The sonic realm is the starting point for Steve Bates’s projects, which are evocations of communications networks and systems or descriptions of spatial and temporal experiences. For the past few years he has been developing a project investigating historical and contemporary aspects of auditory hallucination. Bates’s work has been exhibited in Canada, Europe, Chile and Senegal. He works in the field, on the air, as well as in museum/gallery and performance contexts. He releases music both solo and collaboratively, often through his own small-scale publishing and curatorial project, The Dim Coast.