Echoes at Watermill

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Expanded and new material based on music composed while in residence at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center for Lydian Junction's “Born for Nothing,” Oct 2014.

Born for Nothing
directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde
with Dages Juvelier Keates, Oliver Burns, Christopher Berg, Karla Carballar, Tegan Ritz McDuffie, Natalia Roumelioti / ntilit, Joshua Dumas, Anna Kiraly, Laura Mrozkowski.

Composed, performed and recorded (mostly live) by Joshua Dumas, in the Watermill Center's Rehearsal Hall. The Rehearsal Hall, pictured above, has roughly 6 seconds of natural reverb.

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Eiren Caffall

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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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Born For Nothing

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While in residence at The Watermill Center, Lydian Junction will develop their current work, Born For Nothing, responding to the collection and grounds. On November 1, they will open their rehearsal process to the public and show a draft of the work.

directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde with dance artist Dages Juvelier Keates, composer Christopher Berg, actor Oliver Burns, video artist Karla Carballar, assistant director Tegan Ritz MacDuffie, composer Joshua Dumas, costumer Natalia Roumelioti, and set Anna Kiraly.

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Soundings

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Noisy droning art rock. Kate Drown (synth), Richard Hwang (bass), Rob Kowalczyk (guitar), Nathaniel Parks (guitar), Joshua Dumas (drums, vibraphone). One release, a triple split cassette on Paramita Tapes with Shapers and Verma.

Reviews — Tiny Mix Tapes, Weed Temple, Foxy Digitalis, Spicer.

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Synth Jams for Space Vids

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Using analog, digital, and software synthesizers, Joshua Dumas makes jams for rad space videos about outer space that didn’t used to have any sound or music or anything. They were just silent. Like space is. But now they have synths backing them up.

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Stress / De-stress

A guided meditation and expanded cinema event. Amateur and industrial films from Chicago Film Archives, edited by Christy LeMaster, come alive through a three projector performance by Anne Wells, Chloe McLaren and Doug McLaren, accompanied by the words of Mairead Case and Ed Crouse, and the sounds of Joshua Dumas.

Performances:
Nightingale July 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago March 2014

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Crimes Against Humanity

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Director: Jerzy Rose
Screenwriters: Halle Butler, Jerzy Rose
Cinematography: Robert Cauble
Music: Joshua Dumas

A sweet and trusting young woman is repeatedly injured in bizarre accidents, but her overconfident boyfriend is far from sympathetic - he's busy playing power games at the university where he works.

Cast: Mike Lopez, Lyra Hill, Ted Tremper, Adam Paul, Buki Bodunrin, Tommy Heffron, Joshua Dumas

Screened at Siskel Center, Slamdance, Atlanta Underground Film Fest

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Rough Matinals

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A sound and video series.

Some mornings, when I am very lucky, I get to start my day at the piano. I'd been writing these small rough sketches that sort of feel like nocturnes, but since I work early, I'm calling them matinals. From April 26 - June 14, I recorded a new piece each Friday accompanied by a video experiment.

Now available on cassette from Horror/Fiction Tapes!

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Another Song About the Sea

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Written, directed: Jeremy Bessoff
Music: Keith Kusterer, Joshua Dumas

Stop-motion animated short explores the stalled domestic relationship of a dysfunctional couple. The characters' descent into the watery abyss becomes a metaphor for examining their relationship darkened by deep emotional turmoil.

Screenings:
London Underground Film Festival, Siskel Center, Nightingale

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Raskol

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Crime and Punishment adapted as play with music by Kira Obolensky
directed by David Amaral
original music by Joshua Dumas

Performed by Caitlin Costello, Matthew Dealy, Amanda Jane Dunne, David Fink, Hannah Gomez, Mark Plonsky, Eunice Woods, Joe Zarrow, Joshua Dumas, Max Wirt

Performances on March 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 8:00 PM
At Berger Coach House

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About:

Joshua Dumas is a composer, new media and sound artist living in New York. He scores dance, theatre, and film, creates original often algorithmic compositions, makes glitch art and digital video, and creates installation and sound work. His recent inquiry explores the intersection of technology and climate catastrophe through databending and experimental data visualization.

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