A SOUND THAT NEVER WAS – group sound project & live instrument

I am so happy to see this wonderful project finally launched into the world! Over the past year and a bit we’ve all been meeting, discussing, developing, reading and creating sounds for this sound project that manifested out of the vivid, strange and surreal book ‘Voice of Hearing‘, written by Vivian Darroch-Lozowski (originally published in 1984 & republished by Squint Press in 2020).

I am honored to participate in this project which was conceived by friends jake moore & Steve Bates – The Dim Coast, and which brings me together with a wonderful group of musicians and artists; Felicia Atkinson, Matthew Cardinal, Raven Chacon, Isabella Forciniti, David Grubbs, Timothy Herzog, Sasha J. Langford, Mani Mazinani, Christof Migone, Marc A. Reinhardt, Anju Singh, Aho Ssan, Mark Templeton and Daniela Cascella.

The project is ongoing, with the body of sounds growing as the project moves forward and with public iterations/exhibitions of the piece ahead. For now, it is now launched online to be listened to as an endlessly shifting breathing instrument…


January Residency at Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS)

It was such a great pleasure to be an International Artist in Residence at the incredible MESS in Melbourne Australia this January. What a wonderful way to start the year!

MESS is one of the most unique resources for access to analogue and digital synthesizers and tools in the world. With a roster of over 450 instruments and tools, many of which are incredibly rare and unique (such as the Fairlight, EMS Synthi, Arp, Buchla & Serge systems), members and guest residents have a chance to work with these tools in an indepth and ongoing capacity, with technical support on site and an array of workshops and programs to learn more about working with synthesis and specific tools in the collection. Amazing!

I had my first taste of the incredible array of instruments available at MESS back in the winter of 2019/2020 while recording with my dear friend and collaborator James Rushford for our album Sylva Sylvarum (Ora Clementi). It was an honor to be invited back this January with Oren Ambarchi to begin the process of preparing material for our next duo album.

Here’s a little interview that I did for MESS to share a bit about my work, process and what I was up to there. Link here.