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