A collaboration between Marika Mashburn (and the House Theatre) and Joshua Dumas (and Tense Forms) to create a three day variety show styled festival of music, magic, dance, poetry, film and theatre, all celebrating Spring.
800 Winters :: Tense Forms Winter Showcase
An evening of visual art, music, and performance that temporarily transformed the Subterranean. Featured an installation of 800 wallet sized photographs by Marlene Bednarz, Mark Benson, Elizabeth Boyne, Sangini Brahmbhatt, Kirk Bravender, carlsweets, Joshua Dumas, Emily Freeh, Chris Fuller, Cortney Groves, Jen Haybach, Dennis Hayes IV, Nora McComiskey, Matt North, Mark Paci, Alison Paul, Mary Paul, Mike Piontek, Julie Prenoveau, Kate Raney, Kelly Reynolds, RM5, robotskirt, Matt Rose, Melissa Stallard and Holly Tickner.
Heat :: Tense Forms 2nd Summer Showcase
An evening of visual art, music, poetry, performance and film that temporarily transformed the Subterranean.
Visual Art by Mark Benson, Craig Blakeman, Sangini Brahmbhatt, Kirk Bravender, Ben Clarke, Leah Dickey, Steve Eck, Cortney Groves, Mollie Morris, Mary Paul, Mike Piontek, Steve Quantock, Kelly Reynolds, Jaime Roche, Matt Rose, Melissa Stallard, and Allison Stanley.
Music by Notes & Scratches, The Treatment, the archivists, Radiant Darling, Andy Wagner.
Poetry and Performance by Eli Boyne, Katy Didden, Viola Lee, Marika Mashburn.
Film by Kate Raney, Richard Syska.
the Notes and Scratches :: 48 Hour Project
January 2005 to January 2005
A marathon session in which which six songs were written and recorded over two 24 hour periods.
Joshua Dumas — vocals, most instruments, engineering
Anika Balaconis — trumpet, vocals
Domenico Ferri — bass
VJ Hyde — guitar, percussion, vocals
Casey Meehan — vocals
Steve Quantock — violin, vocals
Words and music by Joshua Dumas
This experiment lead to the creation of the current Notes & Scratches group.
November 2001 to January 2005
A noisy lovely art rock group.
Allison Stanley — drums, xylophone, vocals
Joshua Dumas — guitar, noise, vocals
Renee Bertsch — organ, vocals
Anika Balaconis — trumpet, percussion, vocals
Music composed collaboratively, words by Joshua Dumas
Produced three recordings, the loudest birthday ever (2002), the Edgewater EP (2003), and Down to Marshes (2004, unreleased).
What People Worry About (7MB MP3)
Six by Five #3
Eight postcards with pictures on one side and words on the other. This zine is packaged in a light green handmade folder. Designed and edited by Joshua Dumas.
With contributions from Katy Didden, Allison Stanley, Marika Mashburn, Jessica Palmert, Thomas Strunk, Justin Ziegler, Vanessa Brutsche, Mary Paul, Elizabeth Boyne, Matt Rose, Joshua Dumas, Mike Piontek, Viola Lee, Steve Quantock, Anika Balaconis, Mollie Morris.
Six by Five #2
Four poems, six photographs, one story, two drawings, one bash script, two paintings, two digital images, two photograms, found text, six inches by five inches. This zine is packaged in a deep blue handmade folder. Designed, edited and assembled by Joshua Dumas.
With contributions from Sarah Renee Bertsch, Craig Blakeman, Elizabeth Boyne, Maura Dawgert, Joshua Dumas, Domenic Ferri, Rich Jun, Nora McComiskey, Jessica Neafsey, Mike Piontek, Kate Raney, Chris Stump, Mark Temelko
the Tundra Survey
June 1999 to September 2001
A post-rock garage chamber group.
Mary Claire Kueber — cello, vocals
Andy Wagner — flute, xylophone, vocals
Emily Frank — viola, vocals
Tom McGettrick — bass, vocals
Joshua Dumas — guitar, vocals, engineering
Produced two recordings, the Poloroid 7” and Cracked Radiator, Bum Transmission.
Six by Five #1
Four poems, two photographs, two stories, one drawing, one painting, one digital image, two lino-cuts, six inches by five inches. This zine is packaged in a handmade envelope of heavy paper in dark colors. Selected, designed and edited by Joshua Dumas.
With contributions from Sarah Renee Bertsch, Elizabeth Boyne, Beth DeMars, Joshua Dumas, Danielle Grish, Richard Jun, Viola Lee, Mike Piontek, Andy Wagner.
Joshua Dumas is a sound artist, composer, and filmmaker in Chicago and Brooklyn. He’s scored dance and theatre for Lydian Junction, Dages Juvelier Keates, Lost Geneva Projects, Roosevelt University, Amélie Gaulier-Brody and more. His work has been presented at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Knockdown Center, the Watermill Center, the New School, Triskelion, Dixon Place. He recently scored the film “Jessica” which won Best Feature at the Chelsea International Film Fest. He has two recent releases for his new collaboration with Kate Adams, Mending. He performs with Weatherman, and created the generative music app Chicago Avenue Moon.
Please download his resume here.