Singh’s ambient offering, Polyphonic Garden Suite II, intimately explores our relationship with this living, breathing and animate world. He created the album over the course of two years of travels to six biomes throughout so-called ‘british columbia’. The emerging melodies are then mixed with field recordings and unique instrumentation (tambura, mohan veena and fujara). Singh tempers keyboards with the songs of coastal wolves, orca, and birds (western screech owl, thrush, robin, song sparrow). To further deepen these sonic landscapes, the midi data of plants and fungi trigger the songs of their animal cohabitants: a Cottonwood tree triggers the call of the Song Sparrow that lives within its branches; bull kelp triggers the song of orcas. What emerges are complexly layered sonic ecologies of connection and wonder for the natural world, where Singh imagines how we might move towards right relations with these generous lands, waters and skies.
"Singh spins the sounds of plants and animals into a symphony"
"a visionary artist ... blending the technological world with art, social and environmental causes ...
Singh's work reveals a new, malleable reality that is long overdue."
CBC Radio Canada
"Mesmerizing, vibrant ... Singh isn't just crossing genres, he's stradling astral planes"
Globe and Mail