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
“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’
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.
In one hand I carry two gallon water jugs. In my other hand I carry drinking cups in a paper bag and two more gallon jugs of water. I am walking into the epicenter of downtown Oakland’s post-election protest. Daylight savings time has ended. It is dark. Circling helicopters offer incongruity as animated, light conversation … More Walking Forward With Water
A total psych for our national presidential election in 4 1/2 min from recordings mostly in Oakland, California between May 30, 2016 and June 6, 2016 leading up to our June 7th primary. The voices and sounds you hear are: Hillary Clinton, San Diego, CA, Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 Girls Quartet singing Little … More Rise Up! No Time 4 Apathy!
Two Urban Orchestras: San Francisco and Habana presents the vitality of two urban acoustic ecologies, where animals and noise each carry a signature as part of the soundscape score of the ecosystem. These signatures provide unique voices and rhythms within which life occurs. With credit to the bioacoustician Bernie Krause. Part I: Lapidge Alley on … More Two Urban Orchestras: San Francisco and Habana
A sound composition in silverware, plates, cellophane wrapping, and human voice.
42 is a sound composition in music box, doll, tone pipes, shaker, wine glass, whistle, human breathe, and vocal tone. It is dedicated to The Writing Group of Colleen Lookingbill, Sari Broner, Ai’fe Murray, Renata Ewing, and myself.
Early evening, Jackson Square, New Orleans, December 2013.