February 9, 2016
New York has certainly kept me busy. I’ve been writing an enormous amount of music, and I’ve grown immensely as a composer and artist. As a result, I’m involving myself in a ton of collaborative projects with some amazing new friends in the city.
Right now I want to focus on two of these collaborations: an installation based project working with contemporary cellist, Aya Terki, and an ongoing, multifaceted partnership with composers at NYU collectively called Transfer is Available.
I always had an interest in doing electronic work as well as visual work, and now I’ve finally managed to start really diving into both realms. Since starting I’ve witnessed a strange disconnect between visual arts and the musical arts in academia, which to me seems like a big part in some disjunction between how visual artists and musicians collaborate and interact with each other. Engaging both the visual and aural senses to create a whole body of expression (I’m thinking in terms of more experimental mediums rather than opera or drama) seems like a logical next step for the arts. Combining these two worlds together seems to be my driving force behind these two projects and why I’m so interested in pursuing it.
The first project with Aya, is still very much in its early stages. Both of us are currently taking a course in Installation Media at NYU and this project serves as an introduction for both of us into the world of installations. I’ll be posting updates for our project, including pictures, patches, random thoughts, and ideas as we work through it.
The next collaboration, Transfer is Available, has been something that’s been cooking for quite a while. I’ve been working with Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Aaron Garcia, and Andrew Noseworthy to discuss different projects and ideas we want to build together, with a focus on creating multimedia works that create a holisticly larger and more effective artistic experience through working incredibly closely and collaboratively with other artists of multiple disciplines.… - Continue Reading -