Water Bottle & Spray Paint

February 18th, 2012

Spring 2012 Faculty Composers Recital @ Lee Chapel, Stetson University in DeLand, FL.  Co-composed and performed with Hunter Lee. These two pieces explore the musical potential of discarded, non-musical objects and are both created using a single item as the source of all sound objects heard in the works.  Layers are built by two laptop [...]

MPG in Miami

January 28th, 2012

12 Nights Electronic Music and Art @ Harold Golen Gallery in Miami, FL Just before finals last semester, Matt Roberts and I lead a group of advanced Digital Arts majors to Miami during Art Basel where we performed together as Mobile Performance Group, our student-faculty new media collective and laptop ensemble.  We presented all new material inspired by [...]

MPG Carepackage

April 13th, 2010

SEAMUS 2010 @ St. Cloud State University in Minnesota I just returned from several days at the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference.  In addition to hearing loads of new music, I gave a presentation on the MPG Carepackage.  This continues my efforts to get more people using this collection of [...]

FEASt lecture online

November 16th, 2009

FEASt Festival 2009 @ Florida International University. If you were not able to attend the FEASt Festival at FIU, you can now download an enhanced podcast recording of my lecture.  The topic of the presentation was network-enabled coordination of laptop performance and featured the public debut of the MPG Carepackage. The patches involved can be [...]

FEASt MPG lecture

November 10th, 2009

FEASt Festival 2009 @ Florida International University. This weekend, I will be giving a lecture as part of the FEASt Festival on my work as music director of MPG. I will be introducing for the first time to a group outside of Stetson my MPG carepackage. This collection of abstractions makes it easy for our [...]

MPG at the Gala

April 3rd, 2009

Stetson University School of Music Gala @ The News-Journal Center in Daytona Beach, FL. MPG was invited to perform on the diverse program of this showcase concert for the School of Music.  Our performance in the lobby during intermission featured our trademark shopping cart performance rig and utilized the four story atrium to reach audience members on [...]

Teaching advanced musical concepts through multimedia performance

February 27th, 2009

CMS 2009 Southern Chapter Regional Conference @ University of Central Florida. ABSTRACT – Mobile Performance Group is a collaborative, multimedia project involving faculty and students from Stetson University’s Digital Arts program. The group’s primary mission is to find new ways of presenting art outside of traditional venues. Since 2004, MPG has fulfilled this objective by [...]

Collective Sites (UCF)

February 26th, 2009

CMS 2009 Southern Chapter Regional Conference @ University of Central Florida. This performance was presented as a Thursday night preview to my presentation on Friday morning.  It allowed the conference attendees to experience MPG in our normal setting so that they had a better idea of what we do.  As is our usual method with [...]

Invention of the Wheel

April 19th, 2007

During a Spring 2007 special topics course, I oversaw a group of eight students in the production of a CD/DVD package entitled The Invention of the Wheel for Mobile Performance Group. The material was based on pieces that had been developed during our visits to San Jose for ISEA and Brooklyn for Conflux.  The overriding [...]

The Laptop Ensemble as Pedagogical Tool

November 6th, 2006

ICMC 2006 @ Tulane University. Co-Chairs: Nathan Wolek and Virgil Moorefield Additional Participants: Dan Trueman and James Harley ABSTRACT – The performing ensemble has a firmly established role in music education. In the music conservatory model, conventional acoustic groups such as the chamber orchestra provide students with the opportunity to apply musicianship skills that are [...]