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Wil-Bolton-Portrait-Mono-Sqr-WebI am a London-based artist and musician. I make predominantly sound-based artworks for both CD releases and installations, often enhanced with video or photography.

My audio work uses guitars, acoustic instruments, vintage keyboards and effects to create warm and emotive melodies, fragmented and submerged among beds of droning ambient textures and environmental sounds.

My work is usually site-specific, based on a certain place, and I tend to use environmental sounds and images as starting points in the creative process. The main concept of my work is resonance – the resonance of sound, but also the resonance of a space – its atmosphere and the traces of its history, society and culture, and associated ideas of place, memory and identity. I also take inspiration from finding beauty in the everyday and in unexpected or overlooked places, taking the time to pause, freeze and explore a moment, experience or emotion.

I have released albums on labels including Hibernate, Time Released Sound, Eilean, Home Normal, Dauw, Dronarivm, Hidden Vibes and Fluid Audio.

I have also shown my sound and video works in exhibitions at ICA, Incheon Art Platform, Liverpool Biennial and others, and have performed at venues including Cafe Oto, Tate Liverpool and Iklectik.

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