Shanty is a dual term denoting both an improvised dwelling and stories told through song. This is a separate collection because as a term it defies my approach to the act of making, and has guided the way that I think about my work subsequently. Shanty is a phenomenological approach to method which denotes my relationship to the places I work in. I assemble, materials, fragments of method, recording devices. I dwell, absorbing the context of the place and I make; not neccesarily in that order.