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making a thing a day for a year (maybe more)

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x / onward

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 20:59:54 +0000

i have restarted my dust breeding project and moved it over to a new site. this old site will remain as an archive of the original dust breeding.  hope to see you over at

439 / valentine’s bokeh

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:02:08 +0000

happy valentine’s day. ~mf

438 / when the sun hits

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 06:24:29 +0000

437 / red, green + blue

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:01:58 +0000

cold days.

436 / on shore

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:16:26 +0000

i am pleased to announce that my japanese tour CD “on shore” is now available again as a limited run CDr and as a digital download. the discs come packaged in letterpressed chipboard sleeves. each one of the discs and sleeves are numbered in pairs. you can find the CDs HERE …and the download HERE

435 / hydrophonic

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 05:47:07 +0000

my first real project of the year actually began just before 2012 ended. i built a stereo hydrophone in order to do a bit of recording up at the lake cabin where we spent new year’s eve/day.  it was a pretty quick diy job. i created it using a pair of piezo elements, a stainless […]

434 / new year

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:55:55 +0000

  just starting the year off with some long exposure night photography from this weekend at fishhawk lake. i wish everyone a great and productive new year. all the best. mf

433 / from under a mountain of dust

Sat, 29 Dec 2012 05:05:07 +0000

so it’s been a long time since i last posted here. i have to thank marc weidenbaum for bringing to my attention just how long it has been. it has been a busy year… perhaps too busy. my goal for 2013 it to be much better about updating dust breeding regularly. i’m not going to say […]

432 / at frame

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 01:28:57 +0000

_ last friday i played a spur of the moment event called FRAME at a vacant storefront in a building on east burnside in portland. This set was centered around lapharp and non-computer-based signal processing which was fed into a 25 foot long tape loop strung from floor to celling in the event space. In […]

431 / march hail

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:29:33 +0000

yesterday was an amazing day for weather in portland. it started with the usual overcast march sky with a little bit of rain. by the afternoon it moved to snow and then back to rain… then an amazing hail storm. finally a beautiful display of sunshine and blue skies. during the hail storm i took […]

430 / triangles

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:17:43 +0000

bee’s wax, pencil + oil pastels on plywood.

429 / two / twenty two

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:39:12 +0000

222 words from marc weidenbaum on two / twenty-two via   02.22 “The Internet is a congruity engine. The ceaseless churn of online databases aligns any two or more things found to have in common any one thing. Cities with similar names require clarification from mapping systems. Faces of people with similar names appear […]

428 / collected dust

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:28:12 +0000

  i am very behind in posting new projects to dust breeding these days.  one of my new years resolutions to myself was to try to pick this back up. i’m not doing very well so far. a little over a month ago Tench released a collection of tracks that first appeared in there original form […]

427 / the pictures make the music

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 01:08:15 +0000

marc weidenbaum from disquiet organized this wonderful project linking photos to music.  i submitted a photograph (see above) and created a piece of music (see below) for the project. my photo was one taken while i was out for a walk in the woods behind taylor deupree’s home in pound ridge, new york.   the music […]

426 / the days are getting colder again

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 06:10:03 +0000

– the days are getting colder again.  here is a short guitar improvisation i recorded up in my studio as squirrels ran across the branches of our walnut tree busily gathering food for the winter.  just a simple room recording from my iphone. nothing fancy.   Guitar improvisation (with cold, cold hands) at a room […]

425 / in a place of such graceful shapes

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:37:53 +0000

some of you may remember the trip that i took out to new york last february… well i am very pleased to announce that the collaboration i was working on with taylor deupree is finished and has been released today! the final project is called in a place of such graceful shapes. it is a boxed […]

424 / vaux’s swifts

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:35:27 +0000

around this time every year, there is a huge colony of vaux’s swifts gathers at a school in northwest portland to sleep for the night in a decommissioned smokestack.  these tiny birds fill the sky in every direction converging on a single spot in the opening of the chimney. for me the vaux’s swifts always […]

423 / substrata 1.1 (day 3)

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 04:44:17 +0000

here is a very short video that i put together from some of the material (field recordings + video) that i collected on day 3 of substrata 1.1  day 3 was a field trip that was led into the cascade mountains by norwegian musician and field recordist geir jensen (biosphere). there were so many kind and […]

422 / low tide on an estuary

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 07:17:41 +0000

we spent a few days on the oregon coast around 4th of july and i was lucky enough to capture the sounds that these barnacles were making at low tide. i found it to be a very interesting texture.

