Aaron Ximm is a San Francisco-based field recordist and sound artist. He is best known for his composition, installation, and performance work as Quiet American, much of which can be found at quietamerican.org. From 2001 to 2005, Aaron curated and hosted the Field Effects concert series, which, like his own work, sought to showcase the quiet, fragile, and lovely side of sound art, particularly working with found sound and field recordings. Recently he has become increasingly interested in taking as his subject the problems and limitations of documentation itself. His latest project is the Marincello Unsoundwalk.