I performed a new, short live piece at the most recent Pop-Up Magazine, which took place on May 20th at the SF Symphony Hall. For people who don’t know about Pop-Up, it’s a wonderful and phenomenally popular live event where a bunch of writers and filmmakers and others do live presentations—the organizers describe it as like a magazine, but live. For this “issue” they teamed up w/ Beck to do an evening about music that featured Beck and others performing songs from his new album (which is really just a book of sheet music). I think this was the only time that Beck’s going to perform any of it.

I just got back from a tour of my program of short films, What We Need is the Impossible!, as part of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation On Screen / In Person event series. We spent ten days traveling around the region from New York to Virginia for screenings, and had a great time.

I wrote a blog post for the foundation about commemorating little-know historical details while in Monmouth, NJ, which is actually where President James Garfield died. You can check out that post here.

 

Last week’s screenings of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller at The Kitchen in NYC went super well. We did four shows at the illustrious venue—Buckminster Fuller’s daughter was actually at several of them and spoke afterwards, which was great. The New York Times also published an article about the performances and the piece in general.

Michelle Aldredge just published an essay in web magazine Gwarlingo about “Love Song,” Buckminster Fuller, Yo La Tengo, utopia, the future, and our live documentary format. You can check it out here.

For all you Hebrew speakers, Israeli TV recently did a piece about Esperanto using a lot of material from my documentary on the subject, The Universal Language.

I just did a new short live piece with the Quavers at Pop-Up magazine in San Francisco recently. The piece was about fog in SF—I narrated in person and cued images while the Quavers played a score. It was at the huge SF Symphony Hall. We had fun.


We recently did two sold-out shows at the ICA in Boston, which is one of my favorite venues anywhere. The theater overlooks the Boston Harbor and has these huge curtains that are dramatically lowered at the start of every show.

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