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September 26, 2013

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“fascinating… hypnotic ” -The Wire.

“highly fine work,”   -Vital. 

“strange, haunting…
intriguing stuff”  – Paris Transatlantic

 

 

2013

september

-Playing guitar with the Jim Sande Ensemble at The Perfect Blend, this Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11am to 1pm.

-My contribution, Hoffman’s Playland was added to the group What Do You Hear? on SoundCloud, which is affiliated with MOMA’s exhibit, Soundings: a contemporary score.

august

-I played a few Caramel Snow selections at Emack & Bolio’s in Albany this month.

july

-Playing guitar with the Jim Sande Ensemble, this Sun, the 14th, from 11-1 at the Perfect Blend, and Sat., 7/27, 8pm, at the Yoga Loft.

june

-Playing guitar with the Jim Sande Ensemble at a house concert on the 22nd to celebrate the solstice.

may

-The Caramel Snow project got a mention on the INDIEBON blog.

april

NME is showing all three of the videos I made for the new album, “The Beauty Editors.”  Here’s one of them.

-CD, “The Beauty Editors,” has been released on Shiny Happy Records“Brilliant album of Caramel Snow, this one will  bring you to the area of electro pop and still you can feel  shoegaze atmosphere in some parts.”  US distribution will be handled by Jigsaw Records.

march

-I released an e.p. of Caramel Snow pop songs on Bandcamp, “free kittnz“.

february

-I made a contribution, entitled summerseen, to Datscha Radio‘s composers garden installation in Berlin last August.

january

Magic Rub Cassettes released my tape (and download), Glamis, last November.

2012

november

-AfroDJMac posted one of my Caramel Snow tracks on his Tumblr.  Thanks Brian!

october

Title: Michael Farley
Genre: Music/Sound Art
Date: Wed, October 10, 2012
Time: Performance 5-7pm
Description: Music and sound performance, including field recordings from China and elsewhere, along with live guitar looping.
Artist link: http://www.thebeigechannel.com
Tickets: donation at the door/free
Phone for info: (518) 694-3090
Contact emailinfo@upstateartistsguild.org
Location: UAG Gallery, 247 Lark St. Albany NY 12210

september

-Playing guitar again this month at the Perfect Blend in Delmar, with the Jim Sande Ensemble, Sunday 9/16, 10am-noon.

-I’ll be performing two audio/video works at the Wired Kingdom showcase night, Friday, September 28, at 7:30, at the Arts Center for the Capital Region.

I’m schedule to perform at the UAG gallery in Albany, NY, Wednesday, October 10, from 5-7pm, as part of the MOHU festival.

august

-Call for Works: Wired Kingdom – September at Arts Center of the Capital Region (Troy, NY).

Wired Kingdom is an exhibit and showcase of locally made, digital and electronic art at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, in Troy, NY.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is accepting proposals for an upcoming onsite exhibit and showcase of digital and electronic art.  The exhibit will run September 17th – 29th culminating with an opening  , and live performance showcase on September 28th as part of Troy Night Out.  Artists currently living in the Capital Region and working in electronic and digital media are welcome to submit proposals for the two week gallery show,  and/or short performances to be presented/screened/played on the evening of the 28th.  Works which feature some interactive component are highly encouraged.

Deadline for proposals: Friday, August 31st

Send description of piece and relevant digital files electronically to alana@artscenteronline.org

Questions?  Call (518)273-0552 ext 233.

july

– I’ll be playing guitar with the Jim Sande Ensemble at the Perfect Blend in Delmar, on Sunday,  July 22, from 10 to 12 (in the am).

may

april

-The Composer’s Prayer:  ‘Dear God, don’t give me any new ideas.’ (Anthony Coleman).

march

-Nothing much happening this month, so here’s another video from the Paddle Boat series.

february

-I created a video for “Here’s My Heart,” one of the tracks from my recent release, Evening In Paris, on Cyclene Records:

january

-I was invited to do a live performance this Saturday, January 7, at 6 pm, on what appears to be a new, and very interesting Internet radio station, IOUFM.  I’ll be playing a version of 827, a modular piece that relies on audio cells of either acoustic guitar or shortwave signals, which are freely combined, repeated and manipulated during a performance.

