Scream Symphony #1

February 14, 2011

At the risk of saying too much about the ‘intent’ of this piece (something I usually steer clear of), I feel as though explaining a bit about how it was constructed might enhance the listening.  As a production project for a class in ‘Audio Experiments,’  I tried to find screams that were as “authentic” as … Read More

“They Call Me Pubefinger” – A True Story Told in Pop Culture References

December 15, 2010

Barbie Dolls, Love Story, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, KC & The Sunshine Band, Jaws, Queen (the band), Barry Manilow, Pong, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Google, Woody Woodpecker, Altered States, True Red, Run Lola Run, The Shining, Dead Alive, The Six Million Dollar Man, ET, The Elephant Man, One Got Fat, The Wolfman, Age of Turbulance, An American Werewolf in London, Physical Aspects of Puberty, Olga’s House of Shame, Carrie, 70’s Bic Commercial, 60’s Wilkinson Sword Commercial, Frankenstein, La Belle et … Read More

Off the Grid

July 30, 2010

This is the final piece for my Radio Narratives class, a ten minute audio art/umentary entitled “Off the Grid,”  which profiles (to use the term loosely), three of my favorite art stars: Don Eng, John King, and Walter Gambin.  Special thanks to Reverend Jen for providing some miraculous VO which pulled everything together for me … Read More

Reunion

July 18, 2010

This is the third of four radio pieces I’ll be posting this summer.  The directive for this one was to create a piece that fit into the theme “Home” as presented on the CD put out by the Deep Wireless Festival.  I chose to document my trip back to Boston, earlier this summer, for my … Read More

Great Expectations: A Love Story

July 8, 2010

This is my second production project for my Radio Narratives class.  The assignment was to create a piece following the Snap Judgement guidelines, with one of the following titles/themes: Great Expectations, The Wizard of Oz,  or Busted.  I chose the first, and wrote a script about my romance with a young German actress back in … Read More

‘I Didn’t Know That’ – A Collage for Radio

June 29, 2010

So, this is my first foray into sound art, apart from audio I’ve designed for live performance pieces. It’s the first production project for my ‘Radio Narratives’ class at The New School, a three-minute sonic collage created almost entirely from appropriated materials, mostly soundtracks from military training and educational films, and follows the guidelines for … Read More

Art Stars: The Children of Jack Smith

August 1, 2009

This is a short, 9-minute microdocumentary that I made last spring for my Art/Core class at the New School.  The basic thesis is that cinema – underground films from the 60’s and 70’s, as well as mainstream cinema – has had an effect on the kinds of work contemporary performance artists in NYC today are … Read More

We Are All Underground (ft. Moonshine Shorey)

March 8, 2009

There’s something that has just always seemed tragically lonely about NYC subway musicians.  Making music is (or seems) to be an inherently social activity – something we do with, and for others – and yet most buskers perform by themselves.  This isn’t unusual of course, there are many people out there who identify as “solo … Read More