About

Biography

I am an electroacoustic composer, saxophonist, improviser and community musician.

I am in my second year of a part-time Composition MA (electroacoustics) at The University of Sheffield. Since coming to Sheffield, I have been developing my practice as a field recorder and in March 2020 I set up my Soundcloud site as a source of ‘outdoor sounds for indoor listening’ for people confined indoors due to lockdown. I have used material from these field recordings to produce soundscape compositions. In addition, I have composed pitch-based works using material from an improvisation with Chilean composer/musician Mario Cáceres (piano) in December 2019. In the last 19 months, I have composed 12 solo works and been involved in 23 collaborations; a number of my compositions have been broadcast/presented in the UK and internationally, a highlight being the inclusion of my soundscape composition Buzzing City (2020) in the Ventanas Acústicas II programme at II Encuentro Internacional de Ecología Acústica México, Dec 2020. I regularly compose for the digital art group Genetic Moo, and currently have two works featuring in their exhibition Microworld Kristiansand at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway.

Research Interests

1. Acousmatic Storytelling – first introduced by Panos Amelides in 2016.
Over the last year I have been exploring and working with this hybrid genre; Joanna Dobson, Sheffield Hallam University, and I have written about its potential to highlight issues related to the Anthropocene, in a soon to be published paper in Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia. I have applied to undertake a practice research PhD to continue my research in this area.

2. Soundscape composition

3. Electroacoustic composition and
I. Spirituality
II. Queer theory
III. Social engagement

 

Links

Genetic Moo geneticmoo.com

Jean Hogg  jeanhogg.co.uk

Stephen Carley stephencarley.co.uk

Joanna Dobson  joannadobson.com and acousticallotment.com