Packing Up

Almost-full Suitcase

Packing gear for an upcoming project with Tim Feeney and students at CalArts.

  • 3D printed whistles? whistle stacks? whistle trees? check.
  • laser cut bullroarers? check.
  • laser cut bumblers, cross-bumblers, tri-bumblers, multi-bumblers? wax-bumbers? check.
  • rubber bands? scissors? string? swivels? sandpaper? glue? wax paper? check.
  • safety glasses? check.

Even though this looks like the start of a frivolous summer camp craft project, I expect it will result in some truly amazing sounds by week’s end!

Sound Drawing

Drawing from the third piece in my set at They, Who Sound on Monday 22 November 2021

Many thanks to Nameless Sound, Dave Dove, Thomas Helton, Anthony and Lawndale Arts Center for a great They, Who Sound show in Houston on Monday night! Here’s a guitar-driven drawing created during my set.

I wrote code in Processing to produce these images. Each note I play on the guitar spawns a particle which a traverses the space of the drawing, interacting with virtual gravitational fields.

Sounding in Houston with Helton

So happy to be returning to Houston, TX on Monday night. I’ll be playing a solo set with video and an improvised set with bassist, Thomas Helton. Helton will also play a solo set. The concert is part of the They, Who Sound series presented by Nameless Sound and Lawndale.

Monday November 22
7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
They, Who Sound
Lawndale Art & Performance Center
4912 Main St
Houston TX

It’s been almost 10 years since I’ve played in Houston. The last time was on another They, Who Sound event in September 2012(!). And it’s been at least that long since I played with Thomas, so this duo performance is long overdue. In fact, the last time I played with Thomas, I was performing on soprano sax–that’s how long it’s been.

Meditation, Poetry, Music and Prayer

Canterbury Chapel is presenting a poetry/music/meditation event celebrating Hank Lazer’s and my newly-released poetry/music book field recordings of mind in morning.

photo: Chengru He

Thursday October 28 5:30pm
field recordings of mind in morning
Canterbury Chapel Episcopal Church and Student Center
812 Fifth Ave
Tuscaloosa AL

Here’s a link to the Facebook event.

Studio 300 Visit

I had a great visit recently to Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, for the Studio 300 Digital Art and Music Festival.

I performed my piece Crow Chases Red-tailed Hawk for custom aerophones and live electronics. And my sculpture A Work of Art for Every Entry in Index—Subjects—Library of Congress was included in the exhibition.

There were interesting Artist Talks by Chad Eby and Hunter Ewen, more concerts and exhibits, and fun AR soundwalk on campus. Kudos to Tim Polashek and his team for putting it all together.