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s(extant)

  ….I’ve been working on a new installation called (s)extant. I’m looking at early mechanisms for surveying and navigation, & their relation to borders and orientation in a post-GPS world. I’m using modern technologies (mini-gyros, arduinos and surround sound) and connecting them to older ways of getting about (the sextant), and getting the audience see […]

Decameron

Decameron This last August, we held a workshop/performance of Decameron with performers Michael Chinworth, Soomi Kim, Paul Pinto, Kamala Sankaram,  and Dax Valdes at Bennington College. This is a work-in-progress of a piece that’s both performance and installation, loosely based on Bocaccio’s Decameron.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Decameron is a series of 100 […]

Variations Cello/Prepared Piano @ Bennington

  Pianist Allen Shawn and cellist Nat Parke premiered a version of my Variations, for cello and prepared piano. Here’s the recording (and score). Notes from the performance:   “Every few years, I rewrite God Save the Queen/My Country Tis of Thee for what instruments are available: a theremin, kitchen utensils, maybe a piano. I’m […]

Decameron Workshop @ Bennington 8/24-27

Workshop / Installation / Performance  this August 24/27 at Bennington with fabulous performers  Michael Chinworth, Soomi Kim, Paul Pinto, Kamala Sankaram and Dax Valdes  

Psychic Driving

One Page, Psychic Driving Psychic Driving is an evening-length piece that mashes up musical sampling and physical theater to reflect on sound in the modern age of torture.  The piece was shown in parts as a work-in-progress at HERE’s Culturemart Series in March 2015, and was further developed through a Puffin grant and workshops at Bennington College. […]

Jarak Jauh CD almost there…

Just finished mastering my new CD with the fabulous Oskar Zambrano at Zampol Productions (with help from Jeff Cook, and before that the recordings of Julie Last).  So much to put out there, but below is one track I’m enjoying. Thanks to Mugiyono Kasido, Talujon Percussion, and Mew Music USA for commissioning this piece. For more […]

Hypnopedia (pt. 4, Psychic Driving)

Hypnopedia is part 4 of Psychic Driving, here  with performers Kamala Sankaram and Michael Chinworth. Thanks to Mariam Shah for her voice-over and translations.  Workshop at Margot Tenney Theater at Bennington College in August 2016, with a generous grant from the Puffin Foundation.

Sun-Eaters

Sun-Eaters, a collaboration with dancers Elena Demyanenko, Jen Nugent, and Tzveta Kassabova premiered at Middlebury College last April. Once again, a delight to work with Elena and others (Paul Matteson in the first pic) on this trio project.  Rehearsals are at the Boathouse, Smith College and at the Mahaney Center for the Performing Arts at Middlebury College. […]

oh my god look at that

A mash-up of Taylor, Carly Rae, and others you might know… Part 2 of Psychic Driving. Thanks to Bennington students Emma Welch and Julia Crowley!