Ian Nagoski makes electronic music by superimposing soundfields, most of them timbrally dense, derived from digital feedback, vibrating metal plates, and antique commercial recordings. In performance, he plays the interference among the sounds using only relative amplitude, equalization, and tape phase shift.
"A melting iceberg in an electrified auditory ocean." John Berndt
His recordings are Warm, Coursing Blood (1999,
Colorful Clouds for Acoustics, Philadelphia) and
Violets for Your Furs (2002, edition Ö, Atlanta). His collaborative sound-and-video works are Green and Dying (with Chris Rice, 1999), for Jason Glover (with Chris Rice, 2000), and Effortless Battle (with Catherine Pancake, 2002). He performs regularly as a duo with light artist Daniel Conrad.