early warning [ Aug 26 at MKE Fringe Fest ]

Work now in development : a 45-minute generative sound and vision work in a theatrical setting. Content unfolds a series of gestures discovered by considering solitary confinement in American prisons.

The work coincides with a national prison strike by inmates being put to enforced labor by for-profit prisons. This yet-to-be-titled work will be performed on August 26, 2018, at Vogel Hall, in the Marcus Center of Performing Arts, at Milwaukee’s Fringe Festival.

early warning

I’m performing as [ MANCO ] at Peter Woods’ album release show July 18, at Milwaukee’s Jazz Gallery.

It’s funny, a couple of weeks ago I had a great convo with another person teaching in new media at UW-M & he was like “Oh and they* think they’re just geniuses when they figure out that you can transform video or still images into audio” and I was like “Yeah its like visualizers, like I have to cure them of making visualisers … But so much depends on what the video source is, and why you’re shaping it into sound.”

*students

sketching out the score
sketching out the score

Started working on the score today, shimmering static evidence of our longest ever war, in Afghanistan. This is just a hint, a sketch of woven static and video. It has a ways to go. It’s a lament, a hollowed out wail ~ generative & live performance sound & image ~  the piece’s called threnody { contingent overload unravels }.

BOOK OF JAMES { for parkland }

BOOK OF JAMES ⚡️ Dear members of Congress sending your thoughts and prayers to Florida AGAIN for this mass shooting. ⚡️ Your hands are busy endorsing checks sent you by the NRA, you can’t grasp at their dollars and clasp your hands to the Lord at the same time ⚡️You wave your faith at your constituents to get elected, then let them be cut down by weapons you yourselves have the power to regulate ⚡️ These lines chiding you come from the Book of James. It’s a book in the Bible you hold up with the flag and apple pie proclaiming your fitness for office. ⚡️After prostituting your faith to gain access to political office, you do NOTHING in service if the LORD of life you claim to worship ⚡️ This latest crop of unnecessary angels were made on Ash Wednesday, the opening of the season of repentance in Catholicism. ⚡️Speaker Ryan wears his Catholicism on his sleeve to keep his government job. Will he repent this Lenten season?⚡️You are, as the Bible you say is yours, already dead. ⚡️I spit on your graves. ⚡️#repent #liars #thoughtsandprayers #enough

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