A video for Sara Mapelli, who dances with bees to explore our interconnectedness.
Fear No Music Artistic Director Kenji Bunch makes a plea for understanding and connection through music, countering the xenophobic attitudes of the current administration in this fundraising video.
This video tour for a relaxing vacation rental explores details of architecture and garden before meandering through the picturesque town of Guanajuato, Mexico.
Original music: Matt Marble
My original sound score for this dance piece reflected the wildly divergent approaches in the two halves (or “worlds”). In the first, sonic fragments were culled from a long list of movie scenes, old television commercials, YouTube videos, pop songs, nursery rhymes etc., gathered by the dancers. These short bursts of micro-edited media were synced to precise cues – shards of not-quite recognizable sonic detritus colliding with elaborate onstage recitations.
This short trailer for Linda Austin’s dance performance features abstracted fragments of the dancers in a collage environment.
This mini-documentary for youth arts nonprofit Young Audiences follows a classroom of students as they make music on iPads.
This experimental, interactive theater piece was created by the cast, based on dozens of interviews with current and former residents of communes in the Pacific NW. My sound score used only the sounds of the human voice – from chanting, singing and toning to whispering, hissing and glossolalia. Vocal recordings were sampled, looped, filtered and processed to create a wide range of textures, from shimmering drones to New Age melodies, occasionally merging with the voices of the actors. Tones emerged from a glowing “sound box” in the middle of the performance area and expanded out to fill the room on a four-channel system.
I accompanied Bill Will’s exhibition of kinetic sculptures Fun House with a four-channel generative sound installation. An extensive library of individual sound events were randomly triggered and spatialized throughout the gallery in ever-changing combinations and layers. Sound events ranged in length from a few seconds to several minutes and were derived from the sound of a single snare drum hit – from quiet buzzing and drones to rumbles and pops. Sudden bursts of sound emerged from silences. As visitors activated the noisy sculptures, the installation provided a parallel sonic environment.
Ronna & Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark, Portland OR
Sept. 10 – Dec. 10, 2017
Bee Queen Sara Tink Mapelli dances for a small gathering of friends in the Columbia River Gorge, covered in 14,000 honey bees.
This promo video for bowmaker Jacob Mitas follows the creation of a single viola bow, from raw materials to life in the hands of a musician.