Sophia Gordon : May 6th, 2015

A still life photo by Sophia Gordon.

A still life photo by Sophia Gordon.

Greetings listeners.

I feel as an artist, you’re always trying to push your materials (and yourself) to their limits. And of course, this is where the creativity comes in handy; using what you have available to reach as close as you can to your visualized goals. As technology progresses and makes certain mediums more accessible this becomes easier. I believe that the surprises that come while reaching for your ‘vision’ are more interesting than the original idea.

These are some ideas discussed in the opening of my chat with Sophia Gordon.

Sophia is a Louisville native who graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Film & Television Production. She enjoys experimenting with various mediums and different ways of mixing them. This kind of creative mentality stems from her experiences making zines when she was younger. The very collaborative, cut & paste, and DIY nature of zine creation stayed with her. Zine creation, going back to what I said above, also teaches you to use what you have on hand wisely.

Her collaborative experiments continue in her current work with her films, photography, visual art, and her performance art duo RabbitxRabbit.

Listen in to our conversation below, or subscribe through iTunes. We talk Oblique Strategies, I get too excited about getting the Frankenstein reference, and hear some of the improvised music from her duo (the closing track really has a Popol Vuh kind of feel. I love it!)

See what Sophia has done, and will do, via her website Sophiagordonart.com.

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A little end of the year gift….2014

Hello listeners.

Happy New Year!

As we close out 2014, I thought it would be nice to give you guys a little something. I constructed a Youtube playlist of tracks from some my ‘Holy Grail’ records. When I say ‘Holy Grail’ records, I mean records I desperately seek (or have sought out triumphantly.) Obviously, there is sometime the options of MP3s, CDs, or reissues but it isn’t quite the same for whatever reason…maybe pretension, who knows….

Anyway, have yourself a blast with this strange assortment of music I constructed. Below that is the playlist.

Welcome to 2015!!

Bruce Haak – Requiem (from Electric Lucifer)

Ya Ho Wa 13 – Yod He Vau He (from Penetration: An Aquarian Symphony)

Popol Vuh – Gemeinsan tranken sie den Wein (from Sei still, wisse ICH BIN)

White Noise- Love Without Sound (from An Electric Storm)

Fripp & Eno – The Heavenly Music Corporation (from No Pussyfooting)

Selda Bağcan- Meydan Sizindir (from Selda)

Warning – Wild Roses For The Exit (from self titled)

The Walker Brothers – Nite Flights (from Nite Flights)

Klaus Nomi – Total Eclipse (from Klaus Nomi)

Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets (from Here Come The Warm Jets)