421 / view from up high

Thu, 26 May 2011 08:01:55 +0000

420 / PGF

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:30:52 +0000

418 / waiting

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 06:41:23 +0000

417 / sakurabana: japan relief compilation

Sun, 03 Apr 2011 17:42:59 +0000

Please consider downloading this compilation. For just an $11 donation you can help support relief efforts in Japan and get some music by some fantastic artists at the same time. I have two tracks on here, an excerpt of a live recording and a track by Unrecognizable Now (matt jones + myself). here is the […]

416 / instant memories

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 05:57:22 +0000

here are a few photos that i’ve taken with some of the impossible project’s instant film lately. – – – (the top one of gemma was taken in our new backyard with the wonderful px 680 film. the two bottom ones were shot with px 100.)

415 / lonesome piano

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 06:26:44 +0000

here is a little piece of music based on a video i took today of gemma playing piano at the rebuilding center (a building salvage warehouse in my portland neighborhood).  i really loved the simple + sparse melody that she played on it and wanted to use it in a piece of music.  this is a […]

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414 / [ • ]

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 06:24:45 +0000

my thoughts are with the people of japan. _ a lot of people are organizing music compilations to try and raise money for the relief efforts. i have contributed two tracks so far (one mf and one unrecnow) which is great.  now i am trying to put together a collection of my live recordings into […]

413 / penguin poster

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 07:48:05 +0000

at long last, i am proud to announce that there are now prints available of the letraset penguin! –   these are a limited run of  100 12″ x 24″ three-color silk screened prints. all prints have been numbered and signed. you can order directly from this page or if you prefer, through seedling press […]

412 / pound ridge

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 05:09:57 +0000

deupree/fischer excerpt by 12k here are some photos + an excerpt of a recording i made with taylor deupree from my recent trip out to 12k headquarters in pound ridge, ny. it was a very productive couple of days. it all should surface as a release later this year.

411 / correspond

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 07:48:01 +0000

it’s been a long time since devin + i made these recordings but we are happy to announce that they are now available for people to download from distance recordings.  we started working on this ep almost a year ago but didn’t get around to releasing it until this winter.  we also made a limited […]

410 / coastal weekend

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 05:31:34 +0000

409 / year three

Fri, 21 Jan 2011 07:04:53 +0000

hello and welcome to year three of dust breeding. it has been a pretty great year so far and there are tons of exciting new things on the horizon. i am going to try and be a little better this year about updating the blog more regularly. stay tuned for some more updates soon.

408 / happening

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 15:06:23 +0000

scenes from the marcus fischer / cloudburst / mike jedlicka joint record release party. what a great night.

407 / the lights from here

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 07:00:03 +0000

we went back to LA to visit my parents for thanksgiving.  they still live in the house that i grew up in and even though i grew up there, i am still blown away by the view of the city lights every time i go back for a visit.  you can see everything from the […]

406 / minimalist effect pedal

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 06:23:00 +0000

here is a tiny minimalist guitar pedal that i built.  it has one simple function… when the red button is pressed it allows the signal to pass through.  the white switch bypasses the red button. it lets the signal pass straight through, un interrupted. that’s it. super simple. … here is a sample of it […]

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405 / nearly 4am

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 05:55:14 +0000

i woke up at nearly 4am the other night to find the fog and moon making some interesting things happen outside my windows.  i should have just gone back to sleep but instead i couldn’t resist taking some photographs. who needs sleep anyway?

