After a hiatus of two years due to COVID, the Northeast Electro-music Festival (NEEMFest) returns to the Center for the Arts in Homer, NY on Sept 9-11, 2022. Part music festival, conference, and social gathering, the event has been going in some form for over 10 years. Highlights include opportunities ...

During a recent podcast interview, the topic turned to listening habits and I realized it had been a while since I put together a “recommended listening” list. The groups, artists and albums below are a good sampling of what I enjoy listening to these days. I’ll confess that most of ...

Drawing from 10+ years of experience attending ambient, space, and electro-experimental shows, I’ve developed a hardware and software toolset that lets me provide striking on-the-fly as well as scripted visuals. The video projections that I offer fall into the following categories: A great example of pre-rendered video is my work ...

If you are like most singers and musicians, your focus is on making music, and enjoying that initial moment of creation. When it comes to the details of preparing a final mix, you may agonize over the process and struggle to finish material. This may be because you are simply ...

Enter the world of SCI-FI-LOPHONE, where music, noise and science come together to produce fun and unusual sound textures for all ages. A: SCI-FI-LOPHONE is a unique MIDI-controlled percussion instrument consisting of solenoids combined with traditional and non-traditional sound making objects. It’s part art installation, interactive science project, and part ...

It started with three Jethro Tull LPs… Aqualung, Thick As A Brick and Warchild. Those LPs were part of my father’s record collection. Around the time I was in high school (late 80s, early 90s), I began to be heavily influenced by those albums and wore them out. I recall ...

Between 2013 and 2019, I ran a modest project studio in Central, PA. It was eventually dubbed “Pepperhead Studios” after my love of hot peppers and the expanding garden I eventually built outside. The studio space itself was 1200 square feet, in the basement of a church that had previously ...

I’m offering a second virtual Touchdesigner workshop for The Fuse Factory, an art and technology initiative focused on cultivating artistic production, research, and experimentation with digital media and electronic tools. The second session will build on the first, but beginners with some Touchdesigner experience are welcome. Visual artists as well ...

On 2/6/22, I performed for about two hours on Bandcamp via their new live stream offering (not to be confused with music streaming like Spotify, etc). This was a low-key experiment intended to put this new Bandcamp tool through the paces and compare with previous experiences streaming on Twitch, YouTube ...

I’m offering another virtual Touchdesigner workshop for The Fuse Factory – an art and technology initiative focused on cultivating artistic production, research, and experimentation with digital media and electronic tools. Visual artists as well as musicians and writers can all create compelling things with Touchdesigner, so creatives of all types ...