After some toiling across software platforms, I have finalized another project: Dunn Gardens (2021). This project includes the following: Two full videos on YouTube: a silent video featuring original footage revealing the transitions of flowers from black and white to color; the same video with an added auditory bonus of an original composition of noise/music/etc.… Continue reading Dunn Gardens: New Media (Silent Video, Music Video, Full Album, Split Album)
I had the privilege and pleasure of writing on the new collection by Thulani Davis, Nothing But the Music, which has been added to North of Oxford. Highly recommend the book to anyone who’s interested in the Black Arts Movement and poetry by Black women past or present.
Using a new GoPro and cutting across the snow mile after mile, I recorded the Taylor River video below. The sound is a “live soundtrack” that I created while rewatching the video, experimenting with Komplete Kontrol, Ableton Live II, Massive, and Erosion+Distort+Reverb effects. I appreciated how Davinci and Ableton worked well together, and how everything… Continue reading New Music and Video: Taylor River
Excited to briefly announce that Of Spray and Mist is now available at Third Place Books in Seward Park and Ravenna. Hopefully soon in Lake Forest Park. It’s been strange to get the physical book into hands of anyone other than close friends during the pandemic. This slow distribution provides some joy and memories of… Continue reading Of Spray and Mist–Now at Third Place Books!
A post on the current state of poetry in Myanmar has been published in Poetry NW. This follows a brief exchange with Maung Day prior to his ducking into hiding and the cutting off of internet in the country. I’m grateful to Bill Carty for working with me on this piece–to bring light to the… Continue reading Coverage of Poetry in Myanmar
My second review of Jamie Sharpe’s work is in North of Oxford. I review Everything You Hold Dear following up Dazzle Ships from way back in 2017.
I’m excited to have received a copy of the latest Rain Taxi in my mailbox this weekend. The Spring 2021 issue features two book reviews concerning the poetry of the Serbian poet Marija Knežević (Breathing Technique, from Zephyr Press), and the Spanish Agustín Fernández Mallo (Pixel Flesh, Cardboard House Press). You can order a copy… Continue reading Two Reviews in the Latest Physical Rain Taxi
A very large group of poets across Myanmar have collected their voices in a single video embedded below. The link follows the death of K Za Win, and the oppression of many other poet activists and activists generally in the country over the last several months following the military coup. All of this strikes me… Continue reading A Video Montage from the Protests in Myanmar
The track linked below, Cherry Creek Falls, features another recent track composed in Ableton 11. The music, composed of two individual tracks, was applied to footage taken from Cherry Creek Falls outside of Duvall, Washington in March 2021. This was the first abstract video I created with the Express (free) edition of Hitfilm, an app… Continue reading New Music and Video: Cherry Creek Falls
My first foray into sheer noise, performative noise, and one of my first tracks in Ableton 11. “Inside” is a track created while watching the New French Extremity horror film of 2007 (À l’intérieur). After finalizing this experimental track, I decided to apply it to the segment of the film that inspired the composition. Note… Continue reading New Music and Video: Inside (À l’intérieur)
My latest review is of Tanya Holtland’s full-length poetry collection, Requisite, out by Platypus last year. This book is a follow-up to the chapbook Inner River, which I enjoyed immensely when it came out a few years ago. The review is featured at North of Oxford.
I have just finalized two incredibly strange audio tracks, accompanied/carried by two incredibly strange video tracks. The first features footage recorded in Ellensburg, Washington–specifically the lovely Irene Rinehart Waterfront Park. I don’t really have an explanation for the audio (which is probably for the best, honestly). I will say that I did include the waterfall’s… Continue reading Two New Music Videos: Ellensburg and Ancient Lakes
In what has become a new 2021 tradition, I have completed my next video and music work, though I hesitate to call it a “music video.” Relying on Komplete Kontrol’s Mikro Prism, and a ton of effects, I have found a certain harmony with the noise I’m turning up. I suppose harmony in this regard… Continue reading New Music and Video: Biscayne
A review of a fascinating Swedish feminist poet has just been published in Rain Taxi. Why not read my review of I walk around gathering up my garden for the night by Marie Lundquist today?
A new musical track and video have been published on YouTube and Bandcamp. Kachess Lake is a track based on an experience snowshoeing at said Cascadian lake in January 2021. The track is dynamically different in terms of tone and construction from other recent tracks. An experiment in layers, chords, dissonance, Massive, and reverb+EQ, I… Continue reading New Music and Video: Kachess Lake