-Cyclene Records has just released a six-track album, Evening In Paris.  It features guitar loops, Mellotron, mood music, and field recordings, in an atmosphere of decrepit nostalgia and corroded beauty.  It’s a free download, so go get it.


december

november

-I added four new videos to the Caramel Snow channel on Youtube: two for unreleased songs, After Monte Carlo, and Butterflies, and Hailong Company, and Dear Friend, both from the upcoming CD.

october

-I have a soundscape scheduled to be played during the Alchemy Film Festival, taking place in Hawick, Scotland, this weekend (October 21-3).  The piece is called psedacris mist and is a composite of chorus frogs, crickets, and a wind chime, all recorded in New York, plus the sounds of a paddle boat in Guangzhou, China, and birds at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

september

-I’ll be back at the Arts Center in Troy again this month, on Friday night, 9/30, during Troy Night Out, for another performance of John Cage’s Imaginary Landscape #4, as part of the Center’s Wired Kingdom exhibit of locally made digital art.  I’ll also be performing solo, with a new piece called Ni Hao Are You?, which combines sounds from my library of field recordings made in China with recordings I’ll be making in downtown Troy the day of the performance.
-This Saturday, 9/9, I’ll be participating in a performance of Imaginary Landscape No. 4, conducted by Holland Hopson, at the Arts Center in Troy, in celebration of John Cage‘s 99th birthday.

august

-“The Nail House of Yang Wu” is a group of pieces based on some humble home recordings I’ve been working on for a number of years now.  It has finally come to light and found a home on Stasisfield, the granddaddy of experimental net labels, and I’m quite honored to have my work on this label.  John Kannenberg, the curator, is both a sound and visual artist, and he creates a digital booklet for each release.  He did an amazing job for my e.p., it looks incredible.

july

-Really looking forward to playing the Nebraska Pop Festival in Omaha next month.  Here is info on the schedule, and an interview with Christopher from Series Two Records, who organized the festival.  Bands are coming from the Midwest, or course, and both coasts, but also from Ireland, Sweden and New Zealand, which gives it an international scope.  A digital mixtape of nearly every band playing is available here.

june

-I remixed Tonight, by Seether, for an Indaba Music remix contest.  I don’t even know what or who Seether  is (are?), but it was kind of fun to mess around with something different  Here it is:

may

-Began collaborating with the singer/artist  Caroline Corrigan for work on some of my new songs.

april

-I’m scheduled to play the Barley Street Tavern, Omaha, on Saturday, August 13, for the Nebraska Pop Festival.

march

-I’m officially confirmed to perform at the Nebraska Pop Festival in Omaha this August.

february

-Promotional work has been underway for the Caramel Snow project: there’s a Myspace page now, and I’ve made videos for a few of the the tracks, which are on my Youtube channel.

january

-John Kannenberg, curator of stasisfield, had an amusing incident with a hydrophone in Egypt.  What was thought to be a disaster, unexpectedly revealed qualities that were inherently beautiful despite itself.  John invited remixes of the original, and my own, “After Karanis,” has been posted on the second collection of remixes, Wave 2,  for the project he calls  Mer-Wer.


2010

december

-“Velocipedic Epidemic,” a 60 second piece included in this past June’s 60×60  mix at the International Computer Music Conference, will get a second hearing some time in 2011 in New York City.  60×60 concerts are one-hour-long shows curated by Robert Voisey, which are made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded pieces by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter.  Highlighting the work of a great many composers, 60×60 testifies to the vibrancy of contemporary composition by present a diverse array of styles, aesthetics, and techniques being used today (http://www.voxnovus.com/60×60).

