March 1-31 Arcadia Gallery

680 Queens Quay West 416-597-8705

In-progress showing! April 6th, 8pm!

April 6th! 8pm! 680 Queens Quay West, ground floor! Free!!! Details!!!” https://www.facebook.com/events/153183774847266

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Cycles, by the numbers

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10,000+: photographs (not even kidding…daily intervalometer camera baZING!) 4,611: estimated # of minutes of Cycles videos watched on Youtube, Mar 1-31 1,134: views of finished Cycles videos on Youtube, as of March 31st 700+: gigabytes of audio, video and photos on the main Cycles harddrive 693: gigabytes of audio, video and photos on the backup […]

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New video (ELEVEN!!!) & 43rd Cycle completed (B-Day!!) & 28th hours change

ELEVEN!!!!!!!!!!!     Actually, I’m 43, so more like seven, but it IS a prime number year, which means….erm….that…..uhhhh…. mr something something math something?   The video: Leg-Mahal was made on March 10th by my 7 year old nephew James, with assistance from bro-papa Tony. I left design and construction completely up to James, and […]

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5th video: Sufi Whirling, days 21-24 updates

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and here we go:       Whirling Dervish David Coskun with improvised music by the Cycles Collective.   Reid Dennison recorded 3 udu parts on March 12; Dave Chan, Steve Mancuso, Larry Graves, Marcus Ali, Sarah Peebles and I recorded pati, pandeiro, gungon, soprano saxophone, shō (Japanese mouth organ) and tabla on March 13th; […]

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4th video, updates

90 year old poet Jean McLellan reads 2 poems while Jim Taylor paints a canvas, accompanied* by drummer Larry Graves and myself.     *Note: Jean was not listening to the music when she read. Larry and I recorded the improv about 30min before she came into the gallery, and when I set the poem with the […]

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new video, days 18 & 19 and more

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New video: Ward McBurney, the poet from video #2, dancing:     Day 18: no one came. Perfect.   Day 19   My friend Ali Jafri came with his friend David Coskun, who is a Whirling Dervish.     David whirled to that track with all the udus, sho and the players from Drumhand. The […]

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Day 17 lightning post!

kapow!   This is what went down yesterday, in one minute thirty seven seconds.   aaaaaaaaand GO!  

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Days 14 and 15 reports, 1/2 way done, Sunday plans

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Happy 1/2 way point! (and belated Happy Pi Day!)   Yesterday was blissful. I rendered out a big chunk of video #3 (and told myself over and over that ‘it’s DONE, stop FIDDLING with it’) and while the computer chomped on the video, I read a big chunk of Nahlah Ayed’s book ‘A Thousand Farewells‘, […]

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Days 11-13 report and BIG THINGS Sunday!

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ooooook…well. You can read this, or you can look at pictures, or, you know…both.   Pictures (incl raw video screengrabs): (sorry about the ad, it can be closed, and there’s a ‘play’ button top right, and the ‘i’ will give you captions):   http://www.ed-hanley.com/photoalbums/cycles-days%2011-13/album/index.html   Day 11   no one came. Which was fine as […]

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days 8-10 reports

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Whoa…holy time consumption on this project, Batman!   No fuss, no muss, straight to the goods.   Day 8:   7 visitors 6 Gongs arriving 5 Portraits added to the ‘Faces’ pile 4 handclaps by 3 people, 2 people playing the 6 Gongs 1 craaaaazy version of Cinderella, called ‘Rindercella’ spoken by Michele George   […]

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