Grief: Silence in Five Movements is a narrative performance piece on loss done in five arrangements. The piece examines the five stages of grief through words, sounds, and visuals. Using an eclectic mixture of sound sources, the piece makes extensive use sampling techniques, electroacoustic composition, the decaying sounds of magnetic tape, voices, mournful arrangements, and found sound. The accompanying visuals deal with the themes of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance through projected video art containing imagery pertaining to the subject of grief. A personal connection with nature is also prominent in these visuals and sounds, making note of the grieving and loss which occurs in all forms of life.
Uncertain is a sound project which was started from Indio, California in the Winter of 2007 by Florian-Ayala Fauna, who is the sole member of the project aside from the occasional guest collaborator. Florian is a visual artist, musician, androgyne, and admirer of fawns, seahorses, and moths who was born in 1991 in Norfolk, Virginia and grew up as a child in the dreary and desolate town of Bombay Beach, California. Their work seeks to collect, arrange, dissect, create, disfigure, beautify, set fire to, seed, and manipulate delicate, fragile sounds that vary from the organic to the unearthly. Sound sources frequently found in their music include natural field recordings, the noises of animals, processed acoustic instruments, synthesized and mangled electronics, and sounds found on decaying magnetic tapes.