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Ep 55 Michael Carter & Victoria Prinz: The People

 

On this episode our guests are Michael Carter and Victoria Prinz. Michael Carter is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Victoria Prinz is a student of Theosophy: An area of study concerning the knowledge of the mysteries of life and nature, the nature of divinity, and the origin and purpose of the universe.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller, and we go out with a song from Los Angeles band Moaning. They have a new album coming out soon on Sub Pop records so keep an eye out for that and check em out on SubPop.com ... and the name of the track is … The Same

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 15, 2017

Ep 54 David Shook & Pablo Jofré: The People

 

On this episode our guests are David Shook and Pablo Jofré. David Shook is a very handsome poet, translator and publisher from beautiful Los Angeles, California. Pablo Jofré es Chileno y es poeta, periodista, traductor y él vive en Berlin. His new book Abecedary, translated by David Shook, is just out from Insert Blanc Press.

Our interstitial music, as always, is Ocfif by Lewis Keller, and we go out with a song from Los Angeles band The Tissues off their new album Veil just released last month. You can find more of their music on bandcamp and the name of the track is … Red Light.

 

Written by Mathew Timmons — October 15, 2017

Ep 53 EJ Hill & Dylan Mira: The People

 

On this episode our guests are EJ Hill and Dylan Mira. EJ Hill is an artist from South Central Los Angeles. Dylan Mira is an artist who lives in Los Angeles and grew up between the midwestern United States and East Asia.

Our theme music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller and we go out with a song from Los Angeles band Fuck You Pay Us aka FUPU. You can find more of their music on bandcamp at fuckupayus.bandcamp. com and the name of the track is Spiritual Warfare.

Written by Mathew Timmons — July 15, 2017

Ep 52 Michael Smoler & Mitch Temple: The People

On this episode our guests are Michael Smoler and Mitch Temple. Michael Smoler is the director of the Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe in Culver City. He is a practicing poet and collage artist who also founded the gallery High Energy Constructs in 2005 which was a performance and exhibition venue in Chinatown, LA. Mitch Temple is a visual artist and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. He founded the arts non-profit Root Division while getting his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute.

In a new installment of Notes from the People we dip back into the Machine Project Archive to hear from poet Rebecca Wolff reading from her book One Morning published by Wave Press in 2015. You should pick up a copy over at WavePoetry.com This recording is from the Mystery Theater at Machine Project on March 3rd, 2015 - and you can find out more about Machine Project at MachineProject.com

Our theme music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller. We go out with a song slash audio collage from Los Angeles musician Jeremy Kennedy. You can find more of his work on bandcamp at fmsmprc.bandcamp.com He’s also editor and publisher of Rebel Hands Press and you should check out what he gets up to over there at RebelHandsPress.com We serve up an audio digestif from studio table blue, and the name of the track is … Let them eat Paste

Written by Mathew Timmons — June 16, 2017

Ep 51 Hailey Loman & Kim Zumpfe: The People

 

On this episode our guests are Hailey Loman and Kim Zumpfe. Hailey Loman is an artist in Los Angeles who works in performance and sculpture. She is the director and co-founder of LACA which is an acronym for Los Angeles Contemporary Archive. Kim Zumpfe is an artist, teacher and writer in Los Angeles. Her installation work often deals with architecture and how bodies move through spaces.

Our theme music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller and we go out with a song from Los Angeles band Plus True Light. You can find their music on BandCamp and SoundCloud @plustruelight . And the name of the song is “20:43”

Written by Mathew Timmons — May 21, 2017

Ep 50 Pilar Tompkins Rivas & Shagha Ariannia: The People

 

On this episode our guests are Pilar Tompkins Rivas and Shagha Ariannia. Pilar Tompkins Rivas is a curator and longtime resident of Los Angeles and the director of the Vincent Price Art Museum in East Los Angeles. She is currently working on two exhibitions opening at LACMA for the Pacific Standard Time LA/LA series, Home So Different So Appealing and A Universal History of Infamy. Shagha Ariannia is an artist originally from Iran who has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2001. Her show Who Sings the Nation State? Is currently up at the Vincent Price Art Museum until June 10th 2017.

In a new edition of Notes from The People we’re dipping back into the Machine Project Archive. You can find out more about Machine Project at machineproject.com. We're going to hear from New York writer Corina Copp. Do yourself a favor and go pick up a copy of her book The Green Ray from Ugly Duckling Presse. This recording is from the Mystery Theater at Machine Project on April 4th, 2015.

