I'm a text/sound/performance artist, musician, and programmer. I live in Brooklyn NY.

I do poetry readings inflected with data aesthetics. I've read my work at the Kitchen (NYC), the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris, E-Poetry festivals in London and Buffalo, &NOW in San Diego, at the Chicago Cultural Center, and elsewhere.

With Amaranth Borsuk and Kate Durbin, I'm co-author of Abra, a forthcoming (2014) artist's book/app supported by an Expanded Artist's Books grant and the Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago.

I'm the digital arts editor at Drunken Boat and an irregular contributor to The Claudius App.

I also compose music for, and perform live with, the Moving Architects dance company.

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Saturday March 8, 2014
WILD COMBINATION reading with Andrew Durbin & Lucy Ives
8pm, 68 University Avenue, Providence RI

Friday March 14, 2014
CLOCK 4 release party reading
8pm, Wendy's Subway, Brooklyn NY

Saturday March 29, 2014
Yes! reading with Stephanie Strickland & Jamie Townsend
8pm, Albany Center Gallery, 39 Columbia Street, Albany NY

Sunday March 30, 2014
Accompanying Chris Riffle on guitar
7pm, The Scratcher, New York NY

Wednesday April 16, 2014
Telepresent CAVE performance in Anthology 4
7pm, Granoff Center at Brown University, Providence RI

Saturday May 31, 2014
Pathways: Past/Present with Catherine Siller et al
Moran Municipal Generation Station, Burlington VT

Saturday June 21, 2014
Reading with Amaranth Borsuk & Stephanie Strickland
7pm, Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee WI

JUNE 18-21, 2014
Abra in the Media Arts Show; Vniverse artist talk with Stephanie Strickland
ELO "Hold the Light" conference, Milwaukee WI


[ past events ]

PAST EVENTS

Thursday February 27, 2014
"New Media Beyond the Book" panel (with Amaranth Borsuk & Kate Durbin) at AWP
4:30pm, Washington State Convention Center #608, Seattle WA

Thursday February 27, 2014
An Evening of Electronic Literature
With Samantha Gorman, Dene Grigar, Alexander Mouton, Brian Kim Stefans, & Stephanie Strickland
7pm, Ada's Technical Books, 425 15th Ave E, Seattle WA

FEB 17 2014
Accompanying Chris Riffle on guitar
8pm, The Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St, NY NY

JAN 26 2014
Reading with Stephanie Strickland in Triple Canopy's The Making of Americans
1pm, Triple Canopy, 155 Freeman St, Brooklyn NY

JAN 24 & 25, 2014
Performing Fixate with the Moving Architects
8pm, Green Space, 37-24 24th Street #301, Long Island City NY

NOV 8 & 10, 2013
Performing with the Moving Architects in Your Move festival
Art House Productions, Jersey City NJ

NOV 2, 2013
Reading with Rob Halpern and Melissa Buzzeo
7:30pm, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, 83A Hester St, New York NY

OCT 11, 2013
Reading with Matthew Klane, Stephanie Strickland, and Claire Donato
7:30pm, Unnameable Books, Brooklyn NY

SEPT 24, 2013
Prosthesis reading at Chercher le texte (ELO 13)
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris

SEPT 17-18, 2013
9/17: Performance with the Moving Architects
9/18: Performance with Catherine Siller
8pm, Triskelion Arts, 118 N 11th St, Brooklyn NY

SEPT 15, 2013
Touch Theory Informal Showcase featuring the Moving Architects
8pm, Peridance (Studio 1), 126 East 13th St, New York NY

SEPT 13, 2013
BURNING BRIDGES: The Claudius App reading
8pm, n+1, 68 Jay St, Brooklyn NY

SEPT 6, 2013
Jason Huff exhibition opening - reading from "The Road Not Taken"
6pm, New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain CT

JUNE 17-20, 2013
Prosthesis reading and Body Text/Voiced/Unvoiced (with Catherine Siller)
E-Poetry Festival, Watermans Arts Centre, London

MAY 10, 2013
Reading in 'Phantastische Gebete' with Andrew Durbin & Jennifer Tamayo (info)
7pm, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, 27 Orchard St, New York NY

MAY 4, 2013
Reading in 'SHITLUCK VII' (info)
8pm, Tip Top Bar, 432 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn NY

