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Since my experience with the Canadian Forces Artist Program in Afghanistan, weaponry and musical instrumentation have resonated within my work. Tools for a Second Eden serve to move from the design and creation of hybrid musical weapons to their deployment in the hands of musicians or soldiers in both live and recorded tactical recitals. Compressive waves compose both melodic sound and exploding ordnance. Both arms and instruments affect their targets at distance. To raise a meticulously designed tool to your shoulder, to have expertise in the minutia that allows its discharge in the service of your purpose, to have the discipline, training, and allegiance to perform with your cohort, can put you equally in an orchestra pit or a gun turret. Reified here is also the uncomfortable though time honored allegiance between cultural institutions, Art museums in particular, and donors with ties to the arms trade.

Recon Recorder
Mixed media, potential sound
2020
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); SWAT Trumpet (Cased)
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
Cased: 40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); SWAT Trumpet
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
Cased: 40" x 16" x 6"
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); SWAT Trumpet
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
Cased: 40" x 16" x 6"
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress)
Musical, weaponry, and custom components, potential sound.
40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress)
Musical, weaponry, and custom components, potential sound.
40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Antebellum Trumpet
Musical, weaponry, and custom components, potential sound.
40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Cavalry Violin
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
34 x 9 x 9 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Cavalry Violin (detail)
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
34 x 9 x 9 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Cavalry Violin
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
34 x 9 x 9 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Cavalry Violin
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
34 x 9 x 9 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Carbine Flute, Cased.
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
Cased: 40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Carbine Flute, Cased.
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
Cased: 40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress)
Carbine Flute
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
33 x 7 x 4 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress)
Carbine Flute
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
33 x 7 x 4 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress)
Carbine Flute
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
33 x 7 x 4 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress)
Carbine Flute
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
Video Still
2019
Pictured: Patrick Bravo
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
Video Still
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress) Long Range Clarinet, Cased.
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
Cased: 40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress)
Long Range Clarinet
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
27 x 8 x 11 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress)
Long Range Clarinet
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
27 x 8 x 11 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress)
Long Range Clarinet
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
27 x 8 x 11 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress)
Long Range Clarinet
(photo: Patrick Bravo)
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound.
Video Still
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Tactical Mandolin, Cased
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
Cased: 40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Tactical Mandolin, Cased (detail)
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
Cased: 40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Tactical Mandolin
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
Cased: 40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Tactical Mandolin
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
Cased: 40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019
The Antebellum Orchestra Project (work in progress); Tactical Mandolin, zeroing
Musical, weaponry and custom components, potential sound/action.
40 x 10 x 5 inches
2019