leif BRUSH
Since 2005
Works in DULUTH, Minnesota United States of America

leif BRUSH
b. 1932 southern Illinois US
>>Transforming minds are omnipresent and seek realtime open-nerve connections.
Recalling innate brain file culling during my youth, and later, when this contextually-laden trove emerged, I found it to be an intuitively self-revealing baseline: the 1960s-1980s, allowing economical million $ projects and accomplishing conceptual vocabulary aspects; having received international, national, state, University recognition and grants, which importantly allowed this analog radio baby to segue; re 'mind-melding' w/Nano technologies and reciprocal commerce streams/interactivities; however, I acknowledge shared "participation" among those of similar minds -from all pasts- as one 'investigative' catalytic conceptualist.<<
>>1969-1972 Schools of the Art Institute Chicago: Undergrad, Graduate and Teaching Assistant, Audible Constructs http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivesb1.html
>>Diploma, Schools of the Art Institute
>MFA, Academics, University of Chicago, 1972
>>Previous Rank: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Department of Art: Assistant Professor Date of Rank Sept. 1, 1972-1975
>>Present Rank, University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Art and Design: Professor Sept 19 1975
>>Emeritus FA Professor, Retired May 2002

sound sculptures 1964-1975 - http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivesYONY.html
TERRAIN INSTRUMENTS - http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivesb.html
TREES,ICE FLOES and othe natural phenomena - http://continuo.wordpress.com/2009/07/06/musicworks-30-sound-constructions/
WINDRIBBON - http://vimeo.com/32734522
DRAFT MONITOR - http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivese.html
WINDSCUBE - http://www.d.umn.edu/~lbrush/lbarchivesd1.html#anchor213267
>>The Outer Years
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Sound in Art/Art in Sound ART DIALOGUE

Thu Jun 07, 2007 00:00 - Fri Jun 08, 2007

MMAA's New Exhibition
Sound in Art/Art in Sound
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
7 pm on the patio
Join exhibition artists Shawn Decker, Mike Hallenbeck and Abinadi Meza for a discussion of the challenges of working with sound as an art medium and today's trends in art and sound technology. Exhibition curator Theresa Downing will moderate. Also, hear an experimental sound performance by composer Noah Keesecker on his mbira and laptop following the discussion. The night will end with a reception on the patio and complimentary refreshments.
Leif Brush will be absent because his wife is recuperating from a knee operation.

Exhibition on view through:
July 1, 2007
Sound in Art/Art in Sound presents an auditory exploration of the power and nuance of sound. The artwork is comprised of both sound art pieces and visual art which incorporates sound as a critical element, and ranges from sound art, digital projection, and sculpture to interactive works.

Artists in the exhibition include J. Anthony Allen, Christopher Baker, Leif Brush, Cheryl Wilgren Clyne, Shawn Decker, Matthew Garrison, Mike Hallenbeck, Helena Keeffe, Abinadi Meza, Jack Pavlik, and Anne Wallace.

Admission to the exhibition is free.
For more information, visit www.mmaa.org or call 651.266.1037

Thank you for supporting the Minnesota Museum of American Art!

Patio Night - Opening Night
Savage Aural Hotbed
Thursday, June 7, 2007
$7/$5 MMAA or IPR Members

Savage Aural Hotbed creates their compelling sound using conventional and "found object" percussion instruments, bass guitar, electronically modified horns and vocals, and power tools. With up to four people drumming, they provide visual, as well as aural excitement with their high energy rhythms, flailing arms, and flying sparks.

The precise, percussive sound of Savage Aural Hotbed is inspired by many influences, most notably Japanese Taiko drumming, and the cutting-edge (sometimes literally, they use saws and grinders on stage) innovation of Industrial. Other influences include diverse styles such as modern minimalist, and many ethnic styles.

Mark Your Calendar
• Thursday, July 19 In Her Own Right: Minnesota's First Generation of Women Artists Opening Night Party and Patio Night, featuring Desdamona and Molly Dean - $7/$5 MMAA and IPR Members

Tuesday 11am-4pm
Wednesday 11am-4pm
Thursday 11am-8pm
Friday 11am-4pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

The Minnesota Museum of American Art is located at Kellogg Blvd. and Market St. in downtown St. Paul.


enjoying borrowed terrestrial winds

Thu Jun 21, 2007 00:00 - Sat Apr 21, 2007

...>>I've gotta get my pages corrected to 55812... I tell you that I enjoy borrowed wind buffeting the monitor... wish my couchlover bold type would rise up like a cumulonimbus cloud, or at least change to puffyer mode...overnight thinking however has stirred up several challenges: in a combo-variation of soundscape and text poetry modes I could see and hear a faux holographic version recycling the words on a given page... recontectualizing in tandem with sound also borrowed from all my pages...sort of crosstalking, promting a redigestion of my own cut and pastes into words/soundings...which I may not have seen and certainly never heard ('twas really somewhere in long term memory and it took such crumbling to create anew)...certainly through our shared faster years on R.B. Fuller's "spaceship Earth," it could shake up lots of unecessary trudgery and Winnie The Pooing...web2 quests those interested ...tbc


Sound in Art/Art in Sound

Sat Apr 14, 2007 00:00 - Thu Apr 12, 2007


March 16, 2007

Contact: Theresa Downing



The Minnesota Museum of American Art presents

Sound in Art/Art in Sound

Exhibition dates: April 14 through July 1, 2007

St. Paul, MN-The Minnesota Museum of American Art is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibition Sound in Art/Art in Sound, an auditory exploration of the power and nuance of sound. The artwork in this exhibition is comprised of both sound art pieces and visual art which incorporates sound as a critical element, and ranges from sound art, digital projection, installation, and sculpture to interactive artwork.

