New PIGS video – Studio Jam

Curt Miller and me doing a PIGS studio jam in October. Thanks to Stefani Byrd for the amazing multicam videography!

(Shorter clip for the impatient.)

“It’s Your Party” at UC Irvine – Nov 3rd!

Über-excited to be performing as part of “It’s Your Party” organized by Nancy Buchanan on November 3rd at UC Irvine! (I’ll be doing audiovisual performance using PIGS (my “video drums”) system with an all-new set of specially selected videos for the show.) More info here.

Keynote and Performance coming up at ICLC in Hamilton!

Very excited to be doing a keynote and PIGS performance with Curt Miller at the International Conference on Live Coding at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario on October 14th. I’ll be on a panel on Live Coding and the Visual Arts that day, too!

PIGS at NIME in Brisbane!

The amazing Curt Miller and I will be heading for Brisbane in early July to perform at NIME 2016 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression.) Despite my terrible photos, it’s PIGS (Percussive Image Gestural System) 2.0! Curt will be performing his amazing Talk Box Clarinet (TBC), and I’ll be performing real-time visuals with my Not-Quite-Silent Video Drumset Featuring Drink Coasters and Hand Waving. (NQSVDFDCHW.) OMG!

UCSD Design Lab Talk! (And miscellaneous updates on the postdiluvian studio )

It’s been a busy five months since the studio flooded! But in between inventories, insurance, multiple moves, and starting to rebuild, I’ve been teaching and getting a bit of other work done. If the travel funding wizards smile upon me, hope to have some performance news soon.

But this week’s big news: I’ll be speaking at UCSD Design Lab this Wednesday, April 13th. My talk is titled:
“The Future is Dead. Long Live the Future: A Mad Art Journey Through Some Unmovieish Movie-Making Machines.” (I’m in training for the talk title length world’s record.)

Flood report…

In early November, a water main break destroyed my studio. Among the lost equipment were all of my servers, which hosted most of my net projects: The Multi-Cultural Recycler,, Cuejack, theBot, and several others. Some, like The Multi-Cultural Recycler, can not be restored, because they required specific software and hardware that’s no longer available. I am gradually restoring others, by moving them to temporary servers until I can replace the main server. Most things are documented here at, but many of the linked projects will be offline while the server is down…

Update: 12/20/15 – And we’re back! All the sites that can be restored have been fluffed up and moved to the cloud.

Some stills from Convergence

Some stills from “untitled (at the park)” – site-specific PIGS performance with Curt Miller at the Convergence

show at Cabrillo National Monument this weekend. Thanks Stefani Byrd for the pix!

Video contributions by Collette Carroll, Nichole Speciale, and Cabrillo National Monument.

Site-specific “PIGS” performance this Saturday in San Diego!

Curt Miller and I will be performing on Saturday in San Diego. It’s an audiovisual improvisation: site-specific video, my custom PIGS software, silent percussion generating visuals.. and Curt’s amazing clarinet and computer music! I hope you’ll join us! 7pm in the Auditorium! Exclamation Points!

Video! From PIGS / Rockets’s Red Glare at IDEAS / Qualcomm Institute

Here’s video from the debut of the “beta” version of PIGS (Percussive Image Gestural System). The beta voyage was “Rocket’s Red Glare: Things Exploding on YouTube,” an audiovisual improvisation with clarinetist/sound artist Curt Miller. Performed as part of the IDEAS series at Qualcomm Institute. Hopefully more news soon!

Photos! From PIGS / Rocket’s Red Glare at IDEAS / Qualcomm Institute

Some pix from The PIGS (Percussive Image Gestural System) debut this month as part of the IDEAS series at Qualcomm Institute. Curt Miller and I developed an improvisational audiovisual performance, “Rocket’s Red Glare,” based on the theme of “Things Exploding on YouTube.” I used PIGS to perform visuals, and Curt performed live clarinet, custom software, and vintage cassette tape recorder.

Video on its way very soon! Thanks to Alex Matthews for the great pix and video stills: