In electronic music (and physics, in general), resonance occurs when a system’s inherent vibrational (kinetic) energy meets with the vibrational energy of another and small, regular stimulation within this space increases the joint amplitude of their frequency expression together.
I wrote my first piece of music when I was 4 years old using a melodica my parents had picked up for me while living in Indonesia. The song was a story about giant eagles coming to eat a castle and all the people in it and because of this rather spectacular event, many, many people – fire trucks, police, kings, queens and townsfolk – all gathered to celebrate as the castle was devoured.
We also lived on a beach, a boat with 2 pet monkeys and even a plantation owner’s house and throughout these experiences the dual-sonic realities of traditional Indonesian gamelan music with Western songs from Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen infused themselves in daily life. English was the main language we spoke where ever home was, so much of the lyrics for Indonesian songs were lost on me. But the instrumental sounds of the gamelan – played generally in the evenings while my mother cooked – invoked a certain ritual and sublime cadence which still soothes my spirit to this day.
Much of my practice lies in searching out and harmonizing resonances to unlock new worlds in the music I create and select. This articulation of fantasy and the embodiment of ‘between two’ are what inform my experience and relationship to music.
While I know my gravitations, I don’t feel bound to a particular style or tradition.