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GoldBirdSONG 

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Please click for further information:

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/goldbirdsongs-1-7-2016

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The works resonated with
spectrograms of bird songs:
 graphs that show you the frequency, or pitch, of a sound,
its loudness, and how these change over the course of the sound;
 electrocardiograms of the heart: 
recordings of the electrical activity of the heart
over a period of time 
and
polygraphs of a lie detector tests that records:
the person’s breathing rate, the person’s pulse, 
the person’s blood pressure and the person’s perspiration. 

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PLEASE CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE

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GoldBirdSONG_#1_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #1                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  2016

 

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GoldBirdSONG_#2_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #2                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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GoldBirdSONG_#3_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #3                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson 2016   

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GoldBirdSONG_#4_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #4                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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GoldBirdSONG_#5_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSONGoldBirdSONG #5                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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GoldBirdSONG_#6_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_edited-1GoldBirdSONG #6                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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GoldBirdSONG_#7_2016_CATHERINEL.JOHNSON_AGoldBirdSONG #7                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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BREATHING.

LISTENING.

HEART BEAT.

NATURE.

SENSORY/ SENSUOUS.

A/LIVE.

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-writings-herhymns-be-brave-lullaby-i-thou-poem-a-lullaby-for-a-lover-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art/

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What happens when people listen,

really listen,

to each other?

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That is, hearing the other- NOT  filtering by hearing  through

embedded biases and presumptions.

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Friendships/relationships that thrive

are creating something better,

more profound,  like improvisational musicians

in a conscious ensemble:

the whole + the parts creating NEW horizons

– dynamic faith + trust in each other established

by the discipline of the KEEN listening

to each other.

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They attend, listen, to each other.

It’s about integrity.

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Through the discipline/practice of

attentive/respectful and honorable listening

to each other,

they are each called out to

RISE,

and, ONLY then the improvisational

magic of sonics/conversation becomes LIGHT.

The CALL + RESPONSE of Gospels.

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I can’t improvise with hit or miss communication style.
I need the beat, the rhythm, the swing and the call and response to unfold/create.
For me, it is fundamental to creating trust, a collaborative trust/synergistic trust.

 

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ALCHEMY.

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The common public perception of artists/ musicians

is/can be askew/distorted/false

when THIS field of research & development to mastery

is seen/assigned/boxed/labeled

as undisciplined/ “not” working.

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UNEQUIVOCALLY FALSE

that reflects a lack of information and a bias.

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The act of creating is arduous.

The creative process is a discipline.

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Breakthroughs require courage and openness

because they reflect the depth/magnitude/faith

 and the commitment

of the exploration

and

the willingness to continually dive

into the unknown.

This is true of any collaborative + purposeful/fulfilling

relationship/s.

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A dialogue, a dynamic, r/evolutionary dialogue is the event

that expands and cannot be boxed nor controlled.

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A meaningful collaboration is of equals-

one cannot be “hit or miss”

to inspire the other/s to unfold and rise.

 

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The improvisational magic of an ensemble,

a collaboration,

is based on relationship with each other

that calls out the MAJESTY in each other

and

is based on respecting/honoring each other.

Mutual/equal reciprocity.

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RESONANCE.

SACRED ATTENDING.

GRACE.

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 A dynamic relationship is the process of

practice, practice, practice the art + discipline of

FREEDOM.

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Experience the art + discipline of freedom/ unbound spirit

-the collaboration:

Miles Davis/ John Coltrane

 

 

and

Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/nprs-tiny-desk-charles-lloyd-jason-moran-28-june-2016-define-sublime-poignant-flight/

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The story of one’s life is relationalin relationship to others.

The relationships, the collaboration, the interaction,

is Heaven on Earth.

It is an art.

A creative prayer is 

made consciously

and

with the door ajar.

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/2014-my-offering-to-you-the-soul-should-always-stand-ajar-with-love-hope-faith-beauty-integrity/

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“The soul should always stand ajar,

ready to welcome

the ecstatic experience.”

Emily Dickinson

 

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What has occurred with the executions

in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and in Falcon Heights, Minnesota

is an example, yet another example, of NOT listening.

“Hit or miss”- not present, not attending

the cues as information that creates an

off rhythm interaction.

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For the nation’s African-American police officers,

being both black and “blue”

can mean being caught in the midst of a cultural crossfire.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/blacks-blue-african-american-cops-react-violence-towards-police-n607141

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Unnatural.

Reactive.

FEAR.

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The Mississippi River offered an allegory/metaphor

of the divinity of Nature last week.

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“Ole Man River” started as a trickle of water

from Lake Itasca, Minnesota.

The ribbon of water gathered exponential force,

a great current developed, rolled downstream

and created a delta

in New Orleans, Louisiana.

https://i0.wp.com/media.cleveland.com/westlake/photo/whs-kayakers-mapsjpg-3ea5690d27070b13.jpg

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The executions of innocent Americans last week

occurred within 48 hours of each other

were against the current of our humanity.

