Midnight Owl is a musical project that brings together my interests in ambient music, field recordings and electro-acoustic experiments with cello, synthesizer, and acoustic/electric organ technology.
Gamelan Bike Bike
Gamelan Bike Bike found its musical inspiration from Bali, Indonesia and its raw materials from the scrap metal bins of Vancouver. I spent months collecting over 100 discarded bicycle frame to build the instruments, tuned to the musical scale known as ‘pelog’. The colorful array of metallophone instruments are brought alive by the ensemble’s ten musicians. Influenced by the fierce rhythmic energy of a gamelan gong kebyar, Gamelan Bike Bike is composing new and original works for gamelan music on the West Coast, presenting one-of-a-kind performances, workshops, and installations at events across BC. Featured at MAKE MAGAZINE, Parade of Lost Souls, CBC, International Children’s Festival, and the Western Front.
Bicycle Arpeggi is a kinetic sculpture that uses recycled bicycle parts for both the mechanics and the resonating tones. It can be pedaled by participants and sounded by using two gear-actuated mallets. It was built in 2012 and traveled to Illuminaries Festival and Burning Man.