Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"If you go where it's at, by the time you get there, it'll be gone. So go where it's not and keep your eyes and ears open." --C. Bates

Last week, I screened "Heartbeat with the Persuasions" for The Persuasions and John Kiehl at his Soundtrack NY studio. Nice to hear it in true Sound-Surround with serious bass cabinets.

Later I went to an award ceremony for my good friend Sarah Rudner, the original performer of Heartbeat in 1983.

After 5 years, we are finally starting work again on the Miami Airport commission. Last week I visited the site for the project, which I hope to be an interactive colored glass and sound installation similar to the old "Harmonic Runway." It is to be part of the Airport's new people mover system.

Also had dinner with architect Laurinda Spear and her kids at her house. Always good to see old friends and how their kids have grown up!!

After dinner, I went to the Miami Arena and caught the last half of the the Miami Heat/Cleveland Cavs game. Wanted to see how my scoreboard was holding up- it is looking better than ever.

LeBron and Wade on the same team? Anything's possible.

Also had lunch and nice walk with art dealer Barbara Gillman. We discussed an exhibition for next year's Art Miami, the city's annual contemporary art fair. The exhibition would consist of a series of my transparent colored Resinworks and a preview of the new airport project.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Designers solve problems. Artists ask questions. --S.A. Moi

I've recently finished a video piece on the March 1, 2009 performance of
"HeartBeat with the Persuasions" in High Definition with 5:1 Surround Sound. This comes with the news that our music studio is now set up with a great 5:1 mix environment and we've solved the problem of how to author HD and 5:1 surround to Blu Ray.

I'm now working with Eddie Grenga/Handsome Brothers Music on some interesting commercial music projects.

Also starting this week, you can follow Janney Sound on twitter.