Morning Ragas (2005)

June 18, 2005
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
Port Angeles, Washington
Art Outside #6, curated by Jake Seniuk
Listen (condensed, 12:00)
All of the sounds in this site-specific work were recorded in Webster's Woods, the art center's five-acre outdoor sculpture park, during one weekend in early May, 2005. Source material includes environmental sound (birds, a ship's horn, etc.), natural objects, and some of the many sculptures encountered in the park. The raw field recordings were edited and electronically processed, resulting in a series of birdsong "solos" over gradually shifting loops and drones. The piece is intended to be heard at low volume through headphones on a personal audio player while wandering the trails, mixing amiably with the live sounds.