About

Photography by Richard Outram

I am an artist working predominantly with sound, sometimes enhanced with video and photography. My work combines electronic tones with digitally processed acoustic sounds including field recordings and musical instruments. I have produced several site-specific commissions and am particularly interested in the resonance of spaces, their history and atmosphere, and wider notions of place and memory.

Recent works include: Treatments and Textures, a mix of ambient and electroacoustic music for Tate Liverpool’s Sculpture Remixed collection display; Binary, a commission for the National Trust manor house Oxburgh Hall, in which the venue’s Victorian wallpaper was converted into sound; Chimes for a Wall Drawing, a live performance on processed chime bars, guitar and electronics which took Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #1136 as an inspiration and graphic score; Quay Tones, an audiovisual installation which explored the history and atmosphere of the Middle Ages trading port King’s Lynn through images focusing on weathered fragments of architecture and scenery and processed recordings of baroque harpsichord tones and field recordings; Threnody, a site-specific sound installation inspired by Korean Royal Ancestral Shrine Music, created for the Kyung Hee University Museum of Arts, Seoul.

My work has also been shown in exhibitions and festivals including Seeing Sound 2 (Bath Spa University, UK), Wonderpia (Nanji Studio Gallery, Seoul), Re/Flux (ICA, London), Odd Place (ARTSIDE, Seoul), BBC Film Festival (UK), SoundImageSound VII (Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, USA), A Thing About Machines (Herbert Gallery, Coventry, UK), Transfixed Motion / Transitory Still (Sheffield Institute of Art and Design Gallery, UK), and Sound:Space (South Hill Park, Bracknell, UK).

I have also published several audio CDs. Time Lapse (Hibernate Recordings) uses guitars, chime bars and vintage keyboards to create warm and emotive melodies, fragmented and submerged among beds of droning ambient textures and environmental sounds. Quarry Bank (Time Released Sound) explores the history of an Industrial Revolution cotton mill, blending site-specific recordings of machinery with electronically treated acoustic instruments. Kollane (Time Released Sound) was created during a residency at the Estonian Artists’ Association in Tallinn, inspired by the vibrant autumnal foliage and historic architecture of the city. My debut vinyl LP Under A Name That Hides Her (Hibernate Recordings) is a melancholic and romantic album inspired by nostalgic recollection of the guitar bands I listened to as a teenager.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 731 other followers