music

Locked Down, Taking Stock

During the recent COVID lockdown, an old friend who lives in Portland celebrated his 45th birthday. As a gift to honor the occasion, I put together this mix of 45 tracks from records that have caught my attention over the last few years and won’t let go. The result is some 3 hours and 41 […]

Schatten-Licht

Schatten-Licht was an exhibition of objects and paintings by Uschi Lux, accompanied by a site specific sound installation by Chris Williams. The installation was shown in the World War II-era bunker beneath the Martinskirche in Stuttgart, Germany from May 24 – June 8, 2019.

Who’s The Dummy?

NEW: FOR DOCUMENTATION OF THIS PROJECT, PLEASE GO HERE. I will be taking part in the generate!_lab festival in Tübingen, Germany on November 10, 2018. You’re invited! (Scroll for full description.) “Who’s the Dummy?” A multimedia installation about puppets and propaganda in cooperation with the generate!_lab Festival for Electronic Arts 2018 http://festival.shedhalle.de 10. November | […]

If / When: “Pigments”

NEW: CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENTATION OF THIS PROJECT. On Saturday, October 14, I will be debuting a new solo alias called If/When and present an installation and live sound performance called “Pigments” at the Kunstraum 34 in Stuttgart. The event is taking place in coordination with a city-wide cultural event called Stuttgartnacht and as part of […]

Sick Passengers Now on Bandcamp

On this night 13 years ago I was at the Trash Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, celebrating the release of Your Words, Bought and Sold, the only proper CD that my big, loud rock band at the time, The Sick Passengers, ever finished. This was long before “digital albums” came along, and so we never got […]

Glass Bees Presentation at Salon 34

Members of the Stuttgarter Kollektiv für Aktuelle Musik (S-K-A-M) recently started a monthly meeting at the Kunstraum Filderstrasse called Salon 34 to foster dialogue and collaboration among members of the local artistic community. So far, it has been a very friendly and informal series of events that have offered a chance to hear about some very […]

The Next Station: Remixing the London Underground

The website Cities and Memory has just published a sound map of the London Underground called The Next Station. Working with The London Sound Survey, the project collected and associated field recordings to specific Tube stops in a map. They also issued an open invitation for musicians and sound artists to choose a particular station and to remix the sounds. Nearly […]

Where Christmas Dreams Come True

For 27 years now, Jon Solomon has hosted a 24-hour Christmas radio show on WPRB, an independent radio station in Princeton, NJ. Steering clear of the obvious shlock that dominates the airwaves, his show unearths obscure, distorted, cracked, and often touching tributes to the holiday season. If your idea of Christmas music involves parodies of the classics played […]

Feed Me With Your Hiss

With such high expectations for My Bloody Valentine’s first performances in over 15 years, how could they help but disappoint? Since fading into obscurity following the release of their monumental 1991 LP Loveless, their gauzy, tremolo-drenched sunshine has spawned whole genres of imitators. The sound was ubiquitous in the East Coast indie rock scene of […]