jhurdy

About James Hurdy

Jim Winters has been a jazz trombonist for many years and is finishing his second year as a graduate student here at IMRC. His emphasis and concentration at IMRC ranges from experimental musical composition, to humanities, to still photos. He has a family and lives in a geodesic dome. He owns two hurdy gurdys and is gearing up to record his experimental hurdy-gurdy music here on April 26th.
104, 2017

News: April 1st, 2017

By |April 1st, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

April 1st, 2017; “That’s right, this is all very exciting!” admits IMRC’s founder and director Owen Smith: “I just didn’t expect everyone to find out this soon.”
Late-breaking news: IMRC has already secretly expanded– to the moon.
Photos obtained show important plans to expand Intermedia, “the space between”, into inter-planetary space.
Photographs showing […]

2603, 2017

Morton Feldman 2

By |March 26th, 2017|IMRC News|2 Comments

Today, here in my second post about him, I want to start by confessing that I’m obsessing. Oh, I am. Feldman passed away in 1987. Giving this to us here today is a look at his artwork– someone’s art. Who else has art like this to match such a mystical […]

2403, 2017

Valentin Clastrier’s gurdy

By |March 24th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

 I’ve written about him once before here [all photos herein are from the web]. And, he’s one of those rare, seminal artists who inspires an entire generation of players. What Cage was to music is probably what Valentin is to the instrument: the hurdy-gurdy.   I’ll enter here at what […]

2403, 2017

Morton Feldman

By |March 24th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

This education must be working inside me as I sit at home doing these musical, (obsessive) archeological digs for history using Youtube. Obviously, by now, my concentration is towards drone music. This means I am tied in spirit to, let’s see, La Monte Young, Charlemagne Palestine, and now Tony Conrad. […]

1703, 2017

The Hungarian Gurdy

By |March 17th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

In a third post and as I still relive this nuanced history that I used to study so much, these are the design that looks like the one I have. These gurdys are larger but with less strings. The man on the right here was a farmer and musician. I […]

1703, 2017

The Lira Gurdy

By |March 17th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

I am connecting history lately with my Intermedial studies. Yet this time I do not want to say too much so as to really let the images tell the story– using all images from the web. This post is all about the Russian or Slavic hurdy-gurdy.

 

Years ago I would just […]

1703, 2017

The Experimental Gurdy

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Here is a little more about this unusual, drone instrument.

This week I guess I finally found a kindred spirit, at least musically. Yann Gordon’s web page is in French but translated reads in part:
My pieces are established and take the form of autonomous devices in that they do not require […]

1203, 2017

Art & Income

By |March 12th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

The Ghost of a Genius by Paul Klee followed by Demonic Puppets (1929) usher us into to my muse about being a real, working artist. I love Paul Klee’s imaginary more than words can express.

Statistics show that to become a performance artist with an MFA someday will put us into […]

1203, 2017

Gurdy Art

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Lately, I’m doing quite a few of these etherial tracks. They are all single pass, at least so far, and all of processed hurdy gurdy.

1602, 2017

dada one

By |February 16th, 2017|IMRC News|0 Comments

Dada- well to begin with do I capitalize this dada if I like it as opposed to just talking about it? Dada art seems to be in its glory making rules and breaking rules.
Question one: if we as art students engage in doing something like this now, does that put us […]