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 which ..read more

TRANSCEND the oppressor

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

Thanks to the gracious generosity of George Roberts, I was able to mount 70 or so concerts at Homewood Studios over a period of 10 years (2003-2013). (The back story of our alliance can be found here. As an aside, for reasons ranging from people moving out-of-town, to changing personal dynamics, to folks opting ..read more