Category Archives: Music

August 04

A Secret Rose

The full multi-camera shoot of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” for 100 electric guitars from the Frontiers Festival in Birmingham is now up on YouTube.  I’m in the back row, stage right.

May 29

And the beat goes on . . .

It seems clear now that the headphones and the streaming music service are secondary acquisitions for Apple – with the Beats deal, they’ve just acquired the head of Interscope records. I would expect an announcement of an Apple record label fairly soon.

April 19

100 Guitars!

I just got the score and the details for the Rhys Chatham piece I’m playing in this June in Birmingham. Now, time to get practicing!  

March 18

100 guitars

I’m really excited! I’ve been selected as part of the 100 guitar orchestra that’s playing the UK premier of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose,” at the Frontiers Festival in Birmingham on the 7th of June.

March 10

A blast from the past

Back in the 80’s and 90’s in NYC, I had a funk band called, “Your Monkey’s Not Funny.” (And sometimes called, Calamity Jane, Spiny Norman, but never Vicious Fishes.) There were a lot of members who went through the band – at one point it was 10 members and I wanted to add a horn […]

January 18

Film soundtrack project

Lights Out by Chris Leslie My friend, the documentary photographer and filmmaker, Chris Leslie has been working on and off for three years on a film project called “Lights Out,” about the closing of the Bluevale/Whitevale public housing complex in Glasgow and I’ll be providing the soundtrack. From Wikipedia: “Faced with crippling housing shortages in the immediate post-war period, the city undertook […]

January 17

Why Audio Never Goes Viral

An article from Digg on audio vs. video on the internet.  Worth a read. Why Audio Never Goes Viral.