Mending

January 2016 to present

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Mending is a collaboration between sound artist/musician Joshua Dumas and vocalist Kate Adams, creating drifting dreamy noisy songs, influenced by folk, ambient, and contemporary classical.

Releases:
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Scrap
at Odum’s End
The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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Chicago Avenue Moon

February 2014 to present

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Chicago Avenue Moon is a responsive, generative music app that uses a set of variables including date, time, phase of the moon, and GPS location, to determine how its music unfolds, in real-time.

Composer Joshua Dumas wrote 1000 brief musical phrases which the app manipulates, sequences, and layers to create trillions and trillions of variations, a unique experience with every listen.

Developed with Junecloud’s Mike Piontek, recorded by Matt DeWine and Joshua Dumas at Pieholden Suite Sound, and was supported in part by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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Weatherman

December 2014 to present

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Weatherman is minimal, experimental pop by pianist/vocalist Annie Higgins, drummer Jason Toth (Daniel Knox, The Handsome Family), with electronics by composer Joshua Dumas (Quarter Mile Thunder, Pieholden Studios) and vocals by Angela James. Their first single, “Stormy Dayz” is available via La Société Expéditionnaire.

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Mending – At the End [official video]

January 2017

Words and Music by Kate Adams and Joshua Dumas
Video by Joshua Dumas

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Collaborations in Dance Festival

November 2016

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Amélie Gaulier-Brody presents “Free your flocking clown” featuring performers Amélie Gaulier-Brody, Dages Juvelier-Keates, Rain Saukas, and Alexis Steeve, musician Mike Bennett, sound collaborator Joshua Dumas, and costume designer Ntilit.

In this work, the company asks: “Is there a post-humanist self? Are we only human? What moves us in and out of our private physical island? Can we see the shade of our icebergs digging into the archive of the being before us?”

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unfold into

September 2016

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Dages Juvelier Keates will perform in tandem with a sculpture by Elizabeth Tubergen, between it and a sound environment by Helene Kazan and a score by Joshua Dumas. The dance will nominally take place in the gallery, but the audience is invited to view it from the sidewalk of 5th Avenue. Keates’ work will attend to the interstice, to space between the Cities.

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at the New School, NY.

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Oo Oo [a dance film]

May 2016

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Choreography and performance:
Erin Cairns Cella
Dages Juvelier Keates

Shot and edited:
Karla Carballar

Sound and music:
Joshua Dumas

Wearables:
Ntilit

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Hotel

May 2016

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by Caryl Churchill

Workshop Performance
Directed by Erica Vannon
Music by Joshua Dumas
Assistant Directed by Genevieve Lally

With: Carolyn Sinon, Lindsey Charles, Johnny Kyle Cook, Justin Harner, Todd Frugia, Marsha Harman, Marrakesh Frugia, Lynnette Li, Avi Roque, Melissa McNamara

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Scrap – Mending [official video]

March 2016

Animated and edited by Joshua Dumas

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It's What I Do – Opus Orange [Video]

January 2016



Video by Joshua Dumas

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Sound Bath for Bloch

December 2015

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Joshua Dumas, in collaboration with Sarah Cameron Sunde, creates a sound bath for Bloch: a 200 year old tree that Swiss arts duo Com&Com have been touring the globe with since 2011.

In a five hour durational performance at the Knockdown Center in Queens, Dumas interprets measurements gathered by Sunde to create a reverential soundscape for the ancient tree.

Preliminary video documentation here.

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belladonna luna sonata

October 2015 to November 2015

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On an island estate, an aging maestro (alone but for his faithful butler) shares with a humble gardener his story of a life lived for music – oh, and the time he tried to destroy the world. A melanchomedy about music, lost love, memory, and literally world-shattering art.

Written by Robert Stewart
Directed by Greg Peters
Original Music by Joshua Dumas

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Weatherman – Wild Geese video

November 2015

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Video shot, animated and edited by Joshua Dumas

“An abstract travelogue of the last year or so of my life: Chicago, Iowa, Manhattan, Long Island, Brooklyn, Hudson River Valley, Michigan, Indiana, and all the windows in between.”

Song recorded and mixed by Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio. Mastered by Peter Andreadis at All City Mastering. Performed by: Annie Higgins: piano/vocals, Jason Toth: drums, Joshua Dumas: electronics, James Falzone: clarinet

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Music for 36.5

August 2015 to August 2015

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36.5 is Sarah Cameron Sunde’s durational performance with the sea. Sunde stands for a full tidal cycle as water engulfs her up to her neck and then recedes again. Past iterations in Bass Harbor, Maine, Akumal, Mexico, San Francisco, California, and Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands.

Composer Joshua Dumas has scored excerpts of the last two performances and created a full 12 hour score to accompany documentation of the Netherlands performance.

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the Penelopiad

August 2014 to February 2015

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Based on Margaret Atwood's novella, “The Penelopiad.”

Directed by Erica Barnes
Assistant Director Lexi Saunders
Original Music by Joshua Dumas
Environment and Object Design by Sarah Coleman
Costume Design by Carla Hamilton
Dramaturgy by Sarah Sapperstein
With Mary Jo Bolduc, Jackie Davies, Avery Glassman, Sheena Laird, Genevieve Lally-Knuth, Lynnette Li, Jabu Mickle-Molefe, Nelia Miller, Meredith Montgomery, Katya Schexnaydre, Lisa Siciliano, Carolyn Sinon, Danielle Trudeau, Tamara White

Listen to selections from the score.

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Quarter Mile Thunder

November 2013 to December 2014

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Drone folk.

Ben Clarke — vocals, guitar
Jim Duffy — drums
Johnny Caluya — guitar
Jordan Martins — bass, steel guitar
Joshua Dumas — keys
Matt DeWine — sonics

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About:

Joshua Dumas is a composer, sound artist, filmmaker, and writer, working in multiple media.
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