performance at Pongnoi Community Art Space

สวัสดีเจ้าเชียงใหม่! Hi ka, Chiang Mai! This Tuesday, March 11, I will play a last-minute mini-concert at Pongnoi Community Art Space for the opening of the Zodiac in the House of Element exhibition. I’ll perform some of my folkier tunes about the four elements. The opening starts at 6. Swing on by and we can Earth,…


new song “Secrets Worth Keeping”

Written and recorded in February 2014 in Chiang Mai, here is a new electronic-based song “Secrets Worth Keeping.” In this track, I’m trying to capture the dreaminess of a love that just can’t be held onto. This song samples [Erin McKeown] and [Emiliana Torrini]. You can download a free mp3 [HERE] and you can find…

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new song “I Know What The Flowers Did”

Recorded in February 2014 in Chiang Mai, this is a more electronic-based song about a love-turned-disappearing-act. You can download a free mp3 [HERE] and you can find the audio on my [SOUNDCLOUD]. Feel free to share! I KNOW WHAT THE FLOWERS DID Where did you go? I had my suitcase packed Stood the announced train…

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interview in ART BANK magazine in china

Thai contemporary artist Torlarp Larpjaroensook, art historian Sébastien Tayac and I were recently interviewed by ART BANK magazine in China for a feature on Thai contemporary art. So strange to see our words in Chinese characters! Many thanks to journalist Chien Chien for a lovely afternoon discussing contemporary art in Thailand. More information on ART BANK…


new song “I’ll Keep The Light On”

This evening I was getting a bit frustrated with the vocals for a new, electronic-based song that I’ve been working on for weeks. I gave the computer a rest, picked up the guitar, and this song came out. This recording is the first and only take I did after I finished composing.  It is by…


hello, galley proofs

It’s an exciting day here in Chiang Mai.  The galley proofs for my next publication just arrived: a new short story in The Southwest Review.  Keep an eye out in early 2014!

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new writing up at Le Cool Bangkok

My first blurb about the Bangkok art scene just went up at Le Cool [HERE] (or [HERE] for ภาษาไทย). I’m excited to be writing for this publication–it was my go-to resource years ago when I was first getting to know Madrid. El mundo es un pañuelo after all!

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recording again

Hello all! I have recently moved back to Thailand through a Fulbright to conduct a year-long research project on Thai contemporary art.  In my free time, I have been recording some new songs.  Stay tuned–more coming soon from the land of mosquito nets and steady inspiration.