APR 13, 2013
Prosthesis in 'The Book That Was To Come' (info)
1pm, Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL

MAR 25, 2013
Prosthesis in 'An Evening with Electronic Literature Organization' (info)
7pm, The Kitchen, New York NY

MAR 9, 2013
GET LIT (Mental Marginalia reading series)
5-8pm, Club Cafe, Napoleon Room, Boston MA

MAR 8, 2013
LIT Journal at MIT: Reading & Performance
6-7:30pm, room 6-120, MIT, Boston MA

FEB 7-9, 2013
Two Worlds with the Moving Architects
8pm (all three nights), BalletMet Performance Space, Columbus OH

DEC 26, 2012
Music set (opening for & accompanying Chris Riffle)
8pm, The Triple Door, 216 Union St, Seattle WA

NOV 16 & 17, 2012
Body Text (with Catherine Siller) at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn NY
Friday 11/16 at 9pm, Saturday 11/17 at 7pm, $18

OCT 13, 2012
Prosthesis at Pixilerations v.9
8pm, Granoff Center, 154 Angell St, Providence RI

SEPT 8, 2012
Prosthesis at TOTEM IV
8pm, Cantina Royale, 58 N 3rd St, Brooklyn NY

JUN 20-23, 2012
Prosthesis and "Future of ELO" panel
ELO 2012, Morgantown WV

MAY 2-6, 2012
Assisting with Ultra-red's "What is the sound of freedom?" at the Whitney Biennial
Whitney Museum, New York NY

MAY 5, 2012
Prosthesis in ITINERANT Performance Art Festival
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island NY

APR 28, 2012
Prosthesis in ITINERANT Performance Art Festival
Floor4Art, New York NY

APR 19-21, 2012
Excerpts from Prosthesis and Public Cloud
Network Archaeology, Miami University, Oxford OH

FEB 10-12, 2012
Excerpts from Prosthesis and Public Cloud
Interrupt II, Brown University, Providence RI

FEB 3-4, 2012
Signal Box (with Hayley Sunshine) & Prosthesis
Language to Cover a Wall, Electronic Poetry Center, UB Buffalo NY

JAN 7, 2012
PLUCK (with the Moving Architects)
5:30pm, APAP 2012, Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway, New York NY

PROSTHESIS (2011—)

Prosthesis is a suite of solo vocal/text/media poems linking digitization, cognition, and language. Some readings are unaccompanied, while others include software-driven projections and sound.

9.24.13 Chercher le texte (ELO 13), BnF, Paris
6.17.13 E-Poetry Festival, London
3.25.13 The Kitchen, NYC
10.13.12 Pixilerations 2012, Providence RI
9.8.12 TOTEM IV, LA SALA (Cantina Royal), NYC
6.22.12 ELO 2012, Morgantown WV
5.5.12 ITINERANT Festival, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, NYC
4.28.12 ITINERANT Festival, Floor4Art, NYC
4.21.12 Network Archaeology, Miami University, Oxford OH
2.10.12 Interrupt Festival, Providence RI
2.4.12 Language to Cover a Wall, Buffalo NY
10.13.11 &Now Festival, San Diego CA
5.21.11 E-Poetry Festival, Buffalo NY
4.22.11 Brown University, Providence RI
BODY TEXT (2012—)   WITH CATHERINE SILLER

Collaborative performances with Catherine Siller using motion-tracking hardware, custom software, and live vocal processing.

9.18.13 Triskelion Arts, NYC
6.17.13 E-Poetry Festival, London
3.12.13 Drury Gallery, Marlboro VT
11.16+17.12 The Brick Theater, NYC
THOSE THE AGAIN, ONE IMAGE TONGUE (2011)   WITH JOHN CAYLEY

An algorithmically composed remix of Beckett's How It Is.
Performed with (and conceptualized by) John Cayley, video by Peter Bussigel.

processProse: theimage.literalart.net

BREATHING ROOM (2010)   WITH ASIMINA CHREMOS

A duet with Asimina Chremos.
The text in this excerpt is derived from Susan Howe's The Midnight.

OPENING SOURCES (2008—)


Opening Sources is an online poem written continuously by anonymous authors.

In live performance, the text is projected on a screen and an audience is invited to edit the text while it is continuously read aloud. A loop of feedback forms as the audience takes uncertain control over the work, the reader, and its own collective voice.

