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sound fabric for the sophronia two project

track » circus

sound fabric for mill city requiem: for solo instrument & distance

track » sound track

sound fabric for road to williston / traffick

track » sound track

sound fabric for the høle in the skY

track » quartet enclosure

sound fabric for the origin of birds project

track » 1

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birdland

album » birdland - all

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track » nine

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track » eleven

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the sound of everyday objects

album » the sound of everyday objects - all

track » glass bowl

track » trapped bird

track » rope

track » sky

track » near far

track » sometimes

ahab's dream

album » ahab's dream - all

track » blue window

track » murky seas

track » a ship

track » ahab's hymn

breathe / oil

album » breathe / oil - all

track » I

track » II

track » III

track » IV

track » V

track » VI

track » VII

ocean | wind | grief

album » ocean | wind | grief - all

track » bell tolls

track » an oil spill

track » once a living sea

track » forsaken planet

night train / blue window

album » all tracks

track » one

track » two

track » three

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track » seven

river icarus: rusted bridge / deep water

album » river icarus: rusted bridge / deep water - all

track » night crow no time

track » washington avenue bridge

track » blue iron

track » graffiti angel

track » ghost wind 1

track » s/he

track » river talking sky

track » dream song

track » ghost wind 2

track » icarus

track » flight

track » i was sky / i was water

love meditations (collected work)

album » love meditations - all

track » cloud 9 (6:04)

track » whisper darkness (6:29)

track » echo meditation 4 (3:38)

track » love, love, how grief rises (3:32)

track » bent (6:41)

track » elegy (4:41)

track » early evening (4:27)

track » and sky and sky and sky (5:01)

track » chance canvas 4 (3:05)

track » yes (5:15)

track » echo meditation 1 (3:38)

track » flow (3:13)

track » love drift (4:37)

track » love things (5:57)

bent / hOwl

album » bent / hOwl - all

track » bent / hOwl 1

track » bent / hOwl 2

track » bent / hOwl 3

track » bent / hOwl 4

track » bent / hOwl 5

track » bent / hOwl 6

track » bent / hOwl 7

track » bent / hOwl 8

track » bent / hOwl 9

track » bent / hOwl 10

track » bent / hOwl 11

track » bent / hOwl 12

track » bent / hOwl 13

track » bent / hOwl 14

holy fool

album » holy fool - all

track » holy fool - i

track » holy fool - ii

track » holy fool - iii

track » holy fool - iv

track » holy fool - v

track » holy fool - vi

resistance

album » resistance - all

track » resistance 1

track » resistance 2

track » resistance 3

track » resistance 4

track » resistance 5

track » resistance 6

track » resistance 7

track » resistance 8

track » resistance 9

track » resistance 10

man with a movie camera (score for a vertov's 1928 soviet silent film)

album » man with a movie camera - all

track » waking

track » voyage of goods

track » operator industry

track » always before tomorrow

accordion music

album » accordion music - all

track » chord 1

track » chord 2

track » chord 3

track » chord 4

track » chord 5

track » chord 6

track » chord 7

nyx

album » nyx - all

track » nyx1

track » nyx2

track » nyx3

track » nyx4

track » nyx5

track » nyx6

photosynthesis

album » photosynthesis - all

track » c1

track » c2

track » c3

track » c4

track » c5

track » c6

track » c7

track » c8

track » c9

radio pluto

album » radio pluto - all

track » program 1

track » program 2

track » program 3

track » program 4

track » program 5

track » program 6

track » program 7

track » program 8

track » program 9

track » program 10

track » program 11

track » program 12

track » program 13

klikt / response

album » klikt / response - all

track » rock, scissors, blade

track » mind tunnel

track » carnival

what is 6 minutes?

