"I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication."

Gertrude Stein What Are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Few of Them (1936)


"The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $25,000 fellowships to three local composers. The fellowships, considered among the largest no-strings-attached awards in the country, can be used for professional development, creating new work or exploring new techniques and directions."

great news! could not be happier to be able to share this honor with Bevin and Shawn


Conceptual focus rather than material limits define the system. Thus any situation, either in or outside the context of art, may be designed and judged as a system. Inasmuch as a system may contain people, ideas, messages, atmospheric conditions, power sources, and so on, a system is a “complex of components in interaction,” comprised of material, energy, and information in various degrees of organization. In evaluating systems the artist is a perspectivist considering goals, boundaries, structure, input, output, and related activity inside and outside the system. Where the object almost always has a fixed shape and boundaries, the consistency of a system may be altered in time and space, its behavior determined both by external conditions and its mechanisms of control.

Jack Burnham Systems Aesthetics (1968)



Thurs/Fri/Sat, Dec 4-6, with performances at 6:00pm and 8:00pm. Studio 1, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI



Performing with Ed Osborn at Lyndhurst Mansion on Sunday, October 5th at 2pm as part of the Garden of Sonic Delights Festival.