The processes used to create my sound palette (building sculptures, using mechanical movements, experimentation with everyday objects and seeking out acoustic noises that resemble electronic sounds) are my focus over making finished recordings. The tracks on this page are audio sketches that have been recorded or sequenced using low-budget equipment and have been shared to give a flavour of the kinds of sounds I’m into making.
A bicycle propelled, mechanically phasing sound sculpture recorded whilst cycling next to our local motorway.
Warblephase (Archive audio from 2007)
Warblephase is a composition that uses a single, repeated, one and a half second clip of birdsong (first played forward, then backwards) that moves out of, and back into phase with itself. The structure of this piece draws inspiration from Steve Reich’s phase shifting works.
Birdbath (Archive audio from 2007)
Birdbath was created using snippets of recorded birdsong. Other than the removal of background noise on a couple of the bird samples, and some use of panning, the bird’s calls are unadulterated and have no effects added to them.