I’ve got tracks on not one, but two new compilations!
Today, Ball of Wax releases Volume 64: The Music of TELEPHONE, a compilation of all 80 (!) music tracks included in the international game of artistic telephone that I participated in this spring. My song “Nest” is in the mix.
And today, Front & Follow announced the pre-release of You Can Never Leave, a compilation of tracks inspired by this very Lynchian advertisement for luxury housing. You get my track, “The Insufferable Shame Of The Pine Nut Bulk Bin,” immediately if you purchase today, and the full compilation is out on June 25. All proceeds go to Coffee4Craig, which provides vital support for Manchester’s homeless and people in crisis.
You can watch my track accompanying the ad here.
Part of the Telephone project (previously written about here) is a section of essays about the project as a whole. Artist and academic Madeline Hoak‘s “Digital Dance & TELEPHONE: A Unique Spectator Experience” analyzes how participants interpreted digital dance including my piece, “Nest,” which was preceded and inspired by a digital dance by Micaela Mamede.
[Image: still from Micaela Mamede’s dance film]
Today is the launch of Telephone, “a game of art whispered around the world” in which a singular message was eventually passed along and interpreted artistically by more than 900 artists from 72 countries. The game began almost a year ago; I received my assignment and finished my song in July; and today is the first time I’m getting to see the original message as well as the works that were inspired by my interpretation (1, 2). It’s a beautiful, amazing, humbling thing. And the Telephone team did a heckuva job figuring out how best graphically represent the transmission of the message across the world and through different art forms.
I know I’ll be exploring this for weeks, months. I hope you do too. My song, “Nest,” is here.