June 2020 News

First of all, may all of the black folks, poor folks, working folks, and homeless folks who have been killed by both American police and the caprice of the rich and powerful rest in peace. The point all actions, including artistic ones, should be to ensure that we never again encounter a holocaust. From the broad to the particular, this means speaking out and fighting (by any means necessary) the brutality of the United States of America toward the aforementioned groups.

Donate and investigate:

Minnesota Freedom Fund

The newspaper of the American Party of Labor

Fight Back! News


New in 2020:

I am collaborating with my favorite author, R.E. Rule, on a fictional story-telling podcast that presents original tales in a one-of-a-kind format complete with music and pristine audio quality. Listen to Tiny Tales now on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Podcasts.

Thanks for listening and telling your friends about it!

Opera

Due to the pandemic, it looks increasingly unlikely that I will have my recent opera, Don Henry, performed any time soon! But, my good friends Gretchen Pille and Neal Long reached out to me looking to collaborate and we’ve decided to record Don Henry so that we may bring it to audiences despite the pandemic. I hope to begin releasing scenes from the opera by Winter 2020.

Art Song

Neal Long and I recently remotely collaborated on a re-imagining of my song Centering the House (text by Wyatt Townley) on behalf of the Spencer Museum of Art. Neal paired the song with two vivid paintings by Thomas Hart Benton reflecting the Great Plains which is also the subject of the song. Watch the video here:

https://youtu.be/GgJZDi6WzAo




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