Maroc - Field Recording Remixes
Since late 2011 I’ve been producing dance remixes for a new live set using field recordings I collected in Morocco, in the late 90s, as the main ingredient.
These field recordings were gathered from all over Morocco, from Fes to Zagora: folkloric Berber music in the Atlas mountains, the cacophony of the Djemaa El Fna in Marrakech, trance music of the Gnawa and Jilala sufi brotherhoods, the Guedra dance in Goulimim (the gateway to the Sahara), even old 78 records recorded directly off of a hand cranked Victrola.
Babelle et Barbarie
Who are we when faced with this hyper-media coverage of the world and ourselves? Are we the sum of definitions created by others? How do we find ourselves in this infernal cacophony of media? These are some of the fundamental issues the collective investigated when it began Babelle et Barbarie in 2012.
As be part of the design team for this wonderful multidisciplinary / multilingual theatre performance, I helped develop three portable, battery-powered cymatic ooblek machines. Each blue acrylic box used a ~60Hz sine wave, played through tactile transducers, to make non-Newtonian fluid (cornstarch and water) dance on a drumhead. The boxes are illuminated with blue LEDs.