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Upstream from Baton Rouge to Falcon Heights.

Officers of the PEACE killed two American citizens-

who

they had pledged and were trained

to protect

– the people of their community.

The converse is true:

the citizens fear PEACE officers who serve the community.

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The fear of each other coupled with reckless use of guns

to protect each other from each other

is

insanity.

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/minnesota-land-of-10-000-lakes-how-st-paul-police-killed-philando-castile-louisiana-baton-rouge-cd-man-of-baton-rouge-aka-alton-sterling-killed-with-multiple-shots-marvin-gaye/

 

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We are all 80% water.

The Mississippi River is an artery.

“Ole Man River” became an allegory of a river of blood,

and became a visual metaphor

of a cracked heart of America.

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This is what happened in St. Paul,

24 hours of Castile was executed:

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RAINBOW_24HRafterCASTILEkilled_LOWERTOWNSTPAUL

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A full RAINBOW of ALL COLORS

appeared in the clearing blue skies!

A FULL HALF ARC!

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Nature’s response to the shocking transgressions

 and

Nature’s call for a Gospel song of humanity,

for a dialogue,  for a dynamic stand up from

ALL Americans, ALL HUMANITY.

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Nature awaits an equal/mutual response

from humanity, from America.

This beautiful gift of WONDER, a response from Nature  to what happened after the slaughter in Orlando during the public vigil.

 

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Did anyone attend/respect/honor

this gift of calling out

“the better angels in OUR Nature”?  

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Yes, many did with a conscious response.

It starts with listening to the other –

NOT filtered/selective hearing nor “hit or miss”. 

 

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What do you enter/collaborate with and for?

How do you respond to the call of an unfolding dialogue?

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AMAZING GRACE.

 

 

 

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TWENTYTHIRTEEN

2013

PRIVATE RHYTHM: BEAUTIFUL FORTITUDE 2009; Catherine L. Johnson;

150th ANNIVERSARY
OF THE
EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
 

+

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+
 THE REVEREND
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
NATIONAL 
HOLIDAY

“Our lives begin to end

the day we become silent

about things that matter.” 

+

Barack Obama
THE 
SECOND
INAUGURATION
OF
OUR
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
“..We will show the courage to try
and
resolve our differences
 with other nations peacefully
 – not because we are naïve
about the dangers we face,
 but because engagement
can more durably
 lift suspicion and fear…” 
 
“…We, the people, declare today
that the most evident of truths
– that all of us are created equal
– is the star that guides us still;
just as it guided our forebears
through Seneca Falls,
and
Selma,
and
Stonewall;
just as it guided all those men and women,
sung and unsung,
who left footprints along this great Mall,
to hear a preacher say
that we cannot walk alone;
to hear a King proclaim
that our individual freedom
is inextricably bound
to
the
freedom
of
every
soul
on
Earth…” 
 
“…Let each of us now embrace,
with
solemn duty
and
awesome joy,
 what is our lasting birthright.
 With common effort
and
common purpose, 
with
passion
and
dedication, 
let us answer the call of history,
 and
 carry into an uncertain future 
that 

PRECIOUS

 LIGHT

 OF

FREEDOM.

Thank you,

God bless you,

 and

 may

He forever bless

 these 

United States of America.”

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/obama-inauguration-speech-2013.html

PRIVATE RHYTHM: BEAUTIFUL FORTITUDE 2009; Catherine L. Johnson;

What do you think Martin Luther King may have said

to Barack Obama if he was still alive now?

asked the “Piers Morgan Tonight” host.

 “What advice do you think he would have given

the president for his second and final term of office?”

Pleased with the inquiry,

 Maya Angelou,

 one of America’s literary treasures

offered this prediction:

“Thank you.

Thank you for that question,” said the 84-year-old author and poet.

 “I think Dr. King would have said 

‘Continue.

Be loving and be strong.

Be fierce, and be kind.

 And don’t give in

and

don’t give up.'”

 
PRIVATE RHYTHM: BEAUTIFUL FORTITUDE 2009; Catherine L. Johnson;
PRIVATE RHYTHM:  BEAUTIFUL FORTITUDE
2009
Catherine L. Johnson
HOPE + FAITH + FORTITUDE. 
WIDE FIELD + WILD COURAGE
+
HEARTFIRE
 BECAME A HURRICANE LAMP
 THAT KEPT
 THE LIGHT OF HUMANITY ALIVE
ALL HUMANITY.

NO BOXES

OF GENDER, RACE,
RELIGION, DISABILITY,
AGE, WHO ONE LOVES…
NO BOXES.
LIVE THE FIERCE
 COURAGE
TO
BE
FREE
+
KINDLY
WELCOME OTHERS
TO
BE
FREE.
 
KINDNESS
IS THE
R/EVOLUTION
AND
THE DANCE.
Catherine L. Johnson
21 January 2013
 

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