chronology

             2017

“Breaking Open the Ear” – immersive sound experience workshops at Polyphony Studios and Ashoka University, New Delhi, India – and created such workshop at Vaayu, Goa.

“five elements along the ghats” – sponateous sound, performance, live-drawing actions along the Ghats of Varanasi/Benares with ChiMuk, Suresh K Nair and Mukesh P Tiwarya.

KIPAF17 – various onlocation recordings during Kolkata International Performance Art Festival – created portable sound installations for accompaniment and collaboration with other participants – created “Sleep Action” all night sound work for deep collective dreaming as part of KIPAF17 – Soundcloud Link

“temple recordings” – survey of temple acoustics of Hampi Temple Complexs, Hampi, India

“intertwinings” – immersive sound experience in collaboration with Nikhl Chopra, Mithun Sheshagiri, ChiMuk, Enith Maria, Kuru Cirkus – HH Art Spaces Goa, India

             2016

Shifted to ‘Pelican Claim’ – a remote off-grid studio, cabin located at 3600′ in a remote valley near Talent, Oregon

             2015

Ending of cycle of ‘research’ into Unusual “spiritual” groups located in southern Oregon.

Began study of Longchempa and Dzogchen texts.

             2014  

Moved to ‘the barnacle’ – Talent, Oregon

sabbatical period continues – reflection time among guides within the Siskiyou mountains of southern Oregon

“the way of light” – immersive sound installation as part of collaborative ‘expanded cinema’ project with Shumona Goel, Tabasheer Zutshi and Avijit Mukul Kishore
C.K. Cama Hall – Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, India

Le Septième Déguisé En Neuf ‎- CD – published OBS, Rostov on Don, Russia
cd reflecting the period of change between September 2012 and September 2013 and my movement between Europe and the Pacific North West

             2013  

Life-Art relocation experiment – Talent, Oregon

             2012

Residency
Villa Waldberta – Feldafing (*Munich) Germany

‘BARDO’ – live six channel sound work for performance piece of Judith Egger – Munich, Germany

‘FARNE’ for PLANTS TALK 2012 at the Botanischer Garten der Universität Potsdam in Potsdam, Germany. {an eight-channel aleatoric composition for ferns}

Корлигон ‎(with Hitoshi Kojo and Yannick Dauby) – CD – published OBS, Rostov on Don, Russia

             2011  

Personal assistant to Catherine Christer Hennix

Presentation of ‘Frozen Illuminations’ on WDR german radio.

‘WATCHTHINGSGROW’ for PLANTS TALK 2011 at the Tropical Botanical Garden of Witzenhausen, Germany. {an eight-channel aleatoric composition for ferns}

             2010  

Leuvan, Lyon, Madrid, Valencia
Performances in duet with Manu Holterbach.

Geneva, Milan, Vittorio Veneto, Genova, Bologna, Roma, Torun
Performances in duet with Francesco Cavaliere (as MOLLUSCA).

Monza, Italy
Performance collaboration with Adrian Shephard (with Francesco Cavaliere) during the Harta Art Action event

Kemio Island, Finnland
Meeting and improvisation with Shakuhachi with Antti Tolvi.

Jokkmokk, Sweden
Recording work and performance with Nina Valhberg.

Cazalla, Spain
‘intro:muros’ festival – solo performance.

Berlin, Germany
Curating and hosting a series of ‘Listening Salons‘ at Grimmuseum.

Extension of visa and slow growth of projects – including extensive collaborations with Francesco Cavaliere, Marcel Türkowsky, Christopher Kline (in collaboration with his ‘Snakebraid’ project).

Meetings with C.C. Hennix and Ganesh Anandan.

Cassette – Solar Night published on Mirror Tapes (kuala lumpur , malaysia)

Cassette – Hiding in a Church (St. Maurice with Jason Honea) published on Nothing Out There (france)

CDr – Frozen Illuminations published on Nothing Out There (france)

             2009  

Berlin, Germany
Relocated from Brussels to Berlin in spring. Began to establish visa and working base. regular sound improvisation with butoh dancers. Begun regular meetings with Werner Durand.

Valencia, Spain
Participation in the OBSERVATORI 2009 festival in collaboration with Loren Chasse.

Delemont & Porrentruy, Switzerland
Pont Sonore BelJu‘ event – installation & performance.

