tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

Usical Material or Wallpaper

(from late 1975e.v. to june 2014e.v.)

(in order of most recent to oldest)

These movies were created mainly to be used in what I call "concrete mixing" - ie: to be mixed together with other material of the same ilk - generally in live situations as a "light show" OR to create more Usical Material. They're basically meant to be acceptable in 'random' access playback & SILENT (if 'need' be). Not everything in this list is included in my Movieography anywhere else because not all of it "stands on its own" enough.

 

386. "Titin"

- conceived of with most of the work done by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- focused on the full chemical name of the protein Titin, as found on Sarah McCulloch's blog & then proofread & corrected by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE to yield a word 189,824 letters long with 23 component names within it. Also focused on tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's relationship with Elisa Schwenninger.

- beginning help with pronouciation of Titin from E. J. Barnes

- shot pronouncing these component names while skydiving with GoPro footage provided by the tandem skydivers, John & Cush, & stills of us preparing & landing by Marcie. Also shot of Elisa Schwenninger pronouncing component names at the Bayernhof Museum by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE. Further footage of Elisa used as well as footage of tENT & Elisa playing (M)Usic.

- shot mostly in July, a little in September, editing done from June, 2013 to February 11, 2014

- ediit finished February 11, 2014

- broken into 4 parts:

pt 1: Preparation - 1:59:40

pt 2: Free-Fall - 1:52:32

pt 3: Parachuting - 2:00:00

pt 4: Landing - 1:43:29

- total time: 7:35:41

- 2:06 sample on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/86542569

 

377. a. "mm 22"

- shot November 11, 2012 at the 22nd Music(ian's) Meeting

- incorporating various found modern dance footage & found footage of Tom Lehrer

- introducing footage of my in-progress "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" sound sculpture

- featuring tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; UNFINISHED SYMPHONIES, & Ben Opie

- edit finished November 13, 2012

- 1:35:12

b. "mm 22 condensed"

- re-edited to make it small enuf to be easily emailed to people on the mm list

- edit finished November

- 1:23

 

371. a. "mm 05"

- a quasi-document of the 5th "mm" (music meeting)

- featuring tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; Unfinished Symphonies; Spat Cannon; Greg Pierce; Ben Opie

- shot January 29, 2012

- edited made July 12-13, 2012

- 1:02:23

b. "mm 05" (YouTube version)

- edit made July 14-15, 2012

- 15:51

 

364. a. "Reductionism (A Yr of Sundays with Mono)"

- the movie version of the score (+ the score played) of the audio piece of the same name

- d composer/realizer: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- Thanks to Warren Burt for Pitch-to-MIDI & Cakewalk assistance

- 1997-1998 / 2000 / 2003 / 2011 - finished June, 2011

- 37:24

b. ""Reductionism (A Yr of Sundays with Mono)" + "Interpretive Duncing (The Sum of Multiple "Reductionisms")" + "Artifacts""

- 37:51

c. "Reductionisms Expanded"

- incorporating footage of the rehearsals & the premier

- 1:19:47

d. "Reductionism + Interpretive Duncing + Artifacts"

- incorporating footage of the rehearsals & the premier of just the expanded piece

- 42:15

 

348. a. "A Catamaran Animist Vigor" ('purist' version - ie: w/o the explanatory Mark Dixon interview)

- starring: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE & Bart Trotman

- shot April 17, 2010 in INVISIBLE's studio in Greensboro, NC, using Mark Dixon & Fred Snider's "Selectric Piano" invention

- camcorders: 2 still mini-dvs set up by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- edit from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE finished May 15, 2010

- 43:43

b. "A Catamaran Animist Vigor" (explanatory version - ie: w/ the Mark Dixon interview)

- 48:33

c. "Po, Li, Ou" ('purist' version - ie: w/o the explanatory Mark Dixon interview)

- using the "Po, Li, Ou" texts created by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- starring: Jodi Staley as the typist

- shot April 17, 2010 in INVISIBLE's studio in Greensboro, NC, using Mark Dixon & Fred Snider's "Selectric Piano" invention

- camcorders: 2 mini-dvs, one static, one moving, set up & shot by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- edit from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE finished June 11, 2010

