Dhamma of John Cage

Happy New Year everyone! 2016 was such a wonderful year for me with so many projects. I’m very grateful to all of you who supported me whether by helping to fund my Hatchfund for EchoZoo and my residency at Ayatana and my field recording trips to the Pacific Northwest, coming to my sleep concerts during my artist residency at <fidget> or with Temple Universities BEEP, coming to see my collaboration with Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet in Ephemeral, my Fringe Fest collaboration with Fran Markey or maybe enjoying my little musical part of Klip Collective’s Nightscape at Longwood Gardens this fall or perhaps support during my Deep Listening certification studying with the late Pauline Oliveros.

I’ve got some exciting projects this year including several sleep music concerts and recordings, an Echozoo research residency in Brazil, a new ballet with NGCB, new albums coming out on Buddy System and NOREMIXES, and a new education initiate teaching Field Recording and Deep Listening with Dutch artist Sharon Stewart with a pilot program funded by American Composers Forum at Village of the Arts and Humanities this March.

Now on to this month’s projects… First I’m teaching a three part series on John Cage and Buddhism…

The Dhamma of John Cage

A three part series exploring the connection between John Cage and Buddhism with periods of meditation, listening and discussion.
Sunday January 8, 15 and 22, 2017
7:30-9pm

Springboard Sangha
530 Carpenter Lane, West Mt. Airy
Free and Open to the Public

Consciousness Hacking Oneironautics Workshop Lucid Sleep Concert

Lucid Dreaming workshop with overnight concert
Saturday February 4, 2017 7pm – Sunday February 5, 2017 ~9am
Sera Phi
715 S. 50th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Lecture on Lucid Dreaming by Thomas Peisel, co-author of A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics.
Overnight Lucid Dreaming concert by Michael Reiley McDermott using Sera Phi’s surround and in-floor sound system.
+dream zone plant magic by milksunn(((o)))
Facebook Invite
Eventbrite
Sliding scale / pay-what-you-want tickets, but reserve your spot because space is limited!

Starting out early

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The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country. But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk