Brandon Becker is a composer, performer and installation-artist whose work is centered around the construction and deconstruction of sound objects and their relationship to attention and perception in the context of live performance, both public and private, and, by extension, the potential of art (broadly defined) to amplify our capacities for empathy and the communal processing of trauma.
Photo credit: Michella Bredahl
Essvus combines elements of noise, ambience, and drone in experimental electronic and electroacoustic music that channels avant-garde strains of rock. Under this name, Gen Morigami explores musical influences such as UK techno, the LA beat scene, no wave, and academic music. Psychological, philosophical, and personal thoughts and experiences often inform the semantic content of his work, including topics such as trauma and therapy.