PGTGTr: Roosevelt Arts Project "House Tour"
(all mp3 files)
NOTE: additional mixes with more of the 'live' instruments
(mandolin/fiddle/dulcimer/etc.) coming in the FUTURE!
Terry Pender -- mandolin + various other instruments
Brad Garton -- laptop
Gregory Taylor -- laptop
Darwin Grosse -- mountain dulcimer, guitar, laptop
Dan Trueman -- hardanger fiddle
poster by John Shahn
I like the town where we live. The final
Roosevelt Arts Project
event of the 2008-2009 season was a combination house-tour and
sound-installation exhibition. Based on an experiment we
did a few years ago here in Roosevelt (the "Art Walk in the Woods",
a description of it is
we decided to try a more extended event. Friend/artist/neighbor
Victoria Estok did a
marvelous job of coordinating artists from Columbia, Hunter, and
Princeton with a courageous group of Roosevelt home-owners willing
to lend their homes to become 'sites' for 'site-specific' sound-sculptures
and musico-artistic activities. Literally hundreds of people visited
our town on a sparkling day; a truly wonderful event.
We chose to use our home as a venue for a laptop-folk-band performance
extravaganza. Gregory Taylor decided to fly out from Madison, Wisconsin,
thus forming the
core. We also asked our good friends
to join in a "supergroup", and surprisingly they both agreed.
(Darwin trekked all the way from Colorado to join in!)
So we set up out in our back yard and just played and played and played.
What a time! What a life!
Here are links to photos of the event, and of the party we
hosted (thanks Jill!) afterwards:
and here are a few links to newspaper articles and info about the event:
made a nice video of the day, about 18 mins long. She did it several
years ago, but I'm just now getting around to linking it here (June, 2011):