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Stained Glass Sunset

Craig Shepard and I have just completed “Stained Glass Sunset”, a 49 minute contemplative video. The video is one continuous shot through the stained glass doors at Church of the Annunciation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from inside looking out to the sky as the sun sets. It is accompanied by an audio recording of Shepard’s “Circle Music 4.1” realized on September 12, 2015, at Church of the Annunciation, as part of the “Music For Contemplation” series. Craig Shepard (Trombone) Erin Rogers (Saxophone) Vita Wallace (Violin) Dan Joseph (Hammer Dulcimer) I shot and edited the video. Watch here.


During the blizzard in New York City on January 23, 2016, I wandered out into Greenpoint and Williamsburg with my Canon DSLR and a mounted mic. Here is three minutes of footage from that day. It’s available in HD, so be sure to change the settings to see the best quality video.

In conversation with Dan Joseph

This conversation happened on May 29, 2015 as part of Musical Ecologies, Dan Joseph‘s monthly symposium on music and sound in Park Slope, Brooklyn. That evening, as part of a celebration of their photo book “On Foot: Brooklyn”, Shepard and O’Brien presented their 45 minute “On Foot: Brooklyn” performance with projected video, live music, and playback of field recordings.

“On Foot: Brooklyn” Photo Book is out!

Beth O’Brien and Craig Shepard are pleased to announce the release of their book of photography and writing about the “On Foot: Brooklyn” project.  This limited edited hardcover book contains 46 of O’Brien’s photographs and seven essays by Shepard. During “On Foot: Brooklyn” (February 21 to May 21, 2012), Shepard traveled solely on foot in New York City.  Each week he composed a new piece of music and wrote it down.  Each Sunday he led a silent, cell-phone free walk from Greenpoint, Brooklyn to a different outdoor, public space in Brooklyn and performed the piece at 1pm.  He then walked …