Faithfully Re-presenting the Outside World NewMusicBox, June 12th 2013
Changes: 64 pieces for 6 Harps, by Jim Tenney Smith Publications, Winter 2009 to present
Copy-editing, archiving, transcription, and engraving for this incomplete set of pieces, to lead to future publication, recordings, and performances. With Lauren Pratt and Michael Winter.
a wave press 2016 to present
Owner, curator for this publishing outlet dedicated to experiments in and around music and sound.
The Dog Star Orchestra 2016 to present
Board Member, Archivist
the wulf. 2014 to present
Artistic Advisory Board Member, Grant Administrator (with Colin Wambsgans)
Southland Ensemble 2013 to present
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) 2010 to present
Experimental Music Yearbook 2009 to present
Co-founder and curatorial/editorial staff member for this web-journal dedicated to new experimental music, the publication of which coincides with a festival throughout the US, for which I also act as producer. With Michael Pisaro (2009), Sara Roberts (2010), Scott Cazan (2011 to present), Laura Steenberge (2012), Olivia Block (2014), Travis Just (2015), Jessie Marino (2016), and John P. Hastings (2009 to present).
Field Core C
Field Projects 1 (with Elizabeth Chin)
Field Projects 2 (with Sean Donahue and Elizabeth Chin)
Adventures with Microcomputers (FKA Physical Computing 2)
Sousveillance Spring 2017
Participants explored strategies for citizen surveillance (i.e. sousveillance) in the context of the Raspberry Pi development environment.
Becoming Anonymous / Becoming More Anonymous Spring and Summer 2014
Participants explored methods for the circumvention or blocking of digital and real-world surveillance. With Tim Schwartz.
Electric Bodies Summer 2013
Organized around a series of collaborative activities and brief lectures, participants explored the electrical characteristics of the human body while learning about basic principles of electronics.
Max/MSP Spring 2011
Instructed participants on basic to advanced topics of utilizing the Max/MSP programming environment. With Beth McMullin.
Basic Electronics for Artists Spring 2011
Instructed participants on basic concepts of electronics and their possible implementation in one's art practice. Participants built an amplifier, synthesizer, and contact microphone.
David Tudor's Rainforest IV Winter 2010
Instructed participants on the ideas behind David Tudor's Rainforest IV. Included instruction on the construction of amplifiers, audio output transformers, and contact microphones. Culminated in a group exhibition of the piece at Machine Project.
Electric Melon Fall 2010 to 2012
Instructed participants on the construction of contact microphones to create amplified, edible drums out of melons. At Houston Fine Arts Fair (2012), Berkeley Art Museum (Spring 2011), Armory Center for the Arts (Spring 2011), and LACMA (Fall 2010).
Contact Microphone Workshop/Amplified Party Summer 2010
Instructed participants on the construction of contact microphones, culminating in an installation/amplified dinner party. With John P. Hastings.
Experimental Sound Design Spring 2012 to Fall 2012
Focused on experimental performance practices, interactivity, digital media, software design/programming, instrument design, installations, acoustics, and perception.
Audio Technology I Summer 2011 to Winter 2012
Examined the principles of audio signals and the equipment used to record, process, and distribute audio content.
Advanced Sound Design Spring 2011
Advanced digital signal processing in the Max/MSP programming environment.
Audio Electronics 2 Winter 2011 to Fall 2012
Intermediate concepts of electronics/circuitry and circuit design (with special emphasis on synthesizer design and fabrication).
Audio Electronics 1 Fall 2010 to Fall 2012
Basic concepts of electronics/circuitry as they relate to audio. Culminated with an exhibition of David Tudor's Rainforest IV.
Creative Music Electronics Spring 2015
Critiqued and coached students regarding successful electro-acoustic performance practices in Mark Trayle's class in the School of Music.
Micro Experiences Lab
Guest Critic. Critiqued students' Final Project proposals in Shona Kitchen's class in the Digital Media program.
Introduction to Electronics + Arduino Fall 2012
Two-week lecture and workshop for Graduate Environment Design students in Kenneth Cameron's Ambient Media + Interactivity class. Introduced basic electronics as well as the fundamentals necessary to prototype with Arduino.
thresholds Fall 2012
Lead students in Mark Allen's Junior/Senior Art Major Seminar through "thresholds," a participatory performance/installation exploring silence and the process of listening. Culminated in a group installation of various circuits tuned to the ambient characteristics of the room.
Circuit Bending 2011
Lecture and workshop covering basic electronics for Artists, as well as an introduction to Circuit Bending, in Adam Overton's Moving Parts class. Assisted students in circuit bending a sound-making children's toy.
Wacom Tablet 2009
Lecture on Instrument Design for the Intuos3 Wacom Tablet in Mark Trayle's Supercollider class.
Minimalism: an Overview and Analysis 2005 - 2007
Two day lecture to students in the Twentieth Century Techniques class. Included analysis of Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians" and Terry Riley's "In C."
John Cage's 4'33" 2006
Lecture given to Philosophy students in the Postmodernism class. Included a performance of the piece on Alto Saxophone.