Category Archives: Writing

New Oregon ArtsWatch Article

Cappella Romana,  a Northwest professional vocal ensemble with international acclaim, will be hosting the Arvo Pärt Festival this coming weekend. Here is my preview article: Arvo Pärt Festival preview: Spirituality in sound  

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Bill Frisell at the Shedd Institute: Concert Review

Bill Frisell played in Eugene recently in support of his latest CD When You Wish upon a Star a tribute to film and TV music. It was one of the finest performances I have seen in quite some time. Here … Continue reading

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Bill Frisell Preview

Here is a preview of Bill Frisell’s Thursday night concert at the Shedd. He is touring his new album When You Wish upon a Star. It’s Bill’s take on classic film and television music. Bill Frisell preview: Star-struck memories

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New article in Oregon ArtsWatch

Here is the link to an Oregon ArtsWatch preview I wrote for the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc concert that happened recently up at Nordia House in Portland. Nordic Fiddlers Bloc preview: Dancing with the devil

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Finnish folk muscians Arto and Antti Jarvela will be touring Oregon this week.

Here’s a preview article I wrote for Oregon Arts Watch: http://www.orartswatch.org/arto-and-antti-preview-fiddling-finns-bring-nordic-dance-music-to-oregon/

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Review of Project Trio at the Shedd Institute in Eugene, Oregon

Here is a link to a review I wrote for the Oregon Arts Watch. My friend Brett Campbell is an editor on staff and asked me to review Project Trio’s workshop and performance a week back at the Shedd Institute … Continue reading

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Wetland impressions

This is a group of poems that I posted at an installation I did in 2007. I was focusing on video work in the West Eugene Wetlands at that time. 1. Seeming barren, it’s saturated with life. Calm surfaces broken … Continue reading

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Goat Mic Again

A young man (I am not a good judge of age so maybe 20-22), accompanied by a female friend, is first up tonight. She has no instrument. He carries a guitar and is self-conscious. The MC tries to get him … Continue reading

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Goat Mic Continued

The tiny woman has set up her piano. The MC is searching the mixer for the volume slider that serves her vocal mic. He isn’t having much luck. Feedback puts grimaces on faces and fingers in ears. After a few … Continue reading

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Goat Mic Update

A man and a woman are on the stage. He has an acoustic bass guitar which he plays like a six string – strumming full chords. This is a very full sound – too full. She sits to the side … Continue reading

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