Christopher Pelham

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Profiling the evolution of Maya Keren’s Careful in the Sun, which draws on elements of jazz and lush pop to create an irresistible sonic dream world that expresses some big ideas.

https://onlylove.art/archives/564 #carefulinthesun

#mayakeren #onlyloveart #publicrecordsnyc #womeninjazz #womeninmusic
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On November 25, 2023 I had the pleasure of attending the closing reception for “Alix Bailey: Recent Paintings” at The Painting Center in Chelsea. The show, her fourth at The Painting Center, consisted mostly of large paintings of one particular model whom Bailey painted repeatedly throughout the years of the pandemic, evoking the inner light of the model while at the same time capturing the diffuse natural light of her studio and the way that it illuminates everything in the frame.

#alixbailey #alixbaileypainter #thepaintingcenter #thepaintingcenternyc #femalepainter #artwriting #onlyloveart #painting
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From Sept 21 – 23, Mutual Mentorship for Musicians (M³) held its 2nd annual M³ Festival at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, NY. The event brought together musicians from around the world from M³’s 3rd and 4th cohorts, many of them meeting and performing together in person for the first time. One of two public events that M³ held this year, the festival provides a showcase both for its cohort participants and for the organization itself and its mission.
#mutualmentorshipformusicians #roulette #rouletteintermedium #jenshyu #saraserpa #womeninmusic #womeninjazz #womensempowerment #jazz #newmusic #musicwriting
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Having presented violinist/composer Sita Chay as part of Shoko Nagai’s trio Tokala with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi in the White Room at CRS and having seen them perform several times at Barbès, I was very interested to see Chay’s program, featuring the same musicians but responding to a very different concept, presented by Joe’s Pub on May 20, 2023 as the culmination of her residency there. Unlike Tokala, which draws on music of the Silk Road, this program, titled “When My Exile Sees Me,” was said to draw on the psychotherapy modality Internal Family Systems (IFS).

Chay and Nikolai Chapochnikov (her husband), who is a neuroscientist and IFS practitioner, have been experimenting, in a series of performances they call “Multidimensionally Human,” with expressing psychological states through music, dance, and theatrical elements. As Chay describes it, “We believe that love pervades all human hearts and that when parts of us are rejected they can express themselves in a hurtful way to others.Through music, dance, and conscious exploration, we create a loving and accepting space to invite healing and acceptance of all our inner exiled parts.”

#joespub #sitachay #shokonagai #satoshitakeishi #womeninmusic #womeninjazz #musicwriting #musicphotography #onlyloveart
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Since the founding of Shihonryuji Temple (which later became Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple) by the Buddhist monk Shodo in 766, Nikko, a small town about 90 miles north of Tokyo in Tochigi Prefecture, became known as a sacred place where Buddhism was brought into harmony with the older Shinto worship of the mountain gods. Eight centuries later, Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu’s mausoleum was constructed in Nikko, 208 steep stone steps up the mountainside above the other temple buildings. So great were his accomplishments — the dynasty he founded ruled Japan peacefully for 250 years and oversaw its greatest cultural flowering, known as the Edo Period — that succeeding generations could not resist making his shrine, as well as the adjacent temple and shrine complexes, more and more grand, and there are now 14 centuries of philosophical and artistic contributions to explore and unpack. 

https://onlylove.art/archives/723 

#tokugawa #tokugawaieyasu #nikko #shinkyobridge #rinnojitemple #hearnoevilseenoevilspeaknoevil #buddhism #shinto #shintoshrine #Japan #japantravel

Since the founding of Shihonryuji Temple (which later became Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple) by the Buddhist monk Shodo in 766, Nikko, a small town about 90 miles north of Tokyo in Tochigi Prefecture, became known as a sacred place where Buddhism was brought into harmony with the older Shinto worship of the mountain gods. Eight centuries later, Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu’s mausoleum was constructed in Nikko, 208 steep stone steps up the mountainside above the other temple buildings. So great were his accomplishments — the dynasty he founded ruled Japan peacefully for 250 years and oversaw its greatest cultural flowering, known as the Edo Period — that succeeding generations could not resist making his shrine, as well as the adjacent temple and shrine complexes, more and more grand, and there are now 14 centuries of philosophical and artistic contributions to explore and unpack.

https://onlylove.art/archives/723

#tokugawa #tokugawaieyasu #nikko #shinkyobridge #rinnojitemple #hearnoevilseenoevilspeaknoevil #buddhism #shinto #shintoshrine #Japan #japantravel
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"Excuse me, where can I view the cherry blossoms?" A Japanese woman, said, “I’ll show you.” I thought she meant show me on my phone, but she led me outside to her car and proceeded to drive me around town showing me the sites. led me down a narrow alley lined with rustic shops to Hotoku Ninomiya Jinja 今市報徳二宮神社 shrine, the burial place of Ninomiya Songyo no Mikoto (aka Kinjiro), statues of whom, she said, are placed all over Japan. But the first thing I noticed at this shrine was a statue of cats! Was this a cat shrine (as well)? Wait, did one of them blink? https://onlylove.art/archives/613 #今市報徳二宮神社 #kinjiro #cats #Japan #imaishi #nikko #hotokuninomiyashrine #onlyloveart #photojournalism #photoessay

