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October 1st, 2018

On Tuning


I'm very pleased to have contributed a new essay On Tuning to the current issue of Sound American - appropriately the Just Intonation Issue - about my relationship to tuning, and the ways in which I currently think about it. Expanding now my use of Just Intonation beyond tuning in the sonic realm the ratios can be explored in their purely …

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June 19th, 2018

Summer Studios

June 19th, 2018

Summer Studios


I've been experimenting more and more with the relationship of my audio work to the physical realm. Since my first show of objects - last year's Rational Time at the Wild Project Gallery - I've been honing and developing my own relationship to paint and the edge - both physical and perceptible. This summer, during July and August, I'll be opening …

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April 24th, 2018

A Drone for Sunrise

April 24th, 2018

A Drone for Sunrise


On Sunday morning I will greet the sun with a new composition for earth gong and harmonic resonators entitled Harmonic Twilight Accretion . As part of 24 Hour Drone at Basilica Hudson in Hudson New York , I'll perform this new work beginning at 5AM on Sunday April 29th as the sun rises over Hudson for the 18th hour of the marathon performance. I …

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September 17th, 2017

Objecthood

September 17th, 2017

Objecthood


My show of objects and installations, Rational Time , has been up at the Wild Project gallery for a couple of weeks now, and I’ve begun to think a lot about the psychological difference of presenting this type of work as it relates to my previously established working methods. When I present a performance, there is an overwhelming amount of work t …

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September 12th, 2017

On Time

September 12th, 2017

On Time


A few months ago, Arden Reed, the critic and writer of a new book about James Turrell's symbolism called Slow Art . Arden was putting together an issue of The Brooklyn Rail about time and art, and, came to me for a perspective from the music world. How can time manifest in performance, object, or environment? How, through the use of structure, …

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June 20th, 2017

Appearing in Tennessee

June 20th, 2017

Appearing in Tennessee


On Thursday, the incredible R. Andrew Lee will be performing my landmark work for equal tempered piano and harmonic resonators. The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield will be presented at the seventh Nief Norf summer festival in Knoxville, Tennessee in a new …

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June 17th, 2017

NY Times Profile

June 17th, 2017

NY Times Profile


My work with time and minimalism is profiled in this weekend's New York Times with musings about my new piano release for Irritable Hedgehog , as well as my piece for TIGUE and some of my earlier works. The amazingly attentive writer, Seth Colter Walls, has provided a truly incredible introduction to the breadth and focus of my work. Read the …

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I'm thrilled that today, Irritable Hedgehog is releasing the digital version of my The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield 16 VIII 10 [Kansas City] as recorded by R. Andrew Lee last year in Kansas City. This was a truly incredible recording experience, three days, …

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April 6th, 2017

Epiphany

April 6th, 2017

Epiphany


While I was sitting there, listening to the performers of ChampdAction rehearse and then perform Apparitions of The 27:28 Symmetry under The 72:81:88 Differential Cirrus at the Transit Festival, something dawned on me. Recently I have been performing in most of my own work, and, due to the duration of the works I’ve been developing, we rarely get t …

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April 1st, 2017

On Perception

April 1st, 2017

On Perception


There was a moment, a little over a year ago, when three people, each independently and unprompted, suggested I read the same book: Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees about the artist Robert Irwin. I must have been putting out the feeling of searching for the next step. I was preparing a performance and installation of …

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March 25th, 2017

Light and Space

March 25th, 2017

Light and Space


My earliest art memory still feels immediate in my mind. I was maybe 15 years old, and my percussion teacher at the time, Peter Ehrmann, had taken me to see an installation at the Denver Art Museum that he thought I should experience. He told me nothing about what it was I would see. We sat at one end of an almost completely dark room, with just …

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March 21st, 2017

A new work for TIGUE

March 21st, 2017

A new work for TIGUE


I’ve begun rehearsals with the incredible percussion ensemble TIGUE for a new work premiering next month: The Four Pillars Appearing from The Resonating Discs invoking The 72:81:88 Confluence in a setting of Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry ATS4 Base 6:81. This composition is a major step forward in my work with time, as I’m experimenting with a new …

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March 17th, 2017

Objects

March 17th, 2017

Objects


Over the past several months I've been thinking more and more about the intersection of objects and traditionally time-based art. I'm thrilled to be making my first forays into object-hood available for purchase at my just-launched store with big cartel . This initial series of works is based in my video practice and exists as a collection of …

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February 9th, 2017

Abstract

February 9th, 2017

Abstract


Recently a number of things have begun to influence my thinking as an artist, particularly in the ways that we perceive, or fail to perceive, the passage of time. I'll be writing more about the compositional ramifications of these revelations as I'm preparing for the performance of my new work for TIGUE in April but now, I've been focused on the …

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