crow with no mouth
my music writing
February 2010, I have published over 100 feature-length pieces about musicians
and releases categorized loosely under the place-holder name electro-acoustic
improvisation. The blog enjoys a readership in many countries; quite often the
musicians and labels featured republish the pieces on their respective sites.
for the blog
writing has appeared in The Wire, Paris Transatlantic, Dusted, Junk Media, Compost
& Height, Wolf Notes and One Final Note.
I have contributed liner notes to labels such as Ilse, Mississippi Records, and Clean
have received acknowledgements from artists and producers on various labels, among them, Triple
Bath, Erstwhile, Nada, Cathnor, Unfathomless, Constellation Tatsu and Clean
crow with no mouth concert series
an all-volunteer arts organization, crow
with no mouth promotions, in 2011, and currently manage all operations
Have planned and coordinated a
multi-year concert series - to date, we've presented 25 concerts, comprising 76 musicians from seven
countries and over 35 cities.
Conducted marketing and outreach
efforts for the concert series, with an extensive on-line network using social
media, blogs, podcasts, and other tools.
Secured grants and individual
donations for my community-based concert series, including a Community
Arts grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council for both our 2013 and 2014 seasons, a successful Indiegogo campaign, and
donations and gifts-in-kind from individuals.
The crow concert series has
presented many Minnesota debuts, as well as pairing visiting performers with numerous local musicians.
The concert series has enjoyed
several very special high points, including a two-day/three-concert festival of Wandelweiser music, presenting nine world premieres by nine composers associated with the Wandelweiser collective; and the Minnesota
debut, following 47 years of continual innovation in experimental music, of
To date, two CDs have been released
from the concert series: Coppice’s Compound
Form (Triple Bathe Records, Greece), recorded in performance at Studio Z as
part of the 2012 crow concert series, and Nathan McLaughlin’s Ridin’ The Bronc (Nada Records, USA),
recorded in performance at Studio Z as part of the 2011 series.
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