Stupid Thing


Stupid Thing Improvisation is a free improvisation using my custom instrument Stupid Thing. In this version, sounds are randomly chosen from a collection of one hundred sound files that are also randomly selected before the performance. The challenge of this improvisation is accepting the sounds that are chosen and creating something sonically interesting in the moment. I enjoy not knowing what sounds might be selected at any moment and I like having to make spontaneous decisions about what to do with them. While pre-planning might make for a tighter performance this improvisation is focused on randomness and sonic discovery.

Selected Performances
October 5th, 2010 @ Ear Zoom Sonic Arts Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
June 5th, 2004 @ NIME Conference, Hamamatsu, Japan
May 28th, 2004 @ Jiffy Scutler concert series, San Francisco, CA
April 5th, 2004 @ Line Space Line concert series, Los Angeles, CA
October 28th, 2003 @ Club Fais Do Do, Los Angeles, CA
June 24th, 2002 @ Line Space Line concert series, Los Angeles, CA
April 25th, 2002 @ Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
March 17th, 2002 @ Physic Media Festival at Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, CA

Video of Stupid Thing Improvisation from the NIME 2004 concert in  Hamamatsu, Japan.  [6-5-2004]

Video of Stupid Thing Improvisation from a concert at Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles.  [3-17-2002]