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ArtEcho (2021)

A commissioned prototype for Cooper Hewitt Interaction Lab's Activating Smithsonian Access. ArtEcho explores a selection of the museum's artifacts through sound.

The Green Screen Exercises

This ongoing series of experiments on a green screen work surface combine sound improvisation with post processed video images.  These sketches are a chance to "limber up" to let ideas happen and then to contextualize them visually after the fact.

Earth’s Centre by Sterling Basement (2020)

Audio work created for Project Inferno, a celebration of the 700th Anniversary of Dante's Inferno presented at Cities & Memory. It explores the idea of gravity and as Dante and Virgil get close to Lucifer at the center of the planet, strange things begin to happen.

The Painlevé Exercises

This was a pandemic activity in which I created soundtracks for the remarkable films of Jean Painlevé. When brain-activity is challenged, let the images suggest the sounds.

Frozen Words at Local Project Art Space (2020)

Multi-channel sound installation. Immersive sound and glass objects forge an unlikely connection between an absurd work of 16th century literature, the ancient pseudo-science of alchemy, and political hate speech.

The Vein Flows below (2018)

Audio work created for the online project Earlid, curated by Joan Schuman that features recordings captured at the Marble House Project in Dorset Vermont, the site of an abandoned marble quarry in a village of abandoned marble quarries.

Stone Cold Groove (2017)

A series of related works created during a Family residency at Marble House Project in July 2017. The title alludes to the three-part structure of the work with each word of the tile acting as an organizing theme.

I am a Radio (2016)

This is a work created for the online sound journal EARLID that hosts a curated…

Lone Isla Craig

Track from the album Songs of the Highlands (Available on the Free Music Archive). The…

John Roach on UBUWEB

Here's one track from a playlist from the collaborative project Simultaneous Translation that is available…

The Dictionary Project (2004)

The Dictionary Project Collaborative sound composition "game" projects.johnroach.net/dictionary Dictionary is a computer-based collaborative compositional environment…

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