MUSIC AND LYRICS BY CHRISTINE SOUTHWORTH

ANIMATED FILM BY CLEVER GIRLS COLLABORATIVE

Christina Spangler, Amy Lovera & Jessica Gidal. Animation and assistance also by Julia Gandrud, Evelyn Tang & Lincoln Bostian

Commissioned by the Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS

Ashley Bathgate (cello & voice)
Robert Black (bass)
Vicky Chow (piano & voice)
David Cossin (percussion)
Mark Stewart (guitar & voice)
Evan Ziporyn (clarinets & EWI)

 

LYRICS

At the Park: Introducing Joe Pickle and Eyelash Girl Doodle

Verse 1 (computer)
Joe Pick-le
he was a big black dog
you see
Joe Pick-le
liked chas-ing ten-nis balls
squir-rels
fris-bees

Verse 2 (Ashley and Vicky)
Eye-lash girl doo-dle
Eye-lash girl doo-dle
Looks like a poo-dle
with big
fluff-y ears.

Verse 3 (computer)
Joe Pick-le
and Eye lash girl Doo-dle
one day
in the park
meet and de cide to play
one day
they play.

Verse 4 (Mark on Talk Box)
Su-per pow-ers
inher- it-ed from a duck
they met in a bright green swamp
They could fly
in-to-the air so high
they flew in the ten-nis court.

Dream Sequence (Vicky)

1
Les petites chiens
blanc et noir ils ont
Ils jeu dans les bois
Avec beaucoups des boules
Ils nagent dans un endroit etrange
peut etre comme un bain
en mer de sel
d'Eau

2
Reves du jour des chiens
tout est noir et blanc
chatons et des meres
flocons de neige legere
Coucher au soleil
Se dorer au soliel
roulement dans l'herbe
natation dans la
mer.

3
Natation dans la
mer aquamarine
Le fait de franchir par
les vagues fantastiques
Chasse des boules de
Poursuite des boules de tennis
La natation comme
un canard très vert

Après un canard
La plongée pour le canard
Grand et vert canard
Nage dans un piscine
Belle comme on peut etre
Tres belle canard

4
Reves du jour des chiens
tout est noir et blanc
restaurants avec
parfumes du fromage
viandes et de pates
charcuterie en plus
os des reste des soupes
nombreux os juteaux
os

5
dans un restaurant
assis à une table
commande d'un canard
avec un plaque de fromage
et une terrine grande
de bouillon poulet
salami
Variete de saucisson

6
je mange mange mange mange mange
propriétaire te-nu
en laisse dehors
avec tous les chiens
mais je suis dedans
dans le restaurant
mangent mon grand repas
alors qu'ils regardent
moi

7
Concerning the pooch
She is in a dream
Deep inside a dream
Kicking at the other
Dogs we think
She barks a bit
Haunted by something
Or just entertained
By whatever she is
Thinking in her dream.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 7:30
Merkin Hall @ The Kaufman Center, New York, NY
129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
NEW SOUNDS® LIVE:
BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS 2010 PEOPLE’S COMMISSIONING FUND CONCERT

World premiere of Southworth's new piece Concerning the Doodle for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, commissioned by Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund, with accompanying film by Amy Lovera, Christina Spangler, and Jessica Gidal.

Join us for the adventures of Joe Pickle and Eyelash Girl Doodle, two kooky canines with a taste for drama. Their journey begins in the park, where they meet and discover a shared interest in tennis balls, frisbees, and squirrels. Delighted in their romping, they acquire magic powers from a duck, propelling them above a tennis court into a waking dream. Being part poodle, Eyelash Girl Doodle dreams in French. Her deepest concerns - salami, cheese, tennis balls, bones, and Joe Pickle - become animated as she floats through the subconscious of her dog brain.

LISTEN to Bang on a Can All-Stars performing WORLD PREMIERE of Concerning the Doodle, February 24, 2010 at Merkin Hall. Recording courtesy WNYC / New Sounds Live.

 

 

Preview of film Canine Reverie,
2 Channel Projection, 12 minutes, clever girls collaborative, 2010


 

VIDEO COORDINATION BY JOSH HIGGASON

SOUND BY JODY ELFF

CHRISTINE SOUTHWORTH: www.kotekan.com

CLEVER GIRLS COLLABORATIVE: www.clevergirlscollaborative.com

BANG ON A CAN: www.bangoncan.org