Since starting to work in a more focused way with sound, my work has been concerned with bringing the listener’s attention to those not normally noticed. We generally miss, or dismiss, beautiful and strange sounds that constantly surround us.
Sound without a visual reference becomes an abstract, often unidentifiable entity, triggering memories and emotions beyond our control. It is difficult to shut sound out. Unlike closing or averting our eyes when we do not want to see, we are unable to close our ears. Such is the power of sound.
I share my experiences and ideas where possible, through collaborations, concerts, lecture presentations and workshops, which led me to work with arts education projects with young people. Through sharing and collaborating, I aim to encourage a joy in listening, and expose experimental music and sound art to a wider and more appreciative audience.
In recent years I have become interested in the effects that are produced by sound – through physical sensations, acoustic phenomena, the recording and playback process, energy transduction and reappropriation and failure of audio processing technology.