- 27:18

d. "Po" (YouTube version)

- an adapted version of "Po, Li, Ou"'s "Po" section

- 4:29

e. "Li" (YouTube version)

- an adapted version of "Po, Li, Ou"'s "Li" section

- 7:17

f. "Ou - pt 1" (YouTube version - brroken into 2 parts to meet YouTube's technical limits)

- the 1st half of an adapted version of "Po, Li, Ou"'s "Ou" section

- 8:53

g. "Ou - pt 2" (YouTube version - brroken into 2 parts to meet YouTube's technical limits)

- the 2nd half of an adapted version of "Po, Li, Ou"'s "Ou" section

- 8:23

h. "Po, Li, Ou" (explanatory version - ie: w/ the explanatory Mark Dixon interview)

- edit from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE finished June 13, 2010

- 32:44

i. "Selectric Piano; Po, Li, Ou; & Anagrammatic Variations"

- edit from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE finished June 15, 2010

- 1:16:32

j. "Mark Dixon's Selectric Piano" (for YouTube)

- edit from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE finished June 15, 2010

- 7:47

k. "Claustrophrenia"

- Claustrophrenia - neologism coined by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE on June 17, 2010 (&, probably, by someone before him): mental discomfiture due to extraordinary interiorization.

- edit from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE finished June 17, 2010

- 45:15

 

327. "WARNING: TV Suffocates the Senses like a Bag over the Head"

- finished May 16, 2009

- 1:51:24

 

309. "watching YOU watching THE END OF TELEVISION"

- shot January 15, 2009; titles added January 16, 2009

- 1:04:54

 

230. "Automatic Pilot"

- using footage from "Rough Draft for 'Etc..Etc..'", "Feedback", 133a. "One Word per Person Party", 136. "Wallpaper Video", 139. "Teaser", 146a. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #1", 147a. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #2", 152a."F(acinorous)R(efulgent)E(squamate)D(onnered) S.(A.P.F.U. = Surpassing All Previous Fuck-Ups) L(ongiloquent)I(mprolificating)S(kookum)B(ruxomaniacal)E(pigamic)R(isorial)G(awsie)E(rose) R(hapsodomaniacal)" {mostly un"strobed" version}, 152b. "F(acinorous)R(efulgent)E(squamate)D(onnered) S.(A.P.F.U. = Surpassing All Previous Fuck-Ups) L(ongiloquent)I(mprolificating)S(kookum)B(ruxomaniacal)E(pigamic)R(isorial)G(awsie)E(rose) R(hapsodomaniacal)" {"techno-sensualist" version}, 146b. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #1" {"techno-sensualist" version - take 1}, 147b. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #2" {"techno-sensualist" version - take 1}, 146c. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #1" {"techno-sensualist" version - take 2}, 147c. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #2" {"techno-sensualist" version - take 2}, 160. "Color Bars", 145a. "Hypnopedagogy", 145a. "Hypnopedagogy" {titled w/ beat}, "Concrete Mixing for Orgone Cinema", "Filmstrips" {in original order for Orgone Cinema presentation}, 202a. "Space Ballet", "3 Simultaneous Reel Projection of 'The "Official" John Lennon's Erection as Blocking Our View Homage & Cheese Sandwich' for the Film Kitchen", "Sunlight thru Blind", 213a. "Circumsubstantial Playing & Blindfolded Tourism", 214. "Hibonsa o osoleluna! "Heibon" ga omae o Dame m sulumaeni" ("Kill Normality Before It Kills You"), 215. "A Slide Show by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE", "Shot out Upstairs Back Window during Rainstorm & Aftermath", "Vertical Lines", "Lightbox"

- super 8 + 1/2" reel vaudeo + regular 8 + unsplit regular 8 + 16mm + 1/2" VHS cassette + 35mm filmstrip -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 2:02:00

- fall '74-july 24 '03

 

"Lightbox"

 

"Vertical Lines"

 

"Shot out Upstairs Back Window during Rainstorm & Aftermath"

 

215. "Hibonsa o osoleluna! "Heibon" ga omae o Dame m sulumaeni" ("Kill Normality Before It Kills You")

