Deconstructed Anthems
is an ongoing series of music performances and sound-reactive light installations in which a self-playing piano and/or music ensemble deconstruct the Star-Spangled Banner, repeating it multiple times, removing notes at the rate of mass incarceration, and ending in silence. Video

Featured a jazz trio including Emmy-winning pianist Kris Bowers, Blue-note recording artist/trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and Grammy-nominated bassist Burniss Earl Travis • Commissioned by Day for Night Festival in Houston • Researched in partnership with Vera Institute of Justice • Presented at Day for Night Festival and The Kennedy Center