30 August 2011

Push The Button @ SoundWalk

Push The Button, one of my projects (this one with Davin Huston and Brad Berridge) has a piece of sound art in this year's SoundWalk, a sound-art-festival in Long Beach, CA (until recently, my domicile). Huston, Berridge, and I are going to install a piece called City Park, which had its premiere in Prague in June.

There's a bunch of great artists participating this year, and FLOOD, the organizers, made this promo video. Check it out!

15 August 2011

Want to sublet our condo in Long Beach?

We're subletting our place in Long Beach, CA so that we can move north so S can be closer to work. Here's the CraigsList link. If you know of anyone who might be interested in the unit, please send them the link. Thanks!

08 August 2011


I'm 35 now. My friends are, more or less, my age, which means that we're all well-ensconced in the baby-making part of our lives. There's a whole lot of baby-making going on (in the metaphysical as well as the -ahem- physical sense), and all in all, it's delightful. Still, today, there was an exceptional amount of infantastic news.

First, my friends D & N had a happy healthy boy, baby M. A long labor with a small bout of weak heartbeat, but now it sounds like all three are happy, healthy, and exhausted. D called me today to chat, and he sounded super-exhausted. D - B and I were about to make you a picture of B birthing me, so that you'd know what to expect. It's a good thing that M came when he did.

Second, my friend HS from South Korea (one of the members of the theatre troupe with which I created Clown MacBeth) just announced that his wife is pregnant again. At least, I think that's what he announced: he just posted a photo of two pregnancy tests, both testing positive. All the text was in Korean.

Third, S and I have some friends K & E in Minneapolis. They announced a few days ago (I just caught it tonight) that K is pregnant with baby #2. Terrific!

It's wonderful news all around, and S and I are sending our best to all of the new parents, old parents, and soon-to-be parents!

06 August 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

Today, I'm 35.

That means:
* In another lifetime's worth of life, I'll be 70.
* I've been driving for over half my life.
* I've live away from my parents for longer than I lived with them.
* I'm closer to 40 than 30.
* I'm closer to 50 than 20.
* I'm veering dangerously close to middle-age.

I've been doing a bit of reflection on events in the last year, and there have been some significant ones. I designed/scored my first Broadway show (the disappointingly-short-lived HIGH). I got tenure at the University. I took an exceptional trip-of-a-lifetime with my lovely wife. I'm continuing my design career, am improving as a teacher, and am starting to move in a new direction as a sound artist. Things are looking good, moving ahead, and I can't wait to see what exciting things I get to report when I turn 36!