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08.12.21 So much news to share. Wow. Hope you are safe and healthy.

I’m thrilled to announce that this Fall I’ll be teaching two courses—’Intro to the Moving Image’ and ‘Sound as Material’—at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art in Pittsburgh, PA!

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Nasturtium, a collaborative project with my partner Erin Dawson, is releasing our first LP on Room40 this coming September 24. Available for pre-order now. The wonderful Foxy Digitalis, which I am so happy has been revived, premiered our video:

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ATTN: Magazine invited me to a chat about my work and three albums I love on their podcast, Crucial Listening. I had a blast. Have a listen:

08.17.21 I’ll be in Tulsa, Oklahoma and will join legend Suzanne Kite and Natty Gray of Tulsa Cult Love Sound Tapes for some live performances on Raven Chacon’s Radio Coyote on Tuesday evening, August 17 at 10pm CST. You can tune in locally on 90.1FM or online at radiocoyote.org. Huge thanks to Atomic Culture and the Tulsa Artist Fellowship for their hospitality.

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09.06.21 First live show in two years… and a massive hitter at that. Pittsburgh, come on through! RSVP to joeymolinaro@gmail.com for covert location details. Bring a mask please.

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05.14.21 Excited to share Turning of the Day, an EP-length new work out on LINE Imprint on May 14, 2021. Beautiful cover image by my friend Ginny Cook, a wonderful artist, mother, and human. Available now.

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…”Skeen encourages listeners to listen “in full, but at half-attention” – but we can’t help getting engrossed. What ‘Turning of the Day’ lacks in volume, it makes up for in texture. Imagine a 1980s private-press industrial noise tape dialed back from 11 to 1.”—Boomkat

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05.09.21 You can now listen online to “You Can’t Hide From the Desert Wind,” a piece for Black Mountain Radio by poet Vi Khi Nao, produced by Rachel James, and scored by me. Nao guides listeners through a meditative sound walk along the Las Vegas Strip, where, according to Vi, the ghost of the diurnal self meets the ghost of nocturnal life. The piece originally aired on KWNK 97.7 FM.

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04.02.21 New track out now for the Touch: Displacing subscription series. ‘The Clap of the Fading-out Sound of Your Shoes’ is a piece composed of recordings throughout a city on pause, though not silent, during the early months of 2021. Roughly hewn around the edges, the track acts as a concrete mixer for the industrial materials of Los Angeles and the composer’s resonating, listening body within it.

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11.03.20 Very pleased to announce a new solo record for 2020, Double Bind. Out on Room40 now.

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11.01.20 Listen to my mix ‘A Small Memorial for Mixed Emotions in America’ on Cyclic Defrost, featuring tracks from Faith Coloccia, Backxwash, Oranssi Pazuzu, Daniel Menche, Shida Shahabi, clipping., and more. Accompanied by a short rant about the situation we’re in.

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07.05.20 Livestream show from ProArts Gallery, Oakland with Teasips, Chris Brian Taylor, and Onkos.

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06.20.20 Inclusion in Johanna Hedva’s sound installation God is an Asphyxiating Black Sauce at Klosterruine Berlin. Runs June 20 – August 3, 2020, and features an online experience component at godsauce.black

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04.27.20 Pleased to have a new track, Perhaps You Can Understand My Question, included in the Touch Isolation Series. Subscribe to the entire program of 20+ new/unreleased works from Fennesz, Jana Windren, Yann Novak, Chris Watson, and others here.

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03.27.20 My composition “The Oval Window” is part of The Broad Museum’s Infinite Drone program, an immersive online way to experience Yayoi Kusama’s Mirrored Infinity Room.
Press: PAPER Magazine, Dazed Digital, LA Magazine, Hypebeast

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01.27.20 Two new remix projects out now:
Again and Again Until We Feel Nothing for Yann Novak’s Further Dismantling on Room 40

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All the Rooms I Have Been Touched In (Metamix) for Madam Data’s All the Rooms I Have Been Touched in on Unheard Records

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10.06.19 Performing at LAXART on October 6, 2019 at 7pm as part of Outside/In, curated by Hamza Walker. Anne Guthrie will also perform that night.

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09.21.19 The score I composed for Petra Cortright’s new public artwork in downtown Chicago opens September 21, 2019 and screens nightly, projected onto the iconic Mart building.

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09.13.19 Julien Creuzet’s solo exhibition at the Centre d’Art Neuchâtel runs September 13 – October 20, 2019, including a score I developed for his work.