60×60 has received thousands of submissions from over 30 countries, produced radio shows, created multimedia and multidisciplinary events, and released several albums.

november

-Jon Nelson, of Some Assembly Required, has just released a fantastic compilation CD of 50 tracks, each of which use at least 50% recycled audio (sounds found in the broadcast media).  Each track is 50 seconds, hence the title of the collection 50/50, available to order here.  I’m happy to say, my track is #30, “Lifetime Pop Head,” which mashes up samples from Kylie’s, “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,” along with “Once in a Lifetime,” by Talking Heads, and the complete audio of an EZPop popcorn TV commercial from some time in the 1950’s.  I think my piece rocks, but the whole comp is hilarious, very creative, and well worth your attention.

october

-I’m fully immersed in my new project, Evening In Paris.  Being me, things aren’t quite what they seem.  The title refers not to the locale, but to the scent created in the 1930’s, which remained popular through the 1950’s.  I thought this would be a long term project, but I am already working on 10 tracks simultaneously, trying to put them into a cohesive collection.  It’s all about beauty, nostalgia, memory, mood, and the 1950’s;  the usual stuff.  Most of the tracks are titled after vintage perfumes.  I’m attempting to capture that overwhelming flood of associations one experiences when catching the aroma of a scent not detected in decades.  It’s very Proustian.  None of this may be evident at all in the listening experience, but that’s the background behind the inspiration.

september

-The Caramel Snow project has been wrapped up and put on hold for now.   I spent the last 8 months writing and recording 11 pop/rock tunes based on Spam email lyrics, and it’s been fun, and I’ve learned a few things from trying to write songs.  It’s time to make room in my brain for the next project.

august

-The writer of the music blog, Disruptive Platypus, made a positive mention of my new album, The Palace of Gathered Elegance.  He describes it as,  “somber but always interesting. Don’t let this one slip by.”  I’m grateful for the review!

july

-Announcing two new releases available for free download:

The first is my new album, The Palace of Gathered Elegance, released this month on Cyclene Records, which is nine tracks of processed and looped field recordings made in August of 2009 in China, layered with electric guitar.  The other is Quatrefoil, my laptop/guitar electronica/post-rock project from 2009, available from the Happy New Year Recordings page on Bandcamp.

-“Smile World,” the first track from my aforementioned new album, The Palace of Gathered Elegance, was included this month in the Sound Stations listening structures, positioned around St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork, Ireland, during the fifth  Sonic Vigil, curated by The Quiet Club and Gruenrekorder.

-July 18 is World Listening DayPeter O’Doherty will be playing my Shamian Island Soundwalk on his Rhizoradio show, which netcasts on DFM radio in the Netherlands live every Sunday at 18:00 (CET).

-2 new tracks, Techen Taiwan,  and A Normal Life have been added to my Spam song collection on the Caramel Snow page.

june

-I’ll be performing tonight at Mildred’s Lane, in Beach Lake, PA.  Thanks to Adam Menzies for the invitation.

-My set at this year’s ICMC is available to stream or download for free here.  The University Cafe at Stony Brook had no air conditioning, and they had a huge industrial fan blowing on us, so some details may have been lost on the audience, but the recording was done directly from my mixer, so the sound is crystal clear.  It was a great experience playing there, although getting to Long Island from Albany was an ordeal.  Enjoyed some camaraderie with the composer Joshua Fried, who was as engaging as a performer as he was as an all-around cool guy.

may

-Next week, on June 3,  I’ll be performing at the International Computer Music Conference, Stony Brook University.  I’ll be doing a set for laptop and electric guitar.  I also have a piece programmed on the 60X60 program, curated by Robert Voisey of Vox Novus.  There will be six diffusions of 60 different 60-second pieces (360 total).  This is how Voisey describes this special mix: 360 degrees of 60×60 was created for the 2010 ICMC RED Edition (International Computer Music Conference).  360 one minute pieces were selected to create 6 one hour mixes.  The 6 different mixes are all named a different shade of red to honor the RED edition of ICMC: Burgundy mix, Crimson mix, Magenta mix, Sanguine mix, Scarlet mix, and Vermilion mix.

april

-I posted a new video on Vimeo here.  Workers renovating a building on a hot night in August last year, on Shamian Island, Guangzhou, China.  Part of the soundtrack uses location sound.

march

-I’ve been very busy writing songs for the Caramel Snow project, so I’ve set up a page here to collect them.  There are six so far, and I’ve already done quite a bit of work on two more.

