Projects and Press

  • John Wilcock: New York Years; in collaboration with Ethan Persoff, an authorized graphic biography of John Wilcock — Village Voice and Andy Warhol's Interview co-founder, author and underground publishing pioneer; first published serialized online in chapters, premiered October 2011; first two chapters included in Best American Comics 2017, edited by Ben Katchor, series editor Bill Kartalopoulos, published 10/4/17, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • The American Bystander; a quarterly humor print magazine, premiered December 2015; with Ethan Persoff, the cover art of issue #1; subsequent issues featuring SM spot illustrations, as well as serialization of John Wilcock: New York Years

  • The Black Rose; a 30-minute dance score with audio collage and original beats, commissioned by choreographer Lar Lubovitch; premier: Joyce Theater, NYC, 2014 (2015: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY; Chicago Dancing Festival, Harris Theater, Chicago, IL)

  • An Illustrated Zarathustra; working from a public domain translation of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, a highly edited, serialized, and embellished version of Friedrich Nietzsche’s classic, premiered October 2011

  • Men’s Stories; a full-length dance score with audio collage and original music, commissioned by choreographer Lar Lubovitch; Joyce Theater, NYC, 2013; Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC, 2011; included in the Lubovitch Company’s 40th Anniversary 2008-09 season national tour (Madison, Dallas, San Luis Obispo, New York City, Salt Lake City, Chicago, San Francisco, Aspen, Avon, Bellingham, Portland); Skirball Center, NYC, 2005; Jacob's Pillow, Becket, MA, 2004; City Center, NYC, 2001; and the original two-week debut run at Orensanz Center for the Arts, NYC, 2000

  • Numerous scores and soundscapes for choreographer Scott Rink (Baltimore Theater Project, Baltimore, MD, 2009; Oakland Ballet, Oakland, CA, 2005; Joyce Studio Theater, NYC, 2004; Minnesota Dance Theater, Minneapolis, and American Ballet Theater Studio, NYC 2003; ATA Theatre, NYC, 2002 and 2001), and others.

  • Snowflake: The Paranoid-Delusional World of Donald Rumsfeld; a commissioned fifteen-page graphic essay on Donald Rumsfeld, published in anthology; The Bush Junta: Twenty-five Cartoonists on the Mayberry Machiavelli and the Abuse of Power, ed. Mack White and Gary Groth, 2004, Fantagraphics

  • The Poodle animation project; in collaboration with Ethan Persoff, a long-distance FTP and email “exquisite corpse”-style Photoshop and AfterEffects animation game, with instructions; entitled Poodle: Samizdat (10;00), Short Film Corner, Festival De Cannes, Cannes, France, May 2007; DC Shorts Film Festival, WDC, 2006; Galapagos Art Space, "Illegal Art" Film Series, Brooklyn, NY, 2006

  • An audio collage for Woody Allen’s Sweetheart Productions (Small Time Crooks, 2000).

  • Two Brooklyn Arts Council grants for video projects (Secret Subways, 1999; (un)Intended Nature, 2000).

  • All Power to the People!; a 70-minute two-channel live-mix digital video, commissioned by saxophonist and composer Fred Ho; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, 1999, with residency; The Kitchen, NYC, 1999

  • Founded and managed Panic Records and Tapes, an international publishing and distribution collective devoted to producing custom, limited-edition audio projects that featured individually handcrafted art and packaging (1984-91).

 

 

Reviews of the score for Men’s Stories

  • Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice said, “Scott Marshall’s impressive score makes heavy use of Beethoven – the Emperor and Piano Concerto No. 3 – but also smears it or lets other elements fade up through it: his own music, sound effects, a Jewish-sounding melody, an operatic soprano, pop songs, a father-son sex talk, a calliope, and more. These fragments seem keyed to the ‘portraits’ of particular dancers. And whenever Beethoven’s voice sounds clear again, it cloaks them all in glory.”

  • Jennifer Dunning in the New York Times called the score “ingenious.”

  • Clive Barnes in the New York Post found the score “rather fun” and thought that Beethoven “twisted [in his grave] like a chicken on a rotisserie.”

