When Words are Woggins

The US is both distant and omnipresent, as I write from Paris (from a poetry slam, pictured above) in last-minute preparation for my concert tomorrow. Immersed in words and music, I’m often lost for words, literally between French and English.  They are like woggins, wending their way through various states of (non)recognition and (un)meaning. Losing your […]

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You Know What I Mean…

While I was researching the subject of codes, I found disturbing stories about a triple parentheses meme, which months ago circulated the internet. Neo-Nazis have used this “echoing” symbol to encapsulate names of Jewish writers on Twitter, thereby targeting and enabling bullying, racist threats and physical assault.  Echoing joins a list of other kinds of […]

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Pressing Buttons

I am in new artistic territory this year, with the current political dystopia as an interesting and crooked companion to my work. I’m assembling a cornucopia of projects and residencies that will inform my personal thesis for 2017, “Worlds Within Music and Text”.   Text and music have inherent tensions and power struggles between them in […]

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