I started to create these sound-pictures from a desire for a new way of constructing and articulating through sound. The basic building-blocks of time, pulse, pitch and timbre form a musical language in which relationships between its component parts are free and spacious. This reflects a contemporary need for harmony in its broadest sense – the ecology between us as humans and in our relationship with the natural world and the planet. The pieces have an abstract, ambient quality. In some ways they are like film music. There are also echoes of the intertwining threads of Medieval polyphony and the sound-world of electroacoustic music.
I recorded all the sounds live, and then put them together and edited them on the computer. Some sounds are instrumental or vocal, others from nature or the urban landscape. There is a sense of architectural structure which emerges during the process. Putting them together is like creating a sonic sculpture, which ‘hangs’ in time.
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Collaborative Creative Projects
I’m currently involved in two collaborative projects with artists from other disciplines, preparing for exhibitions in the autumn and winter at Signal Arts Centre, Bray. These shared explorations draw very much on what I have learned from yoga, and my work is in turn touched by the creative work. I’m creating abstract, ambient ‘soundscapes’ as well as learning how to look.
Collaboration with Nathalie Carnec and Magdoina Toth
Ongoing collaboration with Nathalie Carnec and Magdoina Toth, exploring links, connections and the spaces in between in three dimensions and beyond…
When: Exhibition 31st October – 12th November 2023
Inside ... pathless land ...
This initially formed part of the ArtNetdlr 2021 Metamorphosis project. The title refers to J. Krishnamurti’s famous 1929 speech, ‘Truth is a pathless land’. Created during the lockdown periods, we took the opportunity to explore the ‘pathless land’ of our inner space and potential through visual work, sound and words. See Greenhouse Culture for a ‘tour’ of our work, a window into our creative process, and to hear the soundtrack.
We are developing and expanding the work for an exhibition which will take place from 27th November – 10th December 2023
When: Exhibition 27th November – 10th December 2023
YOGA & SOUNDSCAPES