a blood moon

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in blog | No Comments
a blood moon

…in which a lunatic project comes to fruition… My current working method does not lend itself to any industrial definition of “quality”: I don’t seem to be able to do anything twice. But I do sometimes manage to compose a durable artifact from otherwise ephemeral sources. Blood Moon for Bankers is one of those pieces […]

new panda

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in blog | No Comments
new panda

…in which we add to the menagerie…. With the annual Long Beach extravaganza behind us, I decided to rest up with a little synth recording project…which turned into a voice recording project. Blood Moon for Bankers is now into its second project week—because time expands, blah, blah, and, well, lyrics are hard—and it all adds […]

reimagining Matt Mason

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in blog | No Comments
reimagining Matt Mason

…in which we revive classic themes… We’ll be reprising Elegy for Matt Mason—one of our earlier collaborative works—at this fall’s A LOT event in Long Beach, but without our full complement of personnel. That means redubbing the original video so there’s a violin track, and an excuse to embellish and tweak a bit. Cue one […]

filmredigering, Stockholm

filmredigering, Stockholm

…in which we work on our upcoming roadshow…from the road… Deadlines come in many forms, but the only ones that absorb my full attention these days seem to be performances. Since these are usually far away from the studio, readiness involves getting the media files done well in advance—or at least a bit ahead of […]

editsville in transit

editsville in transit

…in which we toil over the inner harbor channel with mouse and camera… Transit is one act of our A LOT 2014 presentation the Floating Bridge of Dreams. It was initially envisioned as the opening act, and might still turn out to be…assuming we can overcome our fear of daylight. That’s because our 6:30 evening […]

posters, get yer wikiGong posters!

posters, get yer wikiGong posters!

…in which we prepare our usual media blitz… If Long Beach A LOT 2014 is anything like 2013, these aren’t really the final posters. Last year’s dates, venue, and lineup all changed and we couldn’t have predicted the outcome of an autumn equinox show by the end of July (this year, “October” starts in September, […]

found, unsought

found, unsought

…in which… Serendipity. A word learned from my father on a—very rare!—fishing expedition in a rented boat. On a more typical Saturday, we’d be flying in a rented Cessna 150 somewhere over the Miami-Whitewater Forest in southwestern Ohio, or waiting around on the ground, or just hanging with the neighbors. But once in a while, […]

and back on the GDB

and back on the GDB

…in which *** SPOILERS ***…. Saturday, July 12, found Jacob and Dave out on the Gerald Desmond Bridge again in Long Beach, doing what we do: listening to lampposts, taking photos and video of infrastructure and plastic manikins, impromptu interviews with the Port of Long Beach Harbor Patrol. Our Saturday morning adventures were followed by […]

back in the saddle

back in the saddle

…and riding through the ruins…. The good news is that Studio One has risen again, fully functional, minus the expansion channels sacrificed to Wanderlust. Shakedown testing presented an opportunity to record a couple of “etudes”: nothing ambitious, just a bit of fun to post. The bad news? Cameras are dropping like flies! Etude #1: Back […]

something to this blue light business?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2014 in blog, personal | No Comments
something to this blue light business?

…in which we find the wee hours passing faster…. I frequently find myself lying awake at night. There are probably many reasons for this, but activities undertaken before bedtime have been getting a lot of negative press recently. So now, along with the usual worries, vague premonitions, and insoluble puzzles that interfere with my sleep […]