Archive for the ‘AudioPod’ Category

the Morphtet

The Morphtet is a piano trio based around the concepts of acoustic interaction and melding barrlehouse with polyrhythms.

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The Opposition Party

The Opposition Party is a project I cofounded along with Jason Kaulas, Michael Weimann, and Bryan Resendiz, which has grown over the years to include 10 musicians.  The Opposition Party delivers vintage afrofunk sounds with energy and fidelity driven by 4 horns, multiple percussionists, and a tight, grooving rhythm section. Acclaimed vocalist Mark Ford leads the show.

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Dancing At The Revolution

EP Theathre. Original music production / Sound design. Chicago, 2008.

For this highly stylized theatrical retelling of the life of rabble-rouser Emma Goldman, I wrote music that updated the period socialist-songbook style with some modern sounds and improvisational elements.  Here are the overture and the curtain music, two of my favorite pieces from the show.

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Stride Natty Stride

This is one of the first in a series I’m working on for solo piano, adapting stride playing to a catalogue of reggae songs.  Both feature a familiar emphasis on the two and the four, with some walking elements in between.  A cover of the Bob Marley song, “Ride Natty Ride”.  Recorded on my living-room upright.

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Lament Of The Water Bug

Inns of Virginia. Annual Exhibition “I Mean, C’mon Fluff My Pillow.” Installation: “Lament of the Water
Bug.” 2006, Richmond, VA.

This looped audio installation (including the accompanying portrait, framed on the sink) was a narrative piece from the perspective of that lowly water-closet denizen, the water bug.  The exhibition was a series of installations that took place throughout the famous inns of Virginia, with various pieces occupying various rooms; my room was a bathroom.  So, this was site-specific in a way, and more general in a way, as well.

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Jesus Saves Burger King

This piece was created as a musical reaction to the pollution of signage that accosts our eyes when we walk around a big city.  After awhile, it all becomes a mosiac, with some interesting juxtapositions, and this work represents an attempt to render that jumble sonically.

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