when the crickets hesitate (2021)

Speakers, organic matter, and raw signal cable splay over the gallery floor. The soundscape is constructed from recordings from land, air, and water in southwest Ontario, sampled and modified as sound objects. The composition is a stochastic mix of sensorial rhythms and sonic energies of insects, birds, motors, vehicles, wind, thunder, and waves. The mix of nonhuman and human sounds presents a sonic ecology of living forces of natureculture with affect. Sounds of cicadas blend with boat motors interspersed with silence. The listener is situated in a sonic space that is simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar, located and dislocating. It is, perhaps, the lull before the storm.