Circa Regna Tonat

On 18th Sept on the occasion of Culture Night in Ireland, my new commission Circa Regna Tonat (It thunders throughout the realm) will be unveiled in Gorey, Co. Wexford as part of the ‘Sleepertown’ public art project curated by Richard Carr. The six geo-located audio works that are part of the commission (including mine) have…

Interbeing : WFH_1.0 takeover

This week has seen the official launch of the project “Interbeing” which emerged out of a research trip to China and Hong Kong last year with my co-curator at The Ceramic House, Kay Aplin, organised originally in partnership with Zen Arts. Just before the lockdown started we heard that we had been successful in our…

Isolation Concert

The current crisis forces us all to be creative. When my concert in The Orangery at Killruddery in Bray, Ireland was postponed we decided instead to film the performance in the garden of The Ceramic House in Brighton where I am currently isolated. All of the sounds you will hear have been recorded in and…

Ground Zero on Radio Staalplaat (2020)

Ground Zero revisits some iconic material I collected on Wall Street during the crash of 2008. We arrived on Wall St as artists-in-residence for the Conflux Festival on Sept 11th, right in the middle of the first Obama presidential election campaign. Conspiracy theorists were out on the streets, spouting stories of Israeli Mossad involvement in…

#WLD2019

To mark World Listening Day 2019 I have recorded a performance of Dean Rosenthal’s Stones/Water/Time/Breath by the fountain at Killruddery, Bray in Co. Wicklow, Ireland, where I am currently artist-in-residence, as part of an Irish Research Council funded practice-based PhD with SMARTlab, University College Dublin. Link to the score here. Recorded binaurally with Sound Devices…

The Temple of Anagama

Following on from last summer’s attendance at the Kohila wood firing symposium in Estonia with ceramist Kay Aplin, in which I recorded the sounds of a 3-day anagama kiln firing, I am pleased to announce the second output from that trip. The first was the 4 channel sound installation that accompanied Kay’s “Fire and Water”…

Fire and Water, a ceramics and sound installation

View this post on Instagram Fire and water, a new work by Kay Aplin & Joseph Young – a unique collaboration in ceramics and sound. Showing next week at Collect Open 2019, Saatchi Gallery London. The water sounds come from Borines in Asturias, Northern Spain from the site where Kay gathered the tiny flora that…

A field in England / Prisoners (2018)

I am delighted to announce that I am about to open a new site-specific commission in Leicester, supported by Leicester De Montfort University and IRCAM. The project ‘In Situ’ has commissioned 3 artists to make temporary sonic works that animate historic spaces. I am presenting two works that explore the historic connection between Richard III…

Make Futurism Great Again!

#MFGA Today sees the launch of Make Futurism Great Again at the Estorick Collection, London a timely examination of Futurism in the 21st century by groundbreaking artist group Neo Futurist Collective. I founded the collective in 2007, in the guise of conceptual politician and crooner Giuseppe Marinetti. The launch is accompanied by a specially filmed performance of…

Landscape : Islands Concert Series

This Saturday, I will unveil a new release from Aural Detritus, featuring recordings of live performances from the 2016 Landscape : Islands Concert Series at In Camera at The Ceramic House. The cassette features performances from myself, Steve Beresford & Blanca Regina, Paul Khimasia Morgan and Brambling. There’s a very nice review of the cassette…

In Seoul for the final leg of ‘Made in Korea’

I am are here in Seoul with Kay Aplin (my co-curator of Made in Korea) and Hankil Ryu, to install a new exhibition of Kay’s work and to play a couple of concerts, using my Sonic Baton to recreate the original 4-channel sound installation made for British Ceramics Biennial, ‘Handmade/Automation’. The sounds for the piece were collected…

The Missing Paintings acquired by Towner Art Gallery

i am delighted to announce that my commissioned work ‘The Missing Paintings’ which has been showing over the summer as part of Ravilious & Co. – The Pattern of Friendship, has been acquired for the permanent collection at Towner Art Gallery. It’s always an important milestone for an artist to have their work accessioned in…

The Missing Paintings

I am delighted to announce my latest commission entitled “The Missing Paintings” for Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne. The work previews this Friday as part of Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship and then is open to the public from May 27th to 17th Sept. Ravilious painted a number of watercolours in the 1930s…

Landscape : Islands

2016 saw the making and delivery of a joint project with ceramic artist Kay Aplin, exploring the landscape around us through ceramics and sound art collaborations. The project began with our joint residency in the Shetland Isles in August 2015, documented here in a blog on a-n, and continuing with an exhibition at Shetland Museum &…

Lewes Castle

This ambitious project started in mid 2016 and came to fruition in the late summer and early autumn of 2017. It encompassed two separate and interlinking pieces of work. The first was a geo-locative audio guide, created in partnership with Josh Kopecek at Echoes, using multiple narrative voices and binaural field recordings to evoke the…

In A Shetland Landscape (GFR099)

Yesterday’s opening at Shetland Museum & Archives was accompanied by the release of an album of binaural sounds taken from my joint exhibition with ceramist Kay Aplin, also entitled In A Shetland Landscape. The album is available as a free download from portuguese net label Green Field Recordings and comprises a set of diverse sounds gathered during my joint…

What is the Sound of Protest?

The vernissage of “What is the Sound of Protest?” opened to a packed and excited audience at Errant Bodies on November 6th 2015, with performances and talks by Janine Eisenächer, Nicodemus, Stefan Romer and my alter ego Giuseppe Marinetti. My thanks to the 15 artists who agreed to be part of the show at short notice and thanks…

Revolution #10 (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…

In A Shetland Landscape (residency)

I am collaborating with ceramist J Kay Aplin on an exciting project that merges our respective disciplines of ceramics and sound to explore the beautiful Shetland landscape. We are in residence at Scalloway Booth for the whole month of August, during which time we will be documenting and recording a series of walks in the landscape,…

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.