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.
I am currently working with The Exploratorium in San Francisco to develop exhibits that explore the relationship between sound, water and perception, particularly in relation to the wild and lively world of San Francisco Bay. From Sea Lions to high speed ferries to Snapping Shrimp - San Francisco has a loud and lively underwater world. Soon, more people will get to experience it.
Out in the field, trying our best to obtain recordings of Whales and Dolphin Sounds in Monterrey with CCRMA Students.