Sunday, March 16, 2008
RENE MCLEAN: JAZZ MUSICIAN, MULTI REED INSTRUMENTALIST, COMPOSER OF SOUNDSCAPE FOR EXHIBIT (RE)POSSESSED @ THE JERSEY CITY MUSEUM 3/20/08 - 8/24/08
Slowly but surely the components for the exhibit (RE)POSSESSED that opens March 20th at the Jersey City Museum, is coming together.
Over they weekend Rene Mclean, jazz musician, multi reed instrumentalist and composer and I were working on the jazz soundscape for the gallery and the CD that will be available for purchase when the exhibit opens.
We are going to have two stages of CD’s, the working CD that will be playing at the opening, which will be a limited edition. And the composition that is digitally composed into a seamless 6 hr soundscape that wil be installed and played near the end of the exhibit, The new CD will be created the from the collection of original jazz pieces created by Rene Mclean.
Below is a website link, so that you can check out a little of the outstanding music & history of Rene Mclean.
This is a image of the CD, I designed the cover, Rene's son is doing the layout for the back of the CD. The photo was taken by the masterful photographer Barren Claiborne in his studio last week in Tribeca NYC, right behind where the World Trade Center used to be. He was in his studio when the World Trade Center went down, he had to leave his place for 3 month and if he needed to go to his studio, the military had to escort him.
Check out Barren Claiborne's photography work on his website.
I will be going to the museum tomorrow to finish installing works and hopefully hanging the lighting. The museum had to install parts of a new ceiling to hang Dorian Webbs Chandeliers. She said that they were really heavy, but they did not seem that heavy to me when I moved them.
Dorian and I are going to meet at the gallery to see the space since the museum hung the chandeliers…
I have not seen the chandeliers yet... But, Rocio Aranda, the curator said that they were beautiful.