you care to, please make a donation to the Jamyang Foundation, an education project for Himalayan women.

If you would like a CD mailed to you, send me a message.


 

For Padma Dorje 1’47: khokpo

 

Autumn * 3’18: khokpo, bubul tirang (Hindi: बुलबुल तरंग literally “waves of nightingales” — an autoharp), vocals, electronic percussion, synthesizer

 

Julay! Julay! 2’17: khokpo

 

Streets of Kaza 3’23: khokpo, synthesizers, field recordings from Spiti

 

Spiti River at Nako 3’15: khokpo

 

Pua Lililehua † 3’02: khokpo

 

Yaks on the road 2’29: khokpo

 

Old Manali 3’02: khokpo, guitar, bass, drum machine, piano

 

For Padma Dorje (phase) 1’13: khokpo

 

Fortress monastery 2’09: khokpo

 

High mountains & blue skies 2’40: khokpo, Korg Monotron, guitar.

 

Great Translator 2’32: khokpo

 

You Try ‡ 2’47: khokpo

 

Music from improvisations on the khokpo. I was lucky to receive one, made by a local craftsman in 2010 in Kaza, the provincial capital of Spiti, in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Lyrics and music by Jon Ciliberto.‡

* My version of “Ston gyi lu (Autumn)”, from the album Ladakh: Songs & Dances from the Highlands of Western Tibet
† Hawaiian song, written by Mary Puku’i & Kahauanu Lake
‡ Padma Dorje playing (and trying to keep from drifting out of tune!) the instrument; recorded at his house in Kaza, Aug 2010.

Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014

 

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I am playing bass with my Dad’s musical duo — Vince Ciliberto is on guitar and vocals, Cynthia Cero is on dulcimer and vocals — and Zac Denton joins on fiddle. This show is at Gibbs Gardens, which is (I am told) a fantastic, huge ornamental garden up in N. Georgia.

http://www.gibbsgardens.com/information.php

This is this Saturday, 5:30 – 8:30.

We are also playing there on July 4th.

Everything is ‘weather permitting’.

The music is mellow; popular songs from the 40s through the 70s: Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Marley, Hank Williams, Peggy Lee, John Denver, Glen Campbell…

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Six musicians are invited to play in duos and trios determined at random, with names drawn out of a hat.”

This is the 37th (monthly) installment, at Beep Beep Gallery, Friday 16 May, 10 pm. Performing:

Britt Teusink – electronics
Ryan Parks – electronics
Jon Ciliberto – guitar and synthesizer
Ryan Taylor – bass & electronics
Maddy Davis – vibraphone
Claire Belcher – violin

Details are here.

Invent Room Pop Bandcamp page.

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You can see many images (including some of the performance by Chinese Frankenstein in the bamboo) and hear some of the music made, here.

(Looking back over the photos I am so so heart-warmed to see so many dear friends. . . For me, a main value of having a house was having a place to invite friends to visit.)

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Free Poems on Demand is performing in Flux Projects  McTell Street Project. We’ll be at the corner of 12th Street and Peachtree (among the food trucks) every Thursday in April:

  • April 3, noon-1pm
  • April 10, 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • April 17, 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • April 24th, noon-1pm

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Birthday playlist

March 7, 2014

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We had a small group of friends over, and as the first arrived, here is the musical background thrown together from recent additions. Yes, this is intended to represent My Birth.

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A Quarterly Report

February 10, 2014

For something a bit different. . . on approximately this date in 2009, I prepared an “Annual Report” for Suma Studios: these were somewhat sporadically produced, but consecutive records of my musical work (or play). Here is the CD tray card from the report for the first quarter 2007.

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Friday, 1/24: My “ambient dub trio” (with Jeffrey Grove [electronics] and Satchel Mallon [drums]) performs at painter Tommy Taylor’s site-specific piece Senga at Ponce City Market
7-10 pm

Friday, 1/31, 9 pm: at the PRE International Noise Conference. (A Creative Loafing article on the event.)

Saturday, 3/1, 7 pm: at Big Canoe Lodge, playing bass with Vince Ciliberto (guitar, vox), Cynthia Celo (dulcimer, vox) and Zac Denton (violin)

 

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RIP Pasha Kitty

November 9, 2013

Pasha died today, 9 November 2013

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