Martin Kay (born 1981, Australia) is a sound recordist, artist and designer whose current interest lies in producing compositions of audio-montages that are constructed solely from selected un-mixed and un-edited environmental sound recordings and found sounds. Rather than incorporating external post-editing and processing techniques to abstract and warp his work, Martin instead seeks to utilise a mixture of straight as well as extended and oblique recording techniques that emphasise the various angles of a sound event from multiple heard and unheard perspectives as well as inspire new and unique compositional approaches. Through working with field recordings Martin's aim is to to evoke new emotional and psychological connections to his surroundings through deepening and challenging his understanding of the places, environments and situations he encounters.
Releases on 3LEAVES:
All Things Metal (2014)