Sneaky Snake

Adrift in a Sea of Stars, Sneaky Snake, 2012
Quadraphonic live sound installation, three hour durational performance
Photo credit: Rena Kosnett
Exhibition location: 60-inch telescope dome
Sneaky Snake is an experimental sound project in synthesized tonal waves. Its explicit purpose is the creation of altered states and well-being within the viewer/listener. George Jensen and Ian James began Sneaky Snake by focusing strictly on long form ambience as a means to induce trance-like, semi-consciousness within the audience. Lost within the environment and their subjectivity, participants often experience worlds within themselves. Over time Sneaky Snake has invested itself in complicating the paradigm, introducing aspects of field recordings, sampling, and synthesized drum beats into its healing music.