Artist Statement

Two questions are at the heart of my explorations and attraction to audio art: How does what we hear change our perception of what is possible and can what we hear change reality?

We are greatly influenced by what we consciously and unconsciously hear. People are more influenced by their audible environments than they realize. I use audio to direct and manipulate attention of my listeners, subtly challenging their perceptions and preconceptions. My work alternates between taking a playful look at what we consider to be reality and then sometimes a more poetic approach, lingering on sounds and words, in order to capture the listener and have them examine what they are paying attention to. I make work that highlights listening as a practice, drawing attention to our perceptions, and exposing emotional undercurrents.