Landscape : Islands 2016

2016 kicks off with an exciting new project that ceramist Kay Aplin and I have been working on for the last 2 years, unfolding over the next few months. The project “In A Shetland Landscape” started back in November 2014 with an a-n new collaborations bursary funded trip to the Shetland Isles. We met potential partners for a…

Soundman and Ableton – Berlin

A quick report on two meetings in the past week with tech companies based here in Berlin. I’ve been using their kit for a long time in both cases and it was a pleasure and a privilege to meet them to discuss my practice and how I creatively work with their products. The Ableton Live team…

Errant Bodies, Berlin

  A performative evening and temporary exhibition Errant Bodies Kollwitzstrasse 97 10435 Berlin http://www.errantbodies.org 6-8th November 2015 opening event 6-9pm on Friday 6th performances start at 7.30 sharp continues 11-5pm 7th & 8th Nov Does the sound of a coffee machine in a an artisan coffee shop signal a resistance towards the globalisation of the high…

This Friday in Kreuzberg!

STORYTELLING ARENA – Stories and Sounds of Protest With Guest Artist, Joseph Young from Brighton, UK In German and English. With OPEN MIC for your stories. Fri. 30 October 2015, Wasserturm Kreuzberg, Kopischstr. 7, 10965 Berlin Doors Open 7.30pm, Begin 8pm In the Storytelling Arena in October: We explore modern forms of protest in narratives….

Art : Language : Location (ALL 2015)

Over the last few days curators and volunteers have been busy installing the work of 70 artists across the Anglia Ruskin University campus in Cambridge as part of the annual Art : Language : Location festival, exploring the connections between art, language and location.  This commission marks the final iteration of Revolution #10 for 2015 and is presented as a…

Together the People this Sunday

  Come and see a performance of “A People’s Manifesto” this Sunday 6th Sept, on the Soapbox Stage at Together the People in Preston Park, Brighton at 5.15 pm.

Utopias

Utopias have been a constant and recurring theme around my project Revolution #10 and its spin-off A Peoples Manifesto. From its original genesis as a community project working with the residents of Kensington & Chelsea on the Portobello Rd, to its presentation at the Houses of Parliament back in March, the work has consistently wrestled…

The Nimbus for IOS and Android

Last year I was commissioned by The Nimbus Group as an audio consultant and sound designer to work on their flagship project The Nimbus, an IOS (and now Android) app featuring the sounds of renowned field recordist Chris Watson. The sounds themselves were selected from Chris’s vast archive and presented as a colour-coded, high-quality, immersive…

World Listening Day July 18th 2015

My contribution to this year’s World Listening Day, celebrated every year on July 18th to mark the birthday of R. Murray Schafer who coined the word “soundscape” in 1977. Via Cities and Memory.

Project profile: A People’s Manifesto

Originally posted on A Manifesto for Digital Messiness:
This article looks at the ‘People’s Manifesto’ project – a radical sound installation and performance that aimed to express the democratic hopes and fears of a nation during the 2015 UK General Election.  A People’s Manifesto started life at InTRANSIT festival 2014 as part of a commission called…

Sound and the Urban Environment (2)

For those of you in Brighton and planning to visit the exhibition in the next week – a) It’s been extended by 2 days, so is now on until June 5th b) If you specifically want to hear my work then visit the gallery at the following times: 12.47 and 15.47 Mon-Fri 10.47 and 13.47 Sat &…