Below you'll find my Sound Design & Audio Poetry projects.


My sound design is rooted in creating ambient / instrumental tracks for film & media projects. I also create audio poems using my own original poetry & oral history interviews.


Incorporating digital instruments, recorded sounds, along with the unique timbre of the autoharp (on some tracks), every track is made from scratch, catering to the specific needs of each project. My background as a filmmaker / film editor informs my understanding of the emotional power and depth, that sound breathes into any project.


I'll use my kindness, patience and experimental nature to guide you through your project, creating a safe space where you can explore the core of the story you want to tell. I'll help you to organize your thoughts and sounds, to create a one-of-a-kind track that’s uniquely yours.


Skills

Audio Recording

Audio Editing

Audio Mixing

Oral History


Software

Pro Tools

  • Audacity
  • Hindenburg

Genres

  • Documentary
  • Audio Poetry
  • Sound Design
  • Instrumentals






Voices of Our Elders: An Audio Poetry Chapbook


This project is an "audio poem" chapbook, culled from an oral history interview with LGBT Latino elder Manuel Garza, about his life before Stonewall. It was created in my Experiments in Oral History course during my graduate studies in the M.A. in Media Studies program at The New School. This project is a unique take on an oral history interview. I'm using the structure of poetry within audio, to shed a light on this important time in history, from someone who lived it. Yes there are many books on this topic, but I think hearing someone's words makes a powerful statement, and it's important for us to know the long way we have come since then. I created this piece to honor his experiences and how they have paved the way for the many battles we have won, thanks to LGBT elders like Manuel. A lot of our LGBT elders, don't get to have their stories told, their experiences shared, and when they are gone, so are their voices. I wanted this project to be that opportunity for him, to have his voice and stories heard. So I listened with empathy, kindness, and respect. I went with creating audio poems because as a poetry writer, it was something that really intrigued me, and it was also a challenge. I think sharing these poems would be great for anyone to hear, regardless if they are LGBT or not because these stories are relevant today.



Audio Poems and Companion Ambient Tracks


Below are my experiments in creating audio poems of my own original poetry and companion ambient tracks. These were edited in Protools. The image for each piece serves as "album art" , which were created using various traditional media: colored pencils, pens, markers, and hand-cut collage.


Hidden In the Darkness – Audio Poem

Hidden In the Darkness – Companion Ambient Track

Faint Light of Dawn – Audio Poem

Faint Light of Dawn – Companion Ambient Track

Falling From the Tree A Single Leaf – Audio Poem


Falling From the Tree A Single Leaf –

Companion Ambient Track


I Am A Willow Wisp – Audio Poem

I Am A Willow Wisp – Companion Ambient Track

The Light of My Heart Will Lead the Way -

Audio Poem

The Light of My Heart Will Lead the Way -

Companion Ambient Track

The Sound of My Voice – Audio Poem

The Sound of My Voice – Companion Ambient Track