Start reading this out loud. Shift your focus from the words to where your voice is coming from. It resonates inside your skull, chest and the cavities of your body. This resonance is called auditory feedback, and it is one of the most essential tools humans use in communicating language. Auditory feedback helps us to regulate tone, improvise sentence structure, and maintain rhythm in our voice. Our speech output is directly connected to our sensory input. When we delay auditory feedback, or create a gap in time between input and output, we erode this connection. This causes fragmentation in speech and a delay in communication.
Delayed Communication is a work which uses a delay between speech and hearing to fragment and break down speech patterns. A microphone and headphones were setup in the gallery with a sign prompting the gallry patron to speak and listen to their voice break. Click play to hear a short segment of voice under the stress caused by delay.
Long Distance Relationships was a public art piece installed in phone booth on Franklin St, Melbourne. The user was invited to call a hotline from the payphone and were provided with a series of choices. Synthetic natural compositions and different sonic textures were played to represent different situations. The intent was to take people out of the busy surrounds of the CBD and augment their experience. Below is a recording testing the user interface.
The Bridge is an exploration of time, memory and speech. Utilizing a neurological phenomenon known as "Delayed Auditory Feedback", a traumatic story is distorted and fragmented to become an echo of the actual event. See below for documentation and install.
Graceful Degradation is a engineering term whereby a system is designed to retain its core functions even when degraded or partially destroyed. Video and audio is transcoded 1000 times to create a slow shift to a new visual and aural identity.
Fluid (2017) is a performance and installation exploring the body as a source of sound.Harvested through a series of hacked medical tools, the raw sounds of the heart, lungs, blood and intestinal tract are captured. These organs are then amplified, reinterpreted and deconstructed to create the sensation of being inside a body.
However, this body is not organic. It is mediated by technology and digital processes. It is capable of regeneration and can subsist even without a heartbeat. This body is very sick. Listen to Fluid below.
I have a pretty extensive back catalog of sound art / experimental compositions/sketches I have made over the last couple of years. You can hear a few of them here.
VLF is my solo electronic music project. You can find a link to my Soundcloud here.
Down Under is a composition made in response to field material from Melbourne Zoo. It uses FFT processing to manipulate, destroy and create senses of space.