La Pommerie, France
five week residency with KODAMA – documentation: part one,part two, final exhibit

Berlin, Germany
Various events organized through winter: performances withHOKURO and Julia Vitalis, public action STANDING WAVES at Radio Aporee, solo installation/performance SEPIA DREAM at Grimmuseum opening. Meetings with Hillary Jeffery, Francesco Cavaliere.

12″ vinyl – Turning Leaf Migrations with KODAMA published onOlde English Spelling Bee (brooklyn, ny)

CD – Golden Shadow with Jatin Vidyarthi published on Semperflorens (russia)

CD – Moriendo Reniscor with Seijiro Murayama published on Xing Wu (klang, malaysia)

CD – An Opening of the Earth : Recovered with Martin Franklin published on Faria (st. petersburg, russia)

             2008  

Bombay, India
sound design for shumona goel’s ‘family tree

Varanasi, India
Studied Khayal music with Pashupati Nath Mishra

Bhopal, India
Dhrupad vocal residency with the Gundecha Brothers

Ghent, Maastricht, Münster, Berlin
tour of ‘mnemonic debris 08’ @ courtisane, audioscoop, auf abwegen event, das kliene field recording fest

Loitz, Germany
peeneaale2008‘ installation of 40-channel sound system for an event organized by Mike Hentz & co

Berlin, Germany
collaborative sessions with a number of people – including Ben Owen, Jason Honea, Melanie Velarde, Sachiyo Honda, Marcel Türkowsky, Benjamin Aman

Brattleboro, Vermont
sound design for John Digeorge’s REDBELLY

‘the otolith’ – with Loren Chasse published on Helen Scarsdale (san francisco, california)

             2007  

Living in various places in France
volunteering @ Nalanda Monastery, Lavaur and Dhamma Mahi, Champignelles. living in Lormes

Beginning study of Shakuhachi

Brussels, Belgium
sessions with Sabri Meddeb and Fred MarbaixAntwerp, Belgium
‘Suspension Work for INBETWEEN’ compostion for dance company Wego

Toronto & Indianapolis
KODAMA performances

New York, New York
‘membrane seeding’ sound/video installation @ Whitebox & performance for PERFORMA

Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, India
travel and residency @ Adishakti Theater Arts

             2006  

Ending of project with CLOUDMIRROR

Brussels, Belgium
residencies @ Nadine & Bain Collective. various performances solo and as KODAMA

Lausanne & Geneva, Switzerland
EMANATE performances (wtih Hitoshi Kojo, Yannick Dauby & Wan-Shuen Tsai)

Prague, Czech Republic
live performance @ Skolska Gallery

Berlin, Germany
‘erase and reset’12 hour improvisational session with seven other improvisors

Ljubliana, Slovenia
lecture ‘Sound as Experience’ @ Famul Stuart

Herne, Germany
‘mnesis’ – installation of 10channel sound work.

New Delhi, India
residency and presentation of ‘sound pagoda nr.1‘ @ KHOJ workshop.

Khajuraho, Varanasi, India
travel – met Michael and Charlotte Cain

miniCD – GO published on ferns
(paris, france)

CD – automnal 2003 published on and/OAR (seattle, washington)

             2005  

Epesses, Switzerland
Art direction and curation of seven CD releases on CLOUDMIRROR

Fribourg, Switzerland
‘medusa’ live KODAMA performance organized with My Cat Is an Alien

Geneva, Switzerland
curated VERNALflux all night performance (featuring Giancarlo Toniutti, jgrzinich & eku, Shejingren and Jonathan Coleclough and Geoff Sawers)

Estonia, Finland, Norway and Sweden
travel, performances, improvisations. meetings with Lau Nau, fonal records folks

Sõmerpalu, Estonia
SUVEflux performance of all night sound with Hitoshi Kojo, Loren Chasse and John Grzinich

Lille, France
‘withinside’ – installation of 12channel sound work.

CDr – les chambres nuageuses as KODAMA published on Octpia (japan)

CD – porous published on Sound Mirror (cully, switzerland)

CD – molecular knot phase one published on Cloud of Statics (cully, switzerland)

             2004  

Astoria, Oregon & San Francisco, California
solo sound performances

Epesses, Switzerland
living and working to develop a residency center in Switzerland

Switzerland, France, Italy
tour with Loren Chasse

Geneva, Switzerland
Performance in Parc Promenade du Pin
during Fete de la Musique organized by Cave12

Hyvinkaa, Finland to Mooste, Estonia
‘Forage’ collaboration/meeting with performance artist Tero Nauha and nomadic visionary Lars Larsson

