OF THE CITY
landscapes, humans are bombarded with incessant sound. Often described
as “noise pollution” its impact on the human psyche is considered
negative and unhealthy. After long term exposure, the bombardment is no
longer noticed and our senses detune themselves to the noise.
I am interested in the relationship between the human senses and inhabited
noise environments. I hear underlying patterns and beautiful overtones
in the passage of sound through urban spaces, reflections from the hard
surfaces and reverbs of long corridors of a city scape. I take inspiration
from the sonic collisions and translate them into music. I want to express
the intimate connection between living organisms and the space they inhabit.
Music creates a dialogue between thoughts and experiences. It maps human
consciousness, and communicates indescribable aspects of emotion and memory
through harmony, rhythm and texture. Music can make everyday events take
on extraordinary meaning.
My sound-works aim to incite the cross-pollination of the senses through
the emotional landscape it emits and invokes. Meshing electronic and acoustic
sound worlds allows me to express the duality of nature and machine. It
takes risks, leaves open doors through which the listener can travel and
delve into the emotional connection between memory, senses, and the urban
When I was young, the piano appealed to my ancestral heritage, but I was
compelled to rebel again the notions of using an archaic sound world as
my only musical instrument. Stimulated by the incessant sound world of
urban society, I wired my keyboard into my computer and found a new way
to express myself musically. As an adult, the art of machine interface
is my daily pursuit. My instrument is my laptop and my music is a dialogue
between machine, environment and consciousness.