BACK FROM THE AZORES! I recently received an Individual Arts Projects grant from 4Culture to support a major project I've been developing for the past several years. Deep Songs / Cancões Profundas will examine the relationship between the sounds of whales and the spread of the Azorean diaspora to North America. I spent three weeks in July in the islands making field recordings and gathering other material for a new piece that will premier in 2015. You can read about it here.
July 24, 2014 @ 7 PM: Seattle Phonographers Union performance at Henry Art Gallery Auditorium, in conjunction with the With Hidden Noise exhibit.
July 19 – Sept. 7, 2014: The Henry Art Gallery at UW hosts With Hidden Noise, a group show of sound art curated by Stephen Vitiello. It includes this excerpt of The Very Rich Hours, as well as work by Vitiello, Steve Roden, Pauline Oliveros, Andrea Parkins, Jennie C. Jones, Tayor Deupree, and Michael J. Schumacher. On Sept. 6, 2014 @ 2 PM join curator Stephen Vitiello and myself for a listening party, with snacks and informal discussion afterwards.
The Seattle Phonographers Union – a collective that improvises with unprocessed field recordings, of which I am a card-carrying member – has a new LP out on Prefecture Music. Each side is a complete segment from a live recording made inside two acoustically spectacular places: a decommissioned aircraft hangar, and the cooling tower of a never-completed nuke plant. Fancy gatefold cover! Liner notes! That warm analog sound!
Lições dos Antepassados + Index Filicum are now available on Lingua Franca, a new CD and digital download from Present Sounds Recordings. Also available at and/OAR, CDBaby, and Amazon + iTunes (if you must).
Sept. 20 – Nov. 22, 2013: Lições dos Antepassados at Jack Straw New Media Gallery in Seattle. First presented as a four-channel sound installation in a chapel in the village of Nodar, Portugal, this revised eight-channel version adds speaking voices from Seattle's Portuguese community. Read about it in the Seattle Times and The Stranger.
Oct. 11 – Nov. 2, 2013: Mt. Waddington Reliquary, an installation with visual artist Anna McKee at Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle. Glacial ice tells stories of climate change. Suspended silk tubes surround a box of glass ampules containing water taken from a drilled ice core, with eight-channel sound installation of melting glacier drips. Watch a video about it.
Aug. 10 – 11, 2013: 4ever Was Here was a sound installation in an old Boy Scout cabin for the Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long in West Seattle, based on the decades worth of graffiti inscribed on the cabin's wooden interior surfaces.
Aug. 8, 2013, Chapel Performance Space in Seattle: A shared concert with my 12k label-mates Corey Fuller & Marcus Fischer. I debuted the first live version of one of the Chamber Music pieces, this one based on a recording of the empty Chapel.
May 1 – May 31, 2013: Lições dos Antepassados is included in the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art's Radio Art Salon at the Arscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto. Recline in an alternate sounding universe in a 1950's hair salon chair transformed into a listening lounge featuring selections from the Deep Wireless international call for submissions on the theme of Sonic Geography. Or, you could stream/download the entire Deep Wireless 9 online album.
March 20 – April 16, 2013: With Hidden Noise, curated by Stephen Vitiello, is at Monash University's MADA Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. Includes a section of The Very Rich Hours.
October 2012: Month-long residency as a Visiting Artist at the Santa Fe Art Institute as part of their Half-Life: Patterns of Change program. Read and listen here.
Feb. 21, 2012: not a leaf remains as it was, a new duo CD with Steve Roden is now available on the 12k label, recorded and mixed by Doug Haire during an Artist Support Program residency at Jack Straw Productions. All-acoustic improvised songs based on Japanese jisei. Reviews: Blow Up (Italy), Brainwashed (Boston), Chroniques Electroniques (France), Cyclic Defrost (Australia), Dissolve (France), Ether Real (France), Fluid Radio (UK), Goûte mes Disques (France?), Monsieur Délire (Canada), Musique Machine, Sefronia (Belgium?), Textura (Canada), Titel (Germany), Vital Weekly (Netherlands), The Wire (UK)