Archive for the Commentary:Life Category

In My Head, She Said. launching of a website for interesting women of all types!

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, Essays, film score, Film&Cats, interviews, miscellaneous songs, News, projects in progress with tags , , , , on February 21, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

This fantastic project underway is looking for submissions by creative women of all genres to add their input and speak their mind. It’s an alternative way for diverse women to express themselves. Featuring very notable women and promises to be a very engaging project for all participants and readers alike.

Visit the website and submit your own person thoughts ~I’ve already given some of my input!

Cheers from Joey

Sister Cleophas says, this time you don’t have to behave!

http://www.inmyheadshesaid.com/

Documentary Film under way by friend/musician/legendary engineer and film maker Wendy Schneider

Posted in Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, interviews, miscellaneous songs, News, projects in progress, Uncategorized with tags , , on February 21, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

The land mark Smart Studios is closing here in Madison. Wendy Schneider is under way with her project highlighting the journey of the iconic studio and it’s historic musical contributions here in Madison.

The good sister wishes Ms Schneider all the energy and insight in putting this profoundly important documentary together.

Sister Cleophas

http://host.madison.com/entertainment/music/blog/article_a26af7cc-1cc2-11df-92c2-001cc4c002e0.html

Purchase TrakWerx Collective LightWerx George Melie

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, Film&Cats, miscellaneous songs, News with tags on January 1, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

http://www.maryattmusic.com/search_results_cd.php?cd=MMG+478

Various Trakwerx Releases! 2009 featuring The Trakwerx Collective & Jo Gabriel

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, miscellaneous songs, News with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

The good sister Cleophas would like to announce that~
Trakwerx has updated their myspace page to include some of the material recorded for our Melies Project as well as a new photo collage with all 5 of the new Trakwerx releases
Lightwerx: Melies DVD- Featuring our lovely Joey opening with The Conjuror and Gods of Electricity!

Lightwerx: Tarzan DVD

Lightwerx: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari DVD

17 Pygmies: The Outlaw J.D. Ray   http://www.myspace.com/17Pygmies

Smoldering Ashes: Songs in the Key of Mountain Birds Blue       http://www.myspace.com/smoldering_ashes

Local Sounds Magazine review of Fools and Orphans by Rick Tvedt

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Island, Music Reviews, projects in progress with tags on December 2, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://magazine.localsounds.org/2009/11/24/jo-gabriel-fools-and-orphans/

Hunting Down The Ceremony Winter 2010 release!

Posted in Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, Film&Cats, miscellaneous songs, News, projects in progress with tags on November 16, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

The master is finished! The art is in the works. Chris at Sooper Dooper is just waiting on Joey to drop off the goods! Double album old style cardboard sleeves.

Blessings

Award Winning Documentary on Self Injury enters 3rd Year Of Screenings CORNELL UNIVERSITY to Host Fall Kick Off, 9/17/09.

Posted in Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, Essays, film score, miscellaneous songs, News on September 1, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

CUT_posterJo is very happy to have contributed her score Longer to this very poignant and relevant documentary.Cut continues to garner kudos and awareness to this very pressing issue that effects so many teens.

If you know someone who self injures or you yourself struggle with this yourself please seek out the info at the bottom. Be safe and let love in. You’re not alone….

Peace~ Joey

Media Contact: Dir.Wendy Schneider, 608.239.5771 or wendy@cutthemovie.com

Film previews: www.cutthemovie.com

This month, the award winning documentary, CUT: Teens and Self Injury featuring Shirley Manson, will begin its third year of screenings at colleges across the US.
Cornell University will host an event and panel discussion on September 17th with director Wendy Schneider and Janis Whitlock, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults.  Schneider’s screening events bring much needed awareness and education around the issue of self-injury at a time when incident rates are increasing and schools look for resources to disseminate.
“This is a subject that has long been swept under the carpet,” said Shirley Manson. “It needs to be talked about and it  needs to be talked about now.”
Manson said she once used cutting to cope with feelings of loss and desperation, and only when she discovered a  different outlet in music could she begin to recover. She’s not alone – it’s estimated that about one percent of Americans experience self-harm.
Several teens in various stages of recovery as well as mental health professionals dedicated to helping them join Manson in candid interviews in the shortsubject documentary.
The film also features professionals from  S.A.F.E. Alternatives in Chicago, one of the nation’s leading providers dedicated to exclusively treating self harm. “Cut addresses an aspect of self-harm that is extremely prevalent,” says Karen Contrario of S.A.F.E. Alternatives. “No school, library or counselor should be without this provocative and educational film.”
CUT has screened over 100 times in the US and Canada since premiering at the Wisconsin Film Festival in 2007. It was also an official selection at last year’s  annual American Psychologial Society convention in Boston, MA.

SYNOPSIS

CUT: Teens and Self Injury provides an intimate look at a largely unacknowledged problem that affects thousands of young people, their families and friends. Using the words, music and artwork of the teens themselves, director Wendy Schneider draws back the curtain on the sensationalism and secrecy surrounding the cycle of self-harm and brings this hidden issue into sharp, clear focus. As teens articulate their experience with self-injury, we see them begin to confront both their urges and their deepest feelings. Personal struggles are offset by interviews with parents and mental health professionals who address the problem from a broader context, and by rock icon Shirley Manson, who shares her own experience with self-injury. Compelling, incisive and profoundly moving, CUT issues a call to bring the problem of self-injury out of the shadows and reminds us that the first step towards healing is an honest acknowledgment of reality.