What is invisible, impossible to hold, and hard to explain, yet has significant emotional impact on any given situation - Sound. My work is primarily based around sound and the emotional experience one can undergo when they truly listen. Through sound installations, film scoring, and live performance with piano, strings, and computers, I create environments where what you hear is how you feel. Never dictating a specific emotional path for the listener to follow, but presenting sound in such a way that their thoughts may drift in all directions, creating an experience that is unique for each listener.
A friend once coined my work as “sonic dreamscapes.” Manipulating traditional instruments with a nontraditional approach is always part of my process. Placing felt on the strings of a piano and recording at a whisper volume, a violin bow moving on the strings yet not producing a melodic sound, electronically generated tones saturated in reverb, a bicycle wheel spinning at various speeds, field recordings of children playing in a park or a flag flapping in the wind are all common examples of sound sources I use to create these sonic dreamscapes.
Recently I have begun to incorporate visual elements into my work. I find shifting abstracts of color, light, and shapes to be a fitting companion to the emotional spectrum. I find the idea of anamnesis (the remembering of things from a supposed previous existence) to be fascinating and one of the main psychological factors at play. How we perceive our experiences become our memories. Through interacting with my work, I hope others are able to experience sound in the same way they would more traditional forms of art, while learning a little more about themselves along the way.