• Escape Velocity

    In order to escape the pull of an event horizon of a so-called "black" hole, one must be travelling at speeds that - solid - matter cannot physically. If my body were to travel anywhere near 670,616,629 miles per hour it would vaporize or my atoms would be scattered across light years. So the notion of travelling at potentially twice that speed in order to gravitate away from some lumbering, invisible force gobbling up everything in its path is confounding. 

    However, there is another way that my information could escape one of these infinitely dense objects - it can evaporate. 

    Effectively, all matter (information), so said Hawking, evaporates as radiation - dubbed Hawking–Zel'dovich radiation - at some point from these black-bodies falling in all directions out there above and below this tiny sphere on which we reside. 

    To put it simply, the way out is through. 

  • Max Cooper - Hope

    New works coming. 

    In the meantime - Hope, by Max Cooper and Thomas Vanz.

  • Reliqs @ Holocene [full]

     Here's my full set from Holocene Portland.

    The visuals and audio were performed simultaneously.

  • Events!

    Events!

    I'm also performing at the S1 Anniversary event in Portland on June 10th. 

    Come celebrate with us. 

  • Events!

    Events!

    I'll be performing at Ace Hotel in Portland for First Thursday this June. 

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  • These are the people I work with.

    These are the people I work with.

    I have had the pleasure for the past few years to work for Lama Nachman and the Anticipatory Computing Lab at Intel Labs. I literally sit next to the people who've been developing Stephen Hawking's interface that he used to communicate all his wonderful ideas with us. 

    You can read more about Lama, the Hawking Project at Intel, and the ACL, here and here

    Rest well, Stephen. 

  • SUBHARMONIC: A Sonic Arts Symposium

    SUBHARMONIC: A Sonic Arts Symposium

    I'll be performing at the SUBHARMONIC symposium as Reliqs this coming March 23rd along with Dolphin Midwives and Marcus Fischer. Come join us. 

    Subharmonic: A Sonic Arts Symposium spans two immersive days of interactive workshops, thought-provoking panels, and live performances for artists and audiences of all experience levels to explore, discuss, and engage with a broad range of contemporary and experimental sound art and its influences. Programs will touch on electronic and noise music, video and light installation, film and video, space and architecture, racial and gender equity in the field, and more.

    Both local and global critical ideas and creative practices will be shared, with a keynote presentation by sound art curator and practitioner France Jobin (Montréal) and performances and conversations featuring numerous local artists. Collaboratively curated by a consortium of local arts organizations and collectives, the full scope of symposium activity reflects a commitment to amplifying underrepresented voices in sound art and highlighting the depth and diversity of sonic art landscape, practices, and communities in Portland and beyond.