Met Maksims Shentelevs, Jan Anderzen

Epesses, Switzerland
Met Hitoshi Kojoand began project KODAMA

Evreux and Paris, France
Touring performances with ENTRELACS

Lausanne, Switzerland
‘les chambres nuageuses’ installation and performance of KODAMA @ Theatre Arscenic

CD – memoirs of four discarded objects – published from Editions… (atlanta, georgia)

CD – wormwood (with Joel Stern ) was published from Groundfault (downey, california)

             2003  

London, England
living and working with artists and improvisors. participated in the Eddie Prevost improv workshops.
collaboration with artist Judith Egger

Liège, Aachen, Türnich, Rösrath
living with various friends

Beginning to practice Vipassana Meditation

Epesses, Switzerland
invitation to live and work in Switzerland

Beginning of project with CLOUDMIRROR

Met and began collaborations with Seijiro Murayama

Glacier du Trient, Switzerland
collaborated with Yannick Dauby for recordings and installations taking place on glaciers

Montréal to Portland, Oregon via New Mexico
travel and meeting with artists. Met Jonathan Benham, Steve Brand, Voice of Eye& Loren Chasse

CDr – andapa with Judith Egger was published from Edition Graphon (munich, germany)

CDr – molt and anecdote (solo) and underleafas ENTRELACS was published from S’agita (italy)

7″ – cynorrodon as ENTRELACS was published from Drone records (bremen, germany)

             2002  

Grenoble, France
living and working @ Brise Glace artist collective

Nice, Grenoble, Paris
Touring performances with ENTRELACS

Amsterdam, Netherlands
residency & performance @ STEIM as ENTRELACS

New York, New York
live sound performance @ Experimental Intermedia

Port Townsend, Washington
residency @ Centrum arts center

Portland, Oregon to Montréal via New Mexico
movement

Montréal, Canada
live sound work as part of ‘blank_field

Reading, England
with Jonathan Coleclough for ‘sea change’ project – later aborted due to flooding in Leipzig

London, England
Radio shows on Resonance FM. Met Patrick McGinley, Joel Stern

Valletta, Malta
lived two months exploring archeological sites and composing work for Kunstradio ORFGEBEL

CDr – a great and riverless ocean was published from Mystery Sea (brussels, belgium)

             2001  

Portland, Oregon
Began study of Kirana Ghrana singing with Michael Stirling (student of Pandit Pran Nath)

‘animating stillness’ – installation about low frequencies with Jesse Engum @ the PNCAthe posture queen‘ – sounddesign for Hand2Mouth theater with Seth Nehil

Prindle, Washington
‘nexus of sensibility’ – 13 hour body/site/material action performance

St. Pölten, Austria
‘circulating phases’ – installation @ the KLANGTURM

Udine, Italy
staying with John Duncan and Giuliana Stephanie at the time of 9-11. Decision to stay on in Europe.

Grenoble, France
living and working @ the Brise Glace artist collective met Yannick Dauby, Manu Holterbach and Sophie Durand and many others.

Nice, France
lecture @ Villa-Arson, began project ENTRELACS

CD – :coyot: was published from Erewhon (liège, belgium)

CD – from within the solar cave was published from Absurd records (athens, greece)

             2000  

Portland, Oregon
living and working as a temp graphic production artist

Prindle, Washington
helped to organize a series of full participation weekends at Theodore Holdt and Sara Mapelli’s home in the columbia river gorge

Seattle, Washington and Valencia, Spain
‘entering molecular streams’ – 12 channel installation of aeolian sound sources at the Arts in Nature and Observatori festivals. met Dale Lloyd

Rome, Innsbruck, Vienna
‘slow red, circulating green’ solo sound performances

Dublin, London
duet performances with Michael Prime. Sessions also with Fergus Kelly and Morphogenesis

CD – belle confusion 0247 with Francisco López was published from .absolute. records (seattle, washington)

12″ – many rivers move along the surface of the magnet was republished from ERS (amsterdam, netherlands)

CDep – breathing towers was published from Dorobo records (victoria, australia)

             1999  

Portland, Oregon
living and working as a temp graphic production artist

met Bobbin John Michael Eirth first time to work with sound on a computer.

