Monthly archive September, 2013
Brightness Falls:Three Movements / A Note to the Composer

Brightness Falls:Three Movements / A Note to the Composer

A good number of musical influences shaped the writing of this piece. One of them was the idea of the oratorio—like what Handel did with the Messiah. He was dealing with past and future glory, Brightness… deals with past and present falls— from grace. While Handel was intrigued by the weight and beauty of the...
Brightness Falls Part III: Concerto

Brightness Falls Part III: Concerto

Concerto (For and Angel, His Computing Consciousness, Two Lovers & a Cello In A Supermarket) Dramatis Personae AN ANGEL HIS COMPUTING CONSCIOUSNESS NIKA , A young woman PHIL, her boyfriend A CELLO   The stage is dark; a spotlight grows on the ANGEL who stands in the foreground to the extreme left of the stage.  ...
George,

George,

Excerpt from Machine Fragments (http://thememorexe/machine) ‘George,': a brief glimmer of machine sentience. written + directed by Onome Ekeh performed by David Briggs with Olivia Simonds (background vocals) music: nuages gris by franz lizst Excerpted from ‘Machine Fragments’ Listen to the entire piece here: Listen to ‘Machine Fragments’ here: http://turbulence.org/Works/machinefragments/machine.html
Instantanés #3: The Navy Yard

Instantanés #3: The Navy Yard

Memories the Brooklyn Navy Yard triggered: Abandoned since 1966. I walked past The ghosts of the Navy Yard transmitted to me Here is what I transmitted back… For my friend, Nicholas. Number 3 in an ongoing series of pieced together "snapshots" that double as a sort self-portraiture. The series 'Instantanés pays homage to the collection...
THE HUMAN VALVE II

THE HUMAN VALVE II

My Valentine’s day piece for FZ. This is the “Genet” version: “My heart’s in my hand, and my hand is pierced, and my hand’s in the bag, and the bag is shut, and my heart is caught.” ― Jean Genet, Our Lady of the Flowers The Human Valve, find yours this Valentine’s Day. Created by...
THE HUMAN VALVE

THE HUMAN VALVE

Valentine’s Greeting for FZ: The Human Valve—listen for yours this Valentine’s Day. Created by Onome Ekeh for Featurezoo. Music: “One Million Years Ago” From the album ‘Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age’ (R.I.P. Trish Keenan) Read the “Valve Notes”: http://featurezoo.net/wordpress/?p=1623
Instantanés #5: Dumbo Early in the Morning Best Sums Up the Unconscious

Instantanés #5: Dumbo Early in the Morning Best Sums Up the Unconscious

Ode to Jacques Lacan: contemplating the emptied out cobblestone streets, outsize graffiti monuments, barbed wire fences...
Instantanés #6: s n o w v e r s e

Instantanés #6: s n o w v e r s e

Inspired by the blizzard of 2010: as a child there appears a luminous gash in time in space this unravelling world a shivering kaleidoscope: let the trembling commence a grashopper in the snow an angel in full thrust glitter outside my window a snowverse snowverse by onome ekeh music: ‘ash’ by shuttle358/ from the album...
CYBORG NATION: TEKNOTHERAPY

CYBORG NATION: TEKNOTHERAPY

Teaser for a Teknotherapy, a collaboration with Clarinda Maclow: Do you need help accepting your cyborg nature? How is your relationship with your machines? How can we help? In Teknotherapy, a Cyborg interlocutor (or “teknotherapist”) leads group and individual sessions for those of us grappling with our machinic selves and investigates our relationship to our...
ALREADY FAMOUS/ RE-CUT

ALREADY FAMOUS/ RE-CUT

Recut version of a short film I wrote and directed, featuring Selena Mars. Selena, a performer, is being stalked by a fan. Or is she? With a shift in perspective, everything we understand about a situation turns on it’s head. Inspired by the song of the same name. Written & Directed by Onome Ekeh Director...
Title Sequence for 'Marilyn Monroe is Passing'

Title Sequence for ‘Marilyn Monroe is Passing’

A little fiction by way of title design: With the former Soviet Union restored to Czarist glory, Max Filter, a young New York diamond forensics expert, is commissioned to track down a set of missing Romanov diamonds, rumored to last have been in the possession of Marilyn Monroe. Her detective work takes her into newly...