The first exhibition in the Twin Cities to focus solely on the role of sound in art, this exhibition showcases the many forms of sound- as mechanical, temporal, dynamic, collected and altered. The artwork brings “noise” from the background of our daily lives to the foreground of our consciousness; it examines the ways in which we communicate with each other and with the world around us; it speaks about place, dialogue, documentation, and humor by transforming perception and transporting the mind/body experience.

Eleven artists from across the nation are featured in the exhibition which includes thirteen works of art. The artists in Sound in Art/Art in Sound are as follows: J. Anthony Allen of Minneapolis, Christopher Baker of Minneapolis, Leif Brush of Duluth, Cheryl Wilgren Clyne of St. Paul, Shawn Decker of Evanston, IL, Matthew Garrison of Downingtown, PA, Mike Hallenbeck of Minneapolis, Helena Keeffe of Oakland, CA, Abinadi Meza of Minneapolis, Jack F. X. Pavlik of Minneapolis, and Anne Wallace of San Antonio, TX.

Descriptions of the artwork:

Mike Hallenbeck’s Sound Spandrel: MMAA is an acoustic architectural portrait of the “silent” gallery space experienced through headphones. Anne Wallace’s Clear Fork Soundscape transports listeners to a ranch in Texas through the crisp sounds of nocturnal animals, storms, and livestock which she recorded over the course of a year.

Cheryl Wilgren Clyne’s film three addresses the roles of generations within a family through repetitive imagery and a carefully synched cacophony of sounds resulting from manipulated recordings. Matthew Garrison’s Autorange combines chilling United States Department of Defense video and sound footage from recent international conflicts with clips from D.W. Griffith’s silent films of war and sound from American Revolutionary War reenactors.

Composer J. Anthony Allen and visual artist Christopher Baker’s collaborative Urban Echo interweaves voicemail and text messages, live collected sounds from four remote locations across the Twin Cities, and live transmitted sounds from within the gallery into a dynamic interactive projection and composition. To participate in Urban Echo, the public may now call 612-501-2598 in response to the following two questions: What do you hear? What do you want others to hear? The artists request that callers leave their zip code as part of their voice or text message so they can create a map of the locations of the added material.

An unsung pioneer of sound art, and equal parts artist and physicist, Leif Brush combines science and nature in his sound pieces with recordings of normally undetectable natural sound phenomena such as the sounds of roots growing. This winter, sound artist Abinadi Meza recorded the pinging of individual snowflakes hitting a steel plate and the low rumble of nighttime snow plows. From those recordings Meza has created Beacon, a voluminous, seductive soundscape that visitors experience through wireless surround-sound headphones while watching his mesmerizing video of snow falling in front of a streetlight at night. Shawn Decker’s installation Green, was inspired by the patterned sounds of insects and birds in Midwestern meadows. Made up of 32 small speakers and four homemade custom-programmed micro-controllers, Green creates a spatial and rhythmic series of clicks and buzzes resulting from impulses based on ever-changing light levels and natural radiation.

Sculpture in the exhibition includes Jack F. X. Pavlik’s The Storm, a large-scale kinetic sculpture made of a wide strip of steel undulating loudly on a steel frame, and Meza’s Creatures, two pet carrier bags with emanating purring and scratching sounds. A mixed media piece in the exhibition by Helena Keeffe titled The Past Is Over includes speeches written by 5th graders for George W. Bush and recorded by a professional voice impersonator along with the handwritten speeches and a celebratory cake.

Artists in the Exhibition:

J. Anthony Allen - Minneapolis, MN

Christopher Baker - Minneapolis, MN

Leif Brush - Duluth, MN

Cheryl Wilgren Clyne - St. Paul, MN

Shawn Decker - Evanston, IL

Matthew Garrison - Downingtown, PA

Mike Hallenbeck - Minneapolis, MN

Helena Keeffe - Oakland, CA

Abinadi Meza - Minneapolis, MN

Jack F. X. Pavlik - Minneapolis, MN

Anne Wallace - San Antonio, TX




$10/$5 MMAA Members

Live music by Beatrix Jar, a local sound-art-duo

Food and drinks!


Re: Acoustic Indra's Net.7/2702 7:40PMcst

> Hello Jodi Rose, Roz Cheney and anyone similarly interested in listening to terrestrial resources+.
I got thinking about possible collaborations which could involve bridge-people internationally. (Via copper, fibre, microwave, Internet.) Or, satellite uplinks in realtime from participating bridge sources could be heard around the world. Those contributing bridge participants could (in realtime) retransmit personalized mixes on a different netdownlink channel. Inotherwords, a listener could sort through the raw mix AND the DSP'd mix from each bridge participant. CDs or DVDs could/would serve as background to funding entities. e Experientally I believe such an important endeavor deserves the space/time context its transmittal delays, and all the rest:how & what mixes w/technologies. It'll be a challenge to offer unique aural resources which the planet is NOT now radiating into the same aether.