404 / take it for a spin

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 03:53:16 +0000

(hint: use your cursor to click + drag the photo to give it a spin) big news, a box of “monocoastal” CDs showed up at our house yesterday.  they turned out really great! i am so excited to have them here.  they will be available to purchase from 12k in a week. here is a […]

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403 / fall starts

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 05:32:05 +0000

it is now full blown fall in portland.  the leaves are changing to beautiful fall colors and then falling to the ground.  the rain has also settled in for the next 8 months.  the transition from summer to fall is always a hard one at first, but i really love this time of year.  hot […]

402 / blue is (still) beautiful

Thu, 07 Oct 2010 22:07:20 +0000

here are some newer pinhole polaroids from the same old film stock + camera from 385. a few of these ones plus a few from the first batch are going to be featured in the cover art + digital booklet for my upcoming album on 12k.  i really love the dreamy monochromatic quality to these […]

401 / 12k picks

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 14:23:56 +0000

here is a set of picks that i designed with taylor deupree for 12k.  taylor’s designs are of the 12k logo and a variation of the 12k disc icon (which some have told me reminds them of the blue monday single).   my two designs are of are of a tape loop strung up on […]

400 / one

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:03:16 +0000

on august 25th, our daughter gemma turned ONE. some might remember a bit of news from last year.  gemma was born nearly three months premature weighing less than 1.5lbs. she spent the next 11 weeks in the hospital growing and learning how to eat and breathe on her own. she is an amazingly tough little girl […]

399 / full tilt

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 06:21:33 +0000

next week and as part of The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art‘s “Time Based Art” festival, unrecognizable now will be providing the score as well as designing and building the interactive component for both an art installation and a modern dance performance  entitled “blanket“. the interactive component of both the installation and the performance will be […]

398 / a. tabor ~ b. nw passage

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 05:53:52 +0000

mike jedlicka, an amazing musician, dj, promoter, label head of optic echo and all around great guy, asked me if i’d design the sleeve for his upcoming split 12″ with cloudburst.  i was quite flattered. i used an assortment of letraset textures to create a layered abstraction of  a photo that mike provided to me.  the […]

397 / cone. &. ladder.

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 20:23:27 +0000

i love how the rope coils perfectly to make an ampersand.

396 / color shade

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 06:51:07 +0000

taken with the impossible project’s new PX-70 instant film stock.

395 / skateboarding

Sat, 31 Jul 2010 06:03:42 +0000

it’s been too long… too long since i’ve posted anything here and too long since i’ve been out skateboarding.  i didn’t actually go skating last night but i did go take some photos of friends skating.  (my first skating photos since high school). i have a lot of great things in the works, i’ll share […]

394 / B is for bestiary

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:33:33 +0000

a few weeks ago i was approached by a book publisher in the u.k. about including some of my letraset animals in a book that they were putting together called “Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters”. the book will feature works from many artists and sources including charley harper, peter blake and dr. seuss. there will […]

393 / gemma vs. casio

Tue, 22 Jun 2010 04:26:02 +0000 gemma has been getting pretty good at pounding the keys of her casio. i made this recording of her playing away on it this afternoon and then put some distant reverb drones behind it. i didn’t touch her part (the piano sound) at all.  she has some pretty interesting pacing + phrasing in there… […]

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392 / passing moments

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:18:39 +0000

391 / arctic/antarctic

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 20:02:29 +0000

i’d like to share with you my recently completed 7 song EP, arctic/antarctic.  it was just released by the kind folks over at luxus-arctica records international.  you can download it at no cost to you at their website. thanks to everyone for their kind words and support. here are some notes about the recordings … […]

390 / retail recording

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 06:42:07 +0000 (listen/download here) hello there. it has been weeks since i’ve posted anything.  i feel bad, but i have really been busy lately. i have quite a bit of music related projects in the works right now.  a new EP that i recently finished should be dropping this week.  i can’t wait to share it […]

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389 / coastal views

Fri, 07 May 2010 14:46:10 +0000

here are some new photos.  we spent last weekend at a rented beach house out at the coast just like we did last year around this time (98, 99, 100).  the beach was beautiful but very depressing.  there was so much garbage and plastic everywhere.  nicole found so many plastic bottles with asian labels all […]

388 / ice falling on toy piano (revisited)

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 17:57:09 +0000 (listen/download here) for the past several years i have been making contact mic recordings of hail falling on the exposed tines of toy pianos. the result really sounds like some kind of mix of granular synthesis and minimal jazz. it is also a tricky endeavor… because you never quite know when a hailstorm will […]

