08-09-13 >><< End of weird summer, Eat Concrete compilation, Guitarisms and BlipVertisms, Iso/2 and you(me)

This has been, without question, one of the strangest summers I've ever had.  Why?  Call (don't text) me and ask...

Eat Concrete compilation featuring a new ambient BlipVert composition should be on the way nearing the end of the month/beginning fall.  Will post future advertisements and such when they avail themselves of visual existence.

Cool - and perhaps last for a long while - gigs in New York over the next two weeks, hittin' two boroughs.  A guitar/sax duet with reedman Sean Sonderegger at the New Home Series in Brooklyn, and a heavy BlipVert set the next week at the Warper party in Manhattan.  See Events page for specific details.

Mega excited to embark on a new duet project with one iso/2, with production of a new record and possible performances over the next several months/years to occur.  Who is iso/2 you ask?  Call me (don't text) and ask.


05-01-13 >><< New Review, Wesleyan Laptop Ensemble Peformances, Middletown Improv Collective, NoiseFest 2013

A new review to be published in the Computer Music Journal has been posted in the Reviews section.  Nice caricaturization of the music on Quantumbuster Now.

The Wesleyan Laptop Ensemble will be featured in a series of concerts on May 10 (two shows) and 11.  My piece "Tintenfisch" will be featured at these concerts, as well as many other great works by Ron Kuivila, Wil Smith, Tobias Butler, and Paula Matthusen.

The Middletown Improvisors Collective will present their (perhaps) final performance of 2013 at MAC 650 Gallery in Middletown, CT.  I'll be directing the ensemble with my own conducting system.

Finally, off in the distance, BlipVert will be featured at the 2013 NorCal NoiseFest in Sacramento.  Of course, I'll have no idea where I'll be living at this point.  But then, what else is new.....


04-01-13 >><< Soundpainting, BlipVert upcomings?, Wesleyan Laptop Ensemble, Marana Cominatcha!

All future BlipVert releases are still in a state of limbo.  Will post when I know more.  However, massive thanks to those who came to the Freedom Garden March 16.  Great gig with John Welsh and Ippen.  A nice night of noisy stuff....

BlipVert performances this month and next at a nice house concert series at Wesleyan, and then next month most likely at the Warper Party at the Delancey.  Haven't been there in a long damn while....new and upcoming dates are always posted on the Events page.

Wesleyan Laptop Ensemble will be at the "Time Stands Still" Music Notation symposium this Friday, April 5.  A new work by Pauline Oliveros will be performed, along with the attendance of Christian Wolff and Mark Applebaum.  Fun!

Doing more soundpainting these days with the MIC (Middletown Improvisor's Collective).  A whole barrel of fun, and after a recent 'first' gig last Friday night we'll do it even better on May 5 at in downtown Middletown.....warning! - it'll get pretty silly...

The Marana Jocund release, while slow but sure, is getting ready.  The preliminary videos are finished, and now all that's left is the animation.  When this thing is done, and I've said this before, it'll be a truly unique conjunction of CD/DVD artistry.  Really excited, and will post more here when I know more....or for a preview. 


02-12-13 >><< More BlipVert stuff, Laptoppings, MONSTERS!!

Its astounding that I've kept this website going for as long as I have, and more astounding that I remember it exists, and even more astounding that I bother with it knowing how many people visit here on a regular basis (last I checked, I think it was a whopping 3).  But, in pursuit of shameless ego-gratification, it continues...

Many thanks to those who came out for the recent BlipBand gigs in the Bay over the break.  Two drummers is nice, and an ideal sound for this group.  Will try to get some video posted soon...

Be on the lookout for a new BlipVert track on an upcoming Eat Concrete compilation.  This'll most likely take on a completely different vibe that my out of control aggressive stuff, i.e. a more ambient character.  Will post links to the downloads as they become available...

A new work I've written for the Wesleyan Laptop Ensemble will be given a reading in March, and hopefully performed again in May.  Hopefully, some nice recording will be made and I can post it here.

Finally, all Bay Area (and non-Bay Area) people should celebrate Valentine's Day a bit differently and go to the annual Monsters of Love event hosted by 5lowershop, Katabatik, and S.P.A.Z. this coming Saturday (Feb 16, see cool flyer below).  This year's festival will be one of the biggest yet, and will be held in Oakland featuring 5 separate rooms of music.  Don't miss this massive event that hosts some of the most eclectic electronic music artists from the West Coast and beyond.  My BlipVert set is still undetermined, but I'll post when I know it on the Events page.