Balance-Unbalance 2015

I recently performed at the Balance-Unbalance International conference themed “Water, Climate, Place: Re-Imagining Environments.” It brought multiple disciplines together and the conference was …

Haru in the Garden

To celebrate the beginning of the Spring season, Crossing 32nd Street performed on the “Haru in the Garden” Festival at the Japanese …

Socioacoustic

Socioacoustic is a project of sonifying social media events. In particular, I used Twitter’s streaming API to track specific hashtags which I then …

PASIC 2014

John Lane & Terry Longshore hosted the 2014 PASIC focus day entitled, “Images of Sound: Innovations in Notation.” I was involved in …

“Auricle” for microtonal berimbau & live processing

Auricle was the culmination of a project that has been a long study in graphic score development, stochastic & algorithmic music, and getting Processing to work with Pure Data (truly the most painstaking part of the process) …

Polyrhythms Workshop

As a percussionist, I often get to experience the liberation of polyrhythms because composers know that they can, “give it to percussionists, they’ll figure it out.” This blessing/curse has certainly placed us at the center of a lot of innovative and experimental ideas. One of these has been the advancement of rhythm (which really needed a boost to catch up with advancements in pitch over the past few centuries) …

X-ing 32nd Street performs Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians

This work, which can be described as an aura of perpetual propulsion is an evening-length sixty minute piece of music exploring some of Reich’s trademark process-music techniques: build-ups, melodic shifts, pulsing swells, and melodies generated out of resultant patterns …