The Quiet American
The world makes its own music, but we rarely listen with naive ears.
Quiet American is the manipulation of sounds I hear and record.
The project began as I grappled with what it meant to be a tourist in another culture. It continues as I grapple with what it means to be a tourist in my own.
The opportunity, the thrill, and the risk of travel is being present to the world. My goal with Quiet American is to sketch in sound the experience of being in an unfamiliar place.
"“Synesthetech” is a combination of two terms: “synesthesia” and “tech.” Basically what that means is this blog is a place for me to document my own work, as well as talk about other issues relating to visual art, sound art, the internet, video games, pop culture, etc."