-Received word that I’ll be performing at the International Computer Music Conference in New York this June.

february

-A recording I made in China last August is being released on the Wandering Ear Web site for field recordings.  It’s a 12-minute soundwalk from “Shamian Main Street” (Shamian Dajie), on Shamian Island, in the city of Guangzhou, China, this past August.

-I participated in a contest to remix “Greatest Hit” by Norwegian pop starlet, Annie.  It didn’t make the cut, so I thought I might as well share it here:

january

-This year’s new project is tentatively being called Caramel Snow.  It’s a Pop/Rock project that will function as a break and temporary diversion from my soundart/phonography work.

I’ve never been a songwriter in the conventional sense of the term, but I’m finally in the mood to give it a whirl.  Usable lyrics have always evaded me, so I’ve decided to set Spam email to music.  Spam email is by now a cultural universal that anyone online can relate to.  Plus it’s so well written.  Musically, I’m going to pay homage to, emulate, and parody, my favorite British shoegaze bands of the late 80’s early 90’s, such as Cocteau Twins, Lush, My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive, as well as the contemporary Swedish variety of the genre, like The Radio Dept., and The Bridal Shop. I’m ambitiously aiming for a set of 6 songs.  If it all turns out well, I will probably move on, and set Remembrance of Things Past to Power Pop.  (I’m half serious.)

Here’s the first one: “Befallen.”



2009

december
-I’m pleased to say that my video, “This is…” will be screened at the Howard Golen Gallery on Dec. 4 at the Beauty, Horror, Silence – Electronic Arts & Music Festival during Art Basel Miami, the self-described “most important art show in the United States.”

november

-A field recording I made this August, from inside and around a multilevel shopping mall in Guangzhou, China, is posted this month on Margaret Noble’s “Sound Is Art” blog.

october

-This month I contributed a photograph and accompanying sound composition to the French Trace Label’s 6th collection of Phono Photo.  It’s called “Houtang” and the picture and manipulated sounds are from an old residential neighborhood in Beijing.

september

-I got word that a soundwalk I recorded will be released on the  Wandering Ear label sometime in the future.  Details forthcoming.

august
-The adoption adventure was an amazing experience, you can read about it here.  I did some field recording, mostly in Guangzhou.

july

-This month the family is travelling to China for our second adoption.  We’ll be visiting Beijing, Zhengzhou, and Guangzhou.  I expect to do some field recording during my free time.

june

-A recording I made of an enormous slow-moving truck going down our narrow suburban street a couple of summers ago was integrated by Mary Jeys into a show she curated this month for the Giant Ear radio show broadcast on free103.9.  Here’s a link to the show: http://www.free103point9.org/events/2149/

may
-I may now add “video artist” to my list of suspicious achievements.  Check out my page on Vimeo.  I will be working on more videos with music over the next few weeks.

april

-I contributed audio material to two sound installations this month, one by Keiko Uenishi called TheRoom, at the Medien Kultur Haus, in Wels, Austria.  The other is the Traveling Sound Museum curated by Mike Rosenthal in New York.

march
-Quatrefoil, the first cd of my new project, The Ephemera Design Firm, will be available at my gigs starting this month.

february

-I’ve been invited by the Saratoga Arts Council to provide ambient music for their spring fundraiser, Arts On the Edge, on March 28.

january

-My new project is called The Ephemera Design Firm, a little laptop/guitar unit for performing more or less acessible melodic, instrumental post-rock.  I will be performing this new repertoire at the Arts Center for the Capital Region in Troy, NY on April 4, with a preview at Samuel’s Coffeehouse in Alplaus, NY on March 6.



2008
december

-Not much this month.  I do know that I will be performing at a prominent arts facility in Troy, NY in the spring of next year with a new project that will feature guitar and laptop.

