Red Crystal Palace
audio documentary and performance
Red Crystal Palace was a mobile tent with a crystal
ball inside, operated by a nurse seeking predictions about the future
from people on the street. In exchange, the nurse shared free tea and
red crystals with participants. Contact me at ftoosi-at-yahoo for a free
CD - everything sounds better without compression!
INTERVIEWS RECORDED IN 2007: 26 March and 21 July in Chicago,
7 April in Los Angeles, 6 May in Washington DC. First edit was broadcast in Washington DC on a short-range AM transmission in late April as part of the Multimediale Festival and throughout the summer.
AUDIO ENGINEERING: Shelly Steffens at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago
MUSIC: Paul Bonneau - Preambule No. 37, Fleetwood Mac - Crystal,
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air, Farsheed Toosi - Glasscutter,
Shelly Steffens and Fereshteh Toosi on waterphone and synthesizer,
remixes and original songs by Charlie Gokey
This project was made possible by the Artists Residency Program at Experimental
Sound Studio, a program funded in part by the National Endowment for
THANK YOU: Robin Amer, John Biewen, Donald Braman, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke, Vince Gallegos, Charlie Gokey, Robin Hewlett, Allan Hovland, Lou Mallozzi, Griselda Mendoza, Multimediale artists and organizers, Mahyar Nili, Prelinger Archive, Provisions Library and staff, Siobhan Rigg, Jacob Ross, Don Russell, Jesse Seay, Farsheed Toosi, Niels Van Tomme, Jeff Young, Vocalo.org.