Conversation

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Conversation was a television program that I created, produced and hosted to be broadcast on KTCA.  The idea was to create an evergreen talk show, something like Dick Cavett or Person to Person. It would literally be a conversation–sometimes the …

Twin/Tone Records Group

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From 1995 to 2001 I was the Director of Artist and Product for the Twin/Tone Record Group, a label that also oversaw a family of about twelve other labels.  Director of A&P is a fancy way of saying that …

M-80

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M-80 was a concert that happened in 1979.  It was the  definitive concert of the No Wave movement, presented by the Walker Art Center. Two days, twenty bands, all filmed for a movie to come out…except it never did…

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Innova/American Composers Forum

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Innova is the record label of the American Composers Forum; they are the second largest nonprofit label in the US after Smithsonian Folkways. I started to work officially for them in 2001 after 8 years of on and off consulting …

Future Perfect

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Future Perfect was an experimental sound system I created in the late 90’s.  To quote from its bio:

“Future Perfect is a sound system, integrating music, abstract sound,  video and light to create an environment. A cross cultural concept mixing …

Paris 1919

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Paris1919 has been my primary focus for the past two years. It is a combination of extremely self driven work along with large collaborations for live events.  In this case most of the recordings are just me, or one or …

Holiday in Dirt

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My Beloved Movie Star (directed by Rick Fuller)

Holiday in Dirt was my first big multimedia project. The idea was to take great film and videomakers and let them each pick a song off of the Stan Ridgway album “Holiday …

UnConvention: a Mix-Tape from Saint Paul

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“Unconvention, a Mixtape from St. Paul” is a feature length documentary I produced about the 2008 Republican Convention.

Political party conventions are not known for being memorable, except of course when they are. 1968 ring a bell? For four …

Mark Mallman Marathon III

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Mark Mallman is musician, composer, and rock star, and on October 10, 2010 he finished a marathon: he played one song for seventy eight hours. It was watched online by more than twenty five thousand people from all over …

Writing

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I started writing essays on a professional level in 1996 when I was asked to do a column for America Online’s Digital City. Entitled “Dig the New Breed”, it started its life as a music column telling you all the …

Design

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I started doing design work in 1987 when I was sophomore in college working for a place called T-Shirt Inc. They did a combination of almost every rock and roll t-shirt in the US, and a ton of the retail …

AlliedChemical.Com

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AlliedChemical started as a joke, a funny way to answer the telephone. But it took on a life of its own as my work led me into the internet. In 1996 I was working at Twin/Tone and consulting for Liquid