Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Sounds

These are some sketches I recorded January - March 2012 for Robbyn Alexander's Transformative Arts Seminar @ JFK University.
Several are based on ideas I had previously come up with, all were made quickly.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Light Gravity @ JFK University Saturday January 14!

In Berkeley this Saturday evening (January 14, 2012)
I will play music with my dear friend
in a new experimental acoustic project called:

Light Gravity

at the
John F. Kennedy University
2956 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley CA 94702

We play from 6:30 to 9
for an art gallery opening,
there is a potluck.

I have a mixed media portrait of
in the show.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Back from SoundWalk!

I got back from Long Beach earlier this week.
I had a great time participating in SoundWalk 2011. I am proud of how my "Faeries in Flight" installation was received, and I experienced so many great people and pieces in the show! The things I liked best tended to be live analog electronic performances and relational works.

I'm glad I spent the amount of effort I did working on the visual portion of "Faeries". The sonic & scent parts came together on their own (though I tinkered until the last minute) but I struggled with materials (wire, fabric, and all sorts of lights) before finding the birch bark tubes & wicker moon.

Here's the original audio, which grew into a 5 hour extravaganza in Ambiophonic sound:

Faeries in Flight by Winstontaneous

A brief video snippet:

And some pictures:

Will post footage of other peoples' pieces soon!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Faces in the Landscape

In April 2011 I took some lovely pictures on Dillon Beach in Pt. Reyes Station, CA. When I got home and loaded them into my computer, I discovered these two stony faces: a Sphinx and a gnome!

The Sphinx and Gnome were still there when I returned in April 2012! Pierre the Gnome is covered with with thick green moss--the only vegetation visible on the whole cliff face. Water trickles down from above him, and there's a little pool with fishies right at his feet. Pierre faces South, the Sphinx West, right where California meets the Pacific Ocean.


My piece "Faeries In Flight" was accepted to the SoundWalk Festival in Long Beach, CA on Saturday, October 1. It's a multimedia (sound/scent/visual) installation. Here's some of the audio:

Faeries in Flight by Winstontaneous

SoundWalk 2011: October 1st

More soon!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My First Photo Show

On June 6 I put up my first photo exhibit at the Works In Progress Gallery @ JFK University in Berkeley, CA.

Preparation was an interesting process...I literally went through every picture I've ever taken in search for the right ones. I was very pleased with the images I picked and the way they were printed.

"Washing Matthew's Feet"

"Soul Silhouette: Nana Mary"

"In Motion"

"Euge & BD"


"Sebastopol Sunset"

"Cosmic Opening"



"Numinous Head"

"Lovely Lady"

"Shelly's Belly"