“Oakland Evening Serenade” is an 8’25” sound poem derived from an October 9, 2020 field recording on a ZOOM H2n. This piece is a good example of how the auditory sense provides a rich channel for opening the imagination because what is heard can be open to interpretation. Sometimes I edit and paste raw footage, … More Oakland Evening Serenade
Recorded in October 2019 at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin, Instioge, and Galway. Galway wall mural.
Voices from the Vigil Gathering for Immigrant Children, Friday, July 12, 2019, Oakland City Hall, Frank H Ogawa Plaza: Corrina Gould, Spokesperson of the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, Josie Camacho, APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO), Hiroshi Shimizu, Crystal City Pilgramage, representatives from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, the Rev. Phillip Lawson, representative from the … More Your Family Is My Family Tu Familia Es Mi Familia
Tucked in the middle of Southern France, with the Pyrenees rimming the horizon on a clear day, is Durban. We enter from the West. Thank God we had a GPS, because even with our Michelin map, this is remote country side. We are wrapped in that iconic patchwork of many-hued, squared-off, rolling crop fields marked … More In the Quilt of Southern France
“You can totally say ‘no,’ but may I take your picture? I’ve never seen a hat like that.” I hold up my now wind-bent androgynous family decal-in-a-red-circle sign. It is July 2, 2018, two days after hundreds of thousands across the country demonstrated for #FamiliesBelongTogether. I am heading to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services … More This Direct Action Brought To You By the Letter ‘L’
March 24, 2018. March for Our Lives, San Francisco. First hand account of Columbine shooting survivor who finds out she has investments in the gun industry. “It made me sick to my stomach.” Check your investments and retirement accounts and purge these publicly traded U.S. gun manufacturers: Sturm Ruger & Company Inc, NYSE ticker number … More $ Out of the Gun Industry
March 24, 2018, SF Bay Area The children are here and they are not going away. Powerful youth voices from the Bay Area March for Our Lives Rally in San Francisco includes 9th grader Maya Segal, one of the event organizers, 6th graders Dylan and Charlotte Dodson, Ayia Abraham, freshman at Margory Stoneman Douglas High … More #ListenToThem
Please use headphones/buds and let your imagination go. Recorded August 26, 2017, San Francisco; September 29, 2017, Athens, OH; and January 29, 2018, Grace Cathedral, SF. Thank you to Sound Healing Symphony, in this cut featuring Marco Ferrero, Loriel Starr, Xenia Giollo and Celine Rezvani, gong and Russell Feingold, didgeridoo.
A meander through the Midi-Pyrénées. The silent parts are not silent. Please use ear buds/headphones.