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Lee Ranaldo and the Dust – Blackt Out

Blackt Out
Blackt Out from the album ‘Last Night On Earth

Thurston Moore – Heavenmetal

Thurston Moore - HeavenmetalHeavenmetal from the album ‘Chelsea Light Moving’

 

LATE DESCENT #2 – LEE RANALDO AND THE DUST

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Video shot in Los Angeles in Dec 2013 with director Vice Cooler.

SPECTRE FOLK – PLEASE COME HOME

LEE RANALDO – OFF THE WALL

My new video for Off The Wall, the first video from my forthcoming LP ‘Between the Tides and the Times’.

Live footage shot by Patrick Suddath/Pantophobia at Glasslands, Brooklyn.

Other footage shot by me:
Battery Park trees, Holland tunnel, Frey in Walt Whitman’s woods,
girl fr Calgary, MP3 experiment in Hudson River Park,
David Linton installation at the Clocktower.

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LEE RANALDO – WAITING ON A DREAM

single camera. single take. handheld video.
live edit by chris habib. live audio by nyctaper.com

lee ranaldo band’s second NYC show.
glasslands brooklyn. 12/16/11

CIRCULATION

BENEDICTION

The first video from Thurston’s forthcoming solo album, DEMOLISHED THOUGHTS.

I WOULD MAKE THE DANCES.

I’m supposed to edit some live footage I’ve recorded of Sonic Youth as content for sonicyouth.com and am interpreting the task relatively freely.

I WOULD MAKE THE DANCES. JOHN WOULD WRITE THE MUSIC. is comprised of treated footage from SY’s 2010 Prospect Park show in NYC. I’ve pulled every clip documenting the musicians’ feet (mostly re-zoomed and therefore, degraded, footage) to choreograph the sort of dance discussed in the overdubbed dialogue. I imagined the physical movement inherent to live rock performance as a pure, contemporary extension of the classical Indian Sangita discussed by John Cage–Sangitas being visualizations of melody as people.

The attached dialogue was captured from a streamed-special on Merce Cunningham that aired around the time of his passing. A Minneapolis reference suggests it might be from the Walker Art Center, but I’m uncertain. This segment of audio features Merce and John Cage in conversation about motion, sound and chance versus correlative approaches to meshing them.

-chris habib

LEE RANALDO + SARAH LIPSTATE / NYC

an edit of a recent improvised guitar collaboration lee performed with sarah lipstate of noveller in nyc. it was one of the final shows at storied manhattan avant garde performance space, roulette, before they packed-up shop to cross the river and set new roots in downtown brooklyn. filmed and edited by chris habib.