Bandcamp Portfolio

January 2010 to present

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Many examples of composition for film, dance, theatre and for ensemble and solo performance available on Bandcamp: joshuadumas.bandcamp.com

filed under sound

Pieces of the Storm

image: Keith B. Evans

December 2009 to March 2012

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A podcast. Joshua Dumas reads poems that he likes, set to original compositions.

Selections range from through-out the twentieth century, featuring poems by Matthew Dickman, Li-Young Lee, Mary Oliver, David Wojahn, Katie Ford and more.

Subscribe via iTunes.

filed under sound, words

Eiren Caffall

image: Shawn Reddy

October 2009 to November 2014

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Eiren’s music comes from her childhood in the wooded hills of Western Mass, where her bohemian parents took her to art galleries, hash parties and Shaker barns. These influences have resulted in her unusual lyricism, strong songcraft and the shy quiet in her longing voice.

Eiren Caffall - vocals, songs, words
Ari Bolles - upright, vocals
Zach Parker - guitar, vocals
Lawrence Peters - drums, vocals
Joshua Dumas- guitar

Slipping the Holdfast now available on vinyl and mp3.

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Remember the Maine

January 2009 to January 2010

Monthly improvised music series featuring members of May or May Not, Notes & Scratches, A Company, Demons, Where the Moon Came From, Black Apple and more.

at the Whistler
2421 N Milwaukee Ave.

filed under sound

Rock Proper

November 2008 to May 2010

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Rock Proper is an online music distributor providing high quality, album-length downloads with the legal consent of their creators. Please download this music, burn it, share it and stay tuned for future releases. Conceived by Casey Meehan, created and maintained by Casey Meehan, Joshua Dumas, Matt DeWine, and Bob Kuo.

filed under sound, visual, curatorial, words

The Summer is for Fireflies

image: Abe Mendoza

August 2008 to July 2010

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An ongoing series of short music and movement street theater pieces performed in public spaces, intended for any accidental onlooker. Conceived, created and organized by Fannie Hungerford and Joshua Dumas, with Fannie handling more of the choreography and Joshua handling more of the music and sound. To date the group has staged twelve unique performances, all over Chicago, from Millennium Park to Pilsen to Lincoln Square. And, in Iowa City!

filed under performance

Reconstruction Room :: Your Way With Words Makes Me Act A Fool

June 2008

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Readings and performances by Pat Babbitt, Meg Barboza, Nicolette Bond, Dave Digangi, Chris Dingwall, Joshua Dumas, Lindsey Fisher, Katie Hartsock, Erin Teegarden.

filed under words

Antigone Coffeehouse :: the Birds

April 2008

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A new movement piece inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, as part of DePaul University’s “Year of Antigones.” Choreographed by Fannie Hungerford, with original music written and performed by Whitney Johnson and Joshua Dumas.

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Reconstruction Room :: the Four Seasons

April 2008

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Readings and performances by Meg Barboza, Nicolette Bond, Jason Bredle, Sunny Byers, Nina Corwin, Abby Cucci with Sam Wagster, David Digangi, Amber Drea, Joshua Dumas, Eric Elshtain, Krista Franklin, Elizabeth Graettinger, Allison Gruber, Miki Howald, eric lab rat, Sondra Morin, Matthias Regan, Erin Teegarden

filed under words

Bring May Flowers 2

image: Marika Mashburn

May 2007

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A collaboration between Marika Mashburn (with the House Theatre) and Joshua Dumas (with Tense Forms) to create a three day variety show styled festival of music, magic, dance, poetry, film and theatre, all celebrating Spring. From a 1940s radio booth to a post-apocalyptic future, nine new vignettes from nine different voices intertwine to tell a story of flowering, from the soil cradling to the blossom awakening.

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Reconstruction Room :: Love-Letters Between a Noble-Man and his Sister

April 2007

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Readings and performances by Robert Buscemi, Joshua Dumas, Sarah Guernsey (voice recording), Mary Hamilton, Robert Kowalczyk, Tina Post, Erin Teegarden and Della Watson, Jenny Walton-Wetzel. Curated by Joshua Dumas.

filed under curatorial, words

Blue Ribbon Glee Club

image: Rob Brenner

March 2007 to July 2008

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A thirty member choir that covers punk and rock classics completely a’cappella. Founded by Whitney Johnson, Dee Clements and Joshua Dumas. Though its founders have left, the group continues to have terrific success performing through-out Chicago at venues like the Lakeshore Theater, the Hideout Block Party, the Abbey Pub, the Vic, and Millennium Park.

filed under sound

Winter Button-up :: Tense Forms 3nd Winter Showcase

image: Joshua Dumas

February 2007

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We solicited contributions from over 50 artists and exhibited over 1000 one inch buttons.

with performances by
The Notes and Scratches
Ash in Pensacola
Casey Meehan
Ami Saraiya (of Radiant Darling)

filed under curatorial

Around the Coyote :: Machine Media

February 2007

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Readings by Amy Phillips, Jonathan Messinger and Joshua Dumas.

Listen to a recording of Joshua’s story, Jessica at Fall of Autumn.

filed under words

Reconstruction Room :: Mass Observation

February 2007

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Readings and performances by Meg Barboza, eric blank, Nicolette Bond, Sunny Byers, Tommy DeAngelo, David Digangi, Joshua Dumas, Impulse/Control, Miki Howald, Trinette Mura, Dave Snyder, Erin Teegarden, Della Watson.

filed under words

Six by Five #4

image: Joshua Dumas

February 2007

A handbound, meandering, accordion fold zine of words, images and a map that explore the senses. Designed by Elizabeth Boyne, edited by Joshua Dumas.

With contributions from Susie Harkins, Nora McComiskey, carlsweets, Matt Rose, Sangini Brahmbhatt, Joanne Diaz, Jeremy Ohmes, Katy Didden, Elizabeth Boyne, Brendan Meehan, Jessica Neafsey.

filed under words

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