I have a golden childhood memory of an attic in a very old house. Crawling through the dark, creaking front part of the attic I found a room bathed in sunlight, with a pile of forgotten books. On top of this book throne sat an old wind-up gramophone. This memory informs much of my work: the sense of exploration, the secrets old books and 78rpm records hold in their designs, the scars of their age, their receding sounds and stories.
I am a founding member of Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT, a solo artist and a frequent contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label. I have scored long and short films, created sound installations, produced and designed audio projects, and released many LPs and CDs. My work veers haphazardly between sound art, music concrete, instrumental, improv, field recording, song and collage. During 2012 and 2013 I was a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in India studying Indian music, sound art and the early recording industry. Follow this link for photos from this experience: Indian Talking Machine.
“…if a new technology extends one or more of our senses outside of us into the social world then new ratios among all our senses will occur like adding a new note to a melody…” (Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Message)