Last week, The Junkman opened the Boston Blooms Summer Street Block Party with an hour long concert. His performance was sponsored by The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and The Boston Globe.
The Junkman recently returned home to the US after five years living and working in the United Kingdom under a Tier One Exceptional Talent Visa. Numerous concerts and workshops in schools ,universities, and museums throughout the country, as well as a six month residency at Cockington Court outside Torquay on the English Riviera in which he offered concerts, workshops, artist encounters, as well as a very successful two month interactive installation of his Junk Music Playstations made from kitchen utensils in the Court’s Kitchen Gallery. He also created a prize–winning interactive sound sculpture for the Court’s sculpture trail made from auto parts and highway signs.
He also spent one and one half years at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory working alongside Chief Engineer Nathan Churchill designing and creating a seventeen independent voice percussion robot. This robot is fully programmable and MIDI driven. The laboratory is located at the University Western England (UWE) in Bristol. The entire project was fully funded by the EU (European Union). This robot will be the percussion orchestra that accompanies Thor in Knaack’s upcoming opera, Odin, then and now.
And last but not least, The Junkman performed concerts and workshops throughout the country at festivals including, Grinigog, Basingstoke B’ Love Festival, The MAC (Midlands Arts Centre) in Birmingham, and the Dunbar Civic Week, and Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Scotland.