America Waits is a segment extracted from the full 60 minute ambient work titled: The Anta Project. To purchase The Anta Project click here.
America Waits is a sonic portrait of America as observed from the Mexican side of the border. The composition is based on field recordings of Homeland Security helicopters processed and deeply deconstructed. The composition is enhanced with tracks of bowed barbed wire fences and border wall.
Released June 07, 2006
Clear Light is a segment extracted from the full 60 minute ambient work titled: The Anta Project. To purchase the complete work with superior sound quality click here.
While working on this project I became interested in the correlations between the immigrant's journey on foot through the desert and the passage of one life into the next as outlined in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The title, Clear Light, was chosen to symbolize a moment of perfect clarity when going from one existence to another. The work was created from multi-tracked and processed barbed wire fence bowings and percussion manipulation upon the Old Nogales Wall.
Released June 06, 2013
Passage is a segment extracted from the full 60 minute ambient work titled: The Anta Project. To purchase the complete work with superior sound quality click here.
Passage is another Book of the Dead influenced title that connected with immigration (The original title was: The Path Of Good Wishes For Saving From The Dangerous Narrow Passageway Of The Bardo). Built from recordings of bowed barbed wire fences, wind interactions with a roadside shrine filled with saints and candles, percussive explorations upon the wall and a cracked water jug found leaking water in the desert sands. In the Book of the Dead there are lengthy sections about what to avoid and signs to watch for during the journey. My goal was to create a work which mirrored the feelings of moving through a strangely beautiful and hostile land into the unknown.