Projects

Your voice XXX not HIM
2016

Staged reading of opera scene
Text taken from Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Guerilla Opera
Aliana de la Guardia, soprano. Thea Lobo, Brian Church, actors. Rane Moore, clarinet.
Mary Joy Patchett, saxophone. Mike Williams, percussion.
Nathan Troup, stage director. Julia Noulin-Mérat, resident scenic designer & Director of Design and Production. Chris Brusberg, lighting designer. Neil Fortin, resident costume designer. Sam Filson Parkinson, assistant stage director. Amanda Otten, stage manager.

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STUDIOLO

2014

Installation view, Orangerie, Darmstadt, Germany.

Studiolo is a tiny cardboard house that is full of music. The structure is made from cardboard, complete with cardboard roof, floor, and chair. Music radiates from the walls, enveloping listeners in handmade soundscapes.

The structure is modeled on the structure of the Gubbio Studiolo, a 14th century Italian masterpiece of perspective in wood intarsia (now installed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY). Instead of working with visual perspective, Studiolo explores sonic perspective – the sounds you hear in the house create an immersive, continuous soundscape that implies a bigger space than what the walls contain. Since Studiolo offers a contained, immersive experience, it can be installed nearly anywhere and the same sounds and space will take on a slightly different character depending on its location, for example, it could be a quiet, meditative spot within a busy, noisy area, or a tiny, focused explosion of electronic music in the middle of nowhere. In this way, the Studiolo’s isolation works and co-exists with the environment and art around it.

The structure is modeled on the structure of the Gubbio Studiolo, a 14th century Italian masterpiece of perspective in wood intarsia (now installed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY). Instead of working with visual perspective, Studiolo explores sonic perspective – the sounds you hear in the house create an immersive, continuous soundscape that implies a bigger space than what the walls contain. Since Studiolo offers a contained, immersive experience, it can be installed nearly anywhere and the same sounds and space will take on a slightly different character depending on its location, for example, it could be a quiet, meditative spot within a busy, noisy area, or a tiny, focused explosion of electronic music in the middle of nowhere. In this way, the Studiolo’s isolation works and co-exists with the environment and art around it.

Developed while participating in Peter Ablinger’s Composition Beyond Music workshop at the 47th International Summer Course for New Music, August 2014.

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Lightbox

2013

Mixed materials

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Mirror, mirror

2013

Steel, plexiglass, aluminum flashing, zip ties, wax, glass, water.

Sonic mirrors installed on the Shapiro Campus Center lawn, Brandeis University.

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Gnomons

2012

Paper, bent steel, clock motors, mirrors.

Installed in the basement of Spingold Theater Center, Brandeis University.

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e lucevan le stelle

2012

Video loop playback on TV monitor, audio loop playback from CD player (independent synchronization), mirror.

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Stroke

2012

Wood, house paint, paper, wire, muslin, 10 sound sources with CD players.

Audio installation in large open corridor.
Installed outside the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University.

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folded paper, slosberg music center at brandeis university

paper study (2011)

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madonna

plaster study (2011)