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listening and recording sounds since childhood for the love and beauty of it all. laying in bed, listening to the distant sound of the television from another room with the window open hearing outside while cooking sounds come from the kitchen. multi-dimensions, careful use of space. success is when i can recreate that feeling in a recording. i lend sounds to bands in the studio and play live with a cast of misfits. please use these however you like, but if you do please let me hear what you make of it. also enjoy making travel field recordings from India, US west coast, south america and wherever home is.
Started recording with a sony walkman duct taped to my inner thigh with a cube microphone wired under my clothes up and out my shirt sleeve in the mid 1980s. I graduated to a Marantz cassette two track recorder , a gift to me from my partner in Tight Bros Network http://www.tightbros.net , Randy Castello. Then, a Marantz field recorder that recorded directly to CDRs!! It had no internal storage at all. This machine had to this day, the best internal microphone ever, but it was heavy, and required a 5 pound battery that lasted only 4 hours then had to be recharged. The recharge station was high maintenance so I also had to carry screwdrivers. It also got flagged in the airport every time because of the battery pack and the machine looked strange to TSA, “Young lady. You have everything in here to make a bomb.” So I traded it for an electric and acoustic guitar and a dan echo pedal with a friend who uses it in his studio as a stationary recorder and cd burner. I was without a device for about a year so I started taking photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/nisaasokan/sets/ instead. Then purchased a handheld Roland Edirol which was brilliant and wonderful, with no moving internal parts and saves to an SD card. I used it to death. Recently went back to Marantz and got one of their smaller devices, almost weighs nothing and can put it in my pocket.
also working on the eyedrum music archive over 2000 live recordings in the gallery space from 1999 - 2009, where I served as the board chair and music director.