Among many things, I make music, sound pieces, and sound installations.
I've exhibited my work primarily in California and I've performed all over the United States.
My collage work began with a 4-track and a Casio SK-8. I then migrated to digital and used SoundEdit-16 and then on to ProTools. I normally wouldn't bring this up, but when I listen to these pieces I hear the interface along with the sound. I hear hiss and clips and bold layering. Among these examples, a few experiment with language abstractions, others phasing and they all share loop strategies.
My band music is normally categorized as "math rock" or "art punk".
The latest band project Lunar Maps described itself as "pleasure beat". Electronic Cabaret vibe.Vintage synth sounds, electronic and acoustic drums, lush guitars, equal emphasis on vocals. Lovely bandmates.
Bands and Musical Collaborations
Improv Noise: 1994-1996
The Panoply Academy Glee Club: 1996-1998
Pillow Lavas: 2001
The See-Thru: 2002-2003
The Drop Science: 2003
Sagon Penn: 2007 - present
Lunar Maps: 2006-2007, 2010-2012
Shared the stage with many amazing people.
These are a few:
Cul de Sac, Hurl, Dianogah, Fugazi, Dismemberment Plan, Milemarker, El Guapo (later became Super System), Glenmont Sound System (Harris followed it up with Q and not U), The Better Automatic, Sleepytime Trio, 400 Years, Smart Went Crazy, The Faint, Ativin, Nautical Almanac (member of future Wolf Eyes), Aerial M, The Need, The Blood Brothers, Hella, XiuXiu, Celebration, Tristeza, Kill Me Tomorrow, The Dabbers, Grimes...