Late November 2013: 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 7, 2014: In Portland, Oregon, I'll be playing host at a Disquiet Junto concert. The show is at 8pm at Townshend's Tea: disquiet.com, Facebook. The lineup is Chris Carlson, Ted Laderas – the OO-Ray, Bob Phillips – Rawore, and Keith Spears.
May 8, 2014: In Portland, Oregon, I'll be doing a reading from my recent 33 1/3 book on Aphex Twin’s album Selected Ambient Works Volume II at Powell’s on Hawthorne. The event is at 7:30pm: disquiet.com, Facebook. I'll be joined by local music acts Brumes, Ted Laderas – the OO-Ray, and Marcus Fischer.
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.