- VCCA 2017
- Experimental Music & D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form
- Amplified Silence @ Ithaca Porchfest
- Beautiful Sounds . . .
- Spaces of Animal Voices
- “My God! What has sound got to do with music?”
- Humpback Whales: Composers of the Sea
- Patrick Wood
- Erasing the Glitch
- Listeners are Observers and Musicians
- Animal Transcriptions
- Dawn’s Chorus
- Chambers – for Alvin Lucier
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As a composer, sound artist, and researcher, I’m interested in sounds we perceive as “inside” or “outside” performance, and in the ambiguities that may arise at boundaries between them. I’m exploring this idea in a set of pieces for solo … Continue reading
Last year at the VCCA, along with field recording in the Blue Mountains, an overnight autonomous recording (through an open window) unexpectedly captured coyote voices. And during preparation for a performance, just-audible links appeared between John Cage’s Sonatas 14 & … Continue reading
On Growth and Form 100 October 2017 Dundee and St. Andrews, Scotland This conference celebrated the centennial of the publication of D’Arcy Thompson’s seminal book On Growth and Form. Its focus on formal similarities across biological and geological phenomena has … Continue reading
Last year the performance of Cartridge Music (John Cage, 1960) was postponed. Look for it this year in September — See you then!
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
In 2015-16 I worked 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 water. … Continue reading
Gesture and relationship as compositional materials in two pieces by Christian Wolff Christian Wolff Study Days September 2015 Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium This event explored Wolff’s music via paper presentations, performances of solo and chamber works, and an interview with … Continue reading
19 May 2014 This Monday Night Seminar, at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was a collaboration with Katy Payne, who, through listening, discovered the evolving patterns of humpback song.
Playing for Patrick November 2015 A Benefit Concert for the Pomfret School Patrick Wood Prize