his composition (sorry, multimedia creation) entitled, "Terra Nova--Sinfonia Antartica" was performed at BAM this week. the review was sorta fun to read, and ended with a fun boost/diss:
In the end “Terra Nova” suggested a highbrow mashup of “Koyaanisqatsi,” “March of the Penguins” and “An Inconvenient Truth.” But the focus, charm and emotional efficacy of those sources were in short supply here; what remained was chilly expanse.
i fell asleep during koyaaanisqatsi (boy that philip glass sticks in your head, like for decades), march of the penguins was just too real (nature-cruel, like in Winged Migration--brutal!), and al gore's doc i was alarmed by, but also felt like social studies film. wait! does steve smith mean "chilly expanse" was mission-accomplished for a piece that had sounds sampled (by dj spooky himself) in antartica? maybe i should stop speed-reading.
kinda related: i just saw dennis desantis mentioned by name in a newyork mag i had lying around--holy, i knew he was famous. his performance with GVSU ensemble at [Le] Poisson Rouge was mentioned all over the place---even on brooklynvegan.com. dennis, are you vegan? i wish i couldve gone. i never saw his dj-ing master-skillz in school.