Jen Boyd spends her free time collecting microscopic recordings of trees, plants, and other audible organic matter; and creating layered compositions in real-time with the use of a portable mixer. She captures natural sounds as they unfold. Working with contact microphones and a flash recorder, Boyd constructs stereo soundscapes to give depth to the delicate sounds of trees and plants alike.

Jen has a BFA in Music Technology from CalArts and ian MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College. Jen is currently exploring various means of releasing her recorded works of natural sounds and plans to continue to build an archive of Phonographies and contact recordings.