Jen Boyd

Bio

Jen Boyd is a sound artist living in Oakland CA. She spends time recording sounds in her environmnent and then arranges them into layered soundscapes. In these pieces, some sounds unfold naturally while others are processed.

For the past four years Jen has used contact microphones to explore the textures and timbres in trees. Many of her soundscapes seek to give depth to these delicate sounds. Although her work mostly relies on 'natural' sounds she uses a wide variety of sound sources to paint sonic pictures for the listener. In future projects, Jen will continue to explore the depths of natural sound and their presentation as art through live performance and sound installations. She hopes to spark the interest in people of all ages to listen more closely to the environment they live in everyday.