My sound installation Unheard Voices: The Embodied and Networked Intelligence of Plants was recently featured in The State Press, the ASU Student Newspaper.

“Pinecones rattling: Sound installation brings attention to environment” by Anna Campbell with photos by Alex Gould.

Speaker-Equipped Raspberry Pi Microcomputers inside of flower pots. Photo by Alex Gould

More information about Unheard Voices, including project description, video, and audio can be found here.

In Place is an exploration of the sounds of home and the mental states that arise from being sheltered in place. The source material for the piece is recordings of pots, glasses, running water, and a dog barking at a broom. These familiar sounds are then altered in both size and texture. A major theme explored is the transformation of states of matter: solids become liquid, and liquids become frozen and crystalline. Through the (d)evolution of sounds, In Place explores the constant flux of perception of the external world and the internal worlds of thought, memory, and daydreams.

I recorded all sounds using a stereo pair of Røde M5 microphones. I used GRM Tools plugins, Spear, and RX to edit and process the sound creating a folder of sonic assets that I used to construct the piece. The piece was arranged and mixed using Reaper, IEM Ambisonic plugins. In Place follows a palindromic form based around material: ceramic, glass, water, straw/animal, water, glass, ceramic.

Motteo is an emerging alt-pop artist releasing his first EP, I’m desperate for you, in summer 2019. Set to punchy synth textures with catchy pop melodies, Motteo writes about a deficit of intimacy. Fascinated by intimacy and relationships, the artist writes about his experience and what he’s witnessed in modern dating and social/online life.

I worked with Motteo in NYC in late 2018 developing his demos into fully produced songs. I also produced the vocal recording sessions and edited and mixed the EP’s vocals.

The first single off the EP is “Desperate”, which explores the anxious longing for lost love.

I have worked with Dylan Owen since 2006. He is one of the most unique and original voices in indie music. I was really happy to work with him on the single “Fingerprints” from his latest album Holes in our Stories.

I performed acoustic guitar on the track and produced the instrumentation alongside upstate New York’s producer extraordinaire, Skinny Atlas.

“Fingerprints” and Holes in our Stories are available on all major streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.