The Quiet American | Biography

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The Quiet American (Aaron Ximm) is an artist based in San Francisco, California, who specialises in field recordings. His careful audio portraits - available at - have captivated audiences worldwide. His 'one-minute vacation' series in particular, of which there are currently over 200, provide a "vacation from the life you are living" (Aaron Ximm).

Ximm's field recordings span the globe, accessed through a simple, yet highly effective, fragmented globe interface. Field recordings from Vietnam, San Francisco Bay, the Fiji Islands, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal all sit within a click of the user, ready to download.

Ximm first collaborated with Fällt in 2003 when he contributed a portrait of Moscow as part of the touring installation 'Invisible Cities'.

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