Shankcraft, live audiovisual sampling duo with Joe Hertenstein

Animal arms
At work
Like machines

An immersive audiovisual composed improvisational environment. The performance is structured to juxtapose rubbing (horizontal) and striking (vertical) gestures. All digital sound is sampled from the percussion live during the performance. All video is a live processed feed of the percussionist’s arms at work, exploded into full textures that immerse the audience in the sensation of the actions that are causing the sounds they hear.

Performance at the 2016 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) at the Abrons Arts Center in downtown Manhattan.


Preliminary proof of concept proposal video:


Tell the Story

“Tell the Story” is a study on the misreadings arising from translating among casual speech, print, and digital media, and the not-so-transparent influence of digital media formats.

Premiered at the Electronic Literature Organization conference (in conjunction with DHSI and INKE, so a really big crowd!) created with Elisabeth Blair.

It’s the first featured piece representing the exhibition on Narrabase

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Raveshift (in development)

The voice of the machine: if it’s a little speaker, it’s a shrill voice. Still, listen to the wide variety of timbres, rhythm ,and textures that come out of a simple feedback loop (using a laptop’s built in speaker and microphone, since I made the demo in an isolated forest cabin) and ONLY a 1 second delay—no other processing besides moving my body and objects in front of the speaker.

Developed while in residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, at I-Park, and at the Atlantic Center for the Arts again.

Long raw demonstration video of embedded micro-controller version at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in summer 2016:


First demonstration video, made in a Connecticut forrest cabin at I-Park in fall 2015:

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