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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.
Noisolation Headphones

Our ears can’t blink. It is an observation that is frequently raised in areas of study such as biology, sociology and sound theory. This is used to demonstrate how valuable listening has been to our evolutionary development. It also points to why noise is so intrusive and imposing since we can’t easily block it out. The pervasive use of headphones in populated environments represents one way in which listeners maintain some level of control over their personal audio space.

The Noisolation Headphones are a critical investigation that transforms the relationship between a person and the noise in their environment. This electromechanical listening appendage is designed to exist directly between a listener and the noise that surrounds them. While worn, exposure to the noise is structured through a sequence designated by a composer which controls the behavior of the sound-prevention valves. The composer also determines what values are adjustable by the listener through the single knob built into the device. The headphones mechanically create a personal listening experience by composing noise from the listener’s environment, rendering it differently familiar.