Tell us a bit about yourself:
I enjoy making music and currently play in the bands Gold Medal Famous (genre-fluid electro pop) and Selective Yellow (experimental electronic). I’m from Dunedin originally and grew up in Invercargill. I went to Otago University in Dunedin and studied Microbiology, Philosophy and Bioethics. I’ve lived in Wellington since the end of 2002 and I work in an office.
Why do you love floating?
It’s relaxing and a way to let your mind wander. It’s also a really good way to listen to music.
Describe your best float experience and why it was so good?
Having mild hallucinations. Seeing amoeba shapes in front of my eyes. Another time I felt like I was slowly rotating around the axis of my hips in the middle of a huge void. I have seen stars and fields of light too. It’s fascinating what your brain will produce in a low stimulus environment.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of trying their first float?
Don’t go in with preconceptions. Your mind will go where ever. Pick some music to listen to at the start and end to ease yourself into and out of the float. You can get a fright at the end of your float from the robot voice saying “Your session is over” so music can smooth this out. Pick something ambient or drone like “An Ending (Ascent)” by Brian Eno or “Monotone Symphony” by Yves Klein.
What’s your favourite quote?
“Nationalism does nothing but teach you to hate people you never met, and to take pride in accomplishments you had no part in.” Doug Stanhope (American comedian)
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