Wednesday, December 28, 2011

web of sound and light

i've just returned from northwest spain, where i was invited to conduct a series of sound art workshops and create a special edition of sonic fabric. please see the sonic fabric news page for more info.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

OM = C# 136.1 Hz

based on an image from The World Is Sound: Nada Brahma: Music and the Landscape of Consciousness, by Joachim-Ernst Berendt 

the sonic fabric custom editions crowdsourcing campaign thru usa projects ended successfully, having raised enough funds to weave a 125 yard batch of fabric. the cidade da cultura de galicia will be receiving a 30-yard edition containing a blend of music from this unique region of spain.

i will also be weaving 40 yards containing only a single note - C# 136.1Hz. this tone is the base note of the sitar and tamboura, and is the note upon which tibetan monks have been basing the OM chant for thousands of years. it is considered by many in indian and tibetan cultures to be the primordial sound of the universe.

it is not too late to have a hand in the making of this very special custom edition - by purchasing yardage, you are making this project possible. please visit the SHOP page for details.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

please allow me to weave you a small edition of custom sonic fabric

from now until august 30th, donors to my crowdsourcing endeavor through USA projects can receive 20 yards of sonic fabric - custom recorded with the sounds of your choosing - for a tax-deductible contribution.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

the synergetic omni-solution launch in marfa, texas

The launch weekend hosted by ballroom marfa saw a number of long-held visions realized. i gave a demonstration on the physics of sound using a ruben's tube (video forthcoming), scholars/border historians enrique and ruby madrid of redford, texas taught the art of quantum tortilla making, i served universal raisin cake baked in a solar oven, i gave a sailing lesson for desert dwellers (video forthcoming), and debuted a new piece - GOETHE'S GAME, an enlarged version of a childhood toy - exhibited with hand-thrown ceramic pieces made by mike bianco.

i spoke about the project on marfa public radio, and wrote an article published in waging nonviolence: EVERYONE AS ACTIVIST: THE SYNERGETIC OMNI-SOLUTION.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

the synergetic omni-solution - entry to the buckminster fuller challenge

for several years i have been singing the praises of the buckminster fuller challenge but i had yet to submit an entry until now. a $100,000 prize is awarded to a person or team who devises a simple, efficient solution to a complex problem facing society and our planet. bucky referred to such ideas as "trimtabs", named for the tiny rudder on a large ship that is ultimately responsible for precise steering. there's much more on my entry, entitled the synergetic omni-solution, at the buckminster fuller challenge idea index.

Friday, January 21, 2011

texas biennial 2011

in 2003, i got a chance to show louise bourgeois some of my work. she said, "what does it DO?" and i said, "it's to be used in different kind of rituals." and she said, "so DO A RITUAL!". now i get my chance...

i couldn't be more delighted to be ballroom marfa's featured artist for the texas biennial. i'll be giving demonstrations of the philosoprops, leading discussions, and creating installations around town during the weekend of april 29 thru may 1, 2011. hope you can join us.