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Tesla Spirit Radio

The Tesla Spirit Radio is a sound maker that plugs into a computer, and makes awesome weird and spooky sounds by responding to electromagnetic fields and light sources in real time.

I built this instrument to record some interesting sounds for the NFB-produced, short-film "Tesla World Light" (to be released in 2017), 

 

 
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Kalimba

I made this Kalimba during my residency at the Fish Factory Creative Center in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland, with the generous help and guidance of Peter Cooper and Vinny Vamos.

The Kalimba, also known as the thumb piano, has a very characteristic sound, which is complex and inharmonic.

 

 

"Lady in Chains"

Work in progress...

 

Lady in Chains is an unsettling sound installation, which provokes thought about mental health and our apparent inability to cure or prevent this widespread psychological symptom.  A small speaker is placed inside of the doll, programmed to play a looping sound composition.