Our theme music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller and we go out with a song from Los Angeles band Very Be Careful off their 2012 album "Remember Me From The Party?" They are a really great band and you can easily download their music online (and you should), but you really should go see them live if you have a chance. And the name of the song is “Cumbia de Valledupar"

Written by Mathew Timmons — April 15, 2017

Ep 49 Emily Joyce & Cliff Hengst: The People

On this episode our guests are Emily Joyce and Cliff Hengst. Emily Joyce is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her solo show, The Masks was recently at Inman Gallery in Houston Texas. Cliff Hengst is a painter and performance artist who lives and works in San Francisco,

Cliff recently performed in Asher Hartman’s play “Mr Akita” which features an Emily Joyce painting, at Hauser and Wirth in Los Angeles earlier this month. The show is traveling north to BAMPFA at UC Berkeley for the additional dates of April 12th through the 16th. If you’re anywhere in the Berkeley CA area, go get tickets rights now.

Later in the show we'll listen to an audio excerpt of Cliff performing in Asher Hartman’s play, Mr Akita, and we close out the show with a song from our guest Cliff Hengst and his husband Scott Hewicker’s band Troll. It’s from their first and only album "Que Son Los Trolls Y En Que Nos Ayundan?" And the name of the song is “Dinah Soar”

 

 

It's Not Right, But It's OK, by Cliff Hengst from machine project on Vimeo.

Written by Mathew Timmons — March 17, 2017

Ep 48 David Shook, Anthony Seidman, Mijail Lamas & Sergio Eduardo Cruz: The People

 

On this episode our guests are David Shook and Anthony Seidman along with Mijail Lamas and Sergio Eduardo Cruz. And, in fact, this is a unique episode of The People with David and Anthony standing in as guest hosts for our first ever all spanish language episode of La Gente.

If you don’t know David Shook, he’s the editor of a wonderful press here in Los Angeles, Phoneme Media, and Anthony is a poet and translator also here in Los Angeles. They’ll tell you more about themselves and our/their guests Mijail and Sergio at the beginning of the show.

First, we’ll ease in to this all Spanish episode with poetry by Roberto Castillo Udiarte including translation by Anthony Seidman from Roberto's new book Smooth Talking Dog on Phoneme, this recording was made during Open Press at Insert Blanc this past October 2016 and we’ll hear an excerpt from the poem The Magician of the Mirrors Final Show.

Our theme music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller and we go out with a song from LA band Sin Color, find their music on sound cloud or on their bandcamp page at sincolorband.bandcamp.com And the name of the song is Pregunto

Written by Mathew Timmons — February 18, 2017

Ep 47 Amar Ravva & Jessica Ceballos: The People

On this episode our guests are Amar Ravva and Jessica Ceballos. Amar Ravva is a writer who lives in Los Angeles. He was recently elected to Assembly District Delegate for the Democratic Party in District 51. Jessica Ceballos is a native of the Highland Park neighborhood in Los Angeles where she currently serves as a neighborhood council member and works as an arts and community advocate.

In a new edition of Notes from The People we’re dipping back into the Machine Project Archive and you can find out more about Machine Project at machineproject.com. We're going to hear from Los Angeles writer and artist Jibade-Khalil Huffman for a reading of the first poem from Huffman’s book Sleeper Hold published by Fence Books in 2015 and recorded in the Mystery Theater at Machine Project on March 3rd, 2015.

And we close out this episode with a song by Def Sound from the "Kings.Of.Neon" project. Def Sound was recently named One of the 10 LA Artists to Watch in 2017 by the LA Weekly. You can find more vibes on soundcloud at soundcloud.com/deffery Or at defsoundmusic.com and the name of the track is "I NEED YOU 2 KNOW"

Written by Mathew Timmons — January 15, 2017

Ep 46 Jade Chang & Krystal Chang: The People

 

On this episode our guests are Jade Chang and Krystal Chang. Jade Chang lives in Los Angeles and is the author of The Wangs vs. The World recently released from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Krystal Chang lives in Los Angeles and is a landscape architect who also creates floral works and installations.

In a new edition of Notes from The People we hear from Los Angeles activist and labor organizer Alexis Soto on the presidential election here in the United States and this new political climate we find ourselves in.

And we close out this episode with the song Teriyaki Milkshake from Los Angeles band Rats off their self-titled album.

Written by Mathew Timmons — December 17, 2016