“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.
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
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
Recorded between May 30, 2016 and June 6, 2016, mostly in Oakland, California, leading up to California’s 2016 June 7th primary. The voices and sounds you hear are: Hillary Clinton, San Diego, CA, Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 Girls Quartet singing Little Mix (Wings), Oakland School of the Arts, Downtown Oakland Rally for Hillary, June … More Eve of a California Primary
A letter, read by a fellow World War II veteran, from a 35 year old Lieutenant and school principal from Illinois who was stationed in England when he learned of the birth of his baby daughter on December 13, 1943. Recorded on Memorial Day, May 30, 2005, Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA.
A sound composition in silverware, plates, cellophane wrapping, and human voice.
While tour brochures for Muir Woods National Monument mention the murmurings of Redwood Creek, I found a far more rich, sonorous language of resonance, roil, rush, roar, and dappled run. Come walk amongst the Redwood ecology of this forest 12 miles North of San Francisco, with the wildlife and other visitors.
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.