Hang Time 2 on Jones Street
for Any Instrument, Color Video, and Digital Sound .. (2003) .. 9:18
Chain on Railing Eroded Ledge

This piece may be performed by any solo instrument. It is a note-oriented part without idiomatic writing for any particular instrument. The written range in the full C score extends from an octave below middle C to G above the treble clef (3 octaves plus a fifth). The performer may transpose octaves where necessary. Medium difficulty.

Stone Blocks

This work is a video art/music exploration of the architectural features and sounds of a one-block street in the Greenwich Village section of New York. The video is processed images of apartment buildings and the audio is a soundscape composition using 12 seconds of sounds recorded on the street.

The video material includes structures, stones, bricks, wood, ironwork both ornamental and structural (railings, fences, latches, spikes, and fire escapes), door frames, window ledges, keystones with faces, peeling paint, stoops, garbage bins, window security gates, door lamps, and reflections in windows. The audio material, which includes male and female pedestrian conversation, laughter, a gate latching, and pop music heard from the radio of a passing car, was taken from three short recordings.

The visuals explore the enigma of humble existence: a respect for the qualities of pavement, leaves, bricks, iron—a spiritual connection with them—at their most basic, fundamental level. It undertakes a gentle and detailed exploration of the familiar. The multi-layered visual landscape of the street and its buildings illuminates the subtle beauty of everyday life. The viewer is in a place of memory, loss, and past identity. The sounds, meanwhile, have gestural qualities—an almost innate intelligence, a sensibility, a voice. They are extensively processed and transformed, always maintaining and sometimes amplifying their gestural attributes, to evoke the shadows of subjective memory. They have been reshaped and sculpted, taken away from reality, into a meditation in continuous contact with its origin.

Keystone Face
Two Iron Tridents
Iron Stairway

The video was shot on digital DVCAM format, then processed and edited in Apple Final Cut Pro software, with Adobe After Effects used for matte preparation. This work is a substantial visual revision of “Hang Time on Jones Street” (2002)—the music is the same—with added image processing created in StudioArtist. The audio was recorded on a DAT recorder, then processed in Reaktor and SoundHack software, and edited and mixed using ProTools software. The performance part is to be performed live by a musician along with the recorded soundscape music and video.

Stoop

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OPEN PDF FILE OF NARRATION TEXT BY RICHARD KOSTELANETZ

TO BE READ ALOUD IN PLACE OF, OR IN ADDITION TO,
LIVE MUSCIAL PERFORMANCE

PLAYER FOR MP3 AUDIO FILE OF TROMBONE PERFORMANCE (8.9 MB)
BY LARRY ZIMMERMAN

Fire Escape

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Three Windows

Front Door, Car

PERFORMERS OF "HANG TIME 2 ON JONES STREET"

Wen-Mi Chen , clarinet
F. Gerard Errante, clarinet
Paul Green, clarinet
Mari Kimura, violin
Max Lifchitz, piano
Jane Starling, clarinet
Larry Zimmerman, trombone


PRODUCTION CREDITS

Production, Direction, Music, Image Processing, Editing: Reynold Weidenaar.
Camera, Location Sound Recording: Reynold Weidenaar & Joyce Weidenaar.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Production made possible with assistance from William Paterson University.

Copyright © 2003 by Magnetic Music Publshing Co. (ASCAP).

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

ACQUISITION EQUIPMENT AND FORMATS

VIDEO: Sony DSR-PD100 DVCAM camcorder, normal lens.
AUDIO: Tascam DA-P1 DAT recorder, 48kHz.
Stereo pair of Neumann KM83 microphones.

VIDEO PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

Macintosh G4/500 computer.
Apple Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 & 3.0.4 (video compositing and editing).
Synthetik Software Studio Artist 2.01-OSX (image processing).
Adobe After Effects 4.5 (matte production).

AUDIO PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE

Macintosh G3/400 computer.
Native Instruments Reaktor 2.3.3 / Transformator (sampling processor).
Tom Erbe's SoundHack 0.890b15 (sound processor).
Digidesign ProTools 5.1.1 (editor and mixer).

MASTERING FORMAT

DVCAM digital video with 48kHz digital stereo audio.