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At this late stage, it’s particularly gratifying to have a professionally-rendered full-length concert video. My appreciation to Michael Wilk, whose pans, screen-within-screen insertions, etc. underscore the process involved in creating the music. Thanks as well to Holland Hopson for his audio which provided more detail than the room microphones (and more presence/ambiance than my recording). ..read more

The last time I played at WAC was a collaborative concert with Derek Bailey and Steve Gnitka in 1983. (As implied by this 36 [!] year gap, there’s a multi-faceted back-story which I don’t have the appetite to publicly detail at the current time.) A heartfelt thank you to Anthony Cox for inviting me to ..read more

On the rare occasions I’ve been afforded the opportunity to present my work outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the logistics have consistently been less than ideal. (The reasons for this state of affairs are clear. As I’ve reiterated too many times, I am not a “viable commodity” in the niche world of free jazz/improvised music. ..read more

Back story minutiae:

Gmunden is a small, quintessentially/stereotypically picturesque “destination” town in upper Austria; surrounded by farmland and nestled among mountains and a fairly large body of water. (Concerning the former, as one mountaintop appears to be a human profile, there is a legend having to do with, I believe, a princess, underwater inhabitants and gods ..read more

Austria 2018 aftermath

While mitigating circumstances impacted my travel/acclimation — at times to the point of absurdity/embarrassment — the music and camaradarie at the core of my recent visit to Austria more than compensated for these “difficulties”. I am extremely grateful to Siegfried (Holzbauer) and Fritz (Novotny), who provided the means to get me to Austria, and, from ..read more

Thanks to the efforts of Reform Art Unit spiritus rector Fritz Novotny and polymath Siegfried Holzbauer, I will, barring life’s vagaries, be returning to Austria at the end of August as a member of Three Motions. (When Fritz first proposed the trip, he thought to call the threesome of himself, Paul Fields and me ..read more

“I am starting this thing with the hopes of breaking even, but I think there will be intangible benefits even if that fails.” — Atrocious Gnosis

When THE ONLY DIGNITY IS OBLIVION was released in 2017, my thought was that, for many reasons, it would be the last document of my work to be ..read more