Thirteenth Floor

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.  

Two Urban Orchestras: San Francisco and Habana

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

How Old You Are

If you spend a lot of time thinking how old you are You Put away Many days So you don’t Have the Days to think about. My mother, Anne G. Perry, in 36 seconds, on the practicalities involved when aging.

Redwood Creek, Muir Woods

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.


In the sound composition “Time” the Sixteenth Century eglise of Bastide de Bassoues in the Midi Pyrenees of France meets a stairwell in the Musée des arts et métiers in Paris meets Southern Appalachian curios.  The silent parts are not silent.  Please use headphone/buds.


Between is a sound composition that recognizes and foregrounds the informal asides.  It is adapted from  my 2013 recording of a reading of Renata Ewing’s “The Voyage of Margaret Saville and Other Poems Concerning Frankenstein’s Creature.”  Please use headphone/buds.

Whiskey Down

A composition on the mid-morning weekday rising of New York City including breakfast orders from the Red Flame Diner on West 44th Street near 6th Avenue and construction and street sounds from East 30th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue and the Marianne Boesky Gallery on West 24th in Chelsea. The composition title derives from … More Whiskey Down