Monday, March 12, 2018

Oceanside Museum Of Art Accepts Newton's Third Law In Karmic Warfare Into The Upcoming Auction

I am very honored to have my mathematical visual poem, "Newton's Third Law in Karmic Warfare" accepted into the Oceanside Museum of Art's auction. This event will be saturday, April 7th, 6:00-9:30 pm. General Admission $50, VIP $125
If you are interested in understanding more about this piece, I published a paper that will give you the tools to access it. You can download it here by clicking here.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Kaz Maslanka Electronic Music 1979-1988


I would like to thank Joel Sanderson for his work in archiving the work on this blogpost.

Here is an archive of some of my electronic music from 1979-1983


During the day that I met John Cage, a video was taken to document the event at the University of Kansas in Lawrence Kansas (Home of William S. Burroughs) In this video at seconds 28 to 38 you can see me reading statements from Cages work. It is hard for me to express how hard I connected to John Cage in that period of my life. His "Indeterminacy" record (1959) was a profound influence on my thinking. In this video you can see Cage and Burroughs chatting.

Here is a link to that video

Here is a 1988 recording of me and 3 of my friends doing an electronic improve at Kirby's Beer Store.
"An evening of experimental music performed by a temporary gathering of musicians at Kirby's Beerstore in Wichita, Kansas. It features Kevin Smith (keyboards), Kaz Maslanka (keyboards), Brian Curtis (keyboards) and John Eberly (saxophone)

Here is the link

Friday, February 23, 2018

Autobiography

Every aesthetic production is autobiographical in the sense that one exposes a piece of one’s soul with every expression.  


Kaz Maslanka

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Congenital Wisdom on view at the Joint Mathematics Conference in San Diego

I have been a bit apathetic in keeping everyone up to the latest shows. Last August "Congenital Wisdom" was show at the Bridges show at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. It is a mathematical visual poem which incorporates a mathematical paradigm poem. The paradigm that I am using is Newtons equation for the law of gravity. In a paradigm poem we map concepts into the existing equation to create conceptual metaphors across the cognitive domains.

The piece points to the idea that the legendary events involving two different apples were both creative events. One being Newton's apple that he saw falling out of the tree and the other being the apple from the knowledge of good and evil. In the poem you will see that the force of creativity is acting on both apples. You will notice that the distance between the apples is described by mapping concepts across a five dimensional Pythagorean Theorem.


More importantly to note is that this piece is on view at the Joint Mathematics conference in San Diego California right now. It will be up until this Saturday. 

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