Silent City Blizzard cd

Silent City Blizzard

available on Taâlem

Playground for Tiny Sound

Solar Camera Synth

As the inspiration for this soundwork of obsolete sounds I chose a recording labeled “Heath Robinson”. Curious to know what the sound came from, I did an internet search and learned that W. Heath Robinson was an English cartoonist whose fanciful illustrations of elaborate contraptions preceded Rube Goldberg. However, this didn’t tell me what the recording I had chosen was actually of. A further search, cross referencing the listed date, 1943, revealed that Heath Robinson was also the name given to a British codebreaking machine used in World War II. This inspired me to encrypt a message into this composition. Can you solve it? Other obsolete sounds used include a 78 rpm record player, children’s toys, a touch-tone telephone, a CD-ROM drive and television static.

[Cipher was originally created for Cities and Memory’s Obsolete Sounds program, and the “Heath Robinson” recording used in this piece was from that program]

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New Bliss Freaks available on Muteant Sounds


Available on Muteant Sounds

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía 1

Thank you to Francisco López and Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid for the inclusion of my work in the AUDIOSPHERE: Social Experimental Audio Pre- & Post-Internet exhibition



      Thank you to Musica-Impulse Centre for Music (Belgium) for the Site Specifics workshop and the opportunity to present my site specific sound installation, The Hungry Bridge

photo by Gerard Coenan



available on Pharmafabrik



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Fading Station

Bliss Freaks release available on Monotype Series



“…faraway familiar but mildly terrifying….”

– Wire magazine, issue 444