work aims to explore the relationship between sound, music and
memory. Like memories the works are distorted or fragmented,
layers of different sounds come and go, jumping from one time
to another, one leads inexplicably to another. It questions
our memory examines its fragmentary nature and asks whether
there can be any certainty of its truth.
taking familiar music, both from my own childhood and more
general songs concerning sentimentality and nostalgia, I aim
to evoke a sense of uncertainty in how we remember these things.
Presenting the familiar in an unfamiliar light through manipulating
the songs in various ways.
Some of the images on this site are
from performance installation peices I have produced in the
last 6 months. The first was titled 'Remember Love...' and
was an exploration into the sentimentality of the familiar
love songs, their familiarity and the associated feelings
become subverted and questioned by the treatments applied.
The other installation titled 'Spring
Lament' was a personal investigation into the power of memory.
My own emotional journey inspired by the reflective process
stimulated the work which was a memorial to those I have lost
and struggle to remember. The texts formed a major part of
the work, two texts one projected onto another described both
the general emotional effect felt through the act of reflection,
and more personal memories and their emotional effect.