I am a musician, sound artist, tango dancer and computer scientist. I create works in which the physical act of creating sound is transformative. People become dinosaurs by blowing into a hadrosaur skull, creating their own roar. Social dancers become musical ensembles.
In my experience, sound is entrenched in movement and vice versa. My research examines the subjective associations between sound and bodily gesture. I explore the ways musical response engenders or disrupts feelings of musical agency.
My recent work engages with participatory music, that is, music as a social act. By creating sound or moving in a way that is essential to the musical and movement outcome, participants are contributing and engaging in an on-going tradition and community. I investigate and seek to induce trance, social flow states, and intersubjectivity in these contexts through musical interface. My work also upsets traditional power structures in these communities by shifting and changing previously static and established musical relationships and agencies, allowing critical social engagement.