Soft Sounds for a Clay Song Pt. I, 2019
This piece began as an acoustic exploration of clay and sound. Sounds are produced in the making of clay objects, whether intentionally or not. There is a long history of ancient clay instruments, and while I was not intentionally trying to recreate any of them, I think it would be problematic to claim to have invented anything new here. For the performance, I wanted to direct and compose the piece with no verbal instruction, purely through play and gesture. By demonstrating each instrument before giving it away, I hoped to create a connection between myself and each person.