Sunday, April 13, 2014

Colombia, a set on Flickr.
Had some fun finally organizing and captioning pictures of my journey to Colombia one year ago, reminiscing fondly on these visions (with a tinge of melancholy, wishing to re-live it.  Includes Bogotá, Zipaquirá, Popayán and Silvia, March 26 to April 3, 2013.
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Colombia, a set on Flickr.

Had some fun finally organizing and captioning pictures of my journey to Colombia one year ago, reminiscing fondly on these visions (with a tinge of melancholy, wishing to re-live it.  Includes Bogotá, Zipaquirá, Popayán and Silvia, March 26 to April 3, 2013.

Monday, March 31, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014

Johann Sebastian Bach
ST. JOHN PASSION
Und die Kriegsknechte flochten eine Krone von Dornen
Durch dein Gefängnis, Gottes Sohnn

performed by The Washington Bach Consort
J. Reilly Lewis, conductor
Richard Giarusso, bass
Rufus Müller, tenor

National Presbyterian Church
Washington, D.C.
March 16, 2014

Audio engineered by Robert Kraft
Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon | Zen Violence Films | zenviolence.com

Johann Sebastian Bach
ST. JOHN PASSION
Aria: Erwäge, wie sein blutgefärbter Rücken

performed by The Washington Bach Consort
J. Reilly Lewis, conductor
Robert Petillo, tenor

National Presbyterian Church
Washington, D.C.
March 16, 2014

Audio engineered by Robert Kraft
Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon | Zen Violence Films | zenviolence.com

Monday, March 17, 2014
LOT IN SODOM (James Sibley Watson + Melville Webber; 1933)

HALITE (STYLUS/Leppin/Poplin; 2011) : Performance for cello, turntables + prepared vinyl recordings

STYLUS : Anthony Pirog; Chester Hawkins; Jeff Bagato; Matt Boettke; Andrew McCarry; Layne Garrett; Keith Sinzinger; Gary Rouzer; + JS Adams, artistic director

Janel Leppin : cello + effects; bass guitar
Doug Poplin : cello + effects

H. Paul Moon/Zen Violence Films : support and technical assistance

Recorded live at the AFI Silver Theatre + Cultural Center on 14 September 2011 at the opening night of the Sonic Circuits Festival

PROGRAM NOTES: Our soundtrack for Lot in Sodom features cellists Doug Poplin (Bach Sinfonia; BLK w/BEAR) and ensemble member Janel Leppin. Conceptualized as a willfully ambiguous interpretation of composer Louis Siegel’s original score and instrumentation as well as based upon the “diminishing numerations” found between the Biblical tale and this film version, our soundtrack developed to unknowingly contain references to the concept of automatism as championed by the Surrealists. In the Book of Genesis, a diminishing number of “good men” must be found in order to avert the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Diminishing numerations also refer to the film’s solitary destroying angel and the one daughter whom Lot offers to the enraged crowd, whereas the Biblical tale reads that two angels were sent to destroy the cities and Lot had two daughters. In our research, we discovered that Siegel drafted students from the Eastman School of Music to perform his score. One of those students was the young Mitchell (Sing Along with Mitch) Miller, who later went on to perform in a 1947 recording of Dvořák’s New World Symphony. Without prior knowledge of the trivia, that recording had been purchased for our use and has subsequently informed our choice of inscription (HCTIMILLER) for all of the Classical 78s used.

TECHNICAL NOTES: The public domain source was de-interlaced from an intermediate master, upscaled and interpolated to high definition, and processed with luminance and noise corrections for this remastered version.

stylus.adams-dress.com | zenviolence.com | soniccircuits.org

Friday, February 28, 2014
Yuyuan GardenShanghai, China

Yuyuan Garden
Shanghai, China

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014

Arcadiana (1994) by Thomas Adès

Mivos Quartet are:
Olivia De Prato, violin
Joshua Modney, violin
Victor Lowrie, viola
Mariel Roberts, cello

Performed at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. on February 9, 2014.

Camera by H. Paul Moon and Stana Benesova Kimball
Sound by Edward J. Kelly | Cedar Knoll Media
Directed and edited by H. Paul Moon | Zen Violence Films | zenviolence.com

Friday, February 7, 2014

Filming Dr. Temple Grandin for WESTDOCUMENTARY at Maggie Creek Ranch in Nevada

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A reading by Joel Nelson of his poem “Equus Caballus” during the 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada on February 1, 2013. Additional footage from the ranch of John Dofflemyer on December 20, 2013.

[NOTE: If the video stutters a lot, click the “HD” icon at the lower-right of the frame to toggle off high-definition streaming.]

Camera by H. Paul Moon and Shang Ik Moon, editing by H. Paul Moon. This piece is from footage we filmed for a feature-length documentary work-in-progress. For more information, visit: westdocumentary.com

ABOUT THE POET:
Joel Nelson is highly respected in the world of cowboy poetry and recitation. He has appeared in many major cowboy poetry festivals, including the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, which he co-founded. A Vietnam veteran and former custom saddle maker, Nelson is an excellent horse trainer. His CD “The Breaker in the Pen” (2000) was nominated for a Grammy Award. Nelson was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2009, and was also poet-in-residence at Rothbury, Northumberland, England. He lives and works with his wife on their 24,000-acre ranch outside Alpine, Texas, where they raise Corriente cattle.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
"Coffee Maker" by Deb Kracht, acquired November 30, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland

"Coffee Maker" by Deb Kracht, acquired November 30, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Saxon New World at the Bakersfield Film Festival in the Fox Theater, November 10, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Excerpt from INSERT [ ] HERE, a dance performance by Sharon Mansur with sound design by Tara Rodgers and additional direction by Nick Bryson, presented by the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music, Film and Dance at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C. on October 5, 2013.

Sharon Mansur can be found at: mansurdance.com
Tara Rodgers can be found at: pinknoises.com

Camera by Stana Benesova Kimball and H. Paul Moon
Directed and edited by H. Paul Moon | Zen Violence Films | zenviolence.com