Journal

In the course of making things, I think about things. It’s part of who I am and how I think. Here are my notes.

  • ISO-8601 WN6-18 2017

    First half of the year has been full. Let’s do the rundown in no particular order: Performance Lots of performance. Never feels that way when it’s happening but looking back over it, a bunch of fun work. A nice mix of electric bass, upright bass, free improvisation, notey music, lots of ensemble work. Solo PaBU: A […]

  • Wires and Improvisation

    I was recently in NYC improvising with Anne Lanzilotti, for our collaborative project The Yes &. I’ll write more about this project later but for now the thing to know is this:  Anne improvises using a wide array of the extended techniques for viola that she uses to such musical effect while I take the […]

  • ISO-8601 WN1-5 2017

    Where did the time go. January just slipped past. I caught some good shows, heaved hard on work, did a number of improvements to my studio situation (more coming on that front), received some new commissions and got them on the practice stand, had to give up on the guts because the dry air in […]

  • Electronic basic experiments.

    I’m taking a class with Joel Zimmerman on electronic music. I love exploring and learning stuff on my own, but every now and then some structure is good, especially to try new modes of working and thinking. One of the things I’m hoping to do with this course is improve my chops with my eurorack modular. So […]

  • North Country Electronic Music Festival

    This past weekend I played in the North Country Electronic Music Festival, produced by TurnMusic with Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, David Gunn, Anne Decker and David Morneau. It was held at ArtsRiot, just a stones throw from my studio. It was a great afternoon of all kinds of different electronic sets ranging from the “explorations of rurality” […]

  • Experimental Music Since 1970, Jennie Gottschalk

    I recently received a copy of Jennie Gottschalk‘s book Experimental Music Since 1970. It would be difficult for me to overstate how much I am enjoying it so far. Sure there are occasional passages I don’t quite get but that’s probably more on me than her. I’m into this book. If you’re into experimental music you […]