March 1-31 Arcadia Gallery

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The tracks, so far…

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Alright. Here’s where we are just over a week in:   We have 2 completed tracks and videos, 3 tracks in progress (that can be overdubbed upon, see below) and 2 more spoken word pieces have been recorded/video’d. Videos are in progress for tracks 2 and 3 below, plus one of the spoken-word pieces.   […]

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Day 7 report and weekend activities

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HOLA!   Yesterday (March 7) I was open from 1-4pm (I teach at night), and, as expected, it was very slow. BUT! that meant that I could record another tabla bedtrack, and it’s a doozey. A Jhaptal kaida (composition in a 10 beat rhythmic cycle) but with 16 layers of drums: 8 Baya parts (bass […]

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day 6 report

Yesterday was all about drumming.   Ali Jafri came by, with frame-drum in hand, and we recorded a bunch of things: Ali played some solo framedrum, we did a couple of improvised duets and he video’d me (trying) to record the next tabla piece. I’m not sure that will stick, but if I’m to be […]

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Stories

I’m adding another daily activity to the list: Stories.   Ward McBurney’s poetry reading got me thinking about the spoken word, so, you now also have the option of telling a story. Could be anything:   -something funny -something sad -something interesting -the most absurd question you’ve ever been asked in an interview (eg ‘wouldn’t […]

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2nd video

As I mentioned, yesterday was very cool, and here’s what went down:   Poet Ward McBurney reading one of his poems, a Sestina (the form is explained in the video) called ‘Late Blamer’, backed up by the opening-night vocal improv collective:   That is exactly the kind of thing I hoped would happen with this […]

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Day 5 pics and happenings

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Well, today was interesting. I was a little worried it was going to be a slow day, based on day 4, BUT! it was pretty cool.   The following folks came by Cycles:   1. A poet: Arcadian Ward McBurney stopped in, and read his poem ‘Late Blamer’, a Sestina. I recorded and video’d the […]

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1st video and day 3 and 4 reports

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In this episode of The Cycles Report: 1. first video! 2. intervalometer highlight gallery 3. day 3 & 4 reports & photos The first video from the Cycles project is up! Recorded on day 1 (March 1st) with a live audience.   Cycles: Part 1 from Ed Hanley on Vimeo.   Ed Hanley-tabla, audio, video […]

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Day 2 raw footage

Wendy Fisher shot some video while I was working out on the Jhaptal Palta Theka:  

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Day 2

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What happened yesterday: Recorded the 2nd tabla solo piece (a palta theka, one of the types of composition that introduces a tabla solo, in Jhaptal, a 10 beat rhythm cycle). Recorded to click, and available for overdubbing!   Started mixing the audio from day 1 (tintal Peshkar with esraj accompaniment courtesy the amazing Rattan Bhamrah […]

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early pics and report from day one

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“Awesome opening night, Ed! Listened in on some incredible music during recording sessions AND participated with bells, shakers, finger cymbals and voice on several other recordings. A very cool event! Can’t wait to see/hear what spontaneous creativity unfolds next.” -Wendy Fisher              

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