"Puppet Show of Memory" - for soprano saxophone, cello, piano, and electronics.
"Frenetic Disintegration" - for bass clarinet and electronics.
"Empyrean Tides" - for alto flute and electronics.
"Life is" - for baritone saxophone and electronics.
"Tangled Illusions" - for koto and electronics
"Alchemy" - for violin and surround fixed media. Like the process of alchemy, turning lead to gold, this work moves from noisy, grittier sounds into higher, purer material.
"Vesper" - for 5.1 fixed media. Made primarily out of sounds recorded from the bell ornaments off of my family's Christmas tree. (The recording here is in stereo mp3 formatting.)
"Seraphineas Flint" - for fixed media. This was created completely with sounds recorded from my bicycle.
"Scattered Unity" - for fixed media. This was part of a collaboration between the art, music, and chemistry departments at Western Michigan University. We first took a brewed beverage -in our case an IPA from Boatyard Breweries in Kalamzoo, MI- and analyzed it through mass spectrometer and gas chromatography. Our chemistry student interpreted this data to us, the artist and musician. The artist, Sara Wild, created the sculpture to the right based off of this data, and I put together the fixed media piece. We presented this at a Kalamazoo Art Hop in April, 2017.
For my current class, ARTS 443: Using our own video footage and/or photography, we were instructed to make a 2-5 minute video based on an accident, a mystical experience we couldn't explain, or a betrayal. Basically, we were to make a video that we cared about!
I wanted to make something abstract and simple/minimalist, but hopefully still semi-interesting! (And do keep in mind that I'm still very much a beginner at this kind of work.)
This short video was made to promote the South Shore Rail that runs from Indiana to Chicago as part of the same project mentioned above.