STS / Ava Mendoza, Episode 4

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/55984665/ w=600&h=338] Guitarist and composer, Ava Mendoza, is an essential member of the SF Bay Area creative music scene. She is part of a breed, comfortable in a wide variety of situations – playing the yearning rock of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista, note-y guitar sparring with Nels Cline, or performing a live score to a Buster…

STS / Ava Mendoza, Episode 3

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/55832667/ w=600&h=338] Guitarist and composer, Ava Mendoza, is an essential member of the SF Bay Area creative music scene. She is part of a breed, comfortable in a wide variety of situations – playing the yearning rock of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista, note-y guitar sparring with Nels Cline, or performing a live score to a Buster…

STS / Ava Mendoza, Episode 2

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/55821066/ w=600&h=338] Guitarist and composer, Ava Mendoza, is an essential member of the SF Bay Area creative music scene. She is part of a breed, comfortable in a wide variety of situations –   playing the yearning rock of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista, note-y guitar sparring with Nels Cline, or performing a live score to a…

STS / Ava Mendoza, Episode 1

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/55750937/ w=600&h=338] Guitarist and composer, Ava Mendoza, is an essential member of the SF Bay Area creative music scene. She is part of a breed, comfortable in a wide variety of situations –   playing the yearning rock of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista, note-y guitar sparring with Nels Cline, or performing a live score to a…

A Second Round

Real Vocal String Quartet hired me to do another round of publicity and CD art work imagery for their upcoming album titled Four Little Sisters. We knew, going into it, that our work would be the basis for Doug Chayka’s illustration for the CD cover so this time we had a predetermined concept guided and…

Time For Listening

Last night I went to the SFMOMA to hear sFSounds’ THE MUSIC OF CHANGES a year long series celebrating John Cage’s centennial. There were screeches, flourishes of dissonance, sneezes and many other non-musical sounds in a musical context and all of it was beautiful. I’m always open to this kind of music. Its asks you…

Hard Work and Laughter

[youtube=http://youtu.be/C8-LV3hTnFU] More video work has been coming my way and I love it. Martha and Monica, a cello/piano duo hired me to do a trailer about them and the two new works they commissioned from Omid Zoufonoun and Matt Ingalls. They will premiere Omid Zoufonoun’s Sonata for Cello and Piano on Sunday, September 30, 2012,…

Yesterday at Garden Of Memory

a performance piece by Pauline Oliveros – Warm your hands by rubbing them together vigorously. Bring your right hand to your own heart and your left hand to the back of a virtual partner. Feel the hand of a virtual partner on your own back. Savor the protection of your heart and your partner’s hearts.…

Swerving Away From The Middle

One of the perks of having a long term relationship with a client is that, after a doing a few shoots over the years, a certain amount of trust is built up and you can break away from the usual approach and experiment. Scott Amendola is a composer and drummer based in the San Francisco…

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