Monthly Archives: September 2011

Piece that I recorded for art installation opens at ArtPrize exhibition center in Gran Rapids, NY

A while ago I recorded a piece written by singer Ayelet Rose (part of Zorn’s Mycale all female accappella four piece group) at EastSide Sound. This piece was to be used for a art installation by NY-based artist Michelle Jaffe called “Wappen Field”. The piece consisted of 7 female voices interacting and the installation consists in helmet masks hanging form the ceiling. When you stick your head inside you hear the individual voices that make the vocal orchestration.

A small feature appeared  on and you can read it here: ArtPrize exhibition center review: UICA entries on display have intelligence, diversity |

…and we’re back on SonicScoop’s Session Buzz

Last week the Dublin based band I am producing ( came to New York City and we recorded three new songs for their great upcoming album. We hired drummer/percussionist extraordinaire Kenny Wollesen for some overdubs and the stuff came out great!

Sonic Scoop reported on it:

Session Buzz: Who’s Recording In & Around NYC — A Monthly Report : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community.

Brooklyn’s last standing slot car tracks in NYC! Wanna race?

Discovered this by pure coincidence walking in my neighborhood this morning.

This place has been open for 46 years in the same location and represents, I’m told, the last remaining track in NYC! The only game in town!

I never got into this because it wasn’t big in Europe and maybe I’m too young for it, EastSide Sound founder Lou Holtzman claims he’s a pro and used to race professionally and even holds records! He even keeps telling me that he owns a track and will set it up at the studio some day, but hat has yet to happen, even though EastSide is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary and I’ve worked there the last 12 of those years!

It sure looks like a lot of fun!!! So I finally have a chance to try it out!

Sept 29th there’s a competition! Let’s race!!!

enjoying Philip Glass performing inside Carlito Carvalhosa at MoMA

At MoMA enjoying the second of two solo piano concerts by Philip Glass, performed from inside Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa’s huge installation that you see in the picture. A spiral shaped installation made of soft white fabric draped from the ceiling and down to the floor. Inside it are four microphones which pick up the sound of people talking as they walk through the installation and playing it back through a series of speakers hanging from the ceiling or taped to the wall while facing the wall. The auditory part of the installation was off for the concert but I assume it would be a symphony of muffled voices coming from all directions. Beautiful looking and well complementing Glass’ playing.