Friday, January 18, 2013

updates january

Dear Friends, 
I'm proud to announce that the album I worked on and toured with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leaving Eden, has been nominated for a Grammy in the Folk category!  I sent some reviews in a previous post, please check out our work: 
I am also excited to announce that I have been invited to be an artist in residence at School of Visual Arts' VisibleFutures Lab, which is a facility dedicated to hacking, DIY building and inventing with technology.  I will be working on a performance where I can trigger video and other events with my voice, as well as other projects.  There will be several public showings as part of the residency. 
Jan 11th at Art in Flux Gallery in Harlem, I collaborated with singer Goussy Celestin to perform vocal improvisations in response to visual art pieces in a show called "Speaking in Tongues," pieces that deal with invented languages and codices.  The show was curated by Ellen Fagan, at Art in Flux Gallery, 961 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, and closes Jan 25th.  Video of the project is on the way. 

In January, I will be a guest teaching artist with BEAMCamp,, which teaches building and electronics to youth.  We will be instructing the students to create audio bike wheels, like the piece I created in 2006, and showed at Maker Faire,, only this time, we will be adding sequences of animated frames to the wheel, to create audio/visual zoetropes.

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