Category Archives: Performance

Visual Music

The Line Theater (1984) is an analog, physical mechanism for making visual music. Made of a black fabric screen framed by wooden two-by-fours, with the help of hooks and other metal hardware, differently sized ropes and threads are manipulated, mostly from … Continue reading

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Amplified Silence @ Ithaca Porchfest

. . . preparing a performance of Cartridge Music (John Cage, 1960)

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VCCA 2017

At the Virginia Center for the Contemporary Arts, along with field recording in the Blue Mountains, an overnight autonomous recording I made through an open window unexpectedly captured coyote voices. And during preparation for a performance, I realized there were … Continue reading

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Beautiful Sounds . . .

in Ithaca NY at the 2016 Porchfest . . . John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano, composed in 1948, create unexpectedly inviting, gentle buzzes, bells, resonant gongs, and extended piano sonorities. In-between the piano’s strings are pieces of … Continue reading

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The Spaces of Animal Voices

During 2015-16 I worked at the Contemporary Music Research Centre, at the University of York, investigating ways to listen to spatial interactions among animal sounds, and to how sound changes as it travels through air and water. How might music … Continue reading

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Listeners are Observers and Musicians

Deep Listening: Art/Science conference Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Deep Listening to African Forest elephants, presented in collaboration with Katy Payne, and contributions to a Round Table Discussion about Hearing vs. Listening, Artistic and Scientific Perspectives, with Pauline Oliveros, Seth … Continue reading

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