A large body of my work as a composer and sound artist involves ecosystemic programming, an approach to treating a performance space as a sonic ecosystem. In this environment, sound that is produced or processed by the computer is responding in simple or complex ways to the behavior of all sound in the environment. Using Kyma, I program individual sound objects to seek a balance of existence.

During my residency at the Montalvo Arts Center in September/October 2015, I experimented with controlling lighting using the same procedures. I followed these experiments with a Hinge Artists Residency in Fergus Falls, MN, where I created and presented Balancing Act. This was a 2 1/2 hour performance by Fifth Column, where the lighting colors and intensity functioned as the score. I am now collaborating with filmmaker Paul Clipson in the creation of a piece for the hilltop which will involve ecosystemic sound, lighting, and film projection.

Images by photographer Kija Lucas.