DEN is a band. They played 16 shows up the east coast during the summer, 2016.
For a cloud of about 150 commercial 2-way radios, batteries, monofilament, rubber bands and gaffers tape. On several different channels, some transmit and some receive. Crosstalk occurs.
for digital stereo playback
Fragments is a collaborative text-sound composition made between composer, Erik DeLuca and poets, Hari Bhajan Khalsa, Nadine Lockhart, Peter E. Murphy, JJ Penna, Gyllian Raby, Linda M. Rodriguez-Guglielmoni, Terri Witek, and Tony Hoagland. DeLuca used a custom made granular synthesis program to accentuate fragments of their speech. This work was made at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
The Block (for 7 days) (2015)
28" x 9" block of square-wave oscillators
The Block is inspired by Donald Judd’s Stack sculptures and the adobe wall that he put around his property in Marfa, Texas. 15 square-wave oscillators sound a single chord from Morton Feldman’s String Quartet No. 2. As the 9 volts running to each oscillator looses charge, the pitch changes glacially. As I listened to the block for 7 days, until the batteries died completely, I noticed, like in Judd’s 100 Untitled Works In Mill Aluminum, that the pitch of each oscillator also fluctuates ever-so-slightly with temperature in the room.
This work was developed at Fieldwork in Marfa, Texas.
naem is an electronic music project that embraces the aesthetics of failure.
Twenty Voices (2014)
for 20 Califone tape decks, playing 20 tape loops of a voice
Twenty Voices is sound art that cares about how technology can corrupt or enhance our ability to remember. Twenty Voices is battery powered and the piece is finished when the batteries die, resulting in an approximately 18 hour sound installation. Twenty Voices is always changing. Twenty Voices is about presence and remembrance. Twenty Voices is dedicated to Morton Feldman. Twenty Voices is inspired by Thomas Porcello's "techoustemology" theory, summarized beautifully in the introduction to the book "Sound Souvenirs" as art that "foregrounds the implication of forms of technological mediation on individuals' knowledge and interpretations of, sensations in, and consequent actions upon their acoustic environments as grounded in the specific times and places of the production and reception of sound." Twenty Voices helps us remember the past–eliciting, and reconstructing memories. The document of Twenty Voices is composed of recordings made throughout the installation that shows how the sounds change over time.
This work was installed during the 2014 Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival
Onomatopoeias for Wrangell-St. Elias (2010)
self released on vinyl (out-of-print)