Propaganda (2012)

for muted glockenspiel and soprano saxophone.

If you repeat something long enough, no matter how absurd or nonsensical, people will eventually believe it. Written for Brett William Dietz & Griffin Campbell.

TRAXLA – Nov 2012

Luke Traxler and I had been building a dubstep metal band for the last 2 years. Imagine seeing your favorite DJs actually performing intricate, hard-hitting original jams, rather than simply hitting PLAY on their laptops. Check out this improv with an eclectic collection of samples from Jaco to Björk.

MProp (2012)

If you hear something repeated long enough, you’ll eventually start to believe it – no matter how absurd.

Trucks (2012)

The construction vehicles in Harlem emit this wild, bending pitch – especially in the wee hours of the morning. This was my rebuttal.

Little Drummer Boy (2011)

As part of Mantra Percussion’s Holiday album, “Mantratron Saves Christmas”, I rewrote my mom’s favorite holiday jingle with broken microphone cables and pennies taped to glockenspiel bars.

So I could not send answer (2011)

for two cellphones and computer.

Both performers use amplified cellphones to text poetry back-and-forth as a randomized audio track unfolds to overwhelming volumes. Written for Police Academy (Mike Perdue & Mariel Roberts).

When the Lights Change (2010)

duet for two keyboards and vocalists

Players react to randomized video projections with assigned stage tasks while performing music material based on Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit. Written for the Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble.

The Black Brave Ocean (SUITE)

Based on 21 chords, the Black Brave Ocean evolved into 5 installations – individual compositions that are, ostensibly, bad copies of bad copies, creating structural and tonal variations that eventually collapse into a series of theatrical games and concluding with no performers at all through audio playback.

Remember & Crossings (EP) Studio Sessions

Stuart and I met in June of 2007. After many years of discussing the lack of finesse and musicality in “electronic” music, we collaborated on a structure of graphic notations and electron manipulations. The result – a romp of improvisatory drumming and an iPod on shuffle. Check out the overhead cam from the studio recording with Dustin Cicero at Manhattan School of Music in 2010.