Over the past few years, I’ve been toting around a small handheld recording device, and occassionally, when inspired, I’ll record my surroundings. I had no intention on doing anything to these recordings – I simply liked the sounds I found, and played them for others. But I then got interested in the musical material that I discovered within these recordings – the tone of the Metro in Paris, the rhythm of the frogs in a pond, the melody of a group of people in a park. I then began to tease out this musical material, layering in electro-acoustic materials – performed mostly by me.
I had a little sneak-preview of these pieces at the great Catapult space in New Orleans with a great group of friends and thinkers. And I’m not sure what the future is for them. Have a listen!