Jen Boyd spends her free time collecting microscopic recordings of trees, plants, and other audible organic matter; and creating layered compositions in real-time with the use of a portable mixer. She captures natural sounds as they unfold. Working with contact microphones and a flash recorder, Boyd constructs stereo soundscapes to give depth to the delicate sounds of trees and plants alike. She has a BFA in music technology from CalArts and is currently working on her masters in electronic music at Mills College. While at Mills, Boyd plans to explore the depths of natural sound and their presentation as art in the form of live performance and sound installations. Jen is currently exploring various means of releasing her recorded works of natural sounds and plans to continue to build an archive of phonographies and contact recordings.
Boyd will perform at ctrl+alt+repeat [summer 2007], an evening of experimental electronics and new music :: August 5, 2007; 4:00 pm [$7-10 donation] :: Dangerous Curve, 1020 E. Fourth Place, Los Angeles, CA :: 213.617.8483 :: Directions. Continue reading