New York Hall of Science Screening

May 25, 2020

I’m excited to present my film BACK WATER together with The New York Hall of Science this Tuesday, May 26th at 8pm. I will be joined by Robert Sullivan, author of The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventure sat the Edge of a City, and Nicola Twilley, contributing writer for The New Yorker and co-host of the podcast, Gastropod, who also took part in the Back Water expedition. Together we will discuss the making of Back Water, and dive into issues ranging from adaptation, land reclamation and protection, to ideas of wilderness.

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BACK WATER Screenings

May 21, 2020

Sunday, May 17th, 3pm EST – Tickets and info
Public Art Action
– Join us for an online screening, and conversation with Filmmaker Jon CohrsHeather Davis, and guests moderated by Amanda McDonald Crowley.

Tuesday, May 26th at 8pm EST –  Tickets
New York Hall of Science – Join us for an online event celebrating the release of Jon Cohrs’ movie Back Water with a panel of individuals involved in the film and the issues and topics it raises.

Thursday, May 28th at 7:30pm EST Tickets
Upcoming Screening with Untapped Cities

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BACK WATER available on Apple TV and Amazon. May 5th

April 15, 2020

Presale on Apple TV is now available for the May 5th release. There were several screenings planned for the release that have been postponed because of the Corona Virus pandemic. But check back in for a few online events that will be screening the movie shortly. If you’re interested in writing a review, please reach out to me directly for a screener. Thanks!

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A fateful moment, for all to read, in the New York Times.

April 02, 2019

In 2002, I had bad accident up in Alaska. It’s an experience that has shaped my life in more ways than I care to admit. As most can attest, I rarely discuss it publicly, but it is an event that has informed much of my work and the subtext of my health pursuits. Here it is for all to read, as told through my friend Jon.

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Bear Call Mastering

January 21, 2019

I’m thrilled to announce that my new studio, Bear Call Mastering has opened in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Instead of the droning of sirens and crashing of dump trucks, we’re now surrounded by the call of the wild. The acoustics of the new studio sound fantastic and there’s been a nice equipment upgrade, records will sound better than ever. In addition to mastering, we’re also adding audio services for artists and interactives, and post-production sound for films. Come visit, and inquire about our cabin in the hills!

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Tony Conrad – Music and the Mind of the World

April 06, 2017

For the last year I’ve been working on sound restoration and mastering for 600+ tracks recorded by the late Tony Conrad. The project was organized by Cory Arcangel and the final web archive was released last week.


I’m really proud of all of the work that went into this project and it’s release coincides with of concerts and events in his memory.

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Chronic Data Society

February 09, 2017

Chronic Data SocietyThe Chronic Data Society is a temporary title for multifaceted media project that explores chronic pain through research, personal antidotes, user generated data collection, shared experience, and software development to create a community driven resource and open-data research lab to help people respond to chronic pain.

The project is in it’s initial stages and is reaching out to those who suffer from chronic pain to begin to create a community of those struggling with pain. Please contact me at jon at splnlss dot com for more information.

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Back Water

April 09, 2016

My film Back Water, is having it premier this Thursday, April 23rd at Vision Du Reel in Nyon Switzerland!

It’s screening again on Friday April 24th.

If you’re in the area or coming to the festival send me a message and I might have a few extra tickets. Everyone else, I hope to see you soon closer to home!

(link to trailer)

BACKWATER: In the middle of New Jersey exists a strange landscape of wetlands and wildlife migrations, garbage dumps and the ruins of industry, toxic waste sites and a river that tells the story of a civilization’s new frontier. That is what seven young people have chosen to paddle through for 10 days, in canoes… A singular expedition, as romantic as it is political.


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NYFA Fellowship

September 18, 2015

NYFAI recently started my fellowship at the New York Foundation for the Arts. I’ll be starting a couple of new projects, one focusing on chronic pain as well as a few projects related to my film ‘Back Water’.

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Media Art Assistance Fund Recipient!

March 20, 2015

I’m honored to receive a  Media Art Assistance Fund grant from Wave Arts in association with New York Council on the Arts. This grant will help finish off some of the post-production for my film Back Water which will premier shortly.


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LMCC Process Space residency on Governer’s Island

March 16, 2015

I’ve been accepted into the Process Space residency program at LMCC! It’s on Governors island this year so you’ll have to stop by a visit. The boat ride along is worth it. LMCC-Logo

Process Space provides intensive, project-based studio residencies, including opportunities for audience development, for mid-career and established artists and arts groups working across all disciplines.

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‘My Old Lady’ Out in Theaters

September 25, 2014

My Old Lady SoundtrackThe respected playwright Israel Horovitz (father of another Horovitz, Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys) has a new film out staring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Maggie Smith. It’s a fine film essential set in an old Parisian town house that only a playwright could pen.

“Despondent New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) ventures to Paris with plans of liquidating the apartment inherited from his late father, but runs into an unexpected roadblock when he discovers that the flat is currently inhabited by his father’s former lover, an elderly Englishwoman named Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), and her adult daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas). “

I mastered the soundtrack at Bear Call Mastering and the gorgeous score was composed by Mark Orton.

It’s currently in limited run theaters so check it out if its playing near you. 

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