Portraits in Common by Wendy Spitzer and Douglas Vuncannon. Commissioned by Public Space Project of Downtown Durham, Inc. View the video.



Sydney International Composers Concert 2017 Verbrugghen Hall, 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia Friday, October 6th, 2017, at 8:00pm.

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THE STUDIO RECORDING Heidi Wait: flutes Lindsay Leach-Sparks: alto flute • Wendy Spitzer: oboe Carrie Shull: cor anglais Ben Riseling: clarinet David Jordan: clarinet Rachael Elliott: bassoon • Joseph Provenzano: horn • Zenia Zheng: horn • Kent Foss: trumpet in C Andy Shull: trumpet in B-flat Daniel Zhu: trombone Hank Pellerin: trombone & tuba • Jackson Valentine: timpani & percussion • Leslie Noyce Howard: percussion • Billy Sugarfix: percussion • Lucy Vander Kamp: harp • Katherine Gill: violin • Rebekah Givens: violin • Kathryn Pearson: violin Omar Ruiz-Lopez: violin • Laura Thomas: violin Hjordis Tourian: violin • Emily Yuan: violin Sara Moore: viola • Laura Quillen: viola • Ken Rogerson: viola Katherine Stalberg: viola • John Barrile: cello • Chris Eubank: cello • Joshua Starmer: cello Daniel Thune: double bass Douglas Vuncannon: double bass
Word Premiere October 6th, 2017 at 8pm Sydney International Composers Concert 2017 • Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia • Performed by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra
Visiting Radioactive Ghost Towns. A post-disater dispatch from Japan. Standard and panoramic 35mm photographs and text.


John Barrile: cello • David Eisenband: vibraphone and xylophone • Chris Eubank: cello • Bendte Fagge: flute • David Garfield: alto saxophone • Jeff Herrick: trumpet • Louis Landry: percussion • Jamie Lane: trumpet • Laura Quillen: viola Sara Moore: violin Lauren Murphy: cello • Wendy Spitzer: oboe • Joshua Starmer: cello Sandra Svoboda: French Horn • Christina Thompson: trombone • Laura Thomas: violin Emily Yuan: viola and violin • The Composer: grand and baby grand pianos; harpsichord; harmonium; organ; synthesizers; keyboards; guitars; double bass; cello; clarinet; alto and tenor saxophones; percussion; etc.

Limited Edition CD

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Selected Photography

Captured on 35mm and medium format film, these images were each printed or scanned full-frame and are presented here without cropping.

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Literary Criticism: Walden on Wheels

A review of Ken Ilgunas' memoir, Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom, published in INDY Week. Read it online at the newspaper's website.

"Amelia Earhart" at Mercury Studio

An intimate, electricity-free performance of "Amelia Earhart" with Curtis Eller, recorded in February, 2013. Featuring Shea Broussard, Louis Landry and Dana Marks.

Video courtesy of Mercury Studio.



In this 16mm excerpt from Jason Middleton's 2011 documentary Sound Between Lines, the soundpainting technique of "pointillism" is demonstrated. (With Triangle Soundpainting Orchestra artistic director Shannon Morrow.)


Europe Central "Newsreels"

These short Super-8 films were created for Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern's original stage adaptation of William T. Vollmann's 2005 National Book Award winning novel, Europe Central.

Classical Voice of North Carolina: "mind-blowing."

Byron Wood's 2009 "Best Design: Film/Video."


Anthem for Scene of the Crime Rovers

An original composition for the SOC Rovers marching band. Known as "Untitled" or "Doug's Theme." Video by Travis Long for the News & Observer.

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