My Sonic Art
Insights and Techniques for Composing Sound-Based Music
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa. Kia ora e hoa mā. Ko Tuau Wharepapa te maunga, ko Te Tai-o-Aorere te moana. Ko Ngati Pakeha te Iwi. Ko Coulter, ko Gray ngā whānau. Ko taku kāinga taku marae. Ko Bill Coulter te tangata. Ko Coulter taku ingoa whānau. Nō Whakatu ahau. Kei Mōhua taku kāinga. I te taha o taku matua, ko Bill Coulter taku koro, ko Doris Fairbairn taku kuia. I te taha o taku whaea, ko Jack Edmonds taku koro, ko Maisy Schofield taku kuia. Ko Brian Coulter, rāua ko Clare Edmonds aku mātua. Ko Christine Coulter-Heron taku tuahine. Ko Sheridan Gray taku wahine. Ko Xavier, rātou ko Francesca, ko Sequoia aku tamariki. Ko John taku ingoa. Ko John Cousins tōku Kaiako. Kua mutu aku kōrero i teinei wā, nō reira, e hoa ma, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
Dr John Coulter is a sonic artist who lives in Collingwood, Golden Bay, New Zealand and works as a senior lecturer at the School of Music University of Auckland. His creative interests include live sonic arts, visual music, multichannel acousmatic music, environmentally-driven music, indigenous instrument making and playing and sound therapy. As a lecturer in music, John spends much of his time focused on facilitating the needs of the 21st-century musician – supporting individuals and groups who compose, perform, fabricate, innovate, and make use of technology; who study and research the language of music and sound; and who use their individual and collective heritage as a source of musical inspiration. John is a member of several international organisations that uphold this holistic approach to music making, and has presented both academic papers and creative works in several countries throughout the world including Australia, Canada, China, France, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.