Projects

A Book of Days

A Book of Days is a multimedia commonplace book of text/music/visuals. Currently, there are 125 recordings posted with images and/or video. There will eventually be a piece for each day of the year. You can sign up to receive A Book of Days in your in-box at whatever pace you like.

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Brim

BRIM: The RiverProject began with a human-powered trip down the Mississippi River in 2009. On my travels, I kept a journal that paints a personal picture of modern day America. And I have created a repertoire of music and video portraits of people and places along the river. Recordings of Songs from the River Project are available here. The most recent lineup of BRIM is currently booking performances along the Mississippi River between Vicksburg and the Gulf of Mexico.

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LIGHTEN UP

LIGHTEN UP is a multimedia show about visionary visual artists. Initially inspired by the life and work of Houston’s Flower Man, the piece explores the visions of several artists whose lives and work in various corners of the United States re-envision the American Dream in imaginative, powerful, healing ways.

LIGHTEN UP will premiere at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in March of 2018.

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Where Your Treasure Is

Where Your Treasure Is is an evolving series of mediations on the decay of a bit of my patrimony.

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Machaut in the Machine Age

Machaut in the Machine Age is a series of pieces that take the music of everyone's favorite 14th century composer as a jumping-off point. There are currently six pieces in the series, with more to come.

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Descent

Descent is a musical-in-progress. Initially inspired by the fake lesbian poems of Pierre Louÿs, it has evolved into a tale of a downed female aviator and an airborne showgirl.

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Archives of Exile

Archives of Exile is a collaboration with linguist Richard Steadman-Jones that resulted in an exhibition about sirens in Sheffield. 

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Open Secrets

Open Secrets was a semester-long project in spring of 1999 at RPI sponsored by Chris Jaffe, in which architect Malcolm Holzman and I worked with teachers and students in architecture and intermedia on “an investigation of the relationships between acoustics, architecture, and music and an exploration of spaces, both secret and revealed, natural and mediated.”

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