OVERHEAD SHOTS – STRUCTURES AND SOUNDS
For me, the view from above through a camera lens mounted on a drone or a helicopter of a primeval landscape, reshaped by man and with the horizon removed, becomes a phenomenon in its own right.
Pictures and views, often with a high degree of abstraction and an almost painterly quality, arise and are not unlike the impressions obtained by looking through a microscope.
On closer inspection, I discover new parallels between this type of landscape and more challenging music.
Structures, rhythms, colours, spaces and the interaction between them, the contoured and the unfocused, harmonies within deep layers of sound, irritated or enriched by dissonance, push forward or retreat thoughtfully, only to emerge into a greater whole.
Inspired by the sorts of landscapes and memories of what has been seen, a series of pictures emerges in the studio which – at first playfully – creates the corresponding images of these phenomena.