Wednesday, October 12, 2011

This Week : New Album Out + Occupy Wall Street Performance @ Chelsea Museum

The Fun Continues....

My first album in seven years, Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 has been released on my new label, Praxis Classics.

The album consists of 5 improvised pieces where Bach's classic collection of fugues and preludes is fed into my randomization algorithms and transformed into something completely different and exciting.  This project is a natural outgrowth of my End Of History series of sound installations, performances and print editions that I have done over the last 5 years.  Not only does it function as and exploration into cultural production and expressed power through form, but it's also a fun little culture jamming prank in that it comes up in searches for Bach on iTunes, Amazon, Zune, Spotify and many other online retailers!  Soon pieces of it will be inserted into classical streams on Jango as well.

Praxis is all about transforming ideas into action and my work in this regard, is among many things, a critical re-evaluation of western art music and the role of culture as a mechanism of control.

You can listen to it online for free at
Go to the contact page at and register, if you would like  a free download.

Also, I'll be performing in New York this week for an event related to Occupy Wall Street. Protest: The 99% Art Exhibition will be happening at the Chelsea Art Museum this Saturday and Sunday Oct. 15 &16.This event is organized by Jolanta Gora Vita and the Sonic Self Curatorial team  I'll be performing on Saturday at 7pm. The Chelsea Art Museum is located at 556 West 22nd Street in Manhattan.

Hope to see you there.


Monday, October 3, 2011

This Week: Black Mountain, Rutgers & Me

Some interesting things going on this week:

On Wednesday October 5 , three of my video shorts Weapons of Mass Banalization, Hot Dick v.a and The Ron Reagan Funeral Jam will be included in the Mass Distractions and Cultural Decay exhibit at the Mason Gross Galleries at Rutgers University.

This show, which is curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier includes the work of some 150 artists who "deploy strategies and techniques that counter and subvert culture industry ideologies that promote racism, classism, nationalism, militarism, sexism, imperialism, colonialism, and consumerism."

I'm honored to be able to show my work with some of my favorite current and former Rutgers colleagues including Martha Rosler, Hasan Elahi and Ardele Lister. Mass Distractions and Cultural Decay runs until October 22. The opening reception is this Wed. from 5-7pm at the MGSA Galleries, 33 Livingston Ave in New Brunswick. This show looks amazing!

Weapons of Mass Banalization (2002)

On Saturday October 8,  I'll  travel to North Carolina to perform at Black Mountain College for the ReViewing Black Mountain 3 conference, which this year is devoted to John Cage and his influences.  I'll be performing a new intermedia piece EOH v.5, which is a cut up and randmomized version  of Bach's Musical Offering complete with a video projection of the randomly distorted score. Check out the conference here

Speaking of Bach, I am on the verge of releasing my first album in seven years; The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1: A Computer Mediated DeComposition on my new label Praxis Classics. It is already available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Band Camp and will be fully released soon.

Also; I just got news today that I will be performing and showing work at the Chelsea Museum in a few weeks in an exhibit organized by Jolanta Gora Vita and the Sonic Self curatorial team. This exhibit is in solidarity with the evolving Occupy Wall Street movement.

hope all is well,