[Teenage Boatpeople backstory.] Due to the pandemic, but in keeping with the process utilized in post ’09 TBP documents, I recorded my parts for Her Grace listening to the songs on headphones for the first time; in other words, treating them as in-the-moment material for improvisation. (Naturally, adding instruments meant that I was getting ..read more

TRANSCEND the oppressor

In the mid 90s, guitarist Derek Bailey (1930-2005) forwarded me a copy of the VHS video “Mountain Stage”, a performance from 1993 featuring himself and dancer Min Tanaka. Upon viewing, I was immediately struck by how their aesthetic paralleled that of Gutter Cleaners, a dance music duo founded by myself and dancer Susan Sperl ..read more

Thanks to the initiative and diligence of Joseph Damman (with behind-the-scenes guidance and advice from yours truly [smile]), a CD of material culled from our September 9, 2018 duo concert at Studio Toile d’Angles has been published by Aural Terrains. While I chose the first track, Joseph, at my suggestion (and pending/with my approval) ..read more