Updates to video, audio, photo pages

I’ve started to turn this site into a better showcase for my work, by adding dedicated pages for my audio, video and photography. There will be plenty of changes, so please check it out every once in a while.

Mobile Musical Interfaces at KDDI Harajuku

I recently visited KDDI’s Designing Studio in Harajuku, where they are showing off the results of a concept design project with Yamaha, exploring the possibilities of integrating true musical performance interfaces with mobile phones. While the concept models are interesting, I was struck by lack of emphasis on communication and collaboration possibilities. Most of the […]

My synth in concert, at No Fun Festival

My friend Nancy Garcia played an outstanding duet with Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth fame) at the No Fun Festival, on May 16th. I enjoyed the show, and was especially pleased because Nancy played one of my musical instruments, the Rhythmic Synth!

You can hear the synth very clearly in this song…

The No Fun […]

My synth at Handmade Digital Music event

I had a chance to present, and play, my simple square-wave synth at the Handmade Digital Music event, a collaboration between Create Digital Music, Etsy Labs and Make magazine. Lots of interesting projects on show, and it was great to meet a community of like-minded individuals, all kinds of people coaxing the most unusual […]

Loud Objects @ Watermelon Noise Feast, Tokyo

Loud Objects – the Tokyo edition! Kunal Gupta trained Kiyotaka Nakano, Ben Jarrett and myself for the Watermelon Noise Feast at Superdeluxe, Tokyo.

Astro and Shantell Martin @ Watermelon Noise Feast, Tokyo

Astro played his amazing noise symphony, and Shantell Martin accompanied him with her trademark live drawing at the Watermelon Noise Feast, held at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo.

Watermelon Noise Feast at SuperDeluxe, Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo, July 20

A big, yet strangely refreshing, production!

Come to SuperDeluxe in Nishi-Azabu for the super-sized version of Neon/Music and Loud Objects performance, with special mystery guests! I’ll be performing Neon/Music in its full-scale triple screen goodness, with enhanced sonification. The Loud Objects have boosted their numbers with brave volunteers, and will be building and playing […]

Circuit Breaker at Stereo Lounge, Roppongi, June 28

Played first gig of the ITP Japan tour, with Tristan and Kunal. I played Neon/Music, Tristan and Kunal (also from ITP) performed the Loud Objects. Victor found the venue and brought in DJs to make it a very complete evening. It was great to meet with a lot of my friends there!

As for […]

Blipfestival 2006

So it was late on a Sunday evening, working at the ITP lab as usual. It was the last night of the New York Blipfestival (a four day festival of video-game inspired music & video), which I was likely to miss. At this point, Rui said something like “Why the **** are we in New […]

Matmos & So Percussion at Symphony Space

I went to see this show with a bunch of other ITP students. Matmos is a very interesting duo (with occasional collaborators) that works with found sound and samples, using it produce music with a pointed political sentiment. So Percussion started out as an avantgarde percussion quartet, mostly playing the works of other composers, but […]