Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., Nov. 23
- Joined: April 21, 2014
- Gender: M
- Neighborhood: Oak Park
- Hometown: San Diego
- Occupation: Musician/Writer
- Website: http://www.andersmlarsson.com/
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- Last log-in: May 12, 2014 | See activity
As a professional musician, I play regularly with artists like Gary Wilson, Javier Escovedo, Two Wolves, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, Jim Gibson, Archie Thompson, and Westside Inflection. In addition to several professional performances every week, I also organize and manage music and arts events.
On the writing end, I work professionally within the areas of grant writing, technical writing, project management, and journalism. Current clients for my business, Larsson Professional Writing, include Combine5, Vietnam Veterans of America #472, and MusicCare.
My interdisciplinary/Cultural Studies research and writing includes the fields of sound studies, sound-reproduction technologies, media studies, and Complexity Theory. I recently completed my master's thesis, entitled "Wax Without Honey: The LP as Post-WWII American Zeitgeist" (Montezuma Publishing).
I have studied music formally with internationally-acclaimed artists and educators like Johnny Vidacovich, Jason Marsalis, Michael Pellera, Lars Danielsson, and Jerry Bergonzi, and performed for President Obama and former President Jimmy Carter.
Recently a mini-documentary I made with David Robles on artist Eloise Piper was shown for a month at the gallery at Penn State.