The global orchestra of sound happens all around us all the time – it is really about whether you hear this as noise or music. Growing up in the North I have a deep appreciation for my immediate surroundings; something I feel I share with most other northerners. My compositions allow me to take this to another level by using the inspiration of natural sounds that may otherwise go unnoticed.
A big part of the work that I do as a musician and composer is field recordings of sounds in nature. One of my favorite things to record is the ice. By dropping a hydrophone though an augured hole, I can capture the slightest crack or shift under the ice. I’ve developed the idea that ice is an instrument that exists in nature; it is just a different listening space. Back in my studio, I manipulate these sounds – by adding music, other recording, or different sequences – so they are heard in a new way.
I frequently collaborate with other northern musicians to write, record and perform original works of art. I love to share all types of music with anyone who wants to lend their ears and listen.