Monday, August 26, 2013

Frigid Touch - Cascade

Chris did a fantastic job putting this new version of Cascade together from a multitude of cameras and resolutions -- nice!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ignition performed live at the "Sound Your Engine" show at MOCA

Audio evidence of my Saturday afternoon at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland

This piece was constructed from Field Recordings made earlier in the day in the plaza at the Museum from Tim Willis' Monster Trucks.

Thanks to Chris Auerbach-Brown, Kory Dakin and all the great folks at MOCA, as well as Lisa Miralia and Rob Galo for their help.

As always, DO NOT operate heavy machinery while listening, as the music may cause drowsiness, loss of vision, muscle fatigue, death, or worse.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nudge nudge, Snap snap, Grin grin, wink wink, say no more?

All of the pictures from the Frigid Touch gig at the 21 Lounge from Darlene Beiter, set to our song "Take Flight"

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Frigid Touch Live

Frigid Touch live at 21 Lounge June 6, 2013

(l-r) me, Chris Foldi, Rob Crossley & Michelle Strong

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Take Flight

From our upcoming EP, here's some new #music: "Take Flight"

We'll be playing this song (and many other new tracks) on Thursday night at 21 Lounge in Cleveland

If you're in the area, come on down and say hello -- and bonus! -- the show is free.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

once more into the breach

Writing the new songs was the easy part -- playing them live in front of people -- that's scary stuff ;)

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Frigid Touch

So... I've been away from the blog for a few months -- that's because I joined a band with my good friends Chris Foldi & Michelle Strong.

We're called Frigid Touch and you can stream/buy our first single "Cascade" on Bandcamp as well as iTunes and CDBaby.

Also available to stream on Soundcloud and ReverbNation.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

60x60 East Coast Mix

Apologies for the short notice, but I just received notification of this last night.

A short piece of mine ("Ghosts on the Rails") will be included in the 60x60 East Coast Mix premiering Friday night in the Boston/Cambridge area.

Composer’s Voice concert
Friday, March 1st, 2013 8:00PM
Common Room in Lehman Hall (Dudley House)
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
$10 Suggested Donation



Composer’s Voice debuts in Cambridge with Fifteen Minutes of Fame and 60x60

March 1, 2013 (Boston, Massachusetts) Composer’s Voice concert series will not pull punches for its debut performance at Dudley House in Harvard University. The concert will premiere Fifteen Minutes of Fame Re-Imagining Debussy with Stephen Porter and follow up with a premiere of the first 60x60 East Coast Mix.

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Re-Imagining Debussy is 15 one-minute pieces by 15 composers from around the world, writing specifically for Stephen Porter on the theme of Debussy in celebration of his 150th birthday. This international collection of composers include: Anna Aidinian, Erik Branch, Remigio Coco, Cindi Hsu,Giuseppe Lupis, Steven Markowitz, Serban Nichifor, James Soe Nyun, D. Peters; P. M. Reilich, Juan Maria Solare, Aurelio Scotto, Jose Jesus de Azevedo Souza, Anne-Marie Turcotte, and Darren Wirth.

American pianist Stephen Porter was named artist-resident of the Cité Internationale Des Arts in Paris, and invited to give recitals of the music of Claude Debussy during the composer’s 150th birthday year. (BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER) "Stephen Porter has a thorough knowledge of and clear affinity for Claude Debussy’s Préludes...masterful" (BERKSHIRE REVIEW) Praises Porter’s performance of Schubert’s B Flat Sonata,”...the slow movement, broad, grave, and not without its despairing moments, was especially moving... his sense of timing in the coda was perfect, bringing the monumental sonata to a close appropriate to its scale, nobility, and emotional depth...a compelling and moving performance.”

60x60 East Coast Mix is 60 one-minute electronic works by 60 composers synchronized by an analog clock. Each work is performed without pause to total exactly one hour; with the passing of each minute brings a new work by a living composer. Coordinated by Bert Van Herck, this concert will present the world premiere performance of the first 60x60 East Coast Mix. Containing 60 composers who work on the Eastern Seaboard, the 60x60 East Coast Mix was created in celebration of the 60x60’s 10th year. 60x60’s various incarnations have received critical acclaim:

“...60 new pieces of music, each lasting no more than 60 seconds - is quite
mad. But it's this kind of madness that makes the cultural world go round…” - New York Times

"60 short pieces uninterrupted, for an hour total of some very weird and wonderful music"- Fresno Beehive

"sure to delight; or at least some of the pieces will tickle your fancy" - Classical Voice of North Carolina

Composers selected for the 60x60 East Coast Mix include: N. B. Aldrich, David N. Berlin, James Bohn, Michael Boyd, Julius Bucsis, Anne Elyse Burson, David Charles Calabrese, Joel Chadabe, Alison Conard, Christopher Cook, Mike Crooker, David Crowe, Douglas DaSilva, Thomas Dempster, Robert Dick, David Z Durant, Louise Fristensky, Josh Goldman, Melissa Grey, Joshua Groffman, Nathan Halverson, Jaclyn Heyen, TJ Hospodar, Charles Jowett, C.R. Kasprzyk, Benjamin Klein, Joan La Barbara, Michael Bartholomew Laurello, HyeKyung Lee, Elainie Lillios, John Link, Matt Marble, Alex Edward Marse, Charles Norman, Mason, Zack Merritt, Daniel Morel, David Morneau, Tim Mukherjee, Casey Mullen, Kala Pierson, Derek Piotr, Nora Ponte, Tim R Risher, James Ross, Edward G Ruchalski, Judith Shatin, Andrew Smith, Jerod Sommerfeldt, Laurie Spiegel, Eli Stine, Mike Swinchoski, Hans Tammen, Peter Elyakim Taussig, Jeremy Van Buskirk, Bert Van Herck, Robert Voisey, Andrew Walters, Jane Wang, Rodney Waschka, and John S Wiggins.

Balancing the evening with longer works Composer’s Voice will present the chamber works of Jason Huffman, John Harbison, Marti Epstein, and Chris Coughlin.

John Harbison's music is distinguished by its exceptional resourcefulness and expressive range. He is considered to be "original, varied, and absorbing — relatively easy for audiences to grasp and yet formal and complex enough to hold our interest through repeated hearings — his style boasts both lucidity and logic" (Fanfare).

Having been hailed as “engaging,” “dramatic,” “epic,” and occasionally “truly odd,” Christopher Coughlin’s music is best characterized by an extreme attentiveness to melodic contour and emotional depth.

Composer's Voice Concert Series is an opportunity for contemporary composers to express their musical aesthetic and personal "voice" created in their compositions. Started in 2001, the “Composer’s Voice” concert series is presenting its 100th of concert scheduled in NYC for 2013.

Composer’s Voice presents its first Boston, Massachusetts concert 8:00PM Friday, March 1, 2013. Information on the Composer's Voice can be found at the following


Composer’s Voice concert
Friday, March 1st, 2013 8:00PM
Common Room in Lehman Hall (Dudley House)
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
$10 Suggested Donation

For more information, contact: