My continuation continues. It persists. The audio, the derangement, the seeking. In “Waves Track,” I continue the ongoing intensities I encountered in “Cloud Track,” but this time I have gone further, dived deeper, made my mania clearer. “Waves Track” can be watched via the music video below, which features three clips overlaid in a subtle… Continue reading New Music and Video: Waves Track
Sometimes experimentation crosses boundaries. Historically I have divided much of my literary, audio, and visual/video work categorically to allow for sense-making and efficiencies in output. This has been machine-like and in some ways has kept me from going further into the “interdisciplinary” realms many artists work within. Last year’s videos Boulder River Aphorisms, Oceanic Triptych,… Continue reading New Music and Video: Cloud Track
My second full-length, printed book has appeared. I am excited to announce the release of my next poetry publication Green Axes! Thanks to Red at Alien Buddha Press for agreeing to work with me on the poems and the overall structure of the book. As the title of this post suggests, these poems are derived… Continue reading A poetry collection both horrific and pastoral: Green Axes is now available!
In anticipation of some inbound sonic hardware, I’ve started fooling around, once again, with Ableton and some of my “field recordings.” In this case, the field in question was a kitchen, and the recording is of a coffee pot. Classic, no? My ongoing observations and curiosities of EQ and other audio properties/manipulation, by way of… Continue reading Sound: The Untitled Coffee Pot
The following are two sets of self portraits I took while on San Juan Island last month. This was the first time I created a low-budget photography studio, and the first time I ritualized photography concerning the physical human body as the main theme/subject. As explored below in Memory forms, movement accompanied each of the… Continue reading Photos: Memory Forms and Further Forms
A couple of new books, both fantastic, are now out via The Song Cave. They are: A Better Place is Hard to Find by Aaron Fagan and Rough Song by Blanca Varela, translated by Carlos Lara. I have reviewed them in a Harper’s-esque double feature via North of Oxford.
Consumption and immersion. The pandemic upped the ante on the screen experiences. Add on a new VR kit and there were many new worlds in my life this year. Here are the best. I’ve included the 8s, 9s, and 10s in both category (movies and games), and it does seem like my interests continue to… Continue reading Movies and Games of 2020
I listened to 1,098 albums this year. I know this because I obsessively track all the music I listen to, and I mostly focus on listening to full albums. This is something I’ve been doing for years now, and it’s clear the music train just isn’t going to quit. What I find profound in one… Continue reading Music of 2020
I read a lot this year. 130 books to be exact. Many of them were amazing. Most were informative and educational. They’ve set me off on many new paths as a reader–arguably more new paths than any other time in my adult life. Could the pandemic be to thank for this surge? Perhaps. I also… Continue reading Books of 2020
I have a review in the latest Rain Taxi print edition. This one is for Mike Soto’s A Grave is Given Supper. Order a copy of Rain Taxi here.
I have taken some time to work with a new camera setup at the Whiteley Center at Friday Harbor Labs. A new project has emerged: Memory Forms. Here is a preview image from the experience:
Here at the Whiteley Center on San Juan Island, I have had time to focus on literary, audio, and video works. I have completed what is definitely the final GIF sequence of the year, which I’ve labeled at the Whiteley Center GIF Bundle. Check it out on this page here.
I have just posted a large collection of large GIFs, created to round out the final days of the calendar year. This bundle, as I’m calling it, contains the aquatic and the natural, continued. It is a gentle extension of the most recent GIFs posted recently. In the near future, I intend to create more… Continue reading GIFs Wrap-Up for the Year
Some of the footage I carve the GIFs out of tends to be mammoth and beautiful in long form. I was inspired to make this silent video from the Twin Falls of the Cascades outside Seattle by the ambient elegance and power of Ana Roxanne’s amazing albums, Because of a Flower and ~~~. The homages… Continue reading Twin Falls Video
This black and white image was taken in the Sonoran Desert at the Organ Pipe National Monument in December, 2020.