RPM Challenge 2012 Part II

The RPM Challenge continues.  Into the second week and I’ve got five unnamed rough tracks.  I’m unclear exactly how things are shaping up, as I’m too in the middle of it to get a clear sense of direction.  I do notice a piano-driven impulse on these, and I’m enjoying some experimentation with mini-moog.  I got in… More

RPM Challenge 2012

Each year musicians from around the world challenge one another to compose and record an album’s worth of material (10 songs or 35 minutes of music) in the month of February (this being a leap year, we get an extra day).  This is not a competition, but rather a community effort to push ourselves into… More

Coming Home

I’ve started a new project of scoring stock footage, which, by the way, is in danger of being made more difficult to obtain through new anti-piracy laws; look into the new PIPA and SOPA laws now put before congress, which though supposedly intended to protect corporations against privacy, will severely limit public access to public… More

Top Ten Reads of 2011

he following list represents the highlights of a year of reading.  It includes three novels, two works of creative non-fiction, two books of poetry, one biography, one work of criticism/theory, and one book of photography accompanied by poems. The diversity is unintentional.  Some are recent publications, while others are new discoveries for me… More

What is Language?

The way in which we define language can limit or broaden our interactions with the world and others in it. As this brief video begins to explore, interlocutors take many forms, not all of which correspond to our “usual” understanding of sounds or gestures as referring to particular symbols. I am hesitant to aestheticize a… More