Monthly Archives: June 2014

Augmented Landscapes: A collaboration with Daniel Barbiero released on Zeromoon









This text is from the liner notes :

Augmented Landscapes is a collaborative work melding acoustic and electronic sound elements with field recordings.

The acoustic element is provided by double bass and prepared double bass, played along a continuum of conventional and extended techniques. The electronic element, which consists in the granular synthesis of acoustic double bass performances, broadens the instrument’s sound palette to encompass varied and unconventional colorations.

When these elements are matched to the overheard sounds captured by these field recordings, a perspective emerges that is analogous to a hypothetical landscape augmented by a multiplication of dimensions both sonic and spatial. Points of reference shift as aural features constantly rearrange themselves in relation to each other, creating a series of gestalts in which figure and field alternate, blend and separate in varying combinations. Here familiar sounds mutate into something unfamiliar before becoming familiar once again.

This collaboration was released on the excellent Zeromoon label go here to Listen or download-

A few extra notes-The field recordings I provided date back to 2004 .

The cover art is a still from the film Clouds and the Docklands.

Summer Travels (Projects and Teaching)


I will be traveling, teaching, and working on various projects the next two months! Updates will resume in August.
If anyone needs to reach me-just email.
In the meantime, here is a beautifully shot video of the 82 streetcar line which ran in DC and made its way to Riverdale, College Park, and Hyattsville.
Thanks to Barbara Simon for sharing it with me.

Enjoy the summer!