Late November 2103: Red Bull Music Academy releases in the U.S. the book For the Record: Conversations with People Who Have Shaped the Way We Listen to Music, for which I wrote an essay about Raster-Noton label's Carsten Nicolai and Olaf Bender.
January 13 - 26, 2014: I have a work (in the form of a list of recommended sound-in-art work) as part of an exhibit at the Gallery of Light in Dubai (disquiet.com, ductac.org).
January 29, 2014: First day of the 15-week course I teach on the role of sound in the media landscape at the Academy of Art in San Francisco (disquiet.com).
February 13, 2014: The release date for my book on Aphex Twin's landmark 1994 album, Selected Ambient Works Vol. II, published as part of the 33 1/3 series, an imprint of Bloomsbury. It can be purchased at amazon.com, among other places.
February 19, 2014: I'll be giving a talk in the San Francisco Bay Area. Details TK.
March 20, 2014: I'll be doing a reading from my new 33 1/3 book on Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II at 7pm at the bookstore City Lights in San Francisco. Several musicians will be joining me (citylights.com, disquiet.com).
April 22, 2014. Today is Earth Day, and I'm giving a talk alongside mathematician Ed Frenkel at SETI in Mountain View. Yes, that SETI. Details: disquiet.com, seti.org.
May 14, 2014: Final day of the 15-week course I teach on the role of sound in the media landscape at the Academy of Art in San Francisco (disquiet.com).
New: There are now three Disquiet-collated “carousels” on SoundCloud streaming sets of ambient, beat-based, and “other” tracks: disquiet.com. Think of them as fluid, iterative podcasts. I've set up similar stations at Rdio, one ambient, the other beats.
Ongoing: The Disquiet Junto series of weekly communal music projects explore constraints as a springboard for creativity and productivity. There is a new project each Thursday afternoon (California time), and it is due the following Monday at 11:59pm: soundcloud.com.
Down the Pike: Concerts in the Disquiet Junto series are in various stages of planning for London, England; Portland, Oregon; and elsewhere.