album » what is 6 minutes? - all

track » 6 one

track » 6 two

track » 6 three

track » 6 four

track » 6 five

track » 6 six

track » 6 seven

track » 6 eight

track » 6 nine

between2deserts / two - the swan

album » between2deserts / two - the swan - all

track » the swan - 1

track » the swan - 2

track » the swan - 3

track » the swan - 4

track » the swan - 5

track » the swan - 6

track » just a girl - 1

track » just a girl - 2

track » just a girl - 3

track » just a girl - 4

track » just a girl - 5

track » the swan - 7

track » just a girl - 6

track » just a girl - 7

between2deserts / one

album » between2deserts / one - all

track » one - 1

track » one - 2

track » one - 3

track » one - 4

track » one - 5

track » one - 6

track » one - 7

graffiti / tunnel

album » graffiti / tunnel - all

track » no. 1

track » no. 2

track » no. 3

track » no. 4

track » no. 5

track » no. 6

track » no. 7

track » no. 8

track » no. 9

track » no. 10

track » no. 11

track » no. 12

track » no. 13

track » no. 14

track » no. 15

track » no. 16

graffiti / 2 hands

album » graffiti / 2 hands - all

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track » nineteen

track » twenty

track » twenty one

track » twenty two

track » twenty three

track » twenty four

track » twenty five

track » twenty six

track » twenty seven

track » twenty eight

track » twenty nine

track » thirty

subway icarus / last dream

album » subway icarus / last dream - all

track » falling / rapture (1:37) - harmonica sound sample by sammy macon

track » bent (6:41)

track » pierce the night / sweet angel (7:36)

track » winged darkness (4:36)

track » glassy fires (4:42)

track » and sky and sky and sky (5:01)

wildwood river projects

(sheila packa/poetry & kathy mctavish/cello)

undertow (2010)

album » undertow - all

track » immersion (3:16)

track » strange symmetry (3:13)

track » after (3:233)

track » eurydice (2:05)

track » vigil (2:25)

track » what sea (3:10)

track » river begins (2:11)

track » invisible embrace (3:07)

track » drift (1:57)

track » morning (1:48)

track » hull (2:59)

track » helpless (1:56)

echo & lightning (2009)

album » echo & lightning - all

track » dream (1:49)

track » 12 tone geese (2:03)

track » rain sky / low clouds (1:51)

track » loveroot, silk thread (3:08)

track » leda (7:03)

track » thunder / perfect mind (1:59)

track » migration (3:36)

track » wolf moon (2:36)

track » waking (2:12)

track » a journey yes (2:45)

track » in green (1:55)

track » 2 skies (3:15)

fearful journey (2008)

album » fearful journey - all

track » love never meant sky (6:00)

track » the circle i draw (2:29)

track » incantation: muse (2:54)

track » salt (4:51)

track » the river falls (2:08)

track » breaking into blossom (4:24)

track » frida's gaze (3:57)

track » kantele dreams (2:32)

track » starfall (8:07)

dear bird (2006)

track » opening (4:44)

track » second thoughts (1:34)

track » reasons (1:51)

track » joy (2:31)

track » river rhapsody (2:24)

track » bagpipe kaddish (3:36)

track » falling (5:04)

track » silence (3:04)

track » the lighthouse (3:04)

track » amazing grace (1:09)

track » dear bird (3:09)

track » sanctuary (3:24)

cosmic pit orchestra

(richie townsend/electric guitar & kathy mctavish/cello)

*** free improv sessions :::

caught you falling (2007)

track » eclipsed (16:39)

track » bending light (8:06)

track » thunder machine at rest (7:07)

track » journey to alaska (6:48)

track » unbound - released (6:56)

track » 8 skies (6:12)

track » spectral dusk (8:53)

track » sunrise on bird island (10:20)

track » alien mating groove (1:50)

hOwL 1 (2009 - cosmic pit orchestra + sammy macon on harmonica)

track » hOwL 1 (0:37)

track » wordless night (6:37)

track » trashcan dancehall (8:06)

track » graphite streets (8:08)

track » the tale (1:26)

track » richie solo 1

track » richie solo 2

primordial dreaming (2007)

track » emergence (10:38)

track » transmutation (16:45)

track » radiance (8:06)

track » being (9:49)

track » nightfallen (5:41)

track » ancestral (8:11)

red queen diaries (2007)

track » across night plains (12:12)

track » subway icarus (6:17)

track » sliding down the moon (7:03)

track » fish music (5:20)

track » climbing the drainpipe (6:45)

track » free range whales (7:38)

track » dancing, swimming (7:34)

track » together, alone (8:34)

twisted & frayed (2006 - with emily montgomery on percussion)

track » twisted, frayed, held (24:59)

track » wire web (6:06)

track » accordian on edge (1:47)

track » time train (18:25)

track » under the bridge (7:56)

track » love migration (8:36)

grief & love (2006 - with emily montgomery on percussion)

track » post-industrial love (19:33)

track » song for gate & pipe (1:40)

track » grief (10:54)

track » glass (8:13)

track » lost (12:25)

track » transcendence (10:52)

gossiping dolphins (2006 - with emily montgomery on percussion)

track » free fall (38:15)

track » modal impasse (14:59)

track » whales on acid (14:06)

track » mixo caravan (9:33)

thanks

much of this work was funded by the jerome foundation