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387 / 100420 (birdseed-birdfeeder-birds)

Wed, 21 Apr 2010 06:10:17 +0000

(listen/download here) as promised, here is a sound sample of something that i started working on using recordings that i have collected from the ceramic bird feeder that we have hanging from our front porch.  you can really hear the bird’s beaks tapping and pushing the bird seed around inside the feeder.  i had set my […]

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386 / trees, flowers, feeder

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 05:26:22 +0000

here are a few new polaroid photos.  the bottom one shows our bird feeder which i recently fitted with a contact mic hooked up to my digital recorder in order to record the sounds of the birds picking up and eating the seeds…  really beautiful texture. more on that later.

385 / blue is beautiful

Fri, 02 Apr 2010 04:54:21 +0000

here is a set of photos that it took this week using a pinhole camera that i made from a broken polaroid land camera. i recently unearthed about six packs of  very expired color and b+w land camera film that i found at goodwill about a year ago.  i am curious to see what kinds of […]

384/ blipnome (bliptronic 5000 to monome conversion)

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 04:25:22 +0000

i finished soldering my bliptronic based monome clone on friday night. it was incredibly simple compared to my original monome 40h kit.  the hardest part of the 40h was all the tiny diodes that went between all 64 leds.  (so tiny that you have to use tweezers to place them) with the blipnome there is […]

383 / updates

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 03:46:17 +0000

i’ve been pretty busy lately but haven’t posted anything for a while. sorry.  here are a few photos of recent happenings at home and around my neighborhood.

382 / dance music

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 04:53:13 +0000 (you can also download/listen here) – here is a rough ~9min of music that matt and i recorded the other day as a kind of brainstorming session for a future project.  if all goes as planned we will be performing a live score to a series of modern dance performances this september as part […]

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381 / pink guitar music

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:01:54 +0000

here is some new music recorded with my new pink musicmaster guitar and three pedals (delay/looper, overdrive + stereo tremolo).  three passes into Live with no extra processing. there is something i really love about how simple this musicmaster is… six strings. one pick-up. one knob. (you can also listen/download here)

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380 / until the sun finds us again

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 07:41:13 +0000 (download here) it has been beautiful in portland over the last week. lots of sun and lots of old friends passing through town. here are a bunch of photos i’ve snapping while walking around and a bit of music that i recorded as part of my ongoing online collaboration with devin underwood.  i can’t […]

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379 / cassette looping

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 17:44:06 +0000

the other night i made this cassette tape loop.  i had made several of david chandler‘s cassette loops in the past but i had really been wanting something longer.  after much trial and error i came up with this design in an attempt to use as much of the space inside the cassette that i […]

378 / morning, music + friends

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:31:59 +0000 (download here) for the first time in a long, long while matt and i got together with ted and brian for sunday morning music making. it was a very productive session.  i recorded a bit of it with my field recorder. here are a few little sections cross faded together (including the beginning which […]

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377 / pattern generation

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 05:38:58 +0000

376 / nanolooping

Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:05:12 +0000

here is a little composition i made with the new iphone version of nanoloop. nanoloop was developed years ago for the original gameboy as an on-the-go music making tool that quickly grew a huge underground following.  other similar tools have popped up throughout the years but i always loved nanoloop’s ultra minimalist interface. to me, […]

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375 / apple meets penguin

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:03:40 +0000

i recorded gemma performing this little musical improvisation the other morning.  she was laying on her back and with one foot kicking the happy apple and with the other she was kicking this jingly penguin.  i set my recorder down near these objects and captured the results. last night i dropped them into Live and […]

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374 / walking pictures

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 06:18:21 +0000

373 / between breaks in the rain

Sat, 13 Feb 2010 19:04:44 +0000

yesterday there were some nice sunny breaks in the rain so gemma and i took a walk up to the food carts on mississippi and got some sushi.  it was so nice out.  on the way back home we took a detour to albina press and got some coffee and meandered down the alleys all […]

