Traces of Sound

My work is often made in response to my immediate sonic environment, asking myself what sound would look like if my body became the transducer? 

 

I frequently capture sounds I encounter in my daily life, allowing all sonic experiences to inform me. This could include the environmental sounds I hear on my early morning walks along a river or the constant drone of a shopping mall. Typically, I will re-listen to the recorded sounds a week of two later when I have ‘forgotten’ my direct association to them. This allows me to listen more deeply as I draw the sounds, sometimes using multiple pens or pencils in my hand simultaneously. 

 

I allow myself to be guided by what I am hearing, translating the sounds through my body by way of gesture. I am mindful not to read or interpret them in any way, as the image is not about something but rather the output of a deep sensory experience. Mostly, the image consists of a multitude of moving lines that might interpret frequency, tone, volume or intensity.

 

In a broader sense, deep listening is a conscientious attempt on my part to create new meaning as we become increasingly separated from the source of our natural sonic environment.

The poet l
The poet l

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The poet ll
The poet ll

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The poet lll
The poet lll

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The poet lV
The poet lV

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The poet V
The poet V

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The poet Vl
The poet Vl

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The poet Vll
The poet Vll

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The poet Vlll
The poet Vlll

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The poet lX
The poet lX

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telling the stories II
telling the stories II

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telling the stories I
telling the stories I

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the in-between
the in-between

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I heard and saw you cry
I heard and saw you cry

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hearing the cries III
hearing the cries III

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hearing the cries II
hearing the cries II

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hearing the cries I
hearing the cries I

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discourse
discourse

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constellations
constellations

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ancient knowledge
ancient knowledge

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bearing the news
bearing the news

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worlding the birds
worlding the birds

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acid talk
acid talk

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and so he says
and so he says

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OtherLands.OtherSounds 1
OtherLands.OtherSounds 1

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