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LATE DESCENT #2 – LEE RANALDO AND THE DUST

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

GHOST BITCH – LIVE IN 1985

Live from Staches in Columbus, OH on 8/1/85

SONIC YOUTH 1991 – LIVE – ROTTERDAM

SONIC YOUTH LIVE IN 1991 AT THE EIN ABEND IN WIEN FESTIVAL.

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

ALWAYS SEEMS TO MOVE SO SLOW

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WARNING: CONTAINS A FEW SECTIONS OF STROBING IMAGES a non-narrative impressionistic documentary of the making of harmony korine’s “sunday” for sonic youth. features harmony as a disembodied voice, macaulay culkin, juilliard ballerinas, thurston moore and the incidental sounds intrinsic to harmony’s process. i shot this footage 10 years ago and finally got around to editing this last summer. there are 3 completely different versions of this movie. this is the only one that will be made public. stick with it. only a few scenes are shot off of the playback monitor and exhibit the strobing that resulted from shooting playback video of high-speed cameras. -chris habib