by the way, what are you?

by the way, what are you?

last wednesday i live streamed about 30 minutes of piano improvisation at 6am. themes mostly stumbled into existence on the spot, though about 20 minutes in i riffed on the cornish folk melody gustav holst used in his famous choral piece, "i love my love.” you can...

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hear me play piano live this week

hear me play piano live this week

i want to try something with you. before i tell you what, quick story: right after i turned 19, i moved from rural washington to a little school in england where i knew no one. i had no cell phone, and only weekly access to internet, which meant if i wanted to keep in...

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i’m getting inside dead artists’ heads

i’m getting inside dead artists’ heads

since i opened up my newsletter as a way to connect over snail mail, about two dozen people all over the states have gotten a unique card from me. it’s been an intriguing way to interact with new minds. know someone who’d enjoy getting in on this? just point them to...

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my art is now breeding.

my art is now breeding.

you are witnessing the beginning of a strange experiment. i call it “art breeding.” here’s how it works so far. 1. i select two “parent” art pieces. i’ll choose these parents from my collection of artworks based on whether they have attributes i think will combine...

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where music comes from

where music comes from

as is probably true of most humans, my creativity is fueled by the things i pay attention to. the process goes like this: i hunt creative inspiration. i find it—all over the place. to explore and understand it, i chew on it and play with it. i also share it because it...

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mostly just plants

mostly just plants

i’ve been on a plant kick lately. must be because i’m so ready for spring; it's been a long winter here in bellingham. for one, my neighborhood brewery (stones throw) took interest in an art series of mine, the vein patterns of leaves. here are a few drawings from the...

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burning ships, alcohol inks, math as discovery

burning ships, alcohol inks, math as discovery

big news (lol not really): i did a new experiment. alcohol inks are quick-drying dyes that stick to non-porous surfaces. i’d been meaning to try them out for a while, and picked up my first set last week. here are a few photos of my initial tests on a glossy type of...

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my work ended up in a book

my work ended up in a book

last week, a friend of mine posted to facebook about a book he’d just started reading. i did a double-take: the cover used my art. it's even on the inside, too. making art free to the public leads to some...

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sneak preview of my next album

sneak preview of my next album

when i first started writing these updates at the beginning of january, i was afraid i’d run out of things to share with you pretty quick. turns out that was a dumb thing to be afraid of. there’s already a lot more to say. for example, this weekend i finished the...

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it’s official: i exist.

it’s official: i exist.

a cool thing happened since we last talked. you can now find me on spotify, itunes, amazon mp3, and all the places you could find my music before. just now as lurm. i’ve successfully re-released copenhagenism under my new name, and mutagenesis is next. [gallery...

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