Archive for the ‘Sound’ Category

Bride of Acacias

Chopin Theatre. Design / Video / Sound. Chicago, 2006

A whilrwind of a one-woman play, this biographic piece traveled around Iran and to Europe and back, following the life of legendary Iranian film-maker Forough Farrokhzad.

Working with source video brought from Iran by the playwright and my own thematic motion graphics, the designer and I came up with a model that would work both as a scenic backdrop and as a metaphor for a woman who often looked at the world through the barriers of her identity.

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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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