Wordsmith, drummer, maker of soundscapes
As a writer I have published two genre-bending novels, one of them an international best seller ("The Malice Box") and am working on two more. I have also worked for more than 30 years in real-time, high-quality news coverage as a foreign correspondent, editor and columnist with one of the world's leading international news agencies. In my drumming I am currently focusing on creating soundscapes based on time distortions of recorded, improvised percussion patterns. I am interested in exploring theatrical or other performance uses of my soundscapes and writing, as well as connections between soundscapes, which can slow the mind into contemplative states, and mental health. I am also open (for fun) to occasional rock/pop gigs with local bands. I firmly believe in the power of art of all kinds to transform negative experience into positive, to challenge preconceptions and to jolt the mind into a more open, healthier (if often initially disconcerting) place. I speak Spanish and French in addition to my native English.
NEW YORK, NY