"Excuse me, where can I view the cherry blossoms?" A Japanese woman, said, “I’ll show you.” I thought she meant show me on my phone, but she led me outside to her car and proceeded to drive me around town showing me the sites. led me down a narrow alley lined with rustic shops to Hotoku Ninomiya Jinja 今市報徳二宮神社 shrine, the burial place of Ninomiya Songyo no Mikoto (aka Kinjiro), statues of whom, she said, are placed all over Japan. But the first thing I noticed at this shrine was a statue of cats! Was this a cat shrine (as well)? Wait, did one of them blink? https://onlylove.art/archives/613 #今市報徳二宮神社 #kinjiro #cats #Japan #imaishi #nikko #hotokuninomiyashrine #onlyloveart #photojournalism #photoessay ...

Juvenile red-tailed hawk 7/11/24 in Tompkins Square Park photo © by Christopher Pelham #redtailedhawk #redtailedhawks #redtailedhawkphotography #birdphotography #birding #tompkinssquarepark #eastvillage #summerinthecity #summerinnyc

Juvenile red-tailed hawk 7/11/24 in Tompkins Square Park photo © by Christopher Pelham #redtailedhawk #redtailedhawks #redtailedhawkphotography #birdphotography #birding #tompkinssquarepark #eastvillage #summerinthecity #summerinnyc ...

The first three installments of my 30 Days in Japan journal are up on https://onlylove.art! #imai #nikko #ishinomaki #rebornartfestival #photoessay #buddhisttemple #tokugawaieyasu #tsunami #tohoku

The first three installments of my 30 Days in Japan journal are up on https://onlylove.art! #imai #nikko #ishinomaki #rebornartfestival #photoessay #buddhisttemple #tokugawaieyasu #tsunami #tohoku ...

Juvenile red-tailed hawk
Photo by Christopher Pelham
#redtailedhawk #birding #birdphotography #tompkinssquarepark

Juvenile red-tailed hawk
Photo by Christopher Pelham
#redtailedhawk #birding #birdphotography #tompkinssquarepark
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Juvenile red-tailed hawk in Tompkins Square Park, 6/27/24, photo © by Christopher Pelham #redtailedhawk #tompkinssquarepark #birdphotography #birding #birdingphotography

Juvenile red-tailed hawk in Tompkins Square Park, 6/27/24, photo © by Christopher Pelham #redtailedhawk #tompkinssquarepark #birdphotography #birding #birdingphotography ...

Lisa Lee and Melinda Lee Masur of The Lee Trio, Album Release Concert for "Midsummer Night Magic" Chelsea Music Festival at The Czech Center, 6/25/24, photo © by Christopher Pelham #theleetrio #violin #musicphotography #concertphotography #chelseamusicfestival #czechcenter

Lisa Lee and Melinda Lee Masur of The Lee Trio, Album Release Concert for "Midsummer Night Magic" Chelsea Music Festival at The Czech Center, 6/25/24, photo © by Christopher Pelham #theleetrio #violin #musicphotography #concertphotography #chelseamusicfestival #czechcenter ...

Juvenile red-tailed hawk in Tompkins Square Park, 6/24/24, photo © by Christopher Pelham #redtailedhawk #tompkinssquarepark #birdphotography #birding #birdingphotography

Juvenile red-tailed hawk in Tompkins Square Park, 6/24/24, photo © by Christopher Pelham #redtailedhawk #tompkinssquarepark #birdphotography #birding #birdingphotography ...

Juvenile red-tailed hawk siblings playing in Tompkins Square Park, 6/24/24 photo © by Christopher Pelham #redtailedhawk #tompkinssquarepark #birdphotography #birding

Juvenile red-tailed hawk siblings playing in Tompkins Square Park, 6/24/24 photo © by Christopher Pelham #redtailedhawk #tompkinssquarepark #birdphotography #birding ...

#redtailedhawk #tompkinssquarepark #birding #birdphotography #birdphotos

#redtailedhawk #tompkinssquarepark #birding #birdphotography #birdphotos ...

Nahoko Sugiyama, Orchard Beach, 10/6/23
Photo by Christopher Pelham

#veildance #nahokosugiyama #dancephotography #orchardbeach

Nahoko Sugiyama, Orchard Beach, 10/6/23
Photo by Christopher Pelham

#veildance #nahokosugiyama #dancephotography #orchardbeach
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