Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ice, an experimental video by m. d. friedman


Monday, June 30, 2014

One buck gets you the whole CD: That Girl of Mine by Mad Dog Friedman

Monday, May 26, 2014 Monday, January 6, 2014

Listen/purchase: by Mojo Medicine Show.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Mojo Medicne Show Live on the Back Porch (by Mad Dog Friedman)


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Listen/purchase: Walking on the Sky by Mad Dog & Headman
This album is the result of an electrostatic collaboration between Mad Dog Friedman and Stephen Hartman. It was recorded at the Freak Show in Littleton, Colorado, on May 3, 2013, at the end of what seemed to be an endless winter. This historical session represents the first musical meeting of these two vastly diverse recording artists. The full improvisational session is heard in its entirety here. It was recorded in one take and is rich in fortunate accidents. “Crossing the Bridge” (Parts 1 &2) features M. D. Friedman’s poem, “The Great Clock,” as it was published in his chapbook, Leaning Toward Whole (Liquid Light Press 2011). Any additional spoken word heard was an indulgence of the moment.

"Never Ask a Poet Directions" is a digital poem that resulted from a collaboration between M. D. Friedman and SUB(liminal) Space Research Group. The poetry, sound art and video were created by M. D. Friedman. The choreography was created by SUB(liminal) Space Research Group and performed by dancers, Caitlin M. Gill and Kim Cunningham in conjunction with Boulder Fringe Festival’s 2011 Poetry in Motion Project. Caitlin M. Gill’s and Kim Cunningham’s performance of their artistic response to M. D. Friedman’s "Never Ask a Poet Directions" poem was videotaped August 13, 2011 by M. D. Friedman as part of the Poetry in Motion Project event. The video was edited and original sound art for the piece was created by M. D. Friedman in December of 2010 and January of 2012. The text only version of "Never Ask a Poet Directions" was first published by Liquid Light Press as part of M. D. Friedman’s Leaning Toward Whole chapbook released in June of 2011.

"The Kill" was M. D. Friedman’s first 2D (2 directional) poem composed in the Spring of 2007. M. D. Friedman is reading the poem vertically (down the columns) & Mariamne Engle Friedman is reading the same poem horizontally (across the rows). A live performance of this poem was recorded in April of 2008. It was then enhanced with original sound art, animation, and visual art to produce this experimental poetry video in the Fall of 2010.

Original poetry, sound art, visual art, photography, and animation by M. D. Friedman highlight this ground breaking video short. This work showcases a growing mastery of M. D.’s combined talents to produce experimental, experiential, electronic literature fusing several multimedia elements into a new genre of poetics. Featuring state of the art 3D animation, “Know Where to Go Crazy” is a two voice poem with the second voice heard animated into the viewer’s head. Please see to download this video preformatted for you portable video player.

"Forever Trespass" is a digital poem exploring the question, "Does the poem own the poet or the poet own poem?" The sound art for this piece was constructed from the 2D (2 directional) poem, "Forever Trespass". The "normal" voice is reading the poem vertically (down the columns) and the "harmonized" voice is reading the same poem horizontally (across the rows). The video was made by animating my photographs and digital art and integrating it with the original sound art.

"The Word" is the first digital poem I ever created. It’s the dada fusion of all my creative pursuits at once. It represents a new genre of poetics, fusing my experimental sound art, digital art, photography and animation with original spoken word poetry. This piece deals in a humorous way with the difficulty of expressing transformational experience in written language.

Full electronica improvisational set on June 24th, 2013 in Dragon Studios composed and performed in the moment by Mojo Medicine Show. Featuring Dan “The Mojo Man” Crecco on percussion, electric washboard and iPad synth and Mad Dog Friedman on aleatory Theremin. No midis or loops were used in the production of this sound-scape. The moment knows not how to make mistakes.