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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The Revolution Requires Beauty

2016 has been turbulent and a revelation, so I’m either laughing or weeping. Some favorite musicians died (Bowie, Prince), the electoral process has unburied corpses that won’t lie down, and the industrial-military complex continues to look after its own while people continue the struggle for human rights.  Artists can either turn the temperature down, or up. […]

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