New Video Piece for SF Exploratorium + Box of the Last Help re-issue

I made a new video work for the San Francisco Exploratorium’s After Dark (now After Dark Online) series! This premiers THIS THURSDAY October 8, at 7pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) [which means 3:00 AM UK or 4:00AM in Prague on Friday morning, so dear friends, if you are up…I think it will be a perfect time to watch this!]

See this on the Exploratorium You Tube Channel:

or, perhaps:


or on their facebook page:

Elegy for the Sherbet Fleet is just over 20 minutes long. A new song for soprano voice (performed by Eleanor Cully) based on a text I wrote, and a continuum of sound I created with a guitar, a harmonica, and some electronic things exists in counterpoint with audio-visual elements suggestive of a vague narrative of emptiness and filled with a pure plastic other.


Jorge Boehringer: Sound Artist, Noise Fanatic, Amp Worshiper, Music Composer (for installations  and ensembles or soloists with or without electronics [and/or computers] and/or for self as solo  performer (viola, guitar, objects, percussion, voice, electronics, synthesizers)); {morphology and pattern recognition  

(plant, animal, weather, stone, water)},{phenomenology (visible & invisible, real and unreal  situations and circumstances)};

More Notes About Elegy For The Sherbet Fleet

It is important that what we make as artists actually exists in the world. Sound is pressure  waves in the air, it is felt first and heard later, and can be made visible when it vibrates other  materials like dust or liquids. Sculpture (usually) takes up space. Even very illusive media like  written language or digital images have an impact, are sites for interaction and are physically  present in their environments (even if only as a trace of ink on paper or a bit of heat emerging  from a display). 

For a long while now my work has focused on vague, ambiguous territory, trying to capture  forms in their processes of coming into being or crossing over into perceptibility. 

I recently decided to try to focus this effort on single subjects and focus on processes that trace  out their own existence in the world rather than to enact mimicry of other phenomena or represent anything other than themselves. A great deal of the material I work with is collected  from my everyday life. In collecting and re-presenting this, narratives weave themselves.  There is a tension therefore between he narratives presented in my material and the raw  presence I seek to set in process. Elegy for the Sherbet Fleet, a new piece of cinematic sound art, is  to be viewed as a scene through a weather-beaten wooden window frame, as might be found  along some abandoned seafront. Through this frame of nostalgia, and perhaps something  essential traces out its own existence, tells its story and then disappears. Meanwhile the wind  sings a song through bones, within a circle of ancient timbers buried near Gore Point along the  Norfolk Coast, Uk. Something essential is there, out of time, but in reaching towards it  narratives stir themselves up like a salmon stirs up mud in a riverbed.

I also wanted to share with you the excited news that Zum Records has re-issued my cd Box of the Last Help, and so it is possible to get physical copies of this again!

You can get this by going to my Core of the Coalman Bandcamp Page and scrolling down to Box of the Last Help and then within this page further, below the downloads until you see my picture, as here:

And that is all there is to it! And for a mere $5!!

If there are ads below this line, close one eye and spin in a circle, then ignore them (that is just my advice, its what I do in these situations)!

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