Web version:  [ Launch ]

POEMS (DYNAMIC)

Plexus in Anomalous 11
Titanichat (with Cecilia Corrigan) in The Claudius App 5
An Ailment That I Will Not Treat in Web Conjunctions 3.6.12
[][ ][  ] in The Claudius App 2
Working Memory () in SpringGun 5
Null Method in Counterpath Online 3

POEMS (STATIC)

Stop-cock in Anomalous 11
Pyramid & Not Not in CLOCK 4
Cornfield in Dear Sir, 13
(c) The Weather Wonders on the LIT site
Safe Word, Attachments, Circuits, i++ in LIT 23
Gene Study in Indefinite Space 2012
Twelve Panes & iceTime in e·ratio 15
Mast (with Aaron Kovalchik) in A/M/T/S
Flock Behaviors in Anomalous 3
Working Memory Array in Glasschord 10
In the Air in The New Yinzer S09

FICTION (DYNAMIC)

Signal to Noise in Streamflow Conditions (Subito Press)

ESSAYS (STATIC)

A Tag, Not a Folder in Electronic Book Review

THE CLAUDIUS APP (ERRATIC)

Burning Borough in The Claudius App 5
Discover Poetry in The Claudius App 4
Drop-Down Menu of Sleep in The Claudius App 3
[][ ][  ] in The Claudius App 2

THE MOVING ARCHITECTS   TWO WORLDS (2013)

A short study with the Moving Architects toward a longer piece to come. Scored with electric guitar.

THE MOVING ARCHITECTS   PLUCK (2011-12)

PLUCK was both choreographed and scored remotely by Skype, and considers multiple forms of power— authority, electricity, violence— and their relationships to proximity. The score consists of a DJ set featuring compositions by Ryoji Ikeda, Christian Fennesz, Alva Noto, and Atlas Sound.

THE MOVING ARCHITECTS   SACRED SPACES (2010)


Sacred Spaces began for us as a formal study of historical cathedral architecture. Over time it gradually developed into a personal work, focused not on the majesty or serenity of sacred spaces, but rather on their metaphysical perimeters— and the necessity of protecting them from desecration. I composed the 50-minute score with electrial noise, drums, heartbeats, electric piano, field recordings, and samples.

01 Beating 06 Tachycardia play
02 Training Camp 07 Inner Harbor play
03 Footpath play 08 War Machines play
04 Building Storm 09 Dawn Prayer play
05 Summoning play 10 Breathing

Download full score: [zip]

∴ Remixes of "Sun" by the Microphones
∠ Featuring an excerpt of "Agate" by Coppice
⊥ Featuring an excerpt of "Ragout: Küchen Rezpt Von Einstürzende Neubaten" by Einstürzende Neubauten
≈ Remix of "Cinq Etudes De Bruits: Etude Violette" by Pierre Schaeffer

THE MOVING ARCHITECTS   STOPS ON THE LINE (2009)


This piece was a journey through American transit and transience by way of Chicago's Union Station and the rhythms of trains. I scored Stops with 48 minutes of solo acoustic music, performed live on guitar, melodica, and glockenspiel.

Recording and studio flute parts by John Goldman.

01 Signals 07 Bookfoot
02 Approach Track 08 The Station
03 Lights 09 Alignment play
04 Farewell 10 Dual Farewell play
05 Outward Bound 11 Last Lights play
06 Morning

Download full score: [zip]

NADIA OUSSENKO   ON FALLING... THEMES AND VARIATIONS (2009)


Music for six sections of a film by Chicago choreographer Nadia Oussenko. Recordings were made at the Harold Arts residency in Chesterhill OH, with assistance from Tim Kinsella.

01 On the Ropes play
02 The Bridge
03 Fall Hill play
04 Winter Hill play
05 Night Beach play
06 Moonchords

THE MOVING ARCHITECTS   THIS SANDY CUBE (2008)


My first collaboration with the Moving Architects, This Sandy Cube was created at a residency at Wilson College in PA. "Pyramid" (for solo glockenspiel) was the first piece of music I wrote for dance.

01 Cubic Clock
02 Caravan (Mirage)
03 Learning to Ride play
04 Pyramid play

Download full score: [zip]

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