Groovin’ on a New York Afternoon

September 22nd, 2013 •

This…er…perfectly captures the mood of wandering around NYC…right?

Minimalism is Boring (and that’s ok) →

September 11th, 2013 •

I Care if You Listen:

G.K. Chesterton once wrote that there is “no such thing as an uninteresting subject, only an uninterested person,” and minimal music has opened me to the truth in that statement. If I know that beauty can be found in 468 fourths, then perhaps it can be found in other places as well—my disinterest more and more gives way to curiosity.

One of the strengths of minimalism, like chance and indeterminate music before it, is that it embraces new approaches to listening. Much new music (or New Music) suffers from a failure to promote a manner to reach it.

Anna Ng

September 7th, 2013 •

Speaking of They Might Be Giants: Anna Ng and I are getting old.

You’re On Fire

September 6th, 2013 •

Fun band. Fun video.

Character Weekend 03

June 10th, 2013 •

The next batch of small electronic solos.

Disquiet Junto

April 18th, 2013 •

These are my contributions to the last couple of Disquiet Junto projects.

Real Time

October 12th, 2012 •

A few live tracks from the Archives.

Character Weekend 02

October 8th, 2012 •

Here’s the next installment in my series of character pieces. This time I’ve left the Monotrons and instead used an instrument I created using my work-in-progress iPad app for developing synths using RTmix.

From the Archives: Adams & Bancroft

October 5th, 2012 •

I’m in the process of making my catalog as easily available as possible. I’ll be posting old albums as I have time. First up: my 2004 solo release Adams & Bancroft. Listen for free at SoundCloud. Or, if you’re itchin’ to give me money, get it at Accretions or Bandcamp.

Field Note: Changing Floors – Disquiet Junto 0037

September 18th, 2012 •

My usual process for making field recordings is to carry a microphone around in my pocket and wait for a nice moment to come to me. Since this project required a specific environment I had to come up with a different approach, assumming I didn’t want to spend four days in a department store waiting for the right moment. The strategy I chose was rather opposite of my usual approach which focuses on isolated moments. Instead, I thought I’d move through the chosen space and get a variety of different soundscapes. As it turns out, a large department store is filled with more wind currents than one would think, making recording while moving through the space difficult. The escalator, however, proved to be a relatively calm space so a short trip between floors allowed for a nice way to move through several environments.

This Disquiet Junto project was done in association with the exhibit As Real As It Gets, organized by Rob Walker at the gallery Apex Art in Manhattan (November 15 – December 22, 2012):
http://apexart.org/exhibitions/walker.php/

More on this 37th Disquiet Junto project at:
http://disquiet.com/2012/09/13/disquiet0037-asrealasitgets1/

More details on the Disquiet Junto at:
Disquiet Junto