-The year in review:

Favorite records of 2008:  We Started Nothing – The Ting Tings.  Alpinisms – The School of Seven Bells.
Music in highest rotation in my cd player this year:  I Put A Record On – Gudrun Gut.  The Incredible Anthony Adverse – Anthony Adverse.

november

-I was very happy this month to have hosted an hour as a guest DJ on the local community supported alternative radio station, WEXT 97.7.  The show ran on Monday evening, Nov. 17th, at 8 pm EST.  I played some favorite tunes of mine from Annie, Puffy, Roisin Murphy, Action Biker, Gudrun Gut, Saint Etienne, and Kylie, among others.  I even snuck in one of my own tracks from AMUSANT!.

october

-Four tracks from my cd of unedited field recordings, “Enjoy Victoria Bay!,” were aired on framework this month,a radio show which broadcasts Sundays on resonance104.4fm in London, or worldwide on http://www.resonancefm.com from 10-11pm gmt.

september

-A remix I made of contributions to the Radio Village Nomade project is available here.  More information is available in the july entry of my “news.”

august

Auricular has resurrected their audio magazine after a 15 year lapse, and I am proud to have a track on the new edition.  You can order the cd here.  It is also available for download from all the usual suspects, including iTunes.  Each artist gets a personalized page with info and a sample of their track, here’s mine.

july

-My field recording of a spring evening (midnight, actually) is running on jourparjour.net, for the Radio Village Nomade project, sponsored by Laboratoire Village Nomade, located in La Corbiere, Switzerland.  It’s running today, July 3, and here’s the link.  It will remain for the duration of the project, until November.  If you miss it, just click the link for “yesterday” until you reach the entry for “03.07.08.” “The aim of this project is to cultivate works out of sounds which were designed without the intent to distinguish themselves from others, sounds that highlight the ever changing moments that make up our collective realities. Each day’s piece will be a ‘window’ into a life and sound world different than our own. The Radio Village Nomade website will feature a daily sound piece contributed by sound manipulators from around the world, starting on May 1st and running through November 30, 2008. Submissions will be posted in their entirety and incorporated into future broadcasts on European public radio and our local FM broadcast from La Corbiere.”

june
-I have a new sound art piece, KAKUZITZU, being exhibited this month at the Upstate Artists Guild gallery on Lark Street in Albany, NY.
-There is an interesting review of WHY NOT TAKE A DAYDREAM AND WEAR IT on the White_Line review site promoting minimalism, which begins, “A strange one,  this…at first I thought it was some kind of hoax…” Read it here.

may

-ENJOY VICTORIA BAY was #4 on free103point9‘s top 40 this month.  “Le Jardin Clos,” from SHADOW OF THE DOLLS was played on Ben Owen‘s online radio show, tuesday night prayer meeting, also on free103point9.

april

-I’ll be performing this month, on Sunday the 20th, at 106BLDG30, Bruce Tovsky’s performance space in the Brooklyn Navy yard.  A group of us will be playing music derived from short wave radio recordings.

march

-The second volume of my Ossicles phonography series has been released.  Shadow of the Dolls, processed field recordings + a remix, is available for download or as a disc from the Releases page.

february

-“Signs from China,” a collage of field recordings made in China, was played at the evening concert during the Sound Cafe 2008 this month, in Jedburgh UK, which hosted a one day event focusing on phonographic forms which deal with documentary and archive, and which broadly address the disciplines of anthropology and ethnography through the medium of sound.

january

-Join me, Axe Iron Suns, and Twisted Pair on Friday, the 25th at the:
RPI Chapel and Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue,
Troy, NY
(518) 274-7793
Free admission


2007
december

itsnicethat.com, a favorite blog that “locates, collects and shares nice things within the creative world,” is displaying AMUSANT! on their page along with some other “nice” things they received in the mail recently.  It gets added to daily, so you may have to dig for it.  It’s in both the Graphics and Music sections.

november

-ENJOY VICTORIA BAY: Ossicles #1: unedited field recordings, is now available for purchase from the Releases page.

october

-New release, ENJOY VICTORIA BAY, is available to listen to and download (128 kps) on Last.FM.  It consists of unedited field recordings from Beijing, Salem, Cape Cod, NYC, and Albany.  It is the first of a projected phonography series called OSSICLES. For more information please visit the Releases page.

