Programme Note // Text

going wild here on the footpath

a dog looked at me, walked away

going to buy a dog off amazon after getting something to eat

send pictures of dogs to strangers

no one sends any back

windows fogged up

cant see inside

what am i doing between tabs i’m not looking at

another day, another empty mail box

no we don’t want to subscribe to your newsletter

no we are happy with our bandwidth

no we don’t care about your coupons

no this letter isn’t meant for us

been waiting outside way too long

yes, it’s exactly what it looks like, more than one train approaching

walk down the street in pajamas, will people even look

they glance and mutter

they really do need to subscribe

looks like their bandwidth is low

probably uses coupons

walking on footpaths, broken rubbish bag

empty milk bottles rolling into gutters

think of picking them up

we don’t, look at the bus drive past

everyone waiting

i can use this, open a store, sell my ideas

watches don’t tell the time, coffee tastes like water

inbuilt spelling mistake maker

automatic Facebook liker

app that answers the door

service that compares all the dogs in your area

white noise dream catcher

if i tackled a police officer would people stop me

or will the police officer step aside

consider this while waiting for a coffee

consider this while you exit the train station

consider that the police officer

didn’t look at you

i walked into traffic and all the cars stopped politely,

the drivers weren’t watching me

if you were waiting for me

i’m sorry about that

it must be the water

can i get a drink

i’ll look at a sad picture and not feel the need to cry

until someone says ‘wow that made me cry a lot’

we’ll walk to the bank

take all our money

throw it on the road

watch cars drive over it

pick it up and deposit it again

don’t worry about it, honestly,

i’ll make sure to stand up straighter

and meet up with friends

we’ll be the friendliest people

on the end of our street

in our complex

in our combined bank account

linked to our insurance company

bury my face in funny videos

don’t want to know anymore

turn the volume down here so i wont be noticed

give up sleeping

stay up every day

everything feels blue

we won’t be photographed


Instrumentation/Performance Resources

Piano ++ Electronics (Playback)

Performance History

as a solo performance piece
July 25th, 2016 :: Oakland Freedom Jazz. Studio Grand [with Christine Richers], Oakland, CA.

July 23rd, 2016 :: Laundry. Podcast, San Francisco, CA.

November 2015 :: COMA Local Composer Feature.

as part of personwhowatchestoomuchtelevision

July 7, 2016 :: Third Space, Davis CA

June 23- July 3, 2016 :: San Diego International Fringe Festival, Tenth Avenue Arts Center, San Diego CA