Toy Organ

Much of my artistic practice focuses on composing and performing with my favorite instrument, a 1960s Magnus vintage toy organ. First bought on eBay, I love this instrument for its unique sound and tuning, and allows me to engage and seek the creative potential of physical disability.

Please see below for samples of work on the organ, including several collaborative works. For performance inquiries please contact directly.

The End (2019) 6′

for voice and vintage toy organ

video created in collaboration with Maya Smira

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