Presenting “Teaching soundscape, acoustic ecology, and sustainability”
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Invited to present Acoustic Ecology work from Iowa Lakeside Lab as one of the presenters at this Iowa museum’s 2020 Meet the Scientist Day
As part of CAA 2020. Included several pairs of Listening Instruments modified headphones as listeners explored the underground pedway
A panel at CAA 2020 with some amazing international acoustic ecologists and sound artists from
Spoke at the January meeting of the Iowa State University Water Scholars, a university learning community I’m part of
Presented a new, site-specific reactive piece titled Listening on Jefferson St as part of Terrain Biennial Iowa City
May 25th in California’s Morongo Valley as part of the Space Saloon FIELDWORKS design-build festival!
It was announced that I have been selected as a 2019 Artist in Residence on Isle Royale National Park! Three artists were selected from a very competitive application process of over 130 applicants from all over the world. This is a dream opportunity coming true.
Saturday, March 30 was an amazing day for a Bureau of Infrastructure Tourism Listening Tour of Ames, IA. Thanks to all who came out and to Bryan Clendenen for the great documentation!
This might be the closest I get to being a rockstar. Gave a talk called:
Listen Right Here: A Sermon on Sound, Art, & Acoustic Ecology
to an audience of mostly scientists
Learn more about the group’s work on their website
Honored to have been invited to do a workshop with these amazing kids whose funding for art classes had been completely cut in recent years. See more of the results here and please keep voting people into office who will support the arts as an important part of a child’s education.
My Acoustic Ecology class at the Iowa Lakeside Lab was featured on an episode of Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Outdoors. Watch the episode here
I am really excited about this 2 year term and the opportunities to connect design education and the profession. Find out more here
Learn more about iDMAa and their conference proceedings here
The Des Moines Art Center is the most prestigious art institution in the state of Iowa. This is a huge honor
Interviewed about the Buoy Music project. The full interview, originally aired live, can be heard online here
The theme for the conference was Public Media, Private Media and you can find more about the conference online here
The full segment can be viewed online here (I love the segue afterwards back at the anchor desk)
After creating the initial buoy music project, the number of sensors on the buoy in West Okoboji Lake increased. After the upgrade, data was available from the surface to the bottom of the lake from an array of spaced-out sensors. This new reboot utilizes these sensors. The system was also updated to be more efficient, more portable, and create more opportunities for exploring compositions.
Hear Below: Listening to Chicago Underground is a free, public soundwalk to explore Chicago’s pedway system with our ears, led by Eric Leonardson, Christophe Preissing, and Alex Braidwood and his Listening Instruments. This event is part of CAA 2020
I have created this website to capture the experience of being an artist-in-residence at Isle Royale National Park. The site will be updated as I prepare for the time on the island, make posts while I am there, and continue to make work inspired by my time there.
Acoustic Ecology is a relatively new field emerging at the intersection of a variety of disciplines and being defined by a variety of issues. A portion of this workshop will be focused on exploring the roles acoustic ecology can play in the designing, building, and experiencing of different environments. This will allow participants to transform […]
A Bureau of Infrastructure Tourism Listening Bus Tour in Ames, Iowa
Throughout this course, students will explore a variety of tactics for exploring, documenting and analyzing the soundscape at various locations surrounding Lakeside Lab and beyond.
An interactive public art sculpture that sonifies nearby water quality data and allows participants to play the data on the resulting instrument.
Based on a True Story May 18 – August 11, 2018 Octagon Center for the Arts – Sweeney Gallery Sound is an important aspect of the world around us. It tells a great deal about our surroundings when we take the time to listen. Listening requires time to experience because sound requires time to exist. […]
Providing listening tours of infrastructure noise and acoustically rich non-spaces in the built environment.
An urban soundscape exploration completed during my year as an Iowa Artist through the Des Moines Art Center.
An interactive installation exploring a years worth of Des Moines River nitrate levels in relationship to Iowa nature sounds.
A listening focused design and exploration workshop for folks of all ages.
A nature sound exploration released as a cassette with digital download on Maximum Ames Records
A sonic exploration of unfarmed land in Iowa, installed in a dormant seed dryer located on a heritage farm.
This solo exhibition in Grand View University’s Prairie Meadow Gallery represented various works form the previous 3 years of audio recording and acoustic ecology explorations from around the world
Sonification of sensor data collected from the Lakeside Lab research buoy located in West Lake Okaboji in northwest Iowa.
This listening walk was part of my time as the artist in residence at the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture and featured use of the modified headphones.
An installation in Bogong Village’s Junction Dam exploring the impact of man on the natural environment of the Alpine National Park. Bogong Centre for Sound Culture. Victoria, Australia.
A data-driven live performance as part of Grin City Culture Lab’s theatrical production sonifying data that NASA is collecting via two satellites orbiting the sun.
A workshop exploring sound recording, experimental composition, design principles, and interactive art.
An installation using circuit-bent smoke alarms to explore the soundscape we design through the introduction of sonic alerts and the increasing tendency to ignore them.
An invention for mechanically transforming the relationship between a person and the sounds that immediately surround them.
An interactive trolly system invented to allow a mobile device to perform visual information from the environment by manipulating a series of noise compositions.
A cassette containing a series of noise tracks composed entirely using found sounds from various urban environments. The collection developed as part of a research process investigating alternate methods for transforming noises from a variety of environments into something differently familiar.