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bennie

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Enjoyed Arthur Truce and Tony Clark
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Thanks Bennie!! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it!

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, our third episode of The Magician's Forum LIVE! was just posted last night on YouTube!

This episode, once again, features Tony Clark's always informative segment that he calls, "The Magic Doula". This time around he talks about how to deal with stage fright.

Also joining us is FISM Award Winner Arthur Trace who talks about his artistic approach to magic. (http://www.arthurtrace.com)

In addition to this, my co-host, Will Roberts, gives a deck review of the Blue Ribbon Playing Cards. (
http://www.blueribbon323.com)


Here is the link to Episode 3: 



Please do me a favor and take a moment to subscribe to our YouTube channel and don't forget to click on the "like" button. Will and I would also appreciate you helping us spread the news to your magic friends about the show.

We both hope that you find the show to be informative and fun! 

Your friend in magic,

Rudy

PS Here is the link to Rudy's explanation of his presentation of Frank Zak's Image Maker - Wayne T

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Another great episode!  BTW, the trick referenced at the end is Garrett Thomas' Stand Up Monte.  There is a presentation on youtube where he performs it in a restaurant setting.  Perfect for that environment.  He got the entire group involved at one point.  Very nice routine.

Regarding Arthur Trace, you must do yourself a favor and watch his performance piece linked below.  Notice how he makes use of movement and poses to enhance the magic.



Another thing that comes to mind is the use of some traditional moves such as Flip Hallema's Flipstick move but with something other than a wand or stick.  As a former manipulator myself I found myself smiling a lot as I watched the motivated steals, etc. that are afforded by the props.  Very cool to see a billiard ball routine disguised as modern art and card manipulations "without" cards.  

Thanks for featuring Arthur on the show!
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Another good TMF Live Episode. [thumb]  Keep them coming.
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Thanks for sharing that Arthur Trace Postmodern Art video, RayJ.  Now THAT’S true artistry!

I had the good fortune to hang with Arthur a couple of times when we both lectured at Magifest a few years ago.  He’s a heck of a nice guy!  And terrifically talented.  

His use of music was especially impressive.  During his evening show, he did a rope trick, and at one point trapped one end of the rope on the floor with his foot, while raising the other end and holding it taut with one hand.  Then with his free hand he plucked the rope, as if playing an upright bass.  Right on cue, the sound of an upright bass came from the sound system.  He looked surprised, plucked it again, and a different bass note sounded.  Then Arthur slid his fingers up and down the rope, with the bass sound mimicking his movements.  Next, acting a little more adventurous, he plucked a few different notes in sequence.  Throughout all this, his interaction with the audience was superb, drawing them in with each new “discovery.”  And finally, acting more boldly, Arthur repeated those  few notes in tempo, and they turned out to be the bass riff from “Take Five” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.  Next thing you know, the actual song started playing, with Joe Morello’s drum pattern, Dave Brubeck’s piano comping, and Paul Desmond’s alto sax melody, while Arthur kept the ostinato bass riff going.  It was incredible!


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Enjoyed the episode, and especially the discussion of the hazards and upsides to making your passion your career.
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Originally Posted by arthur stead

Thanks for sharing that Arthur Trace Postmodern Art video, RayJ.  Now THAT’S true artistry!

I had the good fortune to hang with Arthur a couple of times when we both lectured at Magifest a few years ago.  He’s a heck of a nice guy!  And terrifically talented.  

His use of music was especially impressive.  During his evening show, he did a rope trick, and at one point trapped one end of the rope on the floor with his foot, while raising the other end and holding it taut with one hand.  Then with his free hand he plucked the rope, as if playing an upright bass.  Right on cue, the sound of an upright bass came from the sound system.  He looked surprised, plucked it again, and a different bass note sounded.  Then Arthur slid his fingers up and down the rope, with the bass sound mimicking his movements.  Next, acting a little more adventurous, he plucked a few different notes in sequence.  Throughout all this, his interaction with the audience was superb, drawing them in with each new “discovery.”  And finally, acting more boldly, Arthur repeated those  few notes in tempo, and they turned out to be the bass riff from “Take Five” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.  Next thing you know, the actual song started playing, with Joe Morello’s drum pattern, Dave Brubeck’s piano comping, and Paul Desmond’s alto sax melody, while Arthur kept the ostinato bass riff going.  It was incredible!



Thanks for describing this for us, Arthur. It sounds brilliant! I'm sure that (with you being a musician and composer) this must have been particularly beautiful to experience!

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Originally Posted by arthur stead

Thanks for sharing that Arthur Trace Postmodern Art video, RayJ.  Now THAT’S true artistry!

I had the good fortune to hang with Arthur a couple of times when we both lectured at Magifest a few years ago.  He’s a heck of a nice guy!  And terrifically talented.  

His use of music was especially impressive.  During his evening show, he did a rope trick, and at one point trapped one end of the rope on the floor with his foot, while raising the other end and holding it taut with one hand.  Then with his free hand he plucked the rope, as if playing an upright bass.  Right on cue, the sound of an upright bass came from the sound system.  He looked surprised, plucked it again, and a different bass note sounded.  Then Arthur slid his fingers up and down the rope, with the bass sound mimicking his movements.  Next, acting a little more adventurous, he plucked a few different notes in sequence.  Throughout all this, his interaction with the audience was superb, drawing them in with each new “discovery.”  And finally, acting more boldly, Arthur repeated those  few notes in tempo, and they turned out to be the bass riff from “Take Five” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.  Next thing you know, the actual song started playing, with Joe Morello’s drum pattern, Dave Brubeck’s piano comping, and Paul Desmond’s alto sax melody, while Arthur kept the ostinato bass riff going.  It was incredible!



wow -- that Postmodern Art video was awesome -- thanks for that...

And would I ever like to see a video of the presentation Arthur mentioned... sounds amazing

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Go on youtube.com and just type in Arthur Trace.  Tons of videos of his performances, including some that have rope magic with the sound effects as described above, or at least similar.
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Guess I didn't get that far … I'll do that.. thanks Ray!
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