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I’m just back from a retreat residency near Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry on the South West coast of Ireland. I drew, painted, meditated, wrote, read, hiked and recorded a lotta lotta sounds in preparation for a solo show coming up in August. I’ll post more about this project as it progresses. For now the working title is “The Sound of a Circle”.

Living in such solitude made for a very reflective time. It was great to get in the flow, working experimentally with no one to answer to. I find that development stage to be a delicate one. The next step is to get working with my sound designer to look more closely at the recordings and see how they could be translated into form. To this end, my research homework is on the “spectral analysis of sound”. Eeep! Not knowing is the only way for me and the scariest.