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Before it gets too far away from me, I wanted to post my final project for Music and Choreo from last semester. I had a great time working with 4 freshman BFA students. 91 more words


Deleted 'Force Awakens' Scene Proves It's Not Wise To Upset Chewbacca

He might be remembered as a lovable character, but “Star Wars” fans will know “it’s not wise to upset a Wookiee”.

The warning came 40 years ago from Han Solo to R2-D2 in the midst of a heated game of holographic chess, where Solo let the droids in on a little secret: Wookiees are known to “pull people’s arms out of their sockets when they lose.” 130 more words


Formidable Dream 2013

In 2013 the artist Sara Zalek asked me to help her make music for a solo performance she was working on called “Formidable Dreams.” Using my first looping pedal, we came up with a dreamy sequence of abstract sound and viola music. 33 more words

multiphonic monday - pitch bending multiphonics (Bb clarinet)

First, a couple of general rules for pitch bending on multiphonics:

* The highest audible pitch is the one being bent, and the pitch is always bend downwards, never up. 742 more words

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Mundane? Water

Given that about two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by sea, it’s difficult to think of anything more mundane than water. But it becomes a little more interesting if a tiny proportion of it – like this detail of a water park near Sydney – is suitably framed (in this case by the brick border of the walkway).

Mundane Mondays


Tate Edges 1

This is a new series which I’ve wanted to make for a long time. It goes back to some of the images of frames in… 135 more words


1m4s Day 31: And it took Leonard Cohen two years to write ‘Hallelujah’

As can be told by the title, my project to write four songs in one month has not been an unqualified success. A month ago, I hoped that come this day I’d be able to perform demos of four new songs to the camera and declare my task complete. 529 more words