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We Want the Airwaves: An Investigation into Pirate and DIY Broadcasting

The following is a radio piece about the state of DIY and pirate radio broadcasting, particularly as it exists in large urban areas like NYC. It explores the history and motivations for DIY broadcasting, examines the migration of DIY broadcasters from the airwaves to the internet, and what effect the recent passage of the Local […]

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NYC Subway Musician

We Are All Underground (ft. Moonshine Shorey)

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 […]

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Scream Symphony #1

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.  When creating Scream Symphony #1, I tried to find screams that were as “authentic” as possible – some of my […]

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Insane Faces

Off the Grid

Profiles of three of my favorite art stars: Don Eng, John King, and Walter Gambin – ‘outsider’ artists for whom performance serves as a way to navigate their lives.  Special thanks to Reverend Jen for providing some miraculous VO which pulled everything together for me.   As always, I recommend listening with a good set of […]

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Reunion

The prompt for this audio 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 high school reunion at the Cambridge School of Weston.  I had recorded several […]

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Great Expectations: A Love Story

This piece was created 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 1986, based on my journal entries and her letters.  Thanks to Noel Dinneen and […]

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Lies

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

A three-minute sonic collage created almost entirely from appropriated materials, mostly soundtracks from military training and educational films, following the guidelines for the Third Coast Festival Short Docs Challenge.  I’ve included a brief statement of intent below. Statement of Intent: The piece was actually inspired by a Brecht quote about “an inescapable profusion and confusion […]

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