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Albums 2020-05-14T04:51:32+00:00

LATEST RELEASE

A few weeks into lockdown in the Plague of 2020, as we took shelter from danger, loss, and uncertainty, Seth Rosner at Pi Recordings asked if I might be willing to offer some old or new music to the world. As it happened, I’d been thinking back to an earlier time of crisis, and how we had managed to make art in the face of it. 

Poet-producer Mike Ladd and I created In What Language? in 2003, in post-9/11 New York City. We were just coming to terms with the facts on the ground, which today seem frighteningly ordinary: mounting intolerance and hate crimes against Muslims, Arabs, Sikhs, and other nonwhite people; traumatic raids of immigrant communities by the INS (later Homeland Security); the prospect of endless, amoral war waged under false pretenses; the callous neoliberal agendas of globalization and disaster capitalism; and an unprecedented power grab enacted under cover of jingoism and feigned incompetence. 

For us as travelers of color, the swift transformation of international airports made it all too plain. These formerly optimistic spaces of encounter and adventure swiftly devolved into irrational zones of anxiety, suspicion, surveillance, and the hyperpolicing of Black and brown bodies, even as the labor force in these spaces mostly comprised the same people being surveilled. “People just disappear,” as one interviewee said… 

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THE TRANSITORY POEMS
(Live at Liszt Academy, Budapest, 2018)

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FAR FROM OVER

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A COSMIC RHYTHM WITH EACH STROKE

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BREAK STUFF

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MUTATIONS

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HOLDING IT DOWN:
THE VETERANS’ DREAMS PROJECT

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ACCELERANDO

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TIRTHA

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SOLO

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HISTORICITY

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TRAGICOMIC

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DOOR

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STILL LIFE WITH COMMENTATOR

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RAW MATERIALS

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SIMULATED PROGRESS

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REIMAGINING

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BLOOD SUTRA

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IN WHAT LANGUAGE

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YOUR LIFE FLASHES

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