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Edinburgh Fringe – Part 2

I’ve been in Edinburgh since August 26.

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In an hour, we will be giving our final performance at the Fringe. Since we began tech rehearsal and running the show, things have gotten more hectic. The venue is a 25 minute walk from our dormitory. There are a few halls in the venue, and actually one of the nicest in Edinburgh — the ability to hang the aerial silks on stage was important for choosing this venue. The sound system here is quite nice, several of the performers mentioned noticing ‘more’ of the subtleties in the music (which they couldn’t […]

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Edinburgh Fringe – Part 1

I’ve been in Edinburgh for a six days now. I’m staying in student housing, part of the University of Edinburgh. There is a laundry station and a student gym close by. Our LSU performance group has taken up 3 flats of the dormitory. As it should be, we hangout in the cooking area, cooking, eating, chatting.

As far as I can tell, I am in the old town, where a majority of the streets are brick laden, bringing back nightmare of similar times dragging 60lb luggage with broken wheels around Austria.

As a central part of the town, Arthur’s […]

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Don’t slow down

This past week as been amazingly busy, humbling, and exciting.

I have a premiere of a new work for saxophone and electronic at NASA in Orlando.
I will be both presenting a paper and performing a work at Temple University for N-SEME conference. I’ve been preparing a TEDx presentation. And the new version of ICAST (loud speaker orchestra), for which I’ve spent the past couple years on, is gearing up for it’s first concert. I had a job interview. And my new interactive installation is sponsored.

I am so thankful that I […]

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DJ’s, the Laptop Musician, and visuals

This is just a short mental argument that I constantly have with myself as a musician who uses laptop in music making.


Back in 2008, DJ group Justice was photographed using unplugged MIDI controllers. They were obviously doing to it visually enhance their act. If you didn’t know, you might have thought they were actually affecting the sound.

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It hasn’t been that long since I first DJ’ing popular music in Baton Rouge. About […]

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No Soy Milk

I used to take my coffee black. I don’t remember the real reason, but I imagine it was based on the same manly impressions I learned from my thirds grade teacher, Mr. Urquhart, who at the time seemed ten feet tall- the most manly man I knew. He used to boot the kickball over the school during recess. Or from the same place I chose Gin & Tonic as my drink of choice: I had no prior knowledge, but thought I needed some old fashioned, romanticized drink.

I started taking soy milk with my coffee when I realized the […]

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Prospectives Festival, Reno

I will be attending The Prospectives International Festival of Digital Art October 18-19.

My fixed media piece Wait will be performed at the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center.

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225 Magazine’s 2012 “People to Watch”

I’ve been included in  225 Magazine’s 2012 People to Watch.

I’m humbled to be in included with all the others recognized. I hope this brings further opportunities for my music.

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New Year – 2012

What a year – 2011.

So many things happened. Lots of a good things. Some sad things.

Last year I had performances over 20- some performances in 7 different states. My sister had the first child from our generation – I became an uncle. My grandfather died.

“This is the one I esteem: He who is humble and contrite in spiritand trembles at My Word.” Isaiah 66:2

Resolutions:
I go between thinking resolutions being a waste of time or effective. I constantly write myself notes that sit on my computer laptop (the thing I look at the most lately) desktop that say “FINISH EVERY […]

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Electroacoustic Barn Dance

I just got back from the Electroacoustic Barn Dance in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The festival was October 27-29 at the University of Mary Washington school of music.
I had my piece Wait performed and delivered a paper on GUA with J. Corey Knoll and Jeff Albert.
There was a bunch of good music and a growing number of familiar faces.

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Wait

Wait (2011) for 4-channel diffusion.

Program Notes

This work explores the confluence of two disparate sounds cast in a field of space and dynamics. The form of Wait is 4 repetitions of a single thought. Each repetition is a slight expansion and elaboration of the previous.

 

Wait – Stereo Mix

 

Wait – Left Channel

Wait – Left Surround Channel

Wait – Right Channel

Wait – Right Surround Channel

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