Projects

Intertext

2018 - Present

Intertext is where I release my music. It is a hermitic, one-man, non-label. Intertext has no branding, no lettermark, no mission, no social media presence, no marketing strategy. This paragraph is the only “about” section that exists. Mark Fisher introduced me to the word and if you’re looking to get lost in a wormhole, I highly recommend this Wikipedia article.

Photography

2005 - Present

I started working with film in 2005 at Columbia College Chicago. After learning my way around the darkroom I started experimenting with crossprocessing and multipe exposures. This image is a manifesto of sorts: quadruple exposure, crossprocessed, no Photoshop.

I used to have a bunch of my work on Flickr. Some of terms of the latest platform ownership transfer made me uncomfortable so I took it all down. Maybe I’ll create a gallery here on NI some day…

Coordinated Universal Time

2019

Coordinated Universal Time was a podcast for now. Conceived as a semiotic blitz of found sounds, field recordings, interviews, theory-crafting, science-fiction, sonic collage, and original dub techno. We only had 5 episodes but it was an incredible ride. The first episode will go down in the history books as one of my favorite pieces of work.

There are audio and video versions of each episode:

  1. To Realize a Commoner Earth Audio | Video
  2. Angel Marcloid Audio | Video
  3. From the Forest to the Stars Audio | Video
  4. Concourses Above and Below Audio | Video
  5. Gabriele de Seta Audio | Video

See this post for more info.

Cascade

2019

Cascade is a M4L sequencer that holds every combination of eighth notes possible in a 4/4 bar. I wrote a lengthly post about it on Highland’s blog and made a short demo video.

Download the patch, M4L Device, and demo.

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Endless Field Studios

2005 - 2017

Pasha Petrosyan and I founded EFS in 2005 as a label to release our own music. We started with CDs and quickly moved to digital, hosting MP3s of local artists for download before Bandcamp was a thing. We had over 50 releases and more shows than I can remember in our 12 year run.

Second Chance

2015

Explore the world of ‘second chance’ with your mouse and the WASD keys. Principal development occurred during a Unity workshop at gli.tc/h 2112. Don’t fall.

Download for macOS.

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Epicycle

2010

Epicycle is an indulgent typeface I designed (developed?) combining post-structuralist sensibilities with wild style graffiti. If the graphic design program required a senior thesis, this would have been mine.

The Third Coast

2009

In the fall of 2009 I photographed a dozen locations spread along northeastern Illinois coastline. Most of the shots are landscapes, but this self-portrait is my favorite.

Again, this used to all be on Flick, but some of terms of the latest platform ownership transfer made me uncomfortable so I took it down. Maybe I’ll create a gallery here on NI some day…

Hollow Moon Studios

2004 - 2007

My father gave me a digital camera for my birthday and I wasted no time learning the art of filmmaking. I love the complexity of film. In it, you have all the arts: design theatre, music, writing… For several years I wanted to become a cinematographer of some sort but switched majors in college.