-Don’t forget the upcoming performance at the Albany Public Library on October 24, at 7pm, when Jim Sande and I will be providing a live soundtrack to the silent film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

september

I will be collaborating with Jim Sande on performing an original soundtrack to the 1919 German Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, at the Albany Public Library on Wednesday, October 24, at 7pm.

august

-My two new CDs, AMUSANT!, and WHY NOT TAKE A DAYDREAM AND WEAR IT,  are available to listen to in their entirety on Last.fm, or for purchase from stores I have set up on CafePress.com. Visit the Releases page for those links.  If you visit one of the stores, you will find that I have become something of a fashion designer (watching all those episodes of Project Runway must have had some effect on me).  I’m making t -shirts that display designs used in the CD artwork.

I put photos of this summer’s tune((outside))) on my flickr page.

july

Jon Nelson, host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Some Assembly Required, has written a nice feature about me on his blog this month.

june

There are three performances coming up this month and next.  Here’s the complete info on each:

-On Thursday, June 21, New York joins 340 other cities around the world to host a day of free, outdoor music-making. From Metropolitan Opera singers to high school rock bands, church choirs to underground MCs, Tuvan throat singers to Salsa bands, punk rockers to string quartets, there’s something for everyone.

Solar One hosts a stage for Make Music NY with solar-powered, site-specific and field recording sound performance from Nonhorse vsX, Andrea Williams of the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology,  Ben Owen and The Beige Channel at 7:30, at the Stuyvesant Cove Park, off 23rd Street near the East River.  Make Music NY is a day in which the city’s public space—usually reserved for traffic noise and jostling pedestrians—becomes impromptu musical stages, dance floors, and social meeting points. For more info, visit makemusicny.org and  nyacousticecology.org.

-Saturday, July 7 2007 3-9pm at tune ((outside))) wave farm NY
Acra, New York
$5
5662 Route 23
Acra, NY 12405
(518) 622-2598
Performers include Elliot Sharp, Marina Rosenfeld, Ben Owen, Gill Arno, Andy Graydon, Andy Hayleck, Richard Garet, Scott Allison, and Michael Farley.
Sound artists will play directly into five FM transmitters.  Attendees tune in with provided radio headphones as they explore 30 acres of meadows, forests and ponds.  Presented by free103point9.

-I will be performing on guitar with the Jim Sande Ensemble, Sunday afternoon, 4:30pm, July 29, at the Muddy Cup, on Madison Avenue, Albany NY.  Special guest guitarist Kevin McNeal, and more surprises are promised.

may

-My new cd, AMUSANT! is finished but not yet available, unless you are in Stockholm, Sweden, for the next few weeks.  It is getting its debut at an exhibit of sound art at the Ersta Konsthall, called “Art Is Not Mute.”  The work of international sound artists is available to listen to at the exhibit, and the physical cds are on display.  On opening night a number of DJs, including Andreas Bertling, were invited to use the exhibited works as the source of an evening’s performance.

-All of the tracks on AUTUMN RAIN IN THE YARD are available to listen to at Last.fm.  My page is here. AMUSANT! will soon be added to my page.

-I will be writing the music for a short film by Rebecca Maxwell Angel, titled Rachel’s Ward, for the Ed Wood Film Festival.  The film series will premier in September of this year at the Spectrum Theatre in Albany, NY.

-Finally, I started a blog, WHITE CHOCOLATE BUNNY EARS, at blogspot.com.  I’ll be reviewing live and recorded music that has some significance for me.  I started with my first rock concert, The Doors in 1968, and fast forwarded to the present, Electrelane this month.  Now I’m going to fill in the 39 years in between.  Wish me luck, and a good memory.

april

The Wire has a nice review of AUTUMN RAIN IN THE YARD this month, read it here.

march

-I contributed a one-minute recording of myself pulling staples out of our bedroom floor for a composition by French composer, Maki.  The composition, which he titled,  R(H)umeur collective – part. 1, was broadcast on March 9 on Radio Grenouille, in Marseille, and featured the work of over 25 composers in one continuous piece.

february


-I will be performing on guitar with the Jim Sande Ensemble, Saturday night, 9pm, February 24, at the Muddy Cup, on Madison Avenue, Albany NY.

january

-I will be performing at moso on Saturday night, 8pm, January 27.



