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International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) 2008

(To enlarge any photo, just click it) I’m writing to you from the snow covered house of my parents overlooking the beautiful Cottage Grove Lake in central Oregon. It is awesome here! After picking me up, …

Anyone notice….?

Gas is cheaper, but most airlines are still charging for the first checked bag. This is kind of like a “punish the musician” fee…or maybe a musician tax? I’m off to Denver, CO (Lamont School of …

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KaiBorg says, “Hoi!”

KaiBorg at STEIM After our stay in Göteborg, KaiBorg moved on to Amsterdam (which involved flying and transferring at Oslo, where we picked up a plane of loud Norwegians all reading the same newspaper article on …

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KaiBorg says, “Hej!”

I’ve just returned from gigs with KaiBorg, (David Borgo and myself) in Sweden and The Netherlands. David put together a fantastic tour, and with the help of the UCSD music department, I was able to go. …

Max/MSP, The Wandering Goat and The Secret Aardvark

I’ve re-written my entire Max/MSP performance rig in anticipation of KaiBorg’s gigs in Sweden and The Netherlands. KaiBorg is a duo project with David Borgo and myself. We’ve been working on it this summer…tunes will be …

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Doomed?

In a lecture David Borgo gave today, he read the following passage about trumpet players: “The trumpet, or so we are given to believe, is a most athletic instrument, and most players, through sheer fatigue start …

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PhD…!

After thinking about it for several years, I have made the decision to return to graduate school and further my growth and development as an artist, to gain skills as a scholar, earn a PhD, and …