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Bill Crandall

Just trying to live a creative life - photography, music, teaching, writing, drawing a little, collaborating with others. It all goes together. As a photographer, for years I shot for newspapers and magazines but now I consider myself a reformed photojournalist, mainly pursuing personal, long-form art/documentary photo projects.

Growing up I was more into music, playing guitar in bands from age 12 and studying music theory. Eventually I committed to photography but after a long hiatus I got back into music in 2010, playing guitar on three acclaimed CDs with the band Dot Dash. I left the band to develop my own solo album, check out New World Voyage here.

I could never draw, but my father was excellent. Since he passed away I find suddenly I can draw just a bit. I try not to question these things.

Místochord

My music projects are produced under the moniker Místochord. Basically a band name, except it's me. That’s a thing these days. My 2016 debut album is New World Voyage.

Místochord LLC

Místochord LLC is the business entity encompassing all of my creative endeavors and professional services: photography, music, writing, and the Viaduct arts space.

For the name I tried to take a step back and figure out what it is that unifies my most personal work. It's almost always about a response to place, sensitivity to environment, and the desire to explore and understand. I needed a word to evoke this but it didn't exist, so I created one.

místochord (mee-stoh-kord)
n. A feeling of resonance, harmony, or connection with a particular place or space.

From Czech místo (place) and English chord. Literally "place-chord", place-resonance. Related to the Latin genius loci, the atmosphere or spirit of a place, but about the way someone responds to that spirit.

You can download my CV for the usual particulars. (For my writing CV, click here)