Being a sound installation artist, the pleasure is in creating innovative ephemeral works which just exist in the moment the listener hears it. As an early adopter of using a computer in the creation of my work, I characterize the building of computer controlled devices as “instrument building” and the writing of software as the “method of composition”.
After a year of being a selective mute, I apprenticed with filmmaker/science fiction illustrator Ed Emishweller. Later I went on to SUNY Buffalo, Center for Media Studies where I apprenticed and studied with Paul Sharits as well with photographer/filmmaker Hollis Frampton and video artists Woody and Steina Vasulka. Now “retired” after a career as an educator, I return to my roots.
Recipient of a Mid-Hudson Arts Grant for the installation of Repercussions: Cross Examinations, 2022
NEA Grant with Woody Vasulka and Paul Sharits to develop computer based RGB Film Recording System, 1982
NYS Council of the Arts Grant, Development of Computerized 16 Channel Sound Distribution System, 1979
WNET TV, New York,NY “Merce by Merce by Paik” Soundtrack for video by Nam June Paik on Merce Cunningham, 1976
Hallways Gallery Buffalo, NY Dec. 1984 (Group Show)
Rising Sun Media Center, Santa Fe, NM May 1981
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN November 1980
International Computer Music Conference, Denton, TX November 1981
Media Study/Buffalo, Buffalo, NY July 1981 and Jan. 1979
Central Casting, Ithaca, NY May 1978
SUNY New Paltz, Media Conference March 1981 (Group Show)