SPIRITWORLD by Jeff Schlanger and Robert O'Haire features a 74 minute long musical performance within an installation of paintings and sculptures by Jeff Schlanger, musicWitness.
Also included is a 30 minute documentary about his musicWitness® Project. (Excerpt is included on dvd ARTS INTERPLAY).
The DVD presents a concert in its entirety, featuring bassist William Parker, vocalist Lisa Sokolov (both also on RISING TONES CROSS) and horn players Oluyemi Thomas and Joe McPhee , while Jeff Schlanger is painting in real time.
Jeff Schlanger is a familiar sight to anyone attending free improvisation concerts in New York City. With brushes and pens in both hands, he creates vibrant, colorful depictions of the music as it happens, finishing his portraits of musicians as the last notes are ringing in the air.