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Amplified Silence . . . Postponed

Cartridge Music (John Cage, 1060) . . . in process . . . 24 September 2017 Save

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VCCA

In January and February, at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, field recording in the Blue Mountains . . . coyotes overnight through the window . . . discovering just audible links between John Cage’s Sonatas 14 & 15 … Continue reading

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Beautiful Sounds . . .

at the Ithaca PorchFest John Cage, Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano, composed in 1948 The piano preparations (nuts and bolts between the strings) create unexpectedly inviting, gentle buzzes, bells, resonant gongs, extended piano sonorities. SUNDAY September 18 NOON 209 … Continue reading

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The Spaces of Animal Voices

This year I’ve been working at the Contemporary Music Research Centre, at the University of York, in the UK, investigating ways to listen to spatial interactions among animal sounds, and to how sound changes as it travels through air and … Continue reading

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“My God! What has sound got to do with music?”

Gesture and relationship as compositional materials in two pieces by Christian Wolff Discussion of Wolff’s Dark as a Dungeon and Edges Merle Haggard: Dark as a Dungeon Christian Wolff Study Day 28 September 2015 Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium

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Humpback Whales: Composers of the Sea

19 May 2014 Presentation, with Katy Payne, who, through listening, discovered the evolving patterns of humpback song… Monday Night Seminar, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Erasing the Glitch

5 March 2014 Invited Speaker Colloquia, cDACT (Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology), Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Auditorium, Stony Brook University f(Glitch) – The Function of Glitch Our perception of what is a “glitch” may depend on … Continue reading

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Listeners Are Observers and Musicians

13 July 2013 Invited Presentation Deep Listening to African Forest elephants, presented in collaboration with Katy Payne And contributions as an invited panelist to Round Table: Hearing vs. Listening, Artistic and Scientific Perspectives, with Pauline Oliveros, Seth Horowitz, China Blue, … Continue reading

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Animal Transcriptions: Listening to the Lab of Ornithology

In March 2013′s Sounding Out!, ecopoet Jonathan Skinner converses with a number of us at the Lab of Ornithology who have worked with animal sounds. “Poetry might help us to use, study, and deploy animal morphologies in ways that hope … Continue reading

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Dawn’s Chorus

for Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffmann Leonardo Music Journal 22: Acoustics December 2012 Listen Read Made from animal sound recordings…                a utility aMong                            swAllows                      is theiR                        musiC.                             thEy produce it mid-air … Continue reading

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