Monday, August 30, 2010

July 2009



Mr. Boots and one of the first boxes.


The speakers begin to pile up in the drive way.



Getting ready for the desert.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

CUBES



I've been thinking about space and sound for a while. I wanted to pursue some of the ideas that came up with C U B EM U S I C with a "solar" element.


C U B EM U S I C is an installation incorporating, sound, light and sculpture. There are six 4 foot by 4 foot cubes constructed of aluminum. Each cube has a series of different geometric shapes cut out of the sides. From within each cube emanates a different lighting pattern from three sources as well as a different four-note chord swelling in volume. Together the chords create a thick and dense web of sound that constantly changes. The sounds of C U B EM U S I C engulf the listener. The lights glow and decay in varying patterns through the geometric shapes casting shadows all over the room. The entire space becomes C U B EM U S I C, a throbbing, pulsing environment for one to enter and leave at will.




Sunday, August 22, 2010

2007




photo by David Sanchez Burr


While on tour with MB 89 in 2007, I found myself in the desert a lot, totally digging the vastness of it all. Dave and I played some music outside of Vegas for a few hours. Short-wave radio and Bass Clarinet. I think the sound of Sun Boxes came from my time in the deserts of the west.






Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Start


David Sanchez Burr Photo by Richard Vosseller

In November 2008, long time collaborator and good friend "Sexy" David Sanchez Burr called me up and said," YO! Come up with something solar, we have a residency in the desert." He hung up and I thought about it for a while. Although I would cite Dave as the main catalyst, Sun Boxes had already started, long before that phone call. Like a lot my pieces it's very hard to pin point the actual beginning. It seems more accurate to say there were many observations collected along the way. And then one day I woke up to find 20 solar powered speakers.