I wish to create musical experiences that serve as a reminder.
that it is okay, that each of us belongs in our environment, that there is space and freedom in each moment.
A container of vibrating air
and a chamber of resonant frequencies,
a room is as much an instrument as
in a basic acoustic sense.
a room can invite musical ideas, through its
f o r m ,
f u n c t i o n ,
m o v e m e n t ,
m a t e r i a l ,
l i g h t i n g ,
and other perceived qualities.
a score is not composed as much as a situation in which the piece occurs, one of entering a space and tuning into its preexisting sound repeatedly through long tones, a situation that over time leans more towards a performance piece than a concert. The inspiration behind this repetitive process involves practices such as calligraphy, meditation, and improvisation, wherein given a simple task, it is possible to relate fully to the present moment by celebrating deviations from the task. Over time, this opens a mode of doing and being in which each new iteration draws from all previous iterations, all previous experience, and “each moment is the universe.”