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  023 The Ornithologist Ghosthunter / Site-Specific Sound Performance  

Created specifically for LMCC's LentSpace, a disused lot at the corner of Canal and 6th Ave in New York, The Ornithologist Ghosthunter is a sound performance featuring sound devices tucked away up in the square's trees, a wireless microphone system transmitting to the PA system, and a roving performance of sound discovery, improvisation and narration. The sound devices played a continuous loop of fake electronic birdsongs emerging and receding into fields of noise. Though not audible by themselves, when I approached with my field microphone the sounds were then transmitted to the front of house PA, along with my occasional narrations of invented birdnames. The piece was conceived as an homage in equal parts to Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) pioneer Friedrich Jurgenson and famed naturalist David Attenborough. I also roamed around the square, finding and narrating sounds within the various materials scattered around. The performance took place as part of LentSpace's lunchtime series, allowing for an interesting alchemy of contemporary art, high-class food trucks and office folks on lunch breaks. Performed in May 2012.

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  037 An Infinite Distance Between Two Points  
  036 The End of Information  
  035 Patti Smith Italy Tour  
  034 Strata Systems v02_NIJIMI  
  033 Killer Road  
  032 The Year We Make Contact  
  031 Bessarabia Ghost Tapes  
  030 Strata Systems v01_LOCI  
  029 Performance at The Icebox for Shaping a Signal  
  028 A Strong Hand That Nonetheless Gets You Nowhere  
  027 Apple Blossom Time  
  026 Loci_Convergence  
  024 Loci_Palimpsest  
  023 The Ornithologist Ghosthunter  
  022 Erosion/Evaporation (Scan Reina Sofia)  
  021 Interview in Post New Magazine  
  020 Haeinsa_Palimpsest  
  018 High and Low (Sightlines)  
  017 Dis/continuum  
  016 Cathedral Scan  
  015 Suomenlinna Ornithological Society  
  014 Loci_  
  012 Topoextension  
  011 ATS02: Solve  
  010 Interview with Belinda Haikes  
  007 ATS01: Wisp  
  006 ATS00: Catch  
  005 Moby the Mobile Projection Unit  
  004 Avalanche at Broad Street