  • New York Newsday commented that “Marshall’s score... is a dense sludge that layers speech, ambient sound, and old pop recordings on top of Beethoven piano music, alluding to fraught relationships between sons and their fathers, sons and their mothers”.

  • The New Yorker thought the score was “intriguingly weird”.

  • Show Business Weekly said it was “unorthodox, [with an effect similar to] a… radio station in which transmission drifts in and out and overlaps.”

Articles and Press Mentions

  • Brian Seibert, “Review: At Lar Lubovitch's Golden Anniversary, No Surprises”, The New York Times, 4/18/18

  • “John Wilcock: héros oublié de la presse underground”, Brain magazine, 10/20/17

  • “Lar Lubovitch Dance Company Announces 50th Anniversary Season”, Broadwayworld.com, 10/12/17

  • “Review: ‘The Best American Comics 2017’, editor: Ben Katchor”, ComicsGrinder.com, 10/5/17

  • “Journey Down the Underground Press Rabbit Hole”, It’s All Journalism, issue #246, March 2017

  • Laurie Charnigo, “Book Review: John Wilcock New York Years 1954-71 Book One”, The Sixties; A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, Taylor & Francis, 12/22/16

  • Deanna Isaacs, “Chicago Dancing Festival Opened With a Snapped Suspender and a Nightmare”, The Chicago Reader, 8/28/15

  • Tresca Weinstein, “Review: Lar Lubovitch Dance Company @ SPAC, 6/17/15”, The Times Union, 6/18/15

  • Jay Rogoff, “Review: The Transparent Pleasures of Lar Lubovitch”, The Troy (NY) Record, 6/18/15

  • Wendy Liberatore, “Lar Lubovitch Dance Troupe to Offer Dark New Work at SPAC”, The Daily Gazette, 6/13/15

  • “Treasury of Mini-Comics, Vol. 2”, Michael Dowers (ed.), Fantagraphics, 2015, (“The 1934 George Bush John McCain Tijuana Bible - The Adventures of Fuller Bush Man and John McCain in ‘Obliging Lady’”, in collaboration with Ethan Persoff)

  • Jonathan D. Moreno, “Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network”, Bellevue Literary Press, 2014, (two-page comics excerpt from "John Wilcock: New York Years", in collaboration with Ethan Persoff)

  • Joel Benjamin, “Ancient Tales: Lar Lubovitch Dance Co. 46th Anniversary”, Theater Pizzazz, 10/22/14

  • Holly Kerr, “Lar Lubovitch Dance Co. at the Joyce”, Broadway World Dance, 10/21/14

  • “Lar Lubovitch: 46th Anniversary Season”, Oberon’s Grove, 10/17/14

  • Gia Kourlas, “A Goddess is Back, As Huntress”, The New York Times, 10/17/14

  • Susan Yung, “Lar Lubovitch's Cheeky Side”, The Ephemeralist, 10/17/14

  • Deborah Jowitt, “Tides Beyond Ebb and Flow”, Dance Beat, Fall 2013

  • Kate Rix, “The Comic Biography of Underground Publisher & Political Writer, John Wilcock”, Open Culture, 9/11/12

  • Arvo Zylo, “Escape From Noise: Is This Not Music?”, New City, cover story, 4/4/12

  • Steven Heller, “John Wilcock: The Puppet Master of ’60s Underground Newspapers”, The Atlantic, 3/15/12

  • “Approval Matrix: Week of November 21, 2011”, New York Magazine

  • Brigid Alverson, “Start Reading Now: John Wilcock in New York”, Robot 6, Comic Book Resources, 11/7/11

  • Steven Heller, “The (Almost) Unknown Pioneer of the Underground Press”, Print Magazine, imprint.printmag.com, 10/11

  • Marc E. Warren, “Spooktacular Dracula at Theater Project”, Baltimore Gay Life, 11/12/09

  • Carolyn Kelemen, “Scott Rink sinks his teeth into Bram Stoker”, Howard County Times, 10/29/09

  • Josh Atervois, “Not Your Usual Dracula”, Baltimore OUTloud, 10/23/09

  • Marty Hughley, “Rare visit by Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is wholly enjoyable”, The Oregonian, 1/30/09

