Think of how you cherish certain objects. They may be mementos of a specific time or place or person, or they may simply be an ordinary part of your everyday existence, seamlessly embedded into your life in a way that allows them to almost go unnoticed. These random, mundane things often contain much more meaning than it would seem. These objects accumulate memories - associations of moments, interactions with people, or periods of time in ones life, which can all be ignited by a glance or touch. With time and use they gather importance and become mementos of the everyday.
Each version of Object Music is created out of a small selection of these types of ordinary, everyday items. These objects are banged together, scratched, shuffled, flipped, or ripped apart in order to create sound. This sound is recorded, edited, organized, and processed into a piece of music. Similar to how the audio is arranged the objects are physically composed together as a collage on a 24" x 24" wooden canvas.
Object Music is about taking these mundane things, and their attachments, and transforming them into something new - recontextualizing memories while utilizing them for their creative potential, and creative constraints.
The objects motivate the sound and the visual, both in a quite literal sense of physically creating it and in a more philosophical process of how their associations (of memory, intention, possibility) affect the choices made in producing the work. The objects are important, not just as tools to make something else, but as containers of psychological properties, as essential things that open an audiovisual story in the mind's eye.