BEYOND the PICTURE: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

06:14. Photography and Music, with Artist's Narrative: David Rapoport (2010).

Qu.: What is missing from the picture? Ans.: Everything that is outside of the frame, or whatever is not visible. Each photograph is about what is in the frame. The subject matters. What do we communicate in this process?

Thanks to: GuruDev, Robert, Charles, Elinor, Silvio, and SVA for their inspiration. Jai GuruDeva!

© 2013 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


THE LAST MOVIE: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

06:35. THE LAST MOVIE:

This is a musical story about the end of the world. It begins with a bad global economy, and ends with the last 30 people on earth: who were living in a bunker, below the Dark Forest.

Musical composition is entitled: DARK FOREST: by David Rapoport.

2013 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


NEW YORK as THEME PARK: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

02:57. NEW YORK as THEME PARK:

Artworks. This is New York, the way you always wanted it to be. This series happened as a result of some unexpected, dissipation of energy, on paper.

PROCESS / IDEA: It came about randomly, but also systematically: I started as 35mm still film images. The beginning stages were embellished, with art materials.

Somehow, I envisioned what the results would be before the works were completed, specifically: while I was in the process of constructing them. This premonition was the theme park.

The visual information about harmony, and the city that is bigger than life. This interpretation of the urban landscape was created to make others feel more alive, using my personal mind associations of my feelings about the place. Dare I use the word: spiritual, about this work?

SPECIFICS: THEME PARK: original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 20.25x16.25 inches in size. Special thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Silvio, Elinor, Julie, SVA, and Art Students League.

2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


David Rapoport: TRIPLE ALBUM: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

02:17:00. David Rapoport: TRIPLE ALBUM:

18 new versions of (my original) old songs, that I rediscovered while listening a portable HD audio player: in the exact order that they played at that time.

Trailer: Excerpts from: Part (Side) 01: 01- In that Magic: (Special thanks to Vado Diomande for his sampled drum sounds), and: Part (Side) 06: 18- Wondering.

It is amazing how the world can effect so many big emotions in me, and totally move me to create.

This collection of songs is about my past. It is also about the gift. It is 100 percent: heart and soul. It is mostly from the subconscious: stream of consciousness. It is about relating in all possible ways.

Late at night, I played my LPs on my stereo, while watching TV, with no sound. The horizontal and vertical hold was set to distort the picture. We would listen, listen, watch, and watch.

The songs, and visuals that I create evolve, and they are ever-changing. This is the nature of the art. There are six parts to this recording. Each part represents an album side. Six album sides make up a triple record set.

I hope that you enjoy David Rapoport: TRIPLE ALBUM: the song list is on the VOD video page.

Special thanks to: GuruDev (for His great wisdom, spirituality, and inspiration - JGD), Shelly, Robert, Charles, R. M. Fund, Laraaji, Herman, J. Uttal, Bob, Aram, Fred, Manish, John, Bobby, and George.

2016 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

CONTACT: david@rapoport.com