The Akasha Model
The Akasha Model is an attempt to figuratively sonify the thoughts of every sentient being, throughout all history. The audio for the exhibited installation was transmitted via FM radio, and was created using a variety of analog and digital devices including synthesizers, software, contact microphones, a custom-built binaural microphone, and an EEG brainwave-reading device (alpha waves converted to hertz from five different meditations). Additionally, fluorescent glow-in-the-dark silicone casts of my ears were arranged throughout the space.
"HOME" is a four-letter word
An eight-channel sound installation (mixed to stereo here) of field recordings from four locations in Manhattan, forming a square as a foundation for a home:
11th Ave & 23rd St
1st Ave & 23rd St
1st Ave & 57th St
11th Ave & 57th St
Recorded early evening Sunday, June 4th, 2017.
Feeling My Feed
Single channel video. Two-channel audio: Self hooked up to a Midi Sprout connected to a Korg VolcaKeys (for galvanic skin response), Drone Thing with Stagg delay effect, and passive electromagnetic microphones (Elektrouši) trained on iPhone while browsing my Instagram feed. 2017.
Staring at the sun when you yourself are a sun
Bound in some direction.
Another salve for the day. A small drone for the future monks.
Buck Ram and his Orchestra (The Magic Touch) sampled in MPC2000XL with GRM Tools Freeze & Spaces effects added, and mixed in Audition.
Recorded entirely on an iPhone 7 using DRC synth, Animoog, Tanpura Studio and Droneo. Edited in Adobe Audition.
Two-channel audio. Study for a work in progress.
SPACE ON EARTH III
Music for future aliens.
SPACE ON EARTH II
The second volume in a series of drone studies, this release was timed to coincide with Donald Trump's inauguration, to act as an ambient salve.
SPACE ON EARTH I
This is the first album from a body of work I've been hearing in my head since 2012. Around that time I was becoming increasingly overwhelmed by the nonstop onslaught of New York, so I started thinking about sound as a meditative and transformational medium; basically as a way to calm my eyeballs and counter-stimulate my brain.
The tracks included in the first volume of "SPACE ON EARTH" were sourced from a variety of places: "20160628" was recorded using Moog's Animoog iOS app; "MALI SADIO" includes a drawn-way-out clip of Kandia Kouyaté's "Badjourou" (which may or may not be about the legend of a friendship between a hippopotamus and a woman); and the last two tracks were sourced from telemetry recordings from NASA's Pegasus and one of the Interplanetary Monitoring Platform satellites. The audio was manipulated primarily using GRM Tools and Audacity's "Paulstretch" effect.
Hypnagoginet (hyp-na-gah-ji-net) was an experimental live broadcast series that sought to create psychoacoustic experiences on the precipice between waking and sleep.