The Oak Cycle
In 2022 I was selected to be an Artist-in-Residence at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, alongside a cohort of 6 other talented artists in various media including painting, dance, sculpture, and photography.
Mount Auburn Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, was founded in 1831. It is the first landscaped cemetery in the United States. Beyond functioning as a site of burial and cremation, the cemetery has been celebrated for over 200 years as a horticultural Eden that is one of the most beautiful public spaces in the greater Boston area.
As part of my residency I created The Oak Cycle, a long form audio-visual work inspired by the incredible oak tree collection at the cemetery, containing over 450 trees of numerous species. Together with my collaborator Rafi Sofer (audio, video, and co-production), I set out to create a meditative suite that moves between the "real" and the imaginary, while organically incorporating the natural sounds of the site into my music.
Click here to learn more about Mount Auburn Cemetery's Artist-in-Residence program.
Photo by Rafi Sofer