"The" is an instrument that I built to recreate my memories using field recordings made over the last 10 years. It is named after my grandfather-in-law, whose nickname was “the” and whose woodshop I built it in.
“For Richard Wakeham” is an elegy for Papa, my Grandfather-in-law. It is composed of recordings of the woodshop he left me and Sam, the accordion that his wife gave me, and his backyard in Oceanside.
performed on June 24, 2018 at Battery Books and Music
other recording here: https://soundcloud.com/mrutssamoht/for-richard-wakeham
“Mithraeum” is a sound collage comprised of recordings taken in Rome, Santorini, and Athens in the winter of 2017. The bulk of these recordings were taken in a variety of caves and crypts including a mithraeum in Rome and a very weird cave that we found inside our flat in Santorini.
performed at Coaxial on December 12, 2018