Much of my artistic practice focuses on composing and performing with my favorite instrument, my 1960s Magnus vintage toy organ. Bought on eBay about six years ago, I love the instrument not only for its unique sound and tuning, but also because it feels very comfortable for me to physically perform on due to an impaired left hand. I often perform solo on the instrument, also featuring my voice, and have performed in a variety of venues and settings, including at TEDxMidAtlantic and Vienna’s Porgy & Bess Club.
Please see below for samples of my work on the organ, including several collaborative works I have created on it. For performance inquiries please contact me.
Going Beyond Ability – TEDxMidAtlantic
speech/performance on re-imagining physical impairment
Front and Center (2017-18) 24′
for vintage toy organ, voice, percussion (one player), and live + pre-recorded electronics
created in collaboration with percussionist Jop Schellekens, as part of the inaugural Artist Residency of the De Link Concert Series
FP: January 30, 2018 at Het Cenakel in Tilburg, Netherlands
Mechanica (2017) 25′
for vintage toy organ and pre-recorded electronics, performed with virtual environment projections
created in collaboration with visual artist Leo Castaneda
FP: September 23, 2017 at Garner Arts Center in Garnerville, NY