Seattle artist Zack Bent has created a mobile sculptural-architectural space using a pop-up camper as the base, and he's taking sculpture - called Rockwood - around to different locales this summer. In each place, there will be different music being both performed and broadcast in and around Rockwood. For September's first Thursday art walk I've created an electronic score that will emanate from the sculpture. This score features electronic sounds, field recordings acquired from the site of the installation, and guitar playing by John P. Hastings. Also, there will be a performance element to my turn with Rockwood: Brad Pierson's Whatever and Ever Amen choir will sing some of my work twice during the course of the evening. Full details can be found here.
Los Angeles based composer and sound artist Chris Kallmyer and I collaborated to make a music installation that will exist inside the Daejeon Park pagoda for the second annual NEPO House event: 5K Don't Run. This event features dozens of art happenings, installations and performances along a 5K route in south Seattle that people will traverse. For our installation Chris and I traded field recordings (his is of Santa Cruz Island - off the coast of LA, mine is of a summer evening in the woods of central Wisconsin, and may or may not contain the sound of a toad). We then created a musical response to the recording, and lastly layered and looped things to spread the possible permutations around a bit. You can read all about the 5K Don't Run event here.
The third installment of my time-specific iPod related musical events will be presented in Indianapolis by a local art organization called Big Car. You can read all about details for this event and how to participate here. Also, I'd love to present Blue Hour in more cities, so if you're interested in doing so drop me a line!
Nearly a year in the making, on September 20th the Indianapolis Museum of Art will present my new site-specific work Hungry Ghosts. This piece will feature members of the Butler University's Composers Orchestra in a dozen boats on a lake, floating lanterns by artist Erin Elyse Burns, as well as blasts on a conch shell by Yours Truly. You can read all about the event here, see the IMA's page for the event here, and read a great blurb about Hungry Ghosts in the Indy Star here.