is a visual artist based in New York City.
Interview: 10 questions
1. When did you start making music, what is/was your
motivation to do it?
I never made music, but have made sound art. I have
tossed around the idea of singing for a band, since I
have a great love for punk, hardcore and metal music.
2. Tell me something about your living environment and
the musical education.
I live in a duplex apartment in Harlem in New York
City. The door of my art studio leads to my backyard
where I grill shrimp and halloumi cheese. I took bass
lessons and have a really cool effects pedal. Since
then I have seen hundreds of concerts of many forms of
music. My most memorable may be Bad Brains at the Ritz
in New York City in 1989. Leeway was the opening band.
3.Is making music your profession? What is the context
in which you practice music nowadays?
No. I have written lyrics for punk songs and jammed
with a few people.
4. How do you compose or create music or sound? Have
you certain principles, use certain styles etc?
My work is often based on autobiographical details. I
use memories of past experience to create many of my
videos, performances, paintings and audio works.
5. Tell me something about the instruments, technical
equipment or tools you use?
My sound piece, Love Letters Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 was
created by recording my voice using the microphone on
a Canon GL1. I edited and filtered the recording in
Final Cut Pro on a Mac.
6. What are the chances of New Media for the music
production in general and you personally?
It will become much easier to make professional
quality recordings. I have thought about concentrating
solely on painting, but I always wind up back at the
7. How about producing and financing your musical
My work is strictly DIY.
8. Do you work individually as a musician/soundartist
or in a group or collaborative? If you have experience
in both, what is the difference, what do you prefer?
I work individually, but would like to work with other
artists in various disciplines on upcoming projects.
9. Is there any group, composer, style or movement
which has a lasting influence on making music?
Some of my favorite music is hardcore, punk and metal
including the bands Murphy’s Law, Sick Of It All, Bad
Brains, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Circle Jerks, the
Crumbsuckers, Killing Time, Sheer Terror, Black Flag,
and Slayer. I also consider Captain Beefheart, PJ
Harvey, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson important
10. What are your future plans or dreams as a
soundartist or musician?
To make something loud and obnoxious and sing in a
band that doesn’t totally suck.