- This is a compilation of the Nudist Mask movies in chronological order w/ most titles removed & w/ relevant footage from 213a. "Circumsubstantial Playing & Blindfolded Tourism" interspersed. The other movies used are: 20. "Seriousness is Death", 98c. "Tent's Muir" {version 3}, 123. "Nudist Party", 130. "Signs & Symptoms of Leptospirosis", 158 b. "Volunteers Collective XII - The Last Transmission From the Short & Happy Life of a Meteorite Nudist Camp", 163. "Funny Farm Summit Meeting", 178. "Mirthplace of the Republicans", 204. "Y, 2, Nay-Ked!", + footage shot in mid '02 as a present for me of Channing naked w/ rubber feet & headgear riding a unicycle w/ flaming pedals & playing accordion while nude & masked etta cetera & Andalusia run around him on a street in Pittsburgh at night.

- super-8 & 1/2" VHS cassette & 8mm vaudeo & 16mm & mini-DV -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:11:04

- '82 - '02

 

214. a. "Circumsubstantial Playing & Blindfolded Tourism"

- shot at the Mattress Factory & on the streets & at an undisclosed location in Pittsburgh

- mini-DV camera by John Evans, Jarrett Buba, & Owen Smith

- 1/2" VHS cassette shooting by all but one of the Pit Crew: etta, Dave, Nicole, Swifty, & Wynne

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:30:42

- august 10 / september 23-25, 01

 

"Sunlight thru Blind"

 

204. a. "Where We're"

- w/ text written by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE etta cetera

- w/ readings from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; etta cetera; Sharyn Lee Neccai; John Evans; Phat Man Dee

- synthesizer usic from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE w/ violin samples from David Prentice

- shot in Pittsburgh; Founders Grove, Humboldt Redwoods State Park; Black Rock City, Nevada (during Burning Man '99); etc.. - using found filmstrips provided by Jubal Brown + 35mm motion picture film provided by Laura Kikauka

- 35mm filmstrip w/ prerecorded sound

- 2:03:30

- october '98 - november '99

b. "Where We're"

- w/ transfer assistance from John Evans

- 35mm filmstrip & recorded sound transferred to 1/2" VHS cassette both as a filmstrip & as a 35mm film (this latter in 16 ways)

c. "Where We're Trailer #1"

- 35mm filmstrip & recorded sound transferred to 1/2" VHS cassette as a 35mm film (in 16 ways)

- 11:16

d. "Where We're Trailer #2"

- 35mm filmstrip & recorded sound transferred to 1/2" VHS cassette as a 35mm film (in 8 ways)

- 5:37

e. "Where We're" (w/ Windsor Generic Tour)

- In the collection of Peter "Brainpang" Warner

- similar to a. except that various vaudeo f/x are used as well as slightly more complicated transfer techniques + footage from the Generic Tour in Windsor is added + a snippet of mystery footage + additional sound from "Livid at the Schmaltzwald" by John Henry Nyenhuis & tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- 2:01:56

f. "Where We're" (w/ Windsor Generic Tour, etc..)

- similar to e. except that additional footage from the Pittsburgh Generic Tour, the "Black Rectangle over the Eye" presentation in Baltimore (that involved a screening of the filmstrip version of "Where We're"), & the American Urological Association is inserted

- 2:01:56

 

203. a. "Space Ballet" (Usical Material Version in 24 parts)

- w/ a soundtrack using elements from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; Peter Illich Tchaikovsky; George Antheil; John Henry Nyenhuis; Remi Gassman; & Frank Zappa

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 2:00:30

- october-november '99

b. "Space Ballet" (condensed)

- 5:02

 

"3 Simultaneous Reel Projection of 'The "Official" John Lennon's Erection as Blocking Our View Homage & Cheese Sandwich' for the Film Kitchen"

 

189. a. "Volunteers Collective"

