The Art of Noises at Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

I am currently working on an innovative new project exploring the links between disability and public space through sound. Disabled Artists making Dis/Orderly Spaces brings together diverse disabled artists with architectural students, educators and professionals to develop new disability-led ways of working together around the design of built space. I will be working with Chianna Roberts at The…

Sensing Culture at Lewes Castle

I am delighted to announce my latest commission at Lewes Castle in East Sussex as part of the Sensing Culture project with Sussex Past & RNIB. The brief is to create a permanent sound installation in the grounds of the castle and an audio guide for smartphones. The sound installation will be installed in ‘the shelter’ in the gardens offering…

The Nimbus (2015)

In 2015, 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 sound…

Mapping Space

MAPPING SPACE Section 2 from Joseph Young on Vimeo. I’ve finally got around to digitising a sequence from this Laban educational DVD that I made with Anna Carlisle, Chair of the Laban Guild, back in 2014. The soundtrack follows closely the motion factors of the Laban technique to produce music that is a subtle commentary on…

Live/ Revive/ Lament @ Aldeburgh Festival

Well, here we are at the famous Aldeburgh Festival, getting ready for the premiere of Live/ Revive/ Lament, a new opera commission, for which I am doing the sound design for the middle piece. The weather has been fantastic and rehearsals are starting to talk shape in the run-up to the first performance on Monday. Silent…

Knitting Time (2013)

  Colin Hambrook’s Knitting Time exhibition opened this week at Pallant House in Chichester. I created an unusual audio headphone installation to accompany Colin’s exhibition of paintings and drawings. The work features cinematic soundscapes alongside Colin’s voice, reading audio descriptions of the selected paintings, as well as extracts of the poetry that inspired the exhibition. A moving and darkly…

Orchestra of Ringtones (2013)

This Saturday at Jerwood Gallery Hastings I will be creating a participatory artwork entitled “Orchestra of Ringtones” using smartphones as recording and playback devices to respond to the permanent collection at the Jerwood. New commission by Clare Sheppeard on behalf of Creative Coast Funded by Arts Council England

Easy Target

More fabulous archive material… This time a collaboration from 1998 with director Tim Newton. Easy Target is a short film about a small-time contract killer, inspired by British gangster films of the 1960’s. My soundtrack draws heavily on music from the period, particularly the James Bond movies and On the Corner by Miles Davies. Easy…

0-1

I designed the sound for 0-1…