372 / generating sounds + pictures

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:03:28 +0000 just a brief room mic excerpt from the most recent unrecnow session.  we have a show in march and are trying to flush out ideas for a new piece.  we’ve been moving around between a few different ideas, we’ll see what happens. we also had to take some photos of ourselves for the website […]

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371 / feels like spring

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 06:04:11 +0000

who would guess that it is february in portland right now?  sunny, warm and dry with flowers beginning to come out.  people out and about with sunglasses and smiles on their faces. the bitter sweet part of it is that we all know that it could change at any moment and by the looks of […]

370 / broken spring reverb

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 06:30:06 +0000 today i was attempting to clean out my basement (no easy task) when i unearthed my old pioneer tube spring reverb unit.  i used to use it extensively in the effects loop of my old tascam 4-track but over time it grew noisier and noiser over time until the input signal was barely audible. […]

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369 / film into files

Sun, 07 Feb 2010 07:45:02 +0000

over the last few days i scanned  over one hundred old photos from ten to seventeen years ago. the overwhelming majority of them are music related from shows up and down the west coast.  i feel very fortunate to have been part of a such a great and supportive music community in my teens and […]

368 / new camera (Sq28m)

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 06:42:40 +0000

367 / felt laptop cover

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 09:12:30 +0000

here is a felt laptop cover that i made for matt tonight.  it is a long overdue birthday gift that jenny commissioned me to make for him.  i feel bad that it took me almost three weeks to get around to sewing.  it is a new design based off of my monome/camera covers.  i think […]

366 / since you’ve been gone

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 07:21:58 +0000

hello again, it is good be back. since my last post of year one i took a few weeks off and a funny thing happened…  i still kept working on creative projects everyday even without the commitment to posting them to this blog.  i still made music, made field recordings, took photos, sewed a felt monome […]

365 / three hundred sixty-five days

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 08:51:19 +0000

– for my 365th entry, here is a video montage of  still photos taken over the last year.  the overwhelming majority of them have appeared as posts on this site.  what a long and interesting year it’s been. – one year ago today i started this blog with the goal of doing something creative everyday […]

364 / nearly there

Sat, 16 Jan 2010 09:07:00 +0000

player (listen/download) here is a little experiment with my lap harp +  ebow.  i’ve used ebows quite a bit over the years but never really liked the way that they sounded on guitar. i was very happy when i discovered how great it sounded with the little lap harp. now i wish i had more […]

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363 / buffer reverser

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 07:58:55 +0000

here is a rewrite of an AU plugin that i made a few years back.  it is called buffer reverser and it pretty much just does what the name implies. it takes incoming audio and records it into a pair buffers. once one is full it plays what it recorded backwards while the next buffer […]

362 / rough loops x 3

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 07:59:59 +0000 (listen/download) some very rough loops that i recorded tonight at unrecognizable now practice.  we are brainstorming ideas for an upcoming edition of SIX (six speaker surround sound event) using six looping pedals and no laptops.  it should be a lot of fun. this bit of music is only my half (three looping pedals) something […]

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361 / wooly little one

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 07:59:49 +0000

here is another raccoon related creation.  nicole and i decided to try our hands at making some felted animals tonight.  it involves wadding up bits of wool and stabbing it repeatedly with a series of needles to get the fibers to interlock. it isn’t too difficult but unfortunately in also involved stabbing our finger tips […]

360 / expert sleepers

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 07:30:05 +0000

sometimes i wish i had the talent for sleeping that these three do.  it seems as though they can fall asleep anytime, anywhere… and they love to rub it in.

359 / 011010

Mon, 11 Jan 2010 07:39:23 +0000 (listen/download) here is a bit of an improvisation i recorded tonight direct to one channel of my H4n.  it is just lap harp + eventide timefactor being fed into a KP3 that i picked up from chris randall last week.  just to warn you, it’s very slow moving and long (almost 16min). it kind […]

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358 / series (where two things meet)

Sun, 10 Jan 2010 06:57:43 +0000

357 / gray all day

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 06:57:49 +0000

it was gray and raining sideways all afternoon today. there was one thing made today not so gray… this morning we saw one of our favorite NICU nurses.  he was by far gemma’s favorite and we could swear that she remembered him.  it made us so happy to see the two of them together again. […]

