It was from my Father I learned a respect for how we communicate. I developed a fascination for words and their meanings whilst learning from him not to take the gift of communication for granted. I started listening to music around 8 years old and learned to love the complexities and honesties of emotion generated.
My own creativity started through writing poetry as a teenager when, like many, disillusion was an internal dialogue and expression of what was felt was without voice.
I studied Photography and Film and when introduced to tape-slide (programmed slide projectors and audio) discovered my interest in the relationships possible between different media, particularly the moment when two still images are dissolved into each other forming a ‘new’ image (as a ‘mixture’ of the two). I developed this interest into my fourth year of study and used programmed projectors, 8mm film projection, soundtrack and spoken word to produced the piece Anomie.
After these studies I became much more interested in the power of sound, which I worked on in Living Between the Tangible and a Belief in the World Unseen.
I then studied Phonic Art, exploring the use of voice whilst manipulating sound and video in the works Witness to a Silence Obscure, Voices are Lucid Lull and CA3 – experimenting with the ‘space’ between sound and vision.
At present I have returned to my first love, music. The marriage of my words and music has, for a long time, been an aspect of my creativity over nourished and under expressed.
Song can be visceral and often provides an indelible stamp for the uniqueness of the human ‘voice’. The ten songs in After the Dance serve as a kind of diary to some of my experiences and reflections regarding both the internal and external worlds.