Began work for many projects – including :coyot:, from within the solar cave.

began correspondence with Giancarlo Toniutti

CD – fibres was to be published from Gnome records (york, england) – and was shelved

2 x 12″ lp – amalgam with ORA (Darren Tate and Colin Potter) was published from Editions… (atlanta, georgia)

             1998  

Austin, Texas
‘still born and incandescent’ physical action with ERG sound performance

‘harvest of vectors’ long wire installation & ERG performance – live performance included Josh Ronsen

San José, Costa Rica
travel to ecological research center with Francisco López and solo performance in San José

Lavaud Pacaud, France
‘le nid’ long wire installation & ERG performance @ event organized by Cédric Peyronnet

Linz, Austria
last ERG performance

Helsinki, Finland
‘filtering the current’ – seven wind harps installed on Suomenlinna Island and amplified in an old bunker. Presentation and lecture @ Sibelius Academy. This is the source for the composition :coyot:

Hamburg, Liège, Caen, Paris, Wroclaw
solo sound performances – significant meetings with Slavek Kwi, Pierre Berthet, Patrick Delges, Eric Cordier, Eric LaCasa

Kathmandu, Pokhara, South Mustang – Nepal
travel and field recording

York and Preston, England
Meetings with Darren Tate and Colin Potter.

             1997  

Austin, Texas
performances with Carmen Resendez, John Grzinich and Seth Nehil

‘the center cannot hold’ live sound performance with visuals by Luke Savisky

‘the stomach of the sky’ 4-hour minimal improvisation @ Ellen Fullman‘s Candy Factory studio – release event for the CD.

Intensive research into Rene Daumal begins – as well as collective discussions about David Bohm, Rupert Sheldrake, J. Krishnamurti, and further topics.

Significant attendance to Ilya Prigogine’s lecture series on Indeterminacy in New Science.

Significant meeting Stan Brakhage

‘chakraphonics’ – Live sound processing during seven hour performance with Linda Montano and Ellen Fullman‘suk•kah (shelter)’ – Live sound work for dance-theater performance choreographed by Bryan Green

CD – Stomach of the Sky was published from Staalplaat (amsterdam, netherlands)

             1996  

Seattle, Washington
Began regular ‘camping & recording’ sessions – culminating in Acoustic-Geographic SurveysMet Jeph Jerman, Golden Climax Twins‘‘five dreams from below the great magnetic bight’ – an installation of wire drone devices @ Wall of Sound.

Recordings for Stomach of the Sky were made.

Austin, Texas
returned to to Texas – met Josh Ronsen, Rick Reed among others. Invited John Grzinich do a sound project together. Later to be called ‘ERG’

Busswil & Bern, Switzerland
one month residency with John Grzinich‘nine irregular waves with perpendicular interference collectors’ a multiple long wire installation @ Berner Gallery

Florence, Longiano, Caen, Nijmegen, Koblenz, Hamburg, Bydgoszcz, Worclaw, Leipzig
ERG tour – met Luca Miti, Francesco Michi, Johannes Dimpflmeier, Felix Kubin, Uli Rehburg, Mike Hentz, Klaus-Peter John, Bernhard Günter

mastering of Stomach of the Sky at B. Günter’s

7″ – Condensation published on Povertech (Sacramento, california)

             1995  

Prague, Czech Republic
worked as a graphic designer

began organizing events with Martin Janícek sound works for theater group Teatr Novogo Fronta

made first wire installation ‘ebb I’ @ Alternativa Komotovka

Amsterdam, Netherlands
stayed at an artist community

Madrid, Spain
visited with Francisco López

Morocco, Spain, France, Netherlands, England, Austin to Seattle
non-stop movement across various landscapes in a period of a few weeks

origin of the word OROGENETICS Seattle, Washington
met with artists such as Key Ransone, Daniel Menche, Eric Lanzilotta.Installed wire piece ‘ebb II’ @ Cornish College

Cassette – Many Rivers Move Along The Surface Of The Magnet published on Isomorphic (seattle, washington)

             1994  

Austin, Texas
very active with organizing and curating events:

‘paragon5’ minimalist improvisation with 4 performers with Carmen Resendez, John Grzinich, David Avery’four of one’ physical action performance between four performers on a railway yard with Carmen Resendez, David Avery and Kerthy Fix’4:15am’ body/film/material action with Kerthy Fix

Met Seth Nehil, Olivia Block – made ‘tunnel’ sessions

Co-organized and curated INTERSECT multimedia eventBegan to focus on drones and wires as an entry point to sound.

