MTK YouTube, 2011 – 2021
This was my personal Youtube channel for ten years. I was about to start producing Vote Count 2020 (2020) when Covid-19 brought human civilization to a halt. Went on hiatus in summer of ’21, with intention to end production/posting after ten years.
But you can find all kinds of things there, including “shows” – for lack of a better term – I produced between December 2018 and January of 2020. Here are links to several playlists, but it’s easier and clearer to just go to the channel:
The Last Days of 2020 with MTK (2020)
A Middle Perch on the Internet Live (2019)
The Anti-Climactic NonShow (2018)
Playlist of Longform Readings (2017-2020)
Nature Photography of the RPRZ at rprz.org
What I Saw and Understand about the Events of September 11th, 2001:
and on and on and on …
First YouTube Site, India, 2007
This was the first time I ever used Youtube – in India as I was turning 40. I lost the password so this account just hovers in Internet space, inaccessible to me. But my favorite from it is still the actual first video I ever composed and uploaded to the net:
First Vimeo Site, California 2009 – 2011
I like Vimeo. I still haven’t really had the gear to take advantage of its quality, but there’s quite a bit of good stuff here, including live performances and gorgeous photography of landscapes and flora and fauna of California and elsewhere.
and here’s an NYC thing called AUDIOMAGAZINE, 1998
In Spring of 1998, Brent Kirkpatrick, Gordon Borsa and I produced 5,000 30-minute cassette tapes (15-minute A-side, 15-minute B) of what we called Ting! an audio magazine.
and we scattered them around New York so people could listen to them on their commute and feed back; left ’em on subways and benches and in the park and at bars and restaurants and artshows and whatnot.
Spring of ’98 was special in New York, and this project was about what it sounded like to us seventeen years ago. We collected both natural sounds and produced stuff around New York under the hypothesis that the sounds of New York would be seasonal. It was an incredible project. I mean, this has Kurt Masur conducting Mozart’s Requiem at the helm of the Phil at Avery Fisher on quarter-inch tape! all kinds of crazy stuff.
The following video is only a ten minute excerpt from the hours of stuff we collected, really doesn’t do the project justice, but it does have some text as explanation of how the audio magazine works; the ethos of the project. If you listen closely with earphones and follow the text, it’s better …