Extensive experience in many areas of the arts, including photography, film, painting, music, and theater, as a creator, critic, editor, and teacher. Current project: the presentation of non-objective still photographs generated by painting on 8mm and Super-8 film footage. The photographs incorporate a unique microscopic/macroscopic technique in which catalytic interactions between acrylic, oil- and water-based paints and bleaching agents as well as remnants of the original film emulsion cause pictorial elements to organize themselves in a continuum which cannot be viewed without the aid of magnification. Rather than creating these works in a practical sense, I have set in motion processes which are literally infinite. The individual photographs are produced by dipping into this continuum and selectively parsing out the equivalent of moments in the dance that was the application of the paint/catalytic materials to the emulsion.
1964-1965 PRESENTATIONS COORDINATOR, SF STATE UNIV. FILM GUILD
Engaged filmmakers to present their work at San Francisco State University, under the auspices of the Department of Radio-Television-Film. Featured filmmakers included James Broughton, Kenneth Anger, and Stan Brakhage, who showed hand-painted films.
1965 TEACHER, FREE UNIVERSITY OF PALO ALTO
Curriculum included drawing, painting, photography, and film making.
1966 TEACHER, SAN FRANCISCO STATE ALTERNATIVE COLLEGE
Curriculum included non-objective literature, jazz appreciation, drawing, painting, and film making.
1967-1970 FOUNDER/PRESIDENT, F8 FILMAKER=S COOPERATIVE
Created and exhibited 8mm and Super-8 films in San Francisco. Techniques included intercutting found footage, extreme camera movement, light shows featuring hand-held projectors on 360-degree projection environments with live music. Sponsored the first 8mm Film Festival, held at Intersection in 1968. Presented open showings and invitational presentations including over two dozen member filmmakers.
1970 THIRD PRIZE, SAGINAW, MICHIGAN 8MM FILM FESTIVAL
Prize awarded for found footage film, Wolfenstein Franks the Meetwoman.
1971-1977 FREE-LANCE CRITIC
Jazz, film, theater and literary criticism for such publications as Down Beat, BAM, Keyboard, Super8 Filmaker, and Berkeley BARB (Staff jazz critic).
1977-1981 EDITOR, EAR WEST MAGAZINE
Wrote, solicited, coordinated, and edited manuscripts pertaining to avant-garde music for an international publication. Article/interview subjects included Philip Glass, David Amram, John McLaughlin, Morton Subotnick, Archie Shepp, and John Cage. Articles contributed by such writers as Mark Levine, Jud Yalkutt, and Roger Riggins.
1978-1981 ELECTRONIC TROMBONIST
Played improvised avant-garde and jazz music, principally with groups led by guitarist Henry Kaiser. Featured on Kaiser=s album Ice Death. Appearances at such venues as Keystone Korner in San Francisco and Oakland Museum. Reviewed in BAM and San Francisco Chronicle.
1979-1980 COORDINATOR, SAN FRANCISCO FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Produced concerts at San Francisco=s Fort Mason featuring avant-garde musicians including Vinnie Golia, Hawley Currens, Ron Pellegrino, and Ron Heglin.
1980-1981 MODERATOR, EAR ON THE AIR, KPFA RADIO
Presented avant-garde music connected to articles published in Ear West Magazine, including John Cage, Michel Legrand, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Frank Rehak.
September 1997--Courtyard Cafe, 1361 Church Street, San Francisco, CA
April 1998--Castro Photo, 19th and Castro Streets, San Francisco, CA
1987 B.A., Liberal Studies, cum laude, San Francisco State University
A composite major combining the disciplines of cinema and data processing. Includes data processing course work at Golden Gate University and University of California Extension.