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From: JEFFREY PAULL (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 28 2009 - 06:02:07 PDT

Good morning, Leo -
Glad to help if/when I can.
Your email address is in my address book.

Can you tell me a bit more about the focus - or at least the range - of your thesis (If I remember correctly)?
Is your interest
   - More for the range of possibilities?
   - The teaching/education aspects?
   - How California fits in with this?
   - More the past? the Present? the Future?
What about all this matters most to you? (even if it's not the same as what your thesis advisor requires or expects).
Do you do and or go to visual music performances or seek out works?
What drew you to this? what has charmed you or made you think?

Leo, you said, " Do you have any material online or that you can send me?"
Nothing on line, but ask me some questions and we'll start there?
And don't worry about fancy wording or anything.
At this stage this must come out of curiosity and exploration

Do you yet know the work of Norman MacLaren, the animator?
If not, there is at least one compilation DVD. There is also a documentary/biography of him.
These come out of the National Film Board (of Canada) but a DVD rental place with more than M.O.R. stuff will have them.
I mention his work because I saw a film of his when I was about 9 years old, and it opened up a drawer of the universe I didn't even know was there.
At 9 years old! (Of course all I knew back then was the movie REALLY MATTERED to me.
And, in fact, I'm presently writing a short column for an animator's blog. When I finish, I'll send it.

Out of everything above, pick points that you feel like commenting on,
I may well have asked overlapping questions - and too many! - as well.
We'll keep this informal?

So, that's it for now.
Keep in touch.

Jeffrey Paull, teaching Master, (ret.)

On Tue 28/04/09 04:44 , Leo Cardoso email suppressed sent:
> Hi Paul,
> thank you for your interest in talking about visual music.
> I'm certainly into your work as teacher and artist, so I hope we
> can keep in contact.
> Best,
> Leo
> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 9:01 PM, JEFFREY PAULL wrote:
> Good morning, Leo -
> This email comes to you from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
> I read of your interest in visual music in the FrameWorks email.
>  By way of introduction to my own “visual music” work, I'll
> mention aspects of my teaching, and my work as a visual artist.
>  If there is something of possible use to you, email me back.
> 1. I taught film production for over 30 years emphasizing the
> interplay of the musical-choreographic, and the storytelling
>     aspects of cinema. Assignments alternated between non-story
> exercises that dealt with music-choreographic sensibility, and
>    storytelling exercises that required attention to the
> music-choreographic aspects of the images and actions that told the
> story.
>    It seems to have been helpful to many of the students
> Our Community College students expected just job-training schooling.
>    And yet, with Canada's population being about 10% of the
> USA's, past students have been awarded over $3,000,000.00
>    in Arts grants to make non-commercial movies that are at home
> in festivals and museum showings.
>    They have also received over 50 Canadian film industry awards.
>    In addition to the various film maker poet-novelist-criticism
> types,
>    nine have become full time film-photography artists and
> university art school professors.
>    I like to think that the "visual music" emphasis expanded their
> sensitivity and understanding of how good movies can work.
> 2. A number of years ago, (before PCs and the digital realms), I was
> a visual artist with a group of  five musicians.
>     Visually, we used an array of 16 projectors - cine and stills
> - on a 30'  tryptych screen above the musicians.
>     Sometimes the musicians used theimprovised mix of images as a
> score to play off of, sometimes we modulated
>     our images to express visually what the musicians were coming
> up with.
>     Our California connections:
>      We commissioned music by California composers David
> Rosenboom and Mort Subotnik, and performed at 1750 Arch street
>      Center for New Music & Audio Technologies, (Berkeley), and
> the L.A. Museum of Art.
> No need to answer this if what I've described isn't what
> you're after.
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