carlos johns-davila

Carlos Johns-Davila is a composer, in fact he composed all the sounds you here in this podcast.


Carlos is “fascinated with where this can go”. And is asking “where is the structure? where is the form?” Amongst his many other questions we talk about:


  • thinking sonically
  • seeing music vs hearing music when composing
  • arnold schoenberg
  • composing for dance
  • heritage and lineage
  • thinking sonically
  • rescoring
  • synesthesia as creative tool
  • pre-colonial music and instruments
  • “speculators in the creative process”
  • “is there room for play?”
  • canacho
  • foreign film vs world music
  • “as a peruvian-american i see this hybrid perspective”
  • can rah, caroline stockhousen, david bowie
  • computer ensamble named BEEP



Published by


Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

Leave a Reply