Whether working with DIY radio-based projects, massive arrays of low frequencies, or sampled and sequenced rhythmic construction, Kristen demonstrates that there is more to sound than just audibility. Drawing on history, urban and rural sound ecology, and the capabilities of his means of transmission to suggest new or hidden realities in relation to the subjects he investigates.
His work has been exhibited and performed in artists-run centers and festivals in Canada, Sweden, Vienna, and the Netherlands, and has aired on radio stations in New York, Boston, London, and Melbourne.
His writing on sound and radio art appears in the publications:
Islands of Resistance Pirate Radio in Canada