Dryads is an interactive music installation inspired by the spirits of the forest. The dream-like, meditative composition is reproduced over a 3D audio system made of flat-panel live edge wooden slabs that react to participants holding and manipulating smaller wooden objects.
Picking up and moving the wooden objects enables a call-and-response exchange with the various spirits. The quality of the different sounds is at times vocal-like, at other times animal- or insect-like. The language is sincerely emotional, a purposeful departure from the literal transactions we are inundated with in day-to-day life.