New York based artist and composer Nickolas Mohanna deploys various media to blur the borders between music, sound and sculpture, producing works from environmental and internet sounds, guitar and homemade sculptural instruments. He is also the founder of the publishing project Run/Off.
This piece is an extension from a sonic practice; where my raw materials are gathered less from a social or public site, but rather from the sensory topographies of a vibrant ecosystem. I wanted to reveal the chance encounters from a collage of field recordings to explore phenomena of birth, evolution, and decomposition. These themes are inherent in the movements of sound and become potent improvisational forms to create a kind of unfolding system, within a system; ad infinitum.
The field of deep listening is such, that the mind rests in the totality of being; where there is nothing but awareness in spirited moments of clarity. And in this awakened consciousness there is only truth.