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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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Last day in Providence

I turned on the television as I was eating breakfast this morning and one of favorites, the Departed, was on. I had been listening to a Providence accent all week and I might thought, when I first arrived, that their accents (Providence and Boston) were pretty much identical.

They’re definitely not. I had been listening to people talk like Peter Griffen, calling their neighbors ‘Mass-holes’ and ‘Connecti-dicks’. The smallest state in the Union has to has its distinction.

But there are peculiar similarities. Not in the way they chop the end of words, drop R’s, or either speak so fast you […]

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Providence, Rhode Island Visit

I’ve spent the week in Providence, Rhode Island for the Pixilerations Festival. The experience as a whole has been great, exciting, and as always, a huge learning experience.

Social Structure [ Construction no. 1] had the huge privilege of getting the largest space in brand new Granoff Center at Brown University. It was up as an interactive installation for a few days and then we held a performance the last day. The attendance and feedback were good. Pixilerations Festival as a whole is a good one. They had three centers: two for installations (Granoff Center, Brown and Sol Koffler, Rhode Island […]

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