Representations, mediations, always abstractions. Naturalism, Realism are, after all, -isms; verisimilitude standing in for the notion of direct correspondence. The map is not the territory.
I'm currently sitting at my sister's place in Toronto, preparing for my performance of Arboreal Audio tomorrow evening at this year's Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium. It's a trip being back in this city again, seeing a few of the same old sites, marking the massive changes to street front shops through the pressures of a volatile market. Having nice weather here certainly helps put a positive spin on my overall impression, but I'm really enjoying experiencing this city again in a way that seems all new. I'm really looking forward to transposing the trees of Arboreal Audio into this concrete jungle.