Category Archives: Sounds

My First Sound Design

When I landed in Australia my first 10 days were spent doing sound design on two videos. This is the first time I’ve done sound design professionally. Molly Crabapple does the narration and illustration (I record her voice and do all the music and sound design.) Jim Batt directs and edits. Sound design is amazing….

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GIRL IN THE STRIKEZONE w/ Warren Ellis

CONSTELLATION: Satellites follow me down streets.  It’s strange to look up at night and know that some of the stars are looking back.  They follow me down alleyways and across scabs of wasteground like feral dogs or creepy boys.  I have a constellation of stalkers.  One day, they will mistake me for something dangerous.  An…

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HELLFIRE – Backstory on my Collaboration with Warren Ellis

Last year I was commissioned to create a piece for the Murmuration Festival – an online festival about drones. The finished piece was made by importing text documents into an audio program and manipulating the emergent sounds. The documents are first person stories of innocent drone strike survivors. The only traditional instrument is my voice…

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The Recording Process. And CAKE!

Yesterday I went into Guerilla Recording in Oakland, CA. That’s where Vermillion Lies recorded all our albums, and where I have recorded several parts to many of my solo songs. gold microphone FTW     I tracked vocals for the new version on “TinkerBell” – an old song that I am re-working. For one thing…

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A Song Grows

In this post I will share the beginnings of a new song I’m writing with Jess McAvoy. We met up for coffee one day to discuss where we both were in our creative lives and where we were heading and what sounds we wanted to explore. Jess played me some of her new rock music and…

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GIRL IN THE STRIKEZONE – a collaboration with Warren Ellis

Today over at www.fastcoexist.com my friend Rita J. King posted a piece called “The Future of War” – Rita writes about the future, she’s really smart, the piece is well done. Read it HERE. Towards the end of the essay she writes about artists bringing the topics of drone warfare and surveillance to light, “My friends Kim…

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Dancing to the Beat of the Stars

So today was spent importing NASA photographs into an audio program and tweaking them until they became rhythms. The visual became audible. It was really interesting and I could definitely keep doing it for a long time. I plan to use some of these sounds in the songs. As well as some signals received from…

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