  • Sid Smith, “Lar Lubovitch troupe mixes classical, contemporary styles”, The Chicago Tribune, 11/24/08

  • Laura Molzahn, “Critic's Choice”, Chicago Reader, 11/20/08

  • Emily Heil and Anna Palmer, Roll Call, “Heard on the Hill”, 10/28/08

  • KIVI-TV, ABC Channel 6, Boise, Idaho, “Senator Craig costume” (broadcast news report), 10/28/07

  • Emily Heil and Anna Palmer, Roll Call, “Artists Hope for Plenty of Halloween Larry Craigs”, 10/25/07

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  • Michael Wade Simpson, “Forget Mickey Mouse -- Oakland Ballet stages a darker and creepier ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’”, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/28/05

  • Leigh Witchel, “Lightweight Vessels”, www.danceviewtimes.com, Volume 3, No. 42, 11/14/05

  • Calendar review, The New Yorker, 11/7/05

  • Jesse Hamlin, “Oakland Ballet back” San Francisco Chronicle, 5/20/05

  • Robyn Coffey, "SAIC Comic Alumnus: Scott Marshall, Ethan Persoff, Jessica Abel", F Newsmagazine, March 2005

  • Tom Schulte, “Outsight Review: ‘Dark Side’” The Survivor Newsletter of Long Island City, NY, Vol. 16, No. 8, Aug. 2004

  • Jeet Heer, “The Bush Junta” , Indy Magazine, Autumn 2004

  • Elyse Sommer, “Curtain Up in the Berkshires: Summer 2004 Music and Dance Diary”, CurtainUp.com, 7/18/04

  • Charlotte Cripps, “Affairs of the heart and soul”, The Independent, 6/30/04

  • Tom Schulte, “Outsight Review: ‘My Life in the Gush of Boasts’” Outsight Music (Ink 19.com) (Turbula.net), 3/21/04

  • Tom Schulte, “Outsight Review: ‘Black and White’” Outsight Music (Ink 19.com) (Furious.com), 12/23/03

  • Jack Anderson, “An Apprentice is a Classic Overachiever”, The New York Times, 12/10/03

  • Gus Solomons Jr, “The Darker Side of Playtime”, New York Gay City News, 11/22-11/28/02

  • Chris Dohse, “Ich Bin von Kopf bis Fuss Liebe Eingestellt: Falling with Scott Rink”, The Dance Insider, 11/11-11/14/02

  • Astrida Woods, “Lar Lubovitch Dance Company”, Show Business, 10/31-11/6/01

  • Susan Yung, “Decadent Display: Fireworks from Re-born Lubovitch Troupe”, The Dance Insider, 10/10-10/23/01

  • Jennifer Dunning, “Reinterpreting Classics, Celebrating Men’s Lives”, The New York Times, 10/20/01

  • Clive Barnes, “Honorable ‘Men’tion”, The New York Post, 10/19/01

  • Jack Anderson, “An Old Hatred Continues to Burn”, The New York Times, 10/4/01

  • Jennifer Dunning, “Ballets with Fresh Twists and Fresh Faces”, The New York Times, 8/15/01

  • Deborah Jowitt, “Peeling Down”, The Village Voice, 12/19/00

  • Sylvianne Gold, “The Emotional Range of ‘Men’”, New York Newsday, 12/5/00

  • Anna Kisselgoff, “Nine Men Amid Gothic Strangeness”, The New York Times, 12/2/00

  • Joseph Carman, “Men on Men”, The New York Blade, 12/1/00

  • Chris Dohse, “Moving Men’s Stories for All: Lubovitch’s Universal ‘Ruins’”, The Dance Insider, 12/1/00

  • Jennifer Dunning, “Ballet Theater Shows Off a Nation’s Students”, The New York Times, 8/8/00

  • Stephanie Platt, “Unconventional Instruments Make For Interesting Music”, The Current, University of Missouri at St. Louis, 2/1/99

  • Britt Robson, “‘Black Panther Suite’ Captures a Movement’s Sound and Fury”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 8/27/99

  • Davey Williams, “Sounding Off!”, The Improvisor, Volume 11, 1996