Multi-Channel Acousmatic Work
Auckland, New Zealand 2018

Kid was written for a multi-channel surround speaker setup, and in its live performance, offers the audieince an immersive listening experience characterised by hi-fidelity field recordings and evocative sound and music.

It centers on the theme of childhood and the memories, emotion and multi-faceted experiences that characterise this period of human life. A feature of this work is the spoken voice, which is creatively explored through out the work by playing with the location of the sound in space. Perceived neareness adds different levels of intimacy, at times making it sound as if the person speaking is in the room sitting next to you.

Kid received 1st place at the New Zealand Douglas Lilburn Competition in 2018. On the right, you can listen to the headphone mix.