Friday, October 03, 2014

October 3 Eastside Art Openings + Wires and Strings

Worksound is back with an excellent group of curators: Modou Dieng, Jason Doizé and Jesse Siegel. Their first show in the old space is Furniture Porn by Mark Takiguchi. At Worksound 820 SE Alder Map 6PM-9 Free

Coral Brush Node, a series of five artists operating for a week of 24x7 viewing at Fourteen30 Gallery starts its last cycle with a show by Patrick Rock. There will be a reception this evening. You can come by the weekend open hours or just peer through the window an evening in the next 7 days. At Portland's only member of the New Art Dealers Alliance, Fourteen30 Gallery 1501 SW Market Street Map 11AM-6PM Weekends. 6PM-8 tonight Free

Apple of my Iris is a show by Carly Mandel & Rebecca Peel. Their theme is material consumption and its associations. At S1, formerly Multiplex, 4148 NE Hancock Map 6PM-10 Free

Punk seems remote. It does seem to be able to update itself to a degree. But the updates lack what must have been the original spirit.

Don Pyle lived in Toronto, Canada in the 1970's. He brought his film camera to Toronto's punk shows, sneaking in at age 15 from 1977-1979, and using his high school darkroom to develop and print.

He brings a book of images, prints and projected images of that place-time. Music by DJ's Candy and Justin of Dark/Light

At the Portland Museum of Modern Art inside Mississippi Records 5202 N Albina Map 8PM-10 Free

Paula Rebsom has the photographic documentation of a site-specific installation on her family's land, If We Lived Here: Then and Now. The description on the gallery web site explains a moving project. At Pushdot Studio 2505 SE 11th Avenue Suite 104 6PM-9 Free

Liv Rainey-Smith has woodcuts on a Halloween theme. At Redux 811 E Burnside

Snapshot Aesthetic: Domestic and Everyday is a group show. You can see it at Black Box Gallery 811 E Burnside, Suite 212 upstairs 5PM-8 Free

The cello range in pitch is like that of the human voice. Beautiful set of overtones we love.

Zoe Keating is a contemporary cellist. She lived in Portland for a time. She was a founding member of the Portland Cello Project and played in many other ensembles. Now she is known for her layered and looped solo work with electronics.

Zoe Keating plays this evening at the Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie 8PM $18

Electronic music instruments go back almost as far as electronics. Early versions looked like a physics lab. In the 1960's and 1970's they resembled analog computers. Since then we have gone digital. The music is computed in bits in the embedded processors of Korgs and Yamahas; or computed in the processor and memories of laptops.

But there is a resergence of the "modular (analog) synth" of the 1960's and 1970's.

The documentary I Dream of Wires tells that story and the story of musicians who are passionate about it. Those include Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Gary Numan, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Morton Subotnick, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Carl Craig, Flood, Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy), James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt, Clark, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan and Make Noise.

The Portland showing is sponsored by Control Voltage, a store with modular synths you can play with.

I Dream of Wires one night at the Clinton Street Theater 7PM $8