Hullo! My name is Christopher Carlone! I'm a musician, performance artist, dance artist, photographer, video artist and Reiki practitioner. I also have an Aura Photography company with my partner Victoria Tiley called Sixth Sense Energy Imaging.
In realms of photography (2007 - Present), I have been lucky to photograph album covers for the likes of Grammy Award Winner,Irish singer Susan McKeown, Thrill Jockey Recording artist White Hills, Los Angeles Legend Nora Keyes and NYC electronic artist, Elisa Flynn . My photographs have been published in Entertainment Weekly, Premier Guitar Player Magazine, LA Weekly, Village Voice, Huffington Post, Metal Injection, No Depression and Vice News.
With my video work, (2007 - Present) I have proudly self produced, directed, shot and edited nearly 100 music videos. As a musician and child of MTV, music videos were always where I was drawn to most creatively in the video realms. Outside of music videos, From 2010 - 2012, I produced, hosted and edited Broadway and Off Broadway promotional videos and interviews for TheaterMania.com. As an editor, I co-edited the feature film documentaries Breaking LA (Amazon Prime) and My Name Was Bette and co produced, wrote, directed and edited the surreal and romantic short film Variations On Us.
In musical performance, most notably the creator of Borts Minorts (2007- present).A high energy, spandex clad performance art, experimental music persona who played his own home made electric instruments such as the Electric Ski Bass, Electric Stumptar and hose trombone, he has performed nationwide to mass appeal. When not playing a ski bass in a unitard, I am the drummer for NYC hard rock band Manflesh.
As a dance artist, my work has been most inspired through Butoh studies with Vangeline France and the New York Butoh Institute where he has studied under Vangeline France, Diego Pinon, Tadashi Ebdo, Katsura Kan, Dairakudakan Co., Vanessa Skantze, Yumiko Yoshioka, Mari Osanai, Kudo Takateru. Additionally, I have studied ritual movement with Yokko of Ren Gyo Soh and Jacquelyn Marie Shannon of Butoh as a Ghostly Practice.
Outside of the arts, I am a Shamanic Reiki practitioner who has studied under Shannon O'Neill Loyola (Radical Reiki) and received my master level attunement from Victoria Tiley of Awen Spirit Healing. I also proudly completed my End of Life Doula training with INELDA (International end of Life Doula Association) and spent 2018/19 volunteering in Hospice Care with Hospice of New York.