Silo (2008) - This piece was created from a day of recordings inside the abandoned Port Authority of New York Grain Terminal in Brooklyn. The gorgeous 90ft deep, tri-leveled grain silo is treasured by artists and urban explorers, but it is destined to become a holding place for cement blocks. Contact microphone sounds were left in to give a sense of the rust and grain coated texture of the interior. I left aural graffiti by singing through a glass cup into metal structures and recording it, which then became part of the composition. A piece of rubble was dropped down into the silo, and the reverb it created gave a sense of the immensity of the space. Sounds were recorded to be presented as an installation in collaboration with urban explorer/ photographer, Jeremy Blakeslee, for Art Social in Brooklyn.
An excerpt can be heard here from a release on Vibro (Paris).