In 2005, I was commissioned to compose soundtracks for two video-dances produced for WOSU television in Columbus, Ohio. These were created in collaboration with Norah Zuniga-Shaw and Mary Rathke. Nearing was composed using samples of music by Mike Vargas, a marimba performance by Joe Krygier, and my own field recordings. The Rhythm of Things was composed in collaboration with percussionist Joe Krygier. In addition to working with his loops and recordings I manipulated the field recordings and ambient sound to give them a rhythm of their own.