Layered viola, vocals, synthesizer and percussion reimagine the vast intercontinental migration of the graceful barn swallow and simultaneously summon the expansiveness of a solo bike expedition across the United States. I composed Hirondelle for choreographer Ellenore Scott in the fall of 2015. It was premiered by Scott’s professional semester class from the Broadway Dance Center on October 30, 2015 at Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theater.
Anne Yoncha and I are building momentum toward the opening of [in]corporate, an immersive multimedia installation exploring the layering of myriad processes in the human body through a walkable forest of sound, hanging string and painted silk. The installation will be exhibited as part of the New Wilmington Art Association‘s 2014 Debut Show at Tower Hill School’s Founders’ Gallery, opening January 10th. Stay tuned for updates as the installation takes shape.
above: “grass under foot,” dye and resist on silk, by anne yoncha (2013)
(below: baby steps!
just soldered this contact mic, which I will use to record some raw material for the installation)
Violist Karen Ritscher and I premiere Olfactory Bulbs (2013), suite for viola and electronics, in her RECITAL this Friday at Tenri Cultural Institute in New York. The suite is a growing and variegated collection of smells translated into sound, an experiment in constructive synaesthesia. After months of rehearsal and invention, Karen and I are excited to finally share OB with the public. Join us! The concert takes place at 6 PM this Friday, September 27th at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W 13th St, New York, NY.
i.e., the sound forest that is currently growing (and quickly) at Metropolitan Gallery 250 –
OPENING NIGHT is this Friday from 6 to 8 PM, and the installation will be open to the public from 11 AM to 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays 9/7, 9/8, 9/14 and 9/15. Check out the FB event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/503861279694406/
Thanks to all who have donated their time, energy, materials and thoughts to this project! See you in Sylvania….
come one, come all!
for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/136631206493082/?fref=ts
live recordings from viola + collected sounds
22.4.12 concert in fairchild chapel, oberlin, ohio
ligeti’s sonata for viola solo
my own works:
trainwaves (already up – check it!)