Jen Boyd is a sound artist and teacher living in Vallejo, CA. She spends time recording sounds in her environment and then arranges them into layered soundscapes. In these pieces, some sounds unfold naturally while others are processed. Jen uses a variety of different microphones to explore the textures and timbres in her environment. 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. Jen founded re:sound in 2015, a sound series on Mare Island focusing on forgotten space, environment and sound. 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.
Performance + Environment + Space + Installation + Sound Walk + Education