Sound Art

Maria Chavez | Q + A

Maria Chavez is an abstract turntablist and sound artist born in Lima, Peru. From live turntablism performances to sound sculpture installations, Chavez identifies “accidents, coincidence and failures” as the themes that unite her work. Digital America had the pleasure of interviewing Maria about her turntable practice, her history of DJing, her advice…

plant whispering | Izzy Pezzulo

plant whispering is a sound piece made for plants. Izzy Pezzulo is interested in making sound art for all beings, sentient or otherwise. Pezzulo asks many questions of these plants, both humorous and existential. plant whispering comes out of an interest in ASMR, our relationship to plants, and how we…

10 yrs. Later | Carrie Edinger

10 yrs. Later is a sound art piece that explores the intersections of history and the presence and absence of community soundscapes lost.  The featured neighborhood was struck by the 2008 housing crisis and several parts of its four-square miles are abandoned.  Edinger walks throughout the neighborhood describing abandoned homes…

Digital Material | Payton Baril & Caleb Gardner

Payton Baril and Caleb Gardner’s improvisational sound piece, Digital Material, explores the interaction between the physical and the digital. Through manual manipulation of multiple keyboards and a circuit bent Speak & Spell (a 1980s electronic child’s toy), Digital Material creates an experience of audible touch in order to draw attention…

/ source / (postfactual) | Timo Kahlen

Timo Kahlen’s work / source / (postfactual) is an interactive net piece composed of multiple layers of sound woven into a touch-sensitive visual projection. Each experience is generated by the viewer which creates a personalized experience for the user due to the position, movement, and speed of the cursor moving…

Ghost City | Izzy Pezzulo

Ghost City is a soundscape created using sound recordings from a 2,220 acre tract of land in Henrico County, Virginia called Elko Tract. During WWII, it was used as a “decoy city” to evade Japanese and German bombers targeting Richmond. The structure of this piece of land closely resembles Richmond City,…

Timo Kahlen | Q + A

Timo Kahlen’s sound and visual work explores unusual mediums, such as wind, steam, light, vibration, sound, and more to convey global concepts. Throughout his career of more than 25 years, Kahlen’s experimentation with noise and media art have allowed him to participate in over 150 solo and collaborative gallery showings….

Missed Connections

Missed Connections is a sound piece featured at Third Practice Electroacoustic Festival at The University of Richmond, 2015. The piece consists of samples of the composer’s voice reading from the missed connections section of Craigslist for Richmond, VA. By the appropriation of sounds and words, the piece evokes the humor, subversiveness, and yearning that…

DEATH: an excerpt from The Book of Cannibals

Illustrations by the author, screen printed by J. Gomez On the 91st floor of World Trade Center Tower One, musician Stephen Vitiello recorded the sounds of the tower’s swaying as nearby aircraft passed, as well as the onslaught of a hurricane. The musician used contact mics adhered to the windows….

DRONE: An excerpt from The Book of Cannibals

Illustrations by the author, screen printed by J. Gomez * Section Two: DRONE; * A post-review Everywhere codes analyze, mark, restrain, train, repress, and channel the primitive sounds of language, of the body, of tools, of objects, of the relations to self and others. All music, any organization of sounds…