Wednesday, August 13, 2014
In June 2011 I started recording the sounds of Washington Park, 1) to continue my Electro-Acoustic Dubcology series, 2) because I was inspired by the compositions and writings by Sun Ra 3) I was inspired by the park itself and it’s designer Frederick Law Olmsted. Having accrued considerable amount recordings of the park, I am asking for your support in helping me carry out my first concert series called “Myth/Science Dubcology”. “Myth/Science” referring to Sun Ra’s Arkestra and his studies of religion, numerology and science and “Dubcology” referring to ecology, the science of the relationships between organisms and their environments and a recording method made popular in Jamaica in the early 1970's called dub. The recording and composition processes are a combination of acoustic-ecology, electro-acoustic composition and dub sound practice.
Right now, I am at a point in my career where I am able to focus the appropriate energy and resources to expand my practice and execute a series of concerts connecting audiences and communities creating a sense of place through performance with this homage to Washington Park and Sun Ra. This is a great opportunity to contribute to a unique project that is accessible on many levels. Your involvement supports "new music", sound ecology, listening as a form of place making, Jazz history and Chicago history.
Every dollar you donate will support a project that can thrive and expand with limited resources. Your gift will help support this endeavor in a meaningful way and ensure that the spirit of creativity, curiosity and experimentation continues to thrive in my practice and in the work of my colleagues. Your giving directly funds: performance space, engineer, refreshments, artist fees, transportation, rehearsal time and art supplies.
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Sunday, August 3, 2014
The Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology organized a sound walk that I led with Matthew Griffin at Millennium Park in Chicago that Friday evening. We started at the Park and ended at a ARU Studios on North Michigan Ave. Find out more about the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology here
I was accepted for the Chicago Artists Coalitions BOLT Residency Program. I am looking forward to working with a group of great artists.
It was a great honor and pleasure to participate in this residency. I Met so many great artists, writers and musicians in a setting like no other.
Here are some recordings from this amazing place (more to come):