Czárdás!

Join myself on double bass and piano, and my daughter Bianca on violin, as we play some fiery, Gypsy-inspired music: Brahms’ Hungarian Dance no. 5, Bartok’s Romanian Dances, bass solos by Francois Rabbath, tangos by Astor Piazzolla and Monti’s famous showcase “Csárdás.” With dance by Tacoma City Ballet, art by Becky Frehse, Audrey Tulimiero Welch,Continue reading “Czárdás!”

Multimedia storytelling: Tacoma’s gulches

                  Down in “Tacoma’s gulches, you’re in another world – a wild one. Deep ravines sandwiched between residential streets, fed by springs flowing to Puget Sound, the gulches are a unique result of land, sea and erosion: filled with tangled branches and moss, with deer, coyote andContinue reading “Multimedia storytelling: Tacoma’s gulches”

Content Strategy: VisitNewcastle.com.au

As part of my Masters degree, I completed a full content strategy for the City of Newcastle’s Economic Development department, which oversee the city’s main tourist website. visitnewcastle.com.au. I took a full audit, and suggested a big move away from the current text- and pdf-heavy design and into a mobile-responsive site that tells the unique NewcastleContinue reading “Content Strategy: VisitNewcastle.com.au”

Writing: Tree-house Magic

“It had been an average kind of afternoon in outer Issaquah: lunch at an Irish pub, a short trail walk, snapping photos in a ferny forest. But as darkness crept in, damp and chilly through mossy trees, things started to get magical. Lights began to wink on high above me behind rough shingles and shadowyContinue reading “Writing: Tree-house Magic”

Music: “Multitasking” for bass

What happens when you try to play a tricky piece of music, talk to the audience and simultaneously take texts, calls and selfies on your smartphone? I wrote and performed “Multitasking” for my Masters in Communication in Digital Media class at the University of Washington this spring to find out. The result? Connection and distraction,Continue reading “Music: “Multitasking” for bass”