Zachary Watkins

Artist in Residence, 2015

A portrait of a person.

Artist Statement

I am an improvising musician and composer investigating resonance. I utilize feedback systems and negotiate the fragile relationships inherent in them. My improvisations are a real time exercise in tuning by ear and being attentive to subtle energies. My approach to sound is ultimately interested in creating engaging and complex acoustic experiences.

While At Headlands

I will continue investigating and composing for the resonant concrete military sites. In 2013, I was commissioned by Mediate to compose a new work for the resonant Battery Townsley. My piece is entitled for Andy and is scored for battery powered square wave tuned to the fundamental resonant frequency I observed in the space as well as for trombone. This work will be expanded and refined while in residence.

Selected Works

Treatment No. II, 3’56”

Selected Video

ZWatkins For Andy Soundwave 6 Premiere 2013 (excerpt) from zachary watkins on Vimeo.