Red Dirt of Mars and Alabama

David Clarkson, New York (on view until July 28 at Cynthia Broan, NYC):






William Christenberry, Washington, DC (pics from Google Images):





Christenberry imagines the past from the perspective of an urbanite recreating rural buildings reminiscent of his Alabama childhood. Clarkson envisions a future pastoral on Mars with his models based on the architecture of projected Red Planet missions. Both are simulacra based on longing--for a happy past or hopeful future--as much as exacting documentation.

Scratch Ambulance CD - More

Scratch Ambulance, the CD I collaborated on with earcon (aka John Parker), is now up on CD Baby [dead link -- try this]. The page includes ordering info and a couple of minutes from each track in streaming form. Turn up the volume -- we opted for more dynamics over the usual ear-assault of current CDs.

Scratch Ambulance CD

scratch ambulance CD front cover

Spent some time today on the CD Baby website getting my disc with earcon ready for physical and virtual distribution. The CD will retail for $10.99 and tracks will be purchasable on iTunes (suck it up) and other venues.
Categorywise we're describing it as "electronic/electro" (genre/subgenre 1) ; "avant garde/computer music" (genre/subgenre 2); and "lo-fi" as a third level.
The tag line is "earcon's electro-style remixes of Tom Moody's Macintosh SE tunes from the '80s"; additional description is the text on the front cover (above):

The raw material for this CD is a series of recordings made by Tom Moody on a Macintosh SE computer, using its poignantly limited 4-voice, monaural sound chip. The bulk of the songs were produced in 1988 but efforts continued sporadically until the machine died. On this disc earcon remixes the tracks using the imperfections of the digital source material as the starting point; the CD is a hybrid of ancient digital signal processing and current music composing tools.

More info about distribution to follow.