Dec 11, 2014

Apes Grapes – Blow Up, Zoom In!

I shot this video for Apes Grapes during their recording session.

Nov 1, 2014


The dfscore premiere, in 10 minutes


I’ll be making videos as Rod develops his dfscore (dynamic-fucking-score) system. This is the first one: a short intro

Oct 29, 2014

Filming for Rodrigo Constanzo

I live with a very talented and prolific composer/musician, Rodrigo Constanzo. Here are some videos I’ve made for him. I’ll update this post as and when a new video is made. but only the FOUR most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading‘ link below to see the complete post.

October 28, 2014 – The full length version of And here’s Rod’s blog post about it.

July 20, 2014 – This is the second video that features the Grassi Box. Here I’m using my new slider. For more info on what is happening, visit Rod’s blog post about it.

April 28, 2014 – with the Grassi Box he had designed and built by Dan Wilson (of Cicuitfied). I make the most ridiculous and unintentional cameo in this!

April 8, 2014 – Skipping CD + Drums

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Oct 26, 2014


This is P3 (from before)


incubatorma^kes coziness

good intention, positive vibes, and their old friend to pass the time

Sep 21, 2014

and truth, and not

Danish, Rod, and I made this last night–the final night of her stay here in England before returning to California. I am so lucky to have this amazingly beautiful human as one of my oldest friends.

Danishta Rivero – vocals
Rodrigo Constanzo – lights

Sep 5, 2014

Filming for Linda Jankowska

Pivot point of fascination; I sometimes film this able and honest violinist: Linda Jankowska. I’ll update this post as and when a new video is made. but only the FOUR most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see the complete post.

This is a work by Mauricio Pauly for violin + guitar pedals. This is Linda Jankowska playing a portion of it at Le Bruit de la Musique festival (Le Quan Ninh‘s festival!):

Linda Jankowska‘s set at The Noise Upstairs. Puzzles of Creativity Hang by a Thread:

and Where Did the Love Go from the same set.

Snare-Feedback-String Pattern

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Aug 16, 2014


time traveler 15.02.14

At night, a tiny slug sat atop–and was illuminated by–the vast expanse of my iphone’s display…it all said everything’s going to be ok.

3 birdhouses

While reading VALIS I found the word for it: animism


I was sitting outside in May and saw –just as so many people must have thought before me–that if you spend some time looking into these things that are growing that you could find deep whirlpools for your interest (the geometry of growth, the why of this or that, etc) if you wanted that, or you could just sit and more passively have an experience. Either way you could never touch bottom. Lately, when I feel myself getting pulled such a little–really, unassuming–whirlpool, I’m trying to make it a point to draw that thing that acts like a nexus, and follow it in.  Though I don’t think there is anything more authentic than interfacing with its face. It is the face of reality, infinitely authentic at every level. And also not drawing it for the sake of the depiction, but as a method to spend time out there with it.  Out there….within….I want that contour to dissolve.

Then I made a print so I could share something of it with other people. It’s a separate idea maybe, but coming from the same place. It’s like I’m pointing to the same thing the nexus opened to. Not restricted by location…a non-local…node…connection…. (And now this idea disintegrating into my own uncongealed thinking/feeling about it.)

This post is that too.

Jul 28, 2014

Album Design

If you’d like me to apply myself to a project you’re working on just email me so we can discuss what you want, compensation, and timelines.  Here are some of the album package designs/concepts I’ve created for some very talented musicians in the past. I’ll update this post with any new album designs I do, but only the FOUR most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see the full post with all the designs.

If you want to buy any of these albums directly from the artists just click their link above the image.

Silence Blossoms – Silence Blossoms
As an alternative to the physical CD of their album, I also made a poster (that comes with a download code for the album). I used stippling to create the explorer/spaceman in the image, and used micron 0.3 to 0.8 pens to do it. Take a closer, zoomed in look. It’ll be worth it!
sam pic

Silence Blossoms – Silence Blossoms
I made 300 of these by hand! Each one linocut print with hand-painted red ‘atmosphere’, and some with hand-painted silver ‘spaceman’
The inserts look pretty good too!
I made the originals using watercolors and ink
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And here I’m mentioned in a little Swedish press. It translates to: “Angela Guytons pictures also have an important function in the musical context” “It (Silence Blossoms) is art-music, music which is art”


Here’s another interview in where Hanna mentions the artwork. I don’t speak Swedish so I’ve used google translate–this is what it spit back out at me: It is truly a special disc, it’s like a book with various sound images. Feels great fun. We have worked very closely with the artist Angela Guyton. She started to make our posters when we were on tour for three years ago. She is a member of the group and has really illustrated the music nicely.

ink drawing on paper
printed as 6″x 8″ 400gsm postcards

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May 26, 2014

a strong sense of the pattern (all the colors of sex)

In the collection of able and honest violinst, Linda Jankowska. 33.5″ x 23″

a teacher encouraged me to make more. as much as possible. if possible everyday. and if not possible to see why not. and eliminate the situation(s) that would inhibit this way of being. With this to learn. see. experience. that the scope of my tendencies.ideas are not as significant as just doing if the two things are in conflict. constant doing. this is what to do as my practice. I saw myself seated at the same wooden table day after day. and then lived and felt that vision. and really it said it didn’t even matter when a work was done, because that is decided from within the scope of my inclinations.

I’m going to make something else now. This work is the latest of it’s line. perhaps last the last?…perhaps for now…really this decision is no matter.

Here you can see the others:
A Mundane Transcendental Object
Sense/Sense Object Dissection
The Universe Strummin’ a Chord
and several here, Exposition

May 19, 2014


Friend, Mauricio Pauly invited me to make this documentary of a project he was a part of with two other composers and two performers. This experiment in collaboration shows the early stages of the process that would eventually birth three new contemporary music works.

Here is the post I made November 23, 2013 for the teaser…
Here’s the teaser for a video I’m making that documents the interaction between three composers and two performers in a sort of experiment in collaboration.

My Projects (with their own sites)

Push Pull Pony - want me to film something?
Takahashi's Shellfish Concern - my performance art group