Monday, December 21, 2009

"The professional keeps his eye on the doughnut and not on the hole. He reminds himself it's better to be in the arena, getting stomped by the bull, than to be in the stands or out in the parking lot." --Steven Pressfield

Right now I'm working on a project in Colombia, South America.  Beautiful site.

Also editing the Scat Section of the Heartbeat Performance with The Persuasions.  It's really fantastic hearing everybody singing in rhythm over Emily's heartbeat.

This week I also visited with Color Kinetics, looking at the latest and greatest in LED multi-color technology for both the "Subterranean Rainbow" and "Miami  Airport" projects.

I'm also working with Berger Partnership out of Seattle, developing the concept for Redmond, Washington. We're passing sketches back and forth through the ether.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I close my eyes in order to see. --Paul Gaughin

This week I'm getting ready to go to "Sonic Forest: Redmond" with a whole new sound score. This installation is part of the Redmond Lights Festival on Saturday, Dec. 5. It premieres at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and will be open from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily through next Saturday, December 12. If you see me there be sure to say hello!

"Sonic Forest: Redmond" will be located in the Center Plaza of Redmond Town Center, Northeast 76th Street & 166th Avenue Northeast in Redmond, Washington. For more information, visit

I am also currently working on score for the Boston Ballet piece "Sonic Shadow".  Helen Pickett will be the choreographer. We plan to do some kind of demo in January in Boston. Let me know if any of you want to come.

Also developing the color scheme for the new Miami Airport project mentioned in my last blog post. I'm planning to make a presentation in Miami in early January.

Last we're finishing up the Hendrix College proposal currently titled "Subterranean Rainbow". I'm thinking a lot about the history of light environments from Castel's color organ in 1743 to Zappa's performance with the Joshua Light Show in 1968.