From 2012 through 2013 I was a Senior Fulbright Researcher in India–studying the Indian 78rpm gramophone industry through the eyes of record collectors and sound artists.

The primary result of that time in India was the publication of Indian Talking Machine.

I have given numerous illustrated lectures about Indian music, early recording history, oral tradition and my time in India. A partial list of venues include: Seattle’s Asian Art Museum, The Anthology Film Archives in New York, Harvard University, NYU, The Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, International House in Tokyo, Tokyo University, The National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, La Phonogalerie in Paris, and the Sonapani Music festival in Uttarakhand, India.

In addition to Indian Talking Machine several installations and projects grew out of my time in India including Men and Music on the Desert Road the Music Room and the Gramophone Effect. Also LPs of music from Bengal and Ladakh.

My photo blog of my time in India: INDIAN TALKING MACHINE