Exhibits in the ‘Other Galleries’ Gallery

Theme music courtesy Dispersions of the Spirit of Ra :: Alternate theme music courtesy Harry Smith

There are 4 kinds of things on these pages: visual, musical, poetic and discursive.

i parse the visual obras as


configurations, constructions, contemplations, conformations, considerations, conjunctions or conjurations

depending on the day of the week on Jupiter.


Copyrights to all images and texts remain with the contributing artists.

Harvey Bialy is represented by Buratti Fine Art, 222 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle WA 6159, Perth, Australia (www.buratti.com.au). For availability of museum quality, certfied, large-format pieces, contact: mail@buratti.com.au


01 April 2010: Feast of the Pharoah’s Daughters added to: “Pharoah’s Daughters

02 May 2010: Saturn Return (for Ezra Thelonious, 02.05.10) added to: “Full-Tilt Astrology

21 May 2010: Bad Blood added to: “Full-Tilt Biology

16 June 2010: We Await Thee, X added to “We Await Thee

Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine?

Billie Holiday: Chronological recordings of Nice Work

Billie Holiday: Comes Love

Music of the Persian Gulf

Um Kulthum: La ya Habibi

Located in: Harry’s Cosmic Milk Bottle

Lithophones from Togo

From: “The Rabbi’s Basement Tapes” of Harry Smith

The Band of Light: Live “Under the Volcano” (2005)

Water Drumming (Baka of Cameroun)

Passover with the Last Abulafia Rabbi

Monk: “Nutty” (1958, Five Spot) / “Misterioso” (1948)

Three songs of Shel Silverstein for Children of All Ages:
1. / 2. / 3.

South Africa: Shona Story Song (The Hare and the Tortoise)

Lena Horne (1945): “Indeed I Do”

“Frog Went a Courting”

19 Versions of “Barbra Allen” (only the first is hyperlinked here)

A Veda of the Black Yagur

James Joyce, John Cage and Eric Malone

Breath songs of the Tlinglit

“Kindling Wood” : The original story and the song from the Georgia Coast Islands

Happy Bloomsday 2005

Feel good guitars from Southern Africa in the 1950s: I. / II.

“Jegog” (Bamboo Gamelan)

Oddbird &Yardbird

Monk: “(I Don’t Stand) A Ghost of a Chance With You” (1957)

Sacred Music of Kurdistan. Example 1. Example 2.

Songs & Sounds of the Parchman Prison Farm 1 / 2 / 3

Shel Silverstein :: After you’ve been having steak for a long time, beans taste just fine”

Nothing” from the Fugs first LP, recorded by Harry Smith, 1965

From “The Hotel Breslin Tapes” :: Swiss Alps / Gabon Rain Forest

Alps 1
Alps 2

Gabon 1
Gabon 2

NY Art Quartet with Amiri Baraka (35th Reunion): “Seek Light At Once”

Amiri Baraka (1976) “Dope”

Steve Turre : “Straight, No Chaser” on “Conch” (Lincoln Center, 4 Dec. 2003)

Located in: Mandarin Seal 7

Min Xiao Fen on the Chinese pipa: Monk’s “Ask Me Now” (Lincoln Center, 6 Dec. 2003)

Located in: Shemesh Reshuffled

Jack Spicer : “Imaginary Elegies I-IV”, and other poems (KPFA, ca. 1963)

Nicole Peyrafitte : “Song (Autumn Festival)” of Gerrit Lansing

Located in: Telgrams to Parmenides

Ed Sanders: “High-Tech Heraclitus” / “Tropei, Tropei, Tropei”

Atrium Musica de Madrid : “First Delphic Hymn to Apollo”

Located in: “When in Rome, Do as the Greeks Did” :: :: “Dark Resonances” of Charles Stein and Gary Hill from The Flavian Amphitheater

The Incantations of Charles Stein : No. 1 / No. 2 / No. 3

The songs of Paulina Wellensberg-Olsson :

Flower Maid
Little Dead Girl
Milk Honey Chloride
White Milk
Why Father Why

The madness of Gary Hill : Madness Of The Brain

Mikhail Horowitz : “Bird Lives”

Excerpts from a recording of an Ifa Ceremony (Ile-Ilfe, 1975)

Liturgica Bwiti

Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach (“Straight Ahead”, 1961): “When Malindy Sings”

“Death’s Gonna Straighten All You Members When He Comes”

Banda Elastica from “Maquizcoatl”:

“El Ritmo” /

Looking East: A Suite in Three Parts (Raphe Malik Quartet, Boston Vision Festival, October 1999.

Fractals from Part One.

Personnel: Raphe Malik: b-flat and c trumpets; Sabir Mateen: tenor and alto saxophones, flute, b-flat clarinet, alto clarinet; Larry Roland: bass; Cody Moffett: drums.


Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Marcos Miranda and Guillermo Gonzalez :: Homage to Albert / Homage to Rhasaan

Hernan Hecht and Jarry Singla :: Bemsha Swing(s)

More for Monk

Codaryl “Cody” Moffett et al. :: Evidence from Evidence

with Ravi Coltrane, Kenny Drew Jr., Kenny Garrett, Charnett Moffett, Antoine Roney, Wallace Roney

Marcos Miranda and Huitzilin Sanchez :: Evidence from Evidencias

Marcos Miranda and Pavel Sandoval :: Bemsha Swing from En casa de Nur

Tootie Heath solo, Live Lincoln Center, 5 Dec 2003, Friday the 13th (18 min tambourine and traps)

Codaryl Moffett (“My Favorite Things”): “Jambalaya_Suite” / “Simone”

“Ornette Coleman Trio at the Golden Circle” : “Faces and Places”

Louis Armstrong’s Birthday Music, 2005 Includes: “The Saint Louis Blues”: w/Bessie Smith, NYC 14 Jan. 1925 / “Heebies Jeebies”: Kid Ory (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), Lil Hardin-Armstrong (p), Johnny St. Cyr (bjo), Chicago, 26 Feb. 1926 (The first recorded scat). / “Cornet Chop Suey”: (as above) / “Hotter Than That”: Kid Ory (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), Lil Hardin-Armstrong (p), Johnny St. Cyr (bjo), Lonnie Johnson (g), Chicago, 13 Dec. 1927 / “Weather Bird”: Earl Hines, Chicago, 5 Dec. 1928 / “West End Blues”: Fred Robinson (tb), Jimmy Strong (cl, ts), Earl Hines (p), Mancy Carr (bjo), Zutty Singleton (dr), Chicago 28 June 1928

The Complete Recordings of Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith

Charnett Moffett (Lincoln Center, 4 Dec. 2003): “Monk in Mind”

Charnett Moffett Quartet, Live at Sweet Rhythms, NYC, 19.05.04. Charnett Moffett, bass, Codaryl Moffett, drums, Mondre Moffett, trumpet, Scott Brown, piano.

Ibibio dance music (recorded in Calabar, Nigeria, 1981)

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