I produce, perform, and promote music and events from a gallery/studio space in Wicker Park. In recent years, my work has taken me into the realm of projection mapping, lighting design, graphics and animation, as I quest to build a video performance instrument that conveys the nuance of live musical and DJ performance into video representation.
Teaching is something I like to do. Learning is something I like better. I curate an experiential art and music series, and try to spend my time researching, exploring, and making things.
My sleep schedule trends towards erratic. I'm on that 24 hour hustle... don't think I'm weird for creepin' on your profile at 4 in the morning. There's plenty of better reasons than that.
Books: I think I'll never finish Infinite Jest*. Kurt Vonnegut. Palahniuk. Charles Bukowski. Brothers Karamazov. David Byrne:How Music Works. Mostly been on a non-fiction kick lately. Read the autobiography of Miles Davis! Do it.
Television: Bored to Death. 30 Rock. Twin Peaks. Breaking Bad. Party Down. Louie. Newsroom. Arrested Development. I don't have a TV, but I got that yung internet
Film: "Her" is the best thing I've seen in a minute. Waking Life. Synecdoche, NY. Broken Flowers. Spring Breakers. Wes Anderson. Stanley Kubrick. Bill Murray. Robert Redford. Tarantino. I like smartypants shit and great acting.
Food: My food choices are more dependent on the moment than any premeditated diet, but lately I've been trying not to vote for meat with my dollar. I've been eating fish and eggs, and will occasionally go for animals that I feel were able to live the life of an animal(i.e. wild caught, humanely slaughtered, actually free range etc.) I will consume meat that would otherwise go to waste, as I'm approaching my loose pescatarianism from an ethical and not health bent, and will never say no to my Italian grandmother's sauce. Sushi, Indian, and Thai are amongst my favorite. Longman & Eagle. Beans. Bahn mi. Srirachaaaaa. Been on that Soylent tip... my jury's still out.
Music: I take music seriously like it's my job(it's my job). In recent years my understanding of it's social and functional role has grown to consider the function of a piece, and the context within which it is relevant/appropriate. This means that I like a lot of different things for a lot of different reasons, and that I can appreciate a lot of music I don't necessarily like. This is some music I really do like:
Burial. Boards of Canada. Ifan Dafydd. Maurice Ravel. Broken Social Scene. James Blake. Brad Mehldau. Fela Kuti. Paul Motian. Flying Lotus. Taylor McFerrin. Mulatu Astatke. Com Truise. Miles Davis. David Byrne. Gustav Mahler. Of Montreal. Beach Boys. Claude Debussey. Luther Vandross. Lapalux. Death Grips. Brian Eno. Hall and Oates. Radiohead. D'Angelo. Prince. Marvin Gaye. Bill Frisell. Fennesz.
**I must have read enough David Foster Wallace, because I'm footnoting an online dating profile.
Some kind of MIDI controller
A well curated collection of hot sauces
Callin' Oates, the emergency Hall & Oates hotline (719)26-OATES
Harmonized self interest. The pros and cons of capitalism. What it means to live a fulfilled life.
Where are my keys?
Is that ringing at 640 or 800hz?
Is it wrong to mashup Skrillex with Steely Dan?
You think Vonnegut was wrong about semicolons; They're great.
Your profile picture wasn't taken in the Millennium Park "bean".