Willy Wonka: A Millennial’s Guide to Economics

Originally written and published on my personal blog, in 2013, this analysis of the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is humorous but probably would have earned an A in a Reed College film or economics class. It was edited and republished at THRU Media a couple years later. I have taken another proofread to it and I present it again, without graphics, cleanly edited. The classic 1971 musical film, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory is a period piece set in London during the Great Depression. Wait; […]

Long House Electro Epic

This cut is a story in three acts with a jazzy dub-like jam that drops into a suspenseful build-up, concluding with a bumping minimalist house-style breakdown. I am using four different production software suites mixed inside Logic Pro 9. Those being Ableton Live 7, Reason 4, and MOTU Symphonic Instrument. Also some Arp Odyssey shows […]

T:BA Revived Washington High School in 2009

The inaugural year of the reopening of Washington High School in Southeast Portland, Oregon, was carried out by none other than Portland Institute for Contemporary Art as part of the Time-Based Art Festival. The following comes from two interviews conducted at the site for a radio special on KBOO Community Radio, which aired in September, […]

Grasshoppers 2017 Commercial Video

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble asked THRU Media to produce a short documentary to promote their second-year program mentoring high school students as composers, called Grasshoppers. Additionally, he wanted a complete 3-camera concert shoot plus editing for each song. This was a pretty big job that could have been vastly more expensive, but I did it […]

At Least We All Eat Hummus

Originally published at THRU, in March 2015. I highlight this one because it is representative of my approach to dance review, and it shows a side of Israel that we don’t often see. I also really enjoyed this event. Last night, two performances were paired together for something that White Bird calls, New Israeli Voices in Dance, presented at Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall. It is part of their Uncaged program and runs through Saturday night. Both of these featured works are minimal in their […]