park is a long-form piece originally recorded and edited in 2007, revised occasionally through 2010, the first of a handful of longer compositions, raw and sparse, built from field and location recordings, that have gone unpublished.
park is a digital release available through my Bandcamp subscription.
Inspired in some ways by Cole Swensen’s volume of the same name, and by living two blocks from a sprawling public park, this is the first recording where I broke away from “synth and laptop” to incorporate field recordings, room recordings and amplification. A Roland Juno-60 and Electrix Warp Factory (a vocoder) being my only electronic sources. This was a shift for me that has held across many recordings and my creative practice in general.
What resulted was a series of long, near-static materials of color and tone, rough drones and indistinct recordings. The composition was arranged to allow these their full duration, occasionally reflected in a few digital processes.
download includes a version of park rendered as the original, continuous composition.