Found Sonatas is a collection of works that follow the general outline of sonata form as established through the analysis of music theory and history of the form. Where the works differ from the established ideas of a sonata is in their musical content and its application.
The works are all composed with minimal materials consisting of found samples. These samples vary in origin from simple things such a a hand clap to the quirky and odd sounds of a squeaky faucet being turned on and off. Restrictions on the number of original samples that can be used within the work vary from piece to piece but generally range from three to five. The idea being that through clever manipulation and thoughtful effects processing an interesting and complex palette of sonorities and timbres can be produced.