- using footage from: "The Widening of Peripheral Vision" (VC "3") (super 8) by John Berndt; "Color Bars" (using sound from VCs 10, 11, 15, 16, 17) (see #160), "Volunteers Collective XII - The Last Transmission From the Short & Happy Life of a Meteorite Nudist Camp" (see #158); Volunteers Collective 18 (super 8) by Alisa Dix; Volunteers Collective 19: "Vexations" (1/2" VHS cassette) by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; Volunteers Collective 21 (16mm) shot by Alisa Dix & directed & edited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; Volunteers Collective 23 (1/2" VHS cassette) by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; "The Department of Good Places to Live Presents: Volunteers Collective XXIV" (8mm vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette) (see #174) shot by Alisa Dix & edited & effected by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; Volunteers Collective 26 (1/2" VHS cassette) by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; "Frothing Catatonic Siamese Twins Volunteers Collective 27 d composing Mozart Release Party" (8mm vaudeo -. 1/2" VHS cassette) (see #179) shot by Michael Johnsen & edited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; Volunteers Collective in the Welker Room @ Chatham, March 30, '97 (8mm vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette) shot & effected by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; Volunteers Collective near the Implosion of 500 Wood St, May 25, '97 (super 8) by Sharyn Lee Frederick & Michael Johnsen; Volunteers Collective @ the Anonymous Family Reunion @ Ringing Rocks State Park (near Pottstown), August 30, '97 (8mm vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette) (see #181) by Anonymous; Volunteers Collective @ the Anonymous Family Reunion @ Sonambient Theater #1, August 30, '97 (8mm vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette) (see #181) by Anonymous; Volunteers Collective @ the Anonymous Family Reunion @ Sonambient Theater #2, August 31, '97 (8mm vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette) (see #181) by Anonymous; Volunteers Collective @ Chatham Pool, October 26, '97 (8mm vaudeo) shot by Michael Pestel &tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; "Background Movie for Home Music: Home" (see #183); "Background Movie for Home Music: Light Motion" [should be "Hurry"] (see #184); Volunteers Collective @ Jessica Rustler's Gongs @ Chatham, February 15, '98 (8mm vaudeo) - shot by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; Volunteers Collective @ the National Aviary, February 22, '98 (8mm vaudeo) - shot by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; & Volunteers Collective "A Year of Sundays" Release Party @ Chatham Pool, March 29, '98 - shot & edited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE & disrupted by Michael Pestel

- edited & effected etc by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- super 8 & 1/2" reel vaudeo & 8mm vaudeo & 1/2" VHS cassette & 16mm -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:30:00

- from app. '90 or '91 to march '98

b. "Volunteers Collective" {superimposition version 1}

- w/ visuals superimposition assistance from James Knopf

- this version superimposes the visuals of the 1st half-hour + the 2nd half-hour + the 3rd half-hour

- stereo w/ the sound from the 1st half-hour in the left & the 2nd half-hour in the right

- 30:00

- from app. '90 or '91 to march '98 & july/august '01

c. "Volunteers Collective" {superimposition version 2}

- w/ visuals superimposition assistance from James Knopf

- this version superimposes the visuals of the 1st half-hour + the 2nd half-hour + the 3rd half-hour

- stereo w/ the sound from the middle half-hour panning between left & right

- 30:00

- from app. '90 or '91 to march '98 & july/august '01

d. "Volunteers Collective" {superimposition version 3}

- w/ visuals superimposition assistance from James Knopf

- this version superimposes the visuals of the 1st half-hour + the 2nd half-hour + the 3rd half-hour

- stereo w/ the sound from b. & c. combined

- 30:00

- from app. '90 or '91 to march '98 & july/august '01

 

"Rough Draft for 'Etc..Etc..'"

 

"Concrete Mixing for Orgone Cinema"

 

160. "Color Bars"

- 1/2" reel vaudeo

- 1:00:00

- october '93

 

152. a. "F(acinorous)R(efulgent)E(squamate)D(onnered) S.(A.P.F.U. = Surpassing All Previous Fuck-Ups) L(ongiloquent)I(mprolificating)S(kookum)B(ruxomaniacal)E(pigamic)R(isorial)G(awsie)E(rose)R(hapsodomaniacal)" {mostly un"strobed" version}

- 8mm vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 2:00:00

- december, '92

b. "F(acinorous)R(efulgent)E(squamate)D(onnered) S.(A.P.F.U. = Surpassing All Previous Fuck-Ups) L(ongiloquent)I(mprolificating)S(kookum)B(ruxomaniacal)E(pigamic)R(isorial)G(awsie)E(rose)R(hapsodomaniacal)" {"techno-sensualist" version}

