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Creativity Grant

I have been awarded a creativity grant by the Maryland State Arts Council! This is truly an honor, and much needed.

Maryland State Arts Council

I used the grant to create physical copies of my album entitled Found and Chosen, which I will be giving away at my upcoming show at the Hamilton Gallery in Baltimore.

I finished all the work for the grant, and awaiting the arrival of the recordings. I’ll talk more about them in a different post.

This ended up being A LOT of work – more than I had originally calculated. I loved every minute of it, and I’m full of gratitude and happiness.

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S.Ex no. 15

Building on Sound Experiment no. 14, I put together this track, along with some wigglies inspired on our trip to Puerto Rico. I’ve been quite literally doodling this on the iPad for weeks.

As mentioned in S.Ex no. 14, I used the Excess V.2 by Old Blood Noise Endeavors. The audio also features a nocturnal frog, an ice cream truck I heard on a beach in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

This song is part of The Old San Juan album.

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The Old San Juan (album release)

Album Cover showing the bottom half of an elderly man sitting in a cafe

All of the material on the first track of this release was recorded on an iPhone between 4/22/2022 and 4/30/2022 in Puerto Rico, with the exception of a guitar loop that was recorded in Baltimore on 4/22/2022. I brought the loop to work on with my iPad, and included it in this audio postcard as it felt like part of the trip to me.

The source material includes:

  • various vendors selling beer and food
  • a walk through Ponce
  • a distressed stray dog
  • street performers
  • the Atlantic Ocean at Castillo San Cristóbal
  • invisible frogs
  • a fellow traveler who snored continuously during a trip to the rain forest

Also included on this release is sound experiment no. 15.

Not a very thick album, but it conveys memory and feelings of the trip.

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RPM challenge 2022

It’s that time of year again! I’m throwing my hat in for the RPM challenge, and I’m planning on spinning up a nice, hot platter of musique concrète.

More as I know it!