Recent Residents

Mark Verlander


Visual artist, photographer, musician Mark Verlander worked on new musical compositions and took a thousand photos during a blessedly rainy late Autumn week at the ranch. 

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Marina Berlin


Russian-born, San Francisco-based wire sculptor, Marina Berlin completed work on her latest creation - an expressive, life-sized self-portrait in industrial wire mesh. 

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Thomas Noya

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UK resident, Venezuelan-born Thomas Noya includes parts unknown. He arrived in a rainstorm and made work-in-progress on a conceptual digital paradox site. 

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Caroline Goodwin


Caroline Goodwin is the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford where she teachers at the Writer's Studio. She teaches undergraduate writing at California College of the Arts is an advisor for the college's  literary journal, Humble Pie. Her most recent book of poems is "The Paper Tree" (2017, Big Yes Press)

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Larry Ann Evans & Marion Bornschier


Long-lost half-sisters reunited after living separate lives came to the ranch to continue work writing a collaborative memoir and family history. 



UK-born, SF-cured, MPX is post-terrestrial in origin. Her music defies textual reduction, listen below. She created tracks at Talking Tree last year, one of which will appear on her new full-length album "Dark Sight of the Moon" due in 2019. 

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35-year post-progressive/electronic collaboration Dogon (Miguel Noya/Venezuela + Paul Godwin/USA) has recorded three full-length albums at Talking Tree including last year's release "Smellucinations Vol. II"

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Noya Godwin Jürjendal


 The first CD release by International Progressive Ambient trio, Noya Godwin Jürjendal was mixed and mastered here at the ranch. 

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