Fractures began as a small sound installation consisting of film tins filled with objects including nails, tacks, ball bearings and other miscellaneous objects. The film tins were then equipped with piezo microphones plugged into amps then placed atop upward facing speakers. Evolving frequencies were then mixed into the speakers in order to vibrate and stimulate the film tins and their contents at varying intensities.

The installation then evolved into a studio project expanding on the original configuration. The studio configuration consisted of two vintage tape decks, a vintage 1/4" reel-to-reel, two mixers, multiple microphones, multiple piezos, analog synths and effects pedals. Field recordings, synth tones and feedback were then mixed into the speakers with the film tins on top. The output was then captured by the microphones and piezos mixed by the second mixer and recorded by the reel-to-reel. These reel-to-reel recordings were then recorded and edited digitally.

Fractures is the result of studio experiments with this configuration conducted during the period of November 2013 to February 2014.