Sunday, September 28, 2014

sunday afternoon at the cake

september gig at cake and the beanstalk. we played surrounded by plants, med students, and our small clan of faithful supporters.

On the menu in the solarium:

Duo pieces:
• Danza Paraguaya (Barrios)
• Dolly Berceuse (Fauré)
• Milonga (Cardoso)
• Invention #1 (Bach)
• Toy for Two Lutes (Dowland)
• Salamanca (Traditional)

Solo pieces:
• Prelude (Brouwer)
• Etude in D Major (Sor)

• Choros (Pernambuco)
• Afro-Cuban Lullaby (Marshall)
• Canarios (Traditional)
• Waltz (Barrios)
• Canço del Lladre (Llobet)
• Soleares (Turina)
• Sheep May Safely Graze, Cantata #208 (Bach)
• El Negrito (Lauro)
• Vals Venezolano #2 (Lauro)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

more ottawa

dumpster diving, poster in background

this year's poster: more underground comics

mama bourgeois

interesting evaporation

Friday, September 19, 2014

ottawa 2014, friday

 animator's picnic today in ottawa at the festival. as usual, I didn't get my hands dirty, but the uarts students managed a 2nd place showing, with their exposed brain pumpkin.

this little ice deer spent time slowly melting while hobnobbing animators made the rounds, plate of food and cup of beer in hand.
 the 2nd place pumpkin getting a brain massage.
 pumpkin art on display before the judging.
 the canals next to parliament. I love the river path.
wide-angle of the ottawa river, with gatineau in the distance. I had a good lie down on a boulder in the late afternoon sun.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ottawa, day two

day two here in Ottawa, just finished. Sitting on the bed, eyes bloodshot and head full of animation. A bit chilly here this year, but it's always nice to be in Canada. The films are strong, especially the graphics, which, with a lot of computer expertise in creating hybrid images that combine textures, color, and line, both organic and digital (but mostly digital).

attended a history of manga and anime lecture this afternoon. Was interesting to hear a professor and a journalist talk about medieval roots for these forms, Hokusai always seems to be involved in discussions concerning Japanese graphic arts, and some discussion of monsters was also part of the talking. The Japanese themselves didn't do any talking - just the Canadian experts. I was wondering what the Japanese present thought...

off to bed...

Monday, September 15, 2014

images of ottawas past, before heading into the present...

time for the trek northward for several days of animation screenings with our student and faculty gang, enjoying canada's crisp air, clean river jogging path, and quebec-over-the-bridge.