I am a sound artist, DJ, storyteller, researcher and strategic thinker.
I’m interested in the neuroscience of perception. The brain is not passive but actively predicts and generates how we experience the world and our own bodies. I find this really enchanting, revealing an intimate and porous relationship with the world. I’m also interested in phenomenology and psychiatry, especially mystical experiences.
To explore these interests, my practice involves spatial sound, audio illusions and storytelling.
Recent ambisonic projects include the Garden of Sensory Delights (IRCAM Forum 2023 in Paris) and Shema(nism): what lurks in culture's shadow? (IKLECTIK ArtLab London 2022). Both projects were audiovisual performances and collaborations with fellow IED student, Alexandra Topaz, who created the visual design. These projects also tapped into my religious Jewish upbringing.
While spatial sound locates sounds on, and moves them around, a sphere of speakers, I have been exploring how to introduce speakers within the sphere to move sounds through it to create even more immersive effects. I recently completed a short 'Exploring Spatial Sound' residency with 4DSOUND.
I enjoy short story writing, especially poetic forms and the discipline of flash fiction (less than 500 or even 250 words), as well as performing spoken word, including Riddle Road MarkE8 (at IKLECTIK ArtLab London 2021).
I DJ deep techno, including playing at clubs and sharing mixes that I often curate as narratives around short stories that I write. My first album, Anima Mundi, was released in late 2022 by the On The 5th Day label, and it was informed by an accompanying short story that tapped into mythic imagination.
I am the research lead for Kimatica Studio on Transcendence research and performance design. This project is exploring how new performative art experiences can be designed to induce states of transcendence non-pharmacologically.
My professional background includes public policy, having worked for ten years at the Royal Society where I advised the UK government and international organisations on a range of science and engineering policies, regulation and diplomacy. More recently, I’ve been working for startups, researching the governance of emerging digital technologies. I have a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (history & philosophy of science) and a MA in Philosophy (of psychology) from King's College London.