PROJECTS// UNDERWATER SOUND


Whale Recordings

I have been a light commercial diver for many years, and an ocean lover since I was a child. Recording whales at Monterrey Bay has been a consistent project for the past 5 years. As part of my teaching at Stanford University, I teach students how to make hydrophones, which we then use to record whale and dolphin sounds. These sounds are then integrated into many of my compositions and installations. Below are a collection of images from my most recent field recording session with students from Stanford University.


Field Recording Images 2013

  • Humback Whale showing off his tail
    Humback Whale showing off his tail
  • Who says water and electronics don't mix?
    Who says water and electronics don't mix?
  • A Rissos Dolphin breaching
    A Rissos Dolphin breaching
  • Problem solving in the field.
    Problem solving in the field.
  • Rissos Dolphin alongside our boat
    Rissos Dolphin alongside our boat
  • Hydrophones overboard!  Monitoring the field recordings.
    Hydrophones overboard! Monitoring the field recordings.
  • Watching the hydrophones carefully and listening for activity.
    Watching the hydrophones carefully and listening for activity.
  • Rissos Dolphins
    Rissos Dolphins
  • Rissos Dolphins
    Rissos Dolphins
  • Humpback Whale Spume alongside a lucky sailboat
    Humpback Whale Spume alongside a lucky sailboat
  • A California Brown Pelican chilling under the Monterey pier
    A California Brown Pelican chilling under the Monterey pier
  • Humback showing his dorsal fin.
    Humback showing his dorsal fin.
  • Humpback whale fluke.
    Humpback whale fluke.
  • Listening hard for signs of activity.
    Listening hard for signs of activity.

Underwater Work Images 2013

  • My dive buddy at Point Lobos, near Monterey CA
    My dive buddy at Point Lobos, near Monterey CA
  • Shameless underwater selfie.
    Shameless underwater selfie.
  • Long arms of kelp at Point Lobos.
    Long arms of kelp at Point Lobos.