 

147. a. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #2"

- slides, regular 8, super 8, unsplit regular 8, 16mm, 1/2" reel vaudeo, & 1/2" VHS cassette -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:00:00

- '92

b. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #2" ("techno-sensualist" version - take 1)

- processed via 8mm vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- '92/'93

c. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #2" ("techno-sensualist" version - take 2)

 

146. a. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #1"

- slides, regular 8, super 8, unsplit regular 8, 16mm, 1/2" reel vaudeo, & 1/2" VHS cassette -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:00:00

- '92

b. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #1" ("techno-sensualist" version - take 1)

- processed via 8mm vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- '92/'93

c. "Concrete Mixing Usical Material Vaudeo #1" ("techno-sensualist" version - take 2)

 

145. a. "Bob Cobbing/Movie Trivia/Hypnopedagogy"

- 16mm -> 1/2" VHS cassette (single layer fish-eye transfer w/ white spandex screen)

- 28:30 or 57:00

- '91-'93

b. "Bob Cobbing/Movie Trivia/Hypnopedagogy"

- 16mm (double layer optical print)

- 29:45 or 59:30

- '91-'94

 

139. "Teaser"

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 2:00:00

- '87/'91

 

136. "Wallpaper Video"

- w/ Angus & Larry Cherniak

- 8mm video -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:51:32

- april 9, '90 (etc..)

 

133. a. "One Word per Person Party" {version 1}

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 2:00:00

- march 23, '90 (etc..)

b. "One Word per Person Party" {version 2}

- 1:00:00

c. "One Word per Person Party" {version 3}

- w/ inserts

- 10:00

 

124. "My Life Flashing Before You" [incomplete]

- regular 8, super 8, unsplit regular 8, & 1/2" VHS cassette -> 8mm vaudeo & 1/2" VHS cassette

- 30:00

- '89

 

"Feedback"

- w/ Mitch E. & L. Trussell

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 30:00

- '87

 

64. "I've Been Feeling Funny Lately"

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 22:15

- '87

 

63. a. "Easter Island Bunny Edit"

- super 8 & 16mm & 1/2" VHS cassette -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:00:00

- '87

b. "Easter Island Bunny booed usic (middle mix)"

c. "Easter Island Bunny booed usic (final mix)"

d. "Easter Island Bunny booed usic

(final mix @ double speed & processed to remain @ original pitch)" -> 3/4" vaudeo

- 30:00

e. "Easter Island Bunny booed usic (final mix)" {"techno-sensualist" version}

- processed via 8mm vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:00:00

- '87/'93

 

61. "15 Hours of Video at 23 Times Its Original Speed"

- {regular 8, super 8, unsplit regular 8, 16mm, & 1/2" VHS cassette -> 1/2" VHS cassette ->} super 8

-> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 39:47

- '87

 

59. a. "Super Nova: The Climax/Anti-Climax of Sex (slow version)"

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 2:00:00

- '87

b. "Super Nova: The Climax/Anti-Climax of Sex (fast version)"

- 1:00:00

c. "Super Nova: The Climax/Anti-Climax of Sex (fast version)" {"techno-sensualist" version}

- processed via 8mm vaudeo

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:00:00

- '87/'93

 

58. "Not So Private Life (1st edit)"

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:00:00

- '87

 

37. a. "Subtitles (analysis projector transfer of 16mm to 1/2" VHS cassette version)" {version 1}

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:00:00

- '80-'82/january '84

b. "Subtitles (analysis projector transfer of 16mm to 1/2" VHS cassette version)" {version 2}

- edited to parallel the 18 sections of the 16mm version for multiply projecting 8 versions simultaneously

- 11:58

- '80-'82/january '84/october 29, '02

 

28. "Exquisite Corpse"

- 1st layer shot by Nancy Andrews & tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, 2nd layer shot by John Ellsberry

- 16mm loop

- indefinite duration

- october '82

 

14. "Silent Speed"

- 16mm loop

- indefinite duration

- mid '81

 

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