I’m a New Zealand born producer, songwriter and loop pedal artist and have been playing and performing music for over a decade now. I currently study Commercial Music at Massey University here in Wellington in the hopes of becoming a tutor in the future. I also have a strong passion for social-justice and animal rights but above all other pursuits creating music and collaborating with other artists is my main calling.
Why do you love floating?
Sensory deprivation is a great way for me to organize the mental clutter that accumulates from everyday life and put “the voice of thought” into context as a tool rather than a burden… Which left unchecked can foster negativity or stray our perception from immediate experience. I also find floating beneficial for putting your mind to work for visualization of tasks whether that be a composition, performance or assignment. Also, with the current technological climate of being over-saturated with media, information and stimulation an hour alone in the tank has never been more relevant and useful for grounding oneself to cultivate a better relationship with the outside world.
Describe your best float experience and why it was so good:
During my last float I thought the music had suddenly come back on, however it was completely in my head and the sensory deprivation environment had let my mind generate an internal soundtrack! This was by far my favorite experience to date but saying that, my best float is always my most recent one.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of trying their first float?
My best advice would be to set an intention not an expectation, because floating is so variable for everyone and individual floats can be vastly different.
What’s your favourite quote?
“Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present.” ― Alan W. Watts