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On March 10, 2015, I premiered the piece WE. It was performed on the UC Berkeley Carillon by Jeff Davis, and broadcast live on KALX. Recording and live stream by The Norman Conquest. This is what Gretchen Kell wrote about it for the UC Berkeley newsletter. I really think she described the intention of it […]

AVALON release on Monotype Records

At long last Dokuro’s second record AVALON was released on Monotype Records May, 2015. This album was recorded on our Spring Tour in 2012.

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Poland Fulbright Experience

In 2010 I applied for a Fulbright Grant to research aesthetics and techniques of performance and composition in Kraków, Poland.  I was born in Kraków and left there as a young child.  I was curious what was happening musically in my home town, and longed for the ability to live in Poland and experience its […]

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Examples of student work while I was Course Director

Assignment:  Seven minute or less non-fiction piece about a topic you feel passionate about.  You can use any media available: video, audio, animation, stills, etc. Assignment:  Using digital images you find, design a Photoshop collage.      

October Pieces and Shadows release on Trestle Records!

Jason Hoopes – Piano // Agnes Szelag – Cello October Pieces and Shadows, the new collaboration from sound artist Agnes Szelag and composer Jason Hoopes, is comprised of a subtle collection of minimal explorations for piano and cello. Singular lines interweve to produce a contemplative suite of spacious arrangements for sparse repetitive piano with the cello adding tonal […]

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New dokuro video – Shadow of a Horse

A new video from my duo dokuro featuring a track from our LP Avalon.  

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Performance of James Tenney’s – Cellogram at Playback Play Festival

After practicing this piece for about a month I performed it on October 2nd, 2012 at Powiększenie for Playback Play Festival in Warsaw.  This event was curated by the wonderful Michał Libera.  I worked on playing it acoustically and electronically and decided that the beating could have significant affect on the audience if amplified.  The […]

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Dokuro Fall Tour

Phasolume Installation shown in Kraków

Shown on June 8, 2012 followed by a short concert. Memories of childhood summer nights resonate with magical scenes of fireflies casting their biolumescent patterns. Fireflies (or Lamyridea) lose no heat pro- ducing their light and together create sequences that eventually sync with each other. Phasolume sonifies these patterns as well as creating a space […]

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Textura ‘Improvisations for Strings and Electronics’ Review

Espvall/Jakobsons/Szelag: Improvisations for Strings and Electronics  Arachnidiscs Recordings Given that they’re such kindred spirits, it seems only logical that a collaboration between kindred spirits cellist Helena Espvall (of Espers) and Myrmyr duo Agnes Szelag (cello) and Marielle Jakobsons (violin) would have occurred at some point, and now is as good a time as any. Don’t let […]

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