My New Production: “SpinalFusion 15”

A piece of music in the shape of a “Human Spine”. Each sound effect, field recording, and audio clip is uniquely tied to a major spinal fusion surgery I had at the age of 15. There are 24 different sounds, each representing a different vertebrae, trailing down the natural flow of the spine. While composing this piece, it was both cleansing and therapeutic, as this surgery was extremely difficult both in the operating room, and the healing there after.  While my fusion played a very significant role in my life, it also became my number one challenge. I have learned how to grow and meditate in ways that “alleviate” the symptoms of chronic pain.

“The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body”- Publilius Syrus quotes (Roman author, 1st century B.C.)

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8 comments

    1. I’ve been noticing how much you crave field recording. It’s fascinating to hear how you put your sound elements together for this project. Coupled with the X-ray the sound gave it real meaning. Contact me when you get a brake. Keep rockin’ it!

      1. Will, I am so honored that YOU got a chance to listen!! That means the world to me, man. It was a very cleansing project…It seems as though field recording has lodged itself deeply into my heart, as well as other music recording techniques. When I graduate, my husband and I are planning a trip to Southeast Asia for a journey of recording and music with various cultures.
        I would love to hang out and chat sometime. Do you know that I have never seen Clatter&Din? Maybe I can come check it out sometime! Be in touch Mr. Will! Send my regards to your lovely lady interns, Hope & Deidre.

  1. Great piece. I love audio art and I don’t think audio should always be classified as music only. It is art. Pure and simple.

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