[I learned a week or so ago that I would be moving. As this comes at an inconvenient time for me in my participation in 50/90, I thought I'd at least write a few sentences to help me at least dip my toes in this years event. I am helped by an "life is art" bias that will hopefully propel me forward to produce for this years event. I say hopefully because life can be interesting enough that the production of "work" isn't necessary for a contented life/state.]
I work in sound collage, with a historical interest in Musique concrète born of a love for Eno and Byrne's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. I traditionally use personal field recordings as source materials for my sonic sculpture, though this year I will be reaching out to several contacts for permission/blessing to use field recordings of birds. While not committing myself to producing "birdsongs" as my single focus, my love of them of late will probably drive many (I hope, lol) of my contributions this year. I am still committed to manipulating language(s), and hope to produce a few such pieces.
I have more than a few back-burner project ideas that may manifest themselves, but we'll see.
Update: I've now settled into my new apartment enough to begin work, which I did today with Crow - Etude. no. 1
I'm especially excited about working with recorded crow vocalizations, whether untreated, or treated.
As is the case with working with the human voice, I find abundant discovery and joy in the nuance of voices I hear daily.
Crows have been a part of my "production life": for years. In college while learning to edit video, I spent long sessions with material that contained their voices. I hope to produce a number of etudes using them as subject.