2006

december

-My track, IT WILL SHINE (from my upcoming cd, AMUSANT!), was broadcast on the New Year’s Eve edition of the “It’s Too Damn Early” radio show on WDBX 9.1fm, Carbondale, IL.

november

-My composition, ACORN FALL, will be among those presented on a multichannel diffusion system at Unsafe: Festival of Improvised and Experimental Music, this month at the lighthouse, in Poole, Dorset, UK.  The festival will culminate in a concert by Evan Parker.
-I’ve added  DINING ON SHORT WAVES to the mp3‘s.  This won the 4X4 prize awarded by the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts in 2001 (scroll to the bottom of the page).

october


-My composition, SAM’S CLUB, has been included in the compilation cd, “Bend It Like Beckett,” curated by Danny McCarthy for Sound Works in Cork, Ireland, to commemorate the 100th birthday of Samuel Beckett.  It includes tracks by notable sound artists such as Scanner, Stephen Vietillo, and David Toop, and is available for purchase from Aphasia.
-Three new mp3s have been added from projects I worked on this year, along with a link to 4 tracks created in 2004 for Ben Owen’s ADDENDA audio archive of mp3s.

september


My one-minute radio piece, GRAVITY PROBLEM NO. 3, was selected by Time Labs for inclusion with 40 others and broadcast in a program simultaneously across 9 European countries on the 15th of Sept.
– My recording of a cloisonne factory in Beijing was played on a program called Ghost In The Machine during the Giant Ear))) show on free103point9 Online Radio.

august

– I will be appearing with the New York Phonographers Union at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, on Wed., September 13.
– I will be appearing at the Perfect Blend cafe, Delmar, NY,  on Sun., Sept. 24 from 2-4 pm.
– My recording of wind blowing through a door in a hotel in Beijing was played on a program called Wind Powered Works during the Giant Ear))) show on free103point9 Online Radio.

july

– I will be performing as guitarist with the Jim Sande Ensemble at the Muddy Cup (on Madison Avenue in Albany, NY, next to the Madison Theater) on Sunday, July 16, at 4pm.
– The German Web site de:bug has reviewed AUTUMN RAIN IN THE YARD, I suspect somewhat unfavorably.  If anyone can translate German, please let me know.
– My composition, ENVELOPE OF LEVELS, was accepted for the »Short Cuts: Beauty« electroacoustic competition sponsored by the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, for the World New Music Festival taking place in Stuttgart, Germany, from July 14 till 30.

june

– Two new mp3‘s have been added, WHAT HAPPENED HIM,  from AUTUMN RAIN IN THE YARD, and I GUESS from PLAIN VANILLA.
– PLAIN VANILLA is now available from iTunes.
– AUTUMN RAIN IN THE YARD received a nice review in Paris Transatlantic Magazine, and has also gotten airplay on Jacques Soddell’s Possible Musics show in Bendigo, Australia.

april / may

– I will be performing on Sat., June 17, 4 pm, at Mary Jane Leach‘s concert space in Valley Falls, NY, along with Dennis Bathory-Kitsz (from the Kalvos & Damian new music radio show) and Daniel Goode.  More information here.

– Many thanks to KGNU in Boulder, CO for playing tracks from my new CD, AUTUMN RAIN IN THE YARD, during April and May on the Sleepless Nights show.

march

-My 2004 CD, PLAIN VANILLA, is now available for download on emusic.com and soon on iTunes worldwide.
-New Web site launched.
-Latest CD, AUTUMN RAIN IN THE YARD, “it’s an excellent work of careful micro-sounding crackles, static hiss and all sorts of granular synthesis…delicate, thoughtful,” VITAL Weekly #520.
Available from the “Releases” page.
Read description.
Buy it at Borders Books & Music, Wolf Road, Albany NY.
Read review in the first issue of VEINZINE
Tracks played on Radio Home Listening , March 14.
Reviewed by Greg Haymes on “Northeast Report,” WAMC 90.3 fm, March 17.

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