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permutations — pdf (5mb)



UVA Arts wrote an article about what I am doing here.


I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication.

Gertrude Stein
What Are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Few of Them (1936)


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I met some great people at the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition this past week, and the ndial took second place!


The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $25,000 fellowships to three local composers. The fellowships, considered among the largest no-strings-attached awards in the country, can be used for professional development, creating new work or exploring new techniques and directions.

some great news! could not be happier to be able to share this honor with Bevin and Shawn


fun to see ndial alongside so many great sounding things on the Creator’s Project… These 20 Unorthodox Instruments Are Making the Music of the Future



Conceptual focus rather than material limits define the system. Thus any situation, either in or outside the context of art, may be designed and judged as a system. Inasmuch as a system may contain people, ideas, messages, atmospheric conditions, power sources, and so on, a system is a “complex of components in interaction,” comprised of material, energy, and information in various degrees of organization. In evaluating systems the artist is a perspectivist considering goals, boundaries, structure, input, output, and related activity inside and outside the system. Where the object almost always has a fixed shape and boundaries, the consistency of a system may be altered in time and space, its behavior determined both by external conditions and its mechanisms of control.

Jack Burnham
Systems Aesthetics (1968)


ndial is a semi-finalist in the 2015 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition!


The definers want the power to name. And the defined are now taking that power away from them.

Toni Morrison
Mic, 2004




bumpr playing at the new museum – read about it here



The ndial. It is a sleek, turntable-sized contraption covered with — you guessed it — switches, buttons, and knobs. Bussigel cues up a Sade song from his laptop then filters it through the ndial, where he chops up and rearranges snippets of drums and voice by tapping blinking buttons. It sounds like the song has gone through a blender.

Philip Eil, Digital Alchemy on Power Street (Providence Phoenix)