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April 24-28 : ASK AN EXPERT at Design Week Portland 2017
April 28 : Practice Space Gallery – Portland, OR – Solo exhibition
Creative Many and Kresge Foundation present Critical Context – Detroit, MI
Two podcasts currently in production: The Suited Lady and A Song is Born
I will be the sonic reporter for Manual for Speed at the Amgen Tour of California May 15-22.
I will be presenting at the Experience Music Project Pop Conference in Seattle on April 16.
Over the last few months I have helped companies and non-profits process and answer questions such as: “If there was a new way to frame engagement with a city park, what would that look like?” “What percentage of a non-profit’s programming should focus on political discussion vs core art practices?” “What is local?” “How do we open a gallery?” “Can you make a soundtrack that sounds like the smell of sage?”
Balmorhea State Park, Toyahvale, TX / March 2016
I was profiled by Creative Mornings Portland a few weeks ago.
Astoria’s irresistable Richter colours / January 28, 2016
I was invited to participate in High Desert Test Sites annual Mineral/Gem show and painted rock auction. The auction takes place January 31, 2016 at Paramount Ranch, CA. My contribution is a modded out 16G USB thumb drive pre-loaded with field recordings I collected while in Joshua Tree in 2014.
Telescoping back and forth across decades processing archival projects and planning for the new year. I’m fortunate to have consulted with two very different publication and public media organizations over the last month. Helping groups navigate turning points, recognize their assets, and recalibrate efforts into an effective and exciting way of working is a joy. I’m learning more about what I can do that’s helpful, and receiving positive feedback.
The Consortium played at Ecotrust‘s Foundry at Redd in October. I usually leave music talk for parcematone, but this show was another node in exploring sound in the city, and sound as site-specific work, so I mention it here. Ecotrust’s generosity in considering sound as they re-frame the use and structure of their inner SE blocks is welcome. I look forward to future iterations.
SELECT PAST EVENTS AND MEDIA
August 2016: Seattle, WA: Performance/ Nonsequitur Series/Wayward Music Series at Good Shepherd Chapel
May 2016: California: Super Cycle Sound / Tour of California, Field Recordings, Sonic Reporting
April 2016: Seattle, WA: EMP Pop Conference / Presentation: “The Shape of Voices: Exploring the Potential of Defining a Community of Voice”
March 2016: Marfa, TX: Inquiry Pop Up / Performance
January and February 2016: Portland, OR: ESA Gallery Launch and Exhibition Design
October 2015: Washington, DC: The Pop Pop Up / Georgetown University / Guest Teacher, Performance
September 2015: Richmond, VA: The Pop Pop Up / VCU Kinetic Imaging MA Studio visits, VCU Dept of Sociology Guest Teacher / Performance
September 2015: Richmond, VA: Super Cycle Sound / UCI Cycling World Championships / Sediment Gallery / Exhibition, Oral History, Field Recordings
August 2015: Mount Hood National Forest, OR: Artist Residency / Signal Fire Outpost, “Horizon Line Scores”
August 2015: Colorado: Super Cycle Sound / US PRO Challenge, Field Recordings, Sonic Reporting
Our panel on urban cycling was a success, full room, great questions. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to engage with intelligent people on subjects I care deeply about. Thank you to Rapha for the invitation to moderate the event. I look forward to more conversation on this and other topics.
November 22: PDX : Rock and Roll Camp for Girls Honoree
October 7: PDX : Notes, Signs, and Waves / Performance, Discussion / Portland Design Week
October 9: PDX : Panel Organizer and Moderator: “Sound Designed” / Portland Design Week
October 12: PDX : Celebrating the release of Bruce Springsteen Album by Album, info at ryanwwhite.com
Artist Residency: A to Z / Joshua Tree, CA
Mentor: CA : (Nomadic / Site-Specific / Sound) PNCA Applied Design MFA Program
October 27: Washington, DC : Interview FCC General Counsel Jonathan Sallet at the Future of Music Coalition Summit and Future of Music Coalition Honors performance
August 2014: Aspen Institute Forum on Communications and Society
June 2014: The Seattle Office of Film and Music “You Don’t Have to Follow a Formula”
April 2014: Policy Retreat, Washington, DC The Future of Music Coalition
March 2014: Panel Organizer and Moderator: “How Punk Is Your Business?” SXSW2014
February 2014: Lecture: PNCA Applied Design MFA 2013-2014 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series (photos)
January 2014: Portland Art Museum Artist Talk: “Linear Construction (No. 1 Variation) (c. 1942-43) by Naum Gabo”
November 2014: Techraking, The Center for Investigative Reporting
July 2012: Low Times Podcast: with Daniel Ralston on Music, Music Business and Cycling