356 / when the wind blows

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 07:59:31 +0000

it was cold + windy, windy, windy today in portland.   there was also a blackout in parts of town due to a fire at a substation near the photography studio. so after waiting around a while we all went home to wait for news of the electricity restoration. here is some wind inspired music […]

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355 / rock a bye

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 07:26:47 +0000

tonight i recorded a few little songs from my lap harp for gemma.  i played twinkle twinkle little star to her over and over and see really seemed to like it so i figured that i should try and make some lullaby loops for her of a few of the classic songs.  i also couldn’t […]

354 / poster (+ upcoming show)

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 07:57:02 +0000

here is a poster design for the upcoming installment of aleatoric. i was very excited to receive an invitation from the event’s curator (mike jedlick- optic echo presents/PRA) to preform a live set for the first show of the new year. it should be a good show.  i’ve never seen helios perform, but brian (gasp) always […]

353 / gray monday guitars

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 07:41:52 +0000 (download) matt + i managed to make it down to the studio tonight for a bit of unrecognizable now time.  after just working on music by myself so much recently it felt great to be able to play music with another person.  here is a bit of an improvisation that we recorded… just guitar […]

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352 / thumb piano + guitar

Mon, 04 Jan 2010 07:45:04 +0000

here are some bits of thumb piano and acoustic guitar being cut up and manipulated using my monome 64 + sean pierce‘s max for live version of brian crabtree‘s wonderful mlr. (download)

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351 / lines in the sky (+ two more things)

Sun, 03 Jan 2010 07:23:20 +0000

350 / great start

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 06:43:16 +0000

so 010 has been pretty great so far… if the rest of the year goes this well i will be more than pleased. here is a short video taken in industrial north portland around the corner from the photography studio. it was all shot on my new digital harinezumi 2. i love the kind of […]

249 / happy 010

Fri, 01 Jan 2010 07:51:22 +0000

goodbye 009. what a long and intense year.  although it was one of the hardest years that i have ever had i think it will always stand out as a landmark year for me.  i can’t even imagine what life would be like today had things happened differently for me and nicole back in august. […]

348 / melting

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 06:46:59 +0000

347 / finally, snow

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 07:39:18 +0000

i’m sure it won’t last for long but i’m glad that we got some snow.

346 / crescent gamelan

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 07:59:12 +0000 i was going to make these into a wind chime but i think that a crescent wrench gamelan is a better use for them.

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345 / reduction

Mon, 28 Dec 2009 06:56:23 +0000

today i started doing some wood block. i want to use them in our letterpress so i decided to do the carvings using the back side of old letterpress cuts.  it’s really hard to find wood blocks that are type high so these seem perfect.  years ago we wound up getting a lot of cuts that […]

344 / boxing + wind

Sun, 27 Dec 2009 07:59:58 +0000

it was a very cold windy boxing day here in portland. i spent it relaxing around the house with gemma napping and listening to the wind against the side of the house.  i made a little recording of the wind from inside the mail slot in our wall and used it as the basis of […]

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343 / rattle + hum

Sat, 26 Dec 2009 07:59:13 +0000 gemma + i received this beautiful silver rattle as a joint christmas present  from kathan. it is both beautiful in design and in it’s bell-like tones. i love it. here is a short rattle>contact mic>granular delay recording.  i’m sure that it will get a lot of use over the years… i might even let […]

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342 / silent night

Fri, 25 Dec 2009 07:10:22 +0000

i’ve had so much to be thankful for this year. i hope that everyone has a great holiday. much love, marc

341 / a gift for you

Thu, 24 Dec 2009 07:59:02 +0000

here is a short e.p. that i put together of new versions of six songs that have appeared on this blog.  it’s intended as a little ambient holiday/winter gift to all the people that have supported dust breeding over the last year. thank you so much for all the kind words and encouragement.  your support has […]

340 / playing elf

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 07:47:36 +0000

playing santa’s workshop tonight… i’ve been getting together some things that people are buying from me to give their loved ones this christmas.  one is another felt G9 cover and the other is a print of one of my letraset animals. i hope everyone is happy with their gifts.