Tortua video online

Published on March 26, 2013

Tortua is a robotic video artwork that was on display in the Eli Marsh Gallery at Amherst College, on March 4–27, 2013. The installation incorporates a digitally animated sequence by Rebekah Tolley, a robotic sculpture by Micheal Tolley and audio by Eric Leonardson.

March 30, Soundfest at Amherst College

springboard closeupSaturday, March 30, 2013
multiple locations at Amherst College

I am creating a new electroacoustic composition to be performed solo in Soundfest, a showcase of indoor and outdoor sound installation work and performances. It happens all around the Amherst College campus. I perform “Similaria” in the Mead Art Museum. Soundfest features the work of Tim Eriksen, Jake Meginsky, Steph Robinson, Wendy Woodson, Phil Dupont, and myself. Read more about Soundfest here:
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2013 Megapolis Audio Fest with Anna Friz Saturday, April 13

322 Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

View directions here

Suggested donation $9

I’m excited to be performing with Anna Friz again, and we’re honored to be the “pre-festival teaser” for the 2013 Megapolis Audio Festival.

Our previous performance with Anna’s radio installation was in Respire (2011) at ESS. Before that, we performed on tour in the Eastern US, while creating Dancing Walls Stir the Prairie (2007) at the Wave Farm, for broadcast on Kunstradio-Radiokunst in Vienna. Our very first collaboration took place in the 2005 Deep Wireless Festival, with a different instrumentarium. Our radio theater work, entitled Other Music was created and performed with Evalyn Parry (text, voice, cassette player), Chris Brookes (voice, cassette player), Anna Friz (voice, cassette player), and myself (springboard). You can listen to the recording here. (Recorded live at The Drake Hotel on May 27, 2005; duration 9:01.)

Learn more about Anna Friz’s current and upcoming projects here:

Respire: Performance with Anna Friz on Friday, July 15 at ESS

Respire poster On Friday, July 15 I perform with my partner in “sound crime” Anna Friz and her radiophonic installation, Respire during the opening this evening at Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio (ESS).

5925 N Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60660

Opening Reception: 6PM-9PM

Anna’s website:

ESS website:
Respire will be active at Audible Gallery until August 7.

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Jay Needham, Ars Memoria: Several Alternate Histories of Place

on the stage something happenedI hope you will join me at 7PM this Friday evening, Feb. 18 for a special presentation by sound and media artist Jay Needham, at The (New) Corpse, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd floor, Chicago, Illinois 60622.

Jay will present selections from recent works in a lecture titled Ars Memoria: Several Alternate Histories of Place. Jay will be finishing a chapter on the sounds of Mashinima and planning an evening of radio art and surround sound works for the April 2011 Out of the Box Contemporary Music Festival in Carbondale, Illinois. Jay is an Associate Professor in the Communications Department at Southern Illinois University, and a member of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE).

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Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, Deborah Stratman’s “Sonic Warfare”

Deborah Stratman's sound installation in the Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPageNovember’s Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology / World Listening Project meeting features a special presentation by Chicago artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman.

Sunday, November 21, 1:00 pm

Enemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60622

Attendance is free and open to the public

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Photos and Video: Chicago Phonography at the Museum of Contemporary Art


Originally uploaded by giantmolecules
This is Brett Balogh’s Flickr set of the install, opening, and today’s performance. Here’s the direct linked to the set below. Enjoy!

Chicago Phonography in “Here/Not There” at Museum of Contemporary Art

cityscape_projectionI am creating an installation and five performances in Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art with Chad Clark, Brett Ian Balogh, and fellow members of Chicago Phonography for the MCA’s Here/Not There series.

Opening at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 21 Chicago Phonography in “Here/Not There”

mca.jpgMuseum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312.280.2660 | 312.397.4010
Admission is FREE all day on Tuesdays
July 21—26, 2009

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Acoustic Mirror of the World in Synesthetic Plan of Chicago

Chicago Cultural CenterThe World Listening Project has built a public sound installation “Acoustic Mirror of the World” for the Synesthetic Plan of Chicago, an exhibition co-curated by Annie Heckman and Dan Godston for the Visitor Information Center of the Chicago Cultural Center.

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