FOR STAGE & CONCERT
It Hurts When I Go Like This (2020)
Collaboration with Anna Weisling (video)
Premiered at Common Sage's 11/13/20 Peek Quarantine online concert.
Composed as part of the Interdependent Series using shared physics-based virtual instruments. Software and scores available here.
Water is Thicker than Blood (2017)
Composed using a physics-based virtual instrument. Inspired by doom/drone metal.
10 Days (2016)
Collaboration with Samantha Weston (choreography)
Fixed media, 2ch audio with video for dance
The visuals were projected onto the stage over and behind the live dancers.
Collaboration with Anna Weisling (video).
Amplified percussion, live audio processing, and live video
Arbor I-V (2011)
Collaboration with Anna Weisling (video) and Nick Zoulek (saxophone)
Fixed media, 2ch audio with video
exit crafting (2010)
Collaboration with Anna Weisling (video) and Ben Willis (bass)
Structured improvisation for guitar, laptop, bass, and live video
Bell Monks (2010–present)
Collaboration with Jeff Herriott
"Bell Monks is music for the fog on nights that stretch into dawns, combining simple humming lines with swirling textures."
Longstanding project with composer and UWW music professor Jeff Herriott. Albums are co-composed and co-engineered. Performance duties are usually split with me on guitars, bass, and drums/percussion and Jeff on keyboards, vocals, and processing.
Additional collaborators include:
Gregory Taylor – remixes, notably on the shared LP Brocades + Palimpsests
Heidi E. Johnson – vocals
Ben Willis – contrabass
Trevor Saint – glockenspiel
The Organgrinders (2012–present)
Blues band with Sven Gonstead (guitar), Brian Lucas (vocals/harmonica/guitar), and Tim Russell (drums).
Multiple self-released albums, some available on Apple Music and Spotify. Engineering and mixing duties shared among members.
The Organgrinders have performed in states throughout the midwest, south, and west coast. We have been fortunate to play multiple times at several festivals, notably the Juke Joint Festival (Clarksdale, MS), Marquette Area Blues Fest (Marquette, MI), and Waukesha Rotary BluesFest (Waukesha, WI).
As composer, engineer, performer, and/or producer
Bell Monks The Sun Will Find You LP (on clang)
Dragged Across Concrete Original Soundtrack (on Lakeshore Records)
Brawl in Cell Block 99 Original Soundtrack (on Lakeshore Records)
Bell Monks and Gregory Taylor Brocades + Palimpsests LP (on clang)
The Organgrinders Two Monkeys EP
Bell Monks Big Bay EP
The Organgrinders One Monkey EP
Pat J. Peterson Long Road LP
Bell Monks Let the Waves Carry Us LP
The Organgrinders Paddy Waggin’ LP
Terry Murphy Taverns n’ Taps LP
Bell Monks Lullabies LP