Location for Breathing Towers found – first try to record with Robert Ovetts and Adam Wiltze (interruped by surreal car crash) – master stereo recording done months later

Austin, Houston, New Orleans
spontaneous action performance for Crash Worship

London, England
moved to work with graphic designers. stayed with folks from Praxis Records

Cassette – The Will to Dissolve – unpublished

             1993  

Austin, Texas
Began to further develop my ‘organic-feedback’ techniques for producing sound from very low tech sources.

Made many Sound-Poetry experiments – formed the group ESOPHAGUS

spontaneous action performance for Crash Worship

Met John Grzinich

live performance with Francisco López

CD – Opening of the Earth with Martin Franklin was published on SDV (düsseldorf, germany)

             1992  

Frankfurt, Zurich, Bern, Bordeaux, Berlin, Prague, Budepest
(Germany, Switzerland, France, Czech and Hungary)

Met Marc Behrens, Rudolf Eb.er, Joke Lanz, Guido Hubner & Isabelle Chemin, Dead Chickens, among many others.

made live performance with Marc Behrens @ Neu-Klang festival

live sound work with CO Caspar’s self made instruments

Austin, Texas
moved back to work more with N D magazine.

Lived in a van for six months.

‘Squaring the Circle’ – Video –  -published on a video compilation from Switzerland.

‘Opening of the Earth’ 
‘Ground’ – Cassettes – (mixed at Rudolf Eb.er and Marc Behren’s studios)
published while traveling from SFCR (Bordeaux, France)

             1991  

Continue work with N D magazine. Graphic Design and reviewing new music

first year of travel and life-school, meetings with international artists

Mexico
seminal first travel alone outside of the united states. spent five weeks from northern Mexican ghost town of Real de Catorce to Palenque in Chiapas. Witnessed a 5+ min total eclipse at San Blas

Bloomington, Indiana
Mixed and edited the video edition of N D nr.11

Left with a one-way ticket to Europe – traveled by hitchhiking for 10 months.

London, Windsor and Newcastle, England
Met with Martin Franklin, Shaun Caton, André Stitt, Ben Ponton, Robin Storey, Nigel Ayers.

Recording Opening of the Earth at Martin Franklin‘s

Linkebeek, Nijmegen, Henglo, Rösrath (Belgium, Netherlands, Germany)
Met Volker Hamann, EXTRApool folks, various mail artists, Mary Bauermeister

Berlin, Prague (Germany, Czechoslavakia)
Met Karla Sachse, CO Caspar, many young artists from the Prague Academie

             1990  

Austin, Texas
relocation number one

first involvement with N D magazine – first meetings with Daniel Plunkett and Rob Forman

helped performances in Texas of: Zoviet-France, The Hafler Trio, Zbigniew Karkowski, Phauss, G.X. Jupitter Larsen during this time

began first recordings using radio and primitive electronics

helped with the production of UNDERCURRENTS exhibit – a history of underground cassette culture  at MexiArte, Austin, TX

first live sound performance @ UNDERCURRENTS

first publication –
‘Another Object’ – cassette – self-published
documenting the first sound performances and collaborations

             1989  

Bloomington, Indiana
attended Indiana University for one year:

studied Experimental Printmaking, Performance art (with Jean Paul Darriau) and Video Art

produced many videos for local access television – documenting performances, dreams and further research into independent art movements.

collaborations and meetings with local artists including painters, musicians and performance artists – including Bart Everson, Amanda Waggoner

further experiments with cassette four-track

published a small booklet (zine) of artwork with Amanda Waggoner – ‘Regurgitate’

             1988-1986  

first travel to Europe during a short middle-school field trip

Indianapolis, Indiana
discovery and personal research into avant guard artistic movements – from dadaism to ‘industrial’ music. seminal discovery of the works of Brion Gysin, and William Burroughs.

formative artistic practice – action painting, sculpture and naive performance work

first experiments with tape recorders

             1985-1972  

growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana
amorphous mid-west american childhood

two significant journeys to the west coast passing through the deserts of the southwest and the rocky mountain regions of the united states

much time spent traveling around the mid-west with father’s auto-racing and extensive model airplane & helicopter activities

             1971-1970  

Born – Murray, Utah (1970)
perinatal experiences
son of a retired sprint car driver. mother and father from farming communities in rural indiana. two older brothers and two older sisters

earliest memory of family travel from Murray, Utah to the Pacific Coast in Mexico – distinct identification with mountains and desert landscapes attributed to this time

             pre-1970  

not possible to locate
non-corpreal pre-identification with the unmanifest

 

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