Deconstructed Anthems
is an ongoing series of compositions, performances and installations in which a self-playing piano or music ensemble repeats the Star-Spangled Banner, each time removing notes at the rate of mass incarceration, and ending in silence. Video

Aluminum, 2-way mirror scrims, LED light bars, self-playing piano, mics, speakers, custom software • 25 x 8 x 25 feet • Presented at Day for Night Festival December 2017 in Houston featuring Kris Bowers, Ambrose Akinmusire, Burniss Earl Travis • The Kennedy Center April 2018 in Washington, DC, featuring Amy K. Bormet, Victor Haskins, and Andrew Randazzo • The Arts Club of Chicago August 2019, featuring Alexis Lombre • Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, 2021 featuring Dr. Kristín Taylor and Dr. Bryan Stanley • Commissioned by Day for Night Festival in Houston • Researched in partnership with Vera Institute of Justice