about

amsterdam-4

I make sounds and take photographs.

I make reductive music with computers and recordings of things.
In the past, I’ve made pieces with field recordings and photographs.
Currently, I’m making pieces with sine tones, noise, and cheap computers.
Sometimes I write music for instruments.
The music I write investigates issues of identity and place via timbral qualities of sounds stumbled upon in day-to-day life: environment, software, internet.

I devise listening scenarios for individuals, and ensembles. These examine relationships to the place in which you find yourself. Sometimes the individual/ensemble is passive in these locations, and sometimes they contribute sounds and actions at odds with the situation.

I compose soundtracks for puppetry company Sort of Theatre. I play samplers in multimedia ensemble Galvanize, and latino-electronic band Arcadio.

I have won 0 prizes, appeared on 1 national broadcast, and performed at 2 major festivals.

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Press:
“Everything about aural documents #1 is clean and exact; a precise negotiation of noise, time, space and silence, architecturally arranged into a structure of symmetry, right angles and impeccable counterbalance … Vivid and irrefutable.” – ATTN:Magazine

“Wholly abstract and non-human noise … Maguire’s exceptionally modest set-up makes the average laptop with its weighty OS, software bloat, and hundreds of MP3 files look like the excesses of a Rick Wakeman multi-keyboard array.” – The Sound Projector

“A popping, whirring, stuttering thing” – The Quietus

“Surging pulsations and electrical whistles coming on like Christian Fennesz getting heavy with a ZX Spectrum” – We Need No Swords

“The static of hard wired electricity navigating empty fields and lonely roadways; the longing of distant lovers across the world; the sine waves of incomplete thoughts feelings fighting each other over which shall prevail.” – Tiny Mix Tapes