Hello everyone. Hope you’re enjoying these final weeks of summer here in North America. I have a few outdoor events coming up I wanted to share with you.
I’m very proud to have been asked to create a piece of music for Klip Collective’s award-winnning garden, light, sound and video installation at Longwood Garden’s called Nightscape. For this show I created a variation of the first movement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” (one of my favorite pieces).
The show opens August 3 and runs through October 29
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Also there’s a vinyl record release of the music from this and last year’s show which is for sale at Klip’s bandcamp.
Deep Listening Soundwalk
As part of my studies in Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute I’ve started a Philadelphia Deep Listening Study Group. The group meets to discuss Deep Listening concepts, practice sound-based meditations and perform Deep Listening scores. Member William Fields has come up with the name “Sound Sangha” which I rather like 🙂
This month’s meet-up will be a Soundwalk through the Wissahickon Woods on Thursday August 11. We’ll explore the sound field of the southern most section of the Wissahickon, practice listening meditations and perform two of Pauline’s scores along our walk.
*Note this a make-up of the rained-out Soundwalk from July 23.
Please email [email protected] to sign-up.
We’ll meet at the Wissahickon Septa Train Station on Rochelle St. and walk north through the woods. The entire walk will be about 3 miles roundtrip.
Soundwalk through the Wissahickon
Thursday August 11, 6pm-9pm
5100 Rochelle Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Echozoo Thank You!
A huge thank you to all the people who successfully funded Echozoo. Those people who backed the project will get a special thank-you inside the smartphone app once it’s developed as well as access to exclusive content like: A sneak peak track of the sound-world of the Golden Toad from South America which went extinct in the 1990s. Also I’ll be recording some field recording footage and vlogs on my upcoming trip to Washington and Montana to record animals and habitats for the App that will go out to the Hatchfund backers. So if you didn’t get a chance to back Echozoo, the good news is the site will be live and you can still become a backer to get this exclusive content and help support the development of this ambitious project.
Now let me take a couple more lines of this email to specially thank all the backers for Echozoo! It means so much to me to receive this support of my work. THANK YOU!!!!!!
Darcy Lyons, Steffan Schulz, Cory Neale, James Falconi, Jason & Emmalee MacDonald, Melissa & Carl Franke, Mary Kalyna, Kevin Brown, Carla Willard, M Eckstrom, Dave Di Lullo, Es Pisarek, Zornitsa Stoyanova, Mary Niewood, Ian Nauroth, Sharon Stewart, Benjamin Warfield, Patricia McDermott & Jack Malgeri, Pearson Constantino, Brian Wainwright, Jebney Lewis, fidget, Francis Markey, Emme McDermott, Glenn Benge, mauri Walton, Richard Baybutt, Patrick O’Connor, Delia Tash, Jonathan Moniz, Robin Rosecky, Nora Gibson, Katinka Marc, Thomas Reliey, Kim Epson, William Clarke-Fields, Anne C. Cecil, Steven Peltier and two Annonymouses.