Thursday, September 16, 2010

Videos in Drunken Boat

Two videos by Ashley and I, ELLA FINDS HER VOICE and BALLET (feat. CAConrad), are included in the latest issue of Drunken Boat. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Black Mountain Archives

A note from Ashley Yandle of the North Carolina State Archives, following up on the Black Mountain College panel I moderated at Hopscotch:

The Black Mountain College records are at the North Carolina State Archives, a couple of blocks away from the Raleigh City Museum.

Our website

Our blog

The list of BMC collections we have

Some BMC photos on our Flickr account

And a series of BMC publications that we've scanned and put online

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Thread Goes Live!

Yesterday I mentioned a "new blog launch." Today, I'm happy to report that The Thread has gone online. The Thread is the new blog of the Duke Performances series, which I'll be editing. Add us to your bookmarks and check in daily for insightful think-pieces by terrific writers, not to mention streaming and downloadable media pertaining to our artists.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Craziest Weekend Ever

Hopscotch in Raleigh! Prairie Home Companion in Cary! A new blog launch (more on that soon)! If I survive this weekend, this weekend is going to rule. To top it all off, I'm moderating one of the afternoon panels at Hopscotch, which you might want to check out for some chin-stroking action before you start pouring beer over your own head at Fucked Up's show. It's at the Raleigh City Museum on Friday afternoon, from 4-6 pm. Press release:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 10 (Free/ 4–6 p.m.)
Black Mountain College: Legacy and Inspiration
Andrew Whiteman writes, sings and plays guitar in the Canadian bands Broken Social Scene and Apostle of Hustle. Not long after Broken Social Scene confirmed their co-headlining Hopscotch set, Whiteman approached festival organizers about an event that would honor Black Mountain College, the influential interdisciplinary school that opened in western North Carolina in 1933. Whiteman will read his own poetry, as well as that of several Black Mountain acolytes, and discuss the school’s importance with a panel of local poets.

The speakers include Toronto’s ANDREW WHITEMAN, a Broken Social Scene staple who will read from his forthcoming book, Tourism; Durham’s KEN RUMBLE, an installation artist, musician and the author of Key Bridge (Carolina Wren Press, 2007); Durham’s MEG STEIN, an installation artist and musician working and playing in the 715 Washington art collective, along with Rumble; Durham’s CHRIS VITIELLO, a poet and artist and the author of Irresponsibility (Ahsahta Press, 2008); and Raleigh’s CHRIS TONELLI, a professor at N.C. State University, the author of four chapbooks and the founder of the So and So Series. Pitchfork Media Critic and Paste Senior Contributing Editor BRIAN HOWE, an accomplished poet himself, will moderate the discussion. Rumble, Stein and Vitiello will also present a performance inspired by the Black Mountain College happenings of John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg at the start of the event.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 (Free/ 4–6 p.m.)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Here's a video that Ashley and I made for the Mad Bunkers Review's mash-up issue. The text is a mash of work by Marc Lowe and Davis Schneiderman.