When Left To His Own Devices

stereo fixed media
2018
8:40"

I have often thought of myself as a collector, or perhaps more accurately a hoarder, of sounds. These sounds come from a number of sources including household items, children’s toys, musical instruments, and environmental recordings. The act of manipulating these sounds and placing them in a musical context is a process that relies both on compositional strategies and software tools that I have developed. This work represents one possible result when left to my own devices.

The recording can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/jon-nelson/when-left-to-his-own-devices