with Book of Sand

on YouTube

 

Motivations. There was (almost) enough money in the Shih Shih Wu Ai Records “account” to fund it. (Since the label’s inception in 1972, all proceeds, save for money paid back to associate producers, have been recycled into further publications.) From there, I wanted to document the sound of my instruments in a solo context within ..read more

Videographer, ardent supporter, and friend Mike Yaeger was in town taking care of some family business and asked if he and his son, Andrew (a budding drummer) could come over and see me in action on the drum set and marimba with an eye to recording the “private concert” for YouTube. As the previous solo ..read more

The music recorded during 2 days of sessions at Porgy & Bess in Vienna on May 26 and 27, 2016 — over three dozen 4 minute pieces featuring small groups culled from the 21 member reformARTorchestra —was originally intended to be published as a 2 CD set accompanying a follow-up book to “Wiener U-Bahn-Kunst”. ..read more

The motivations for allowing my work to be posted on YouTube, and links to the initial videos can be found here. Subsequently, footage and photos from May, 2015’s  reformARTwest concerts, a December, 2015  concert in memory of Sepp Mitterbauer , and a snippet of “noise” were posted. More recently, a 2016 Gmunden, Austria concert ..read more

The recently released Nero’s Neptune LP “FOR SEPP (SELECTIONS FROM THE EDGAR ALLAN POE SUITE)“ by reformARTwest, curated by Mark Trehus, features sextet and nonet material culled from the recently released limited edition triple CD set. My mid-to-late May 2016 trip to Germany and Austria was made possible by Chad Popple, who managed to ..read more

On the heels of poignant simultaneous 12/30 Minneapolis (reformARTwest) & Vienna (reformARTunit) concerts dedicated to Sepp Mitterbauer (1946-2015), THE EDGAR ALLAN POE SUITE  (Sporadic Tangible Documents STD 2-4) is now available. (To order: Purchase Recordings.) Captured in concert May 15-17, 2015, the replicated/wav file limited edition recording celebrates the first North American ..read more

In May, 2015, trumpeter Sepp Mitterbauer, co-founder of Austria’s Reform Art Unit (est. 1965) made his first North American appearance at Minneapolis’ Studio Toile d’Angles alongside his comrade and RAU spiritus rector Fritz Novotny. His playing was as ebullient and indefatigably inventive as his personality was warm, open and giving. 6 months later he had ..read more