Something In Your Voice was a show by Emergency Chorus, still in development. I collaborated on the development of the show, and composed the sound for the most recent showing.

Landscape 1989; 2018

I sound designed this show for Emergency Chorus. Also did some dramaturgy for it, but this isn’t the relevant part of the website for that.

In their words:
“Inspired by Anna Tsing's anthropological study, The Mushroom at the End of the World, Landscape (1989) weaves together the history of matsutake hunters in Malheur National Park, Oregon, the early life of John Cage, Francis Fukuyama's essay The End of History and imagery from apocalypse fiction to create a compelling and haunting portrait of life in the wilderness.”

There was a lot of varied sound in here, but the final pieces used featured some long stringy drones, a big minimalist inspired piece with brass and picked strings, and a long loopy piece with phase shifted pianos and an improvised synthesizer part. Those last two I remain rather proud of.

For more information and full credits, see HERE. Show trailer HERE. The bit in the show trailer that sounds like The Mountain Goats? That’s not me, it’s The Mountain Goats. Don’t let me claim credit for the hard work of John Darnielle.

photo by Matt Wendzina