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November 8th, 2015

A new visual direction

November 8th, 2015

A new visual direction


I've recently been exploring making a series of video works that are heavily inspired by the quadrilateral symmetries of my longtime teacher Marian Zazeela. These new works will accompany my performances and installations and I'm excited to see where they take me. I'm selecting constellations that are relevant to the particular performance, this …

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September 12th, 2015

New work for Scott Worthington

September 12th, 2015

New work for Scott Worthington


I've been in Los Angeles this week developing a new work for the incredible Bass player Scott Worthington. I've been heavily inspired by my experiences at Dia 15 VI 13 545 West 22 Street Dream House and particularly Jung Hee Choi's slowly sliding sine-tone work that is a part of it. This new work for Scott, tentatively called Descending The …

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This Friday, I'm thrilled to be joining the amazing Eleonor Sandresky to close out her Rétes Collaboration Series with an improvised duet exploring, and exploding, the concept of 12-Tone music. Eleonor will be playing the piano, and I'll be extending it through sine-waves, resonant delays, and recordings of moving water. The improvised …

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It's been a fantastic spring so far. There were these two wonderful pieces about my work in The New York Times and on I Care If You Listen , and April is bringing a bunch of performances! On April 18th, in Seattle, R. Andrew Lee will be performing the West Coast premiere of my The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating …

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This year's performance of Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield under The Astral 789 Duet is on Saturday. I'm honored to be performing this three-and-a-half-hour work along side Jen Baker on trombone and voice, Christopher Otto on violin, and Meaghan Burke and Mariel Roberts on cellos. Please join us Saturday March 7th for …

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February means it's once again time for the Avant Music Festival , and my largest and most comprehensive work Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield under The Astral 789 Duet . This year I'm honored to be joined in this three-and-a-half-hour performance by Jen Baker on trombone and voice and Meaghan Burke and Mariel Roberts on …

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December 15th, 2014

Creating a Score

December 15th, 2014

Creating a Score


As a reward for some of the backers of Andy Lee's "Commissioning Music of Considerable Duration" project, through which he commissioned my The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield I've been tasked with creating score pages as souvenirs to be framed along with pages …

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Tomorrow night at the beautiful restaurant All'Onda (22 East 13th street) Avant Media will be hosting a special benefit cocktail party from 6 to 8PM for the Sixth Avant Music Festival. I've created a set of four cocktails named for John Cage pieces and using some of my favorite liquors including Damoiseau Rhum and Amaro Montenegro. Tickets start …

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October 15th, 2014

The Four Pillars Appearing...

October 15th, 2014

The Four Pillars Appearing...


I'm truly thrilled that this weekend, on Saturday, October 18th, R. Andrew Lee will be premiering my newest piece, The Four Pillars Appearing from the Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield , at the ATLAS theater in Boulder CO. This work was commissioned with the help of 79 generous supporters as …

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In just a couple of weeks (October 18th, to be exact), the amazing pianist R. Andrew Lee will be premiering my newest piece, The Four Pillars Appearing from the Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield , at the ATLAS theater in Boulder CO. I'm in Colorado right now rehearsing with Andy, and the piece …

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Just a few days ago, the amazing pianist R. Andrew Lee launched a campaign to commission a new solo piano work from me, and it's been a quick and wild ride! Andy will be commission a new piece from me, The Four Pillars Appearing from the Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield , as well as a new work …

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Last month, I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Textura about my work Apparitions Of The Four Pillars. Read the full interview here which includes an excerpt of the work itself. I like the idea of a recalibration; that's really what it is. And I think this is one of the reasons I choose to include the approximate duration in the program. One …

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February 17th, 2014

Avant Festival Interview

February 17th, 2014

Avant Festival Interview


I spoke a bit about the imagery of my titles in advance of the 2014 Avant Music Festival. The video is up on Avant Media's Youtube Channel along side interviews with Alvin Lucier and Alex Mincek.

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February 16th, 2014

Festival Time

February 16th, 2014

Festival Time


We're about to embark on the 5th annual Avant Music Festival . It's going to be an incredible lineup. We kick off Friday, February 21st, with the wonderful Joan La Barbara performing a brand new work by Alvin Lucier. I'll be working the electronics for this show, and this is going to be an amazing concert. Saturday February 22nd sees a day of …

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