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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. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/221910723″ params=”color=ff5500″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

“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 …

Craig Shepard’s Trumpet City: Park Avenue – Summer Streets 2014

Craig Shepard’s Trumpet City: Park Avenue will be performed with 91 trumpets lining Park Avenue from 45th street to 72nd street on August 2nd, 2014 at 11:30am.  I am very excited for this performance!  I made a short video with my iPad of the last performance along the Aare River in Bern, Switzerland last summer which you can watch at Craig’s Trumpet City site. The Bern performance was such a wonderful experience.  I jumped into the icy cold river and treaded water while the fast-flowing river carried me past the mostly hidden trumpets on the banks.  For one hour, the river …