Singing with Scenery

Singing with Scenery is a quick response project that sees me making small improvisations in various locations in and around the town. These recordings are lightly manipulated using only the original sounds and software effects to enhance the compositions — to shift them from the raw and revealing nature of the external world, to the warm reverberance of the internal.

These are simple attempts to interface with place, positioning myself as a flawed and fragile figure in the landscape. The vocal material is unabashedly melodic, with little attempt at experimental techniques, rather there is a naive intention to summon some folkloric spirit from both the environment and my own received influences and hazy ancestry. Singing with Scenery is in fact an ongoing and embodied query as to where our songs come from.

Tracks can be accessed from the map above or images below