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Dogtown Lights – Audio Reactive Seating
Cathedral to Aquatic Sonification – Immersive Installation
Sunday MASS – Mechanism for Actualizing Speculative Soundscapes – Live #NautreSound Performance
Isle Royale – Listening Beyond the Edge
Buoy Music. 2020 Reboot. More Sensors. Better System.
Hear Below: Listening to Chicago Underground.
Isle Royale National Park. Artist-in-Residence Website.
Critical Listening in a Divergent Wilderness. Workshop in Joshua Tree National Park.
Listening Bus Tour. Ames, IA
Acoustic Ecology @ Iowa Lakeside Lab on Iowa Public Television
Water Quality Xylophone
Based on a True Story: From Rural Northwest Iowa to Downtown Des Moines
Bureau of Infrastructure Tourism
Listen Right Here: DSM. Des Moines Art Center Iowa Artist.
Parts Per Million [Interactive Cassettes 01]
Listening Instruments Invention Workshop and Soundwalk @ the Des Moines Art Center
Listening in Bogong Village Cassette
Heritage Listening @ Black Contemporary
Solo Exhibition: Grand View University
Buoy Music: Sonification of West Okoboji Lake Monitoring Data
Listening Walk. Mt Beauty, Victoria, Australia
Junction Dam. Listening at the Intersection of Nature & Community
From Memory: Liver performance of Sonified NASA Solar Data
Sonic Fictions & Sonic Forms Workshop
Alert Fatigue
Noisolation Headphones
Synesthetic Din
See Also: Noise. Cassette Release.
Heritage Listening @ Black Contemporary

Black Contemporary. Ames, IA

Heritage Listening is a multi-channel, site-specific sound installation investigating the rich heritage of Iowa’s prairie soundscape. Over the course of several weeks, a variety of naturesound recordings where collected from a prairie preserve in northwest Iowa. At one time, much of the prairie at this location was farmland until it was allowed to return to it’s native state.

The diversity of the sounds collected from this area represent the richness of the new-natural that has been preserved here. Heritage Listening is the presentation of these field recordings in the form of a multichannel composition created specifically for the central chamber of the dormant seed-drying facility that is Black Contemporary. The listening experience utilizes the space to create new spatial orientations of listener and sound.

The compositional process involves the tuning and manipulation of the field-recorded sounds in specific response to the acoustics of this very unique presentation space. The resulting piece is a new recombinant soundscape in which the sounds of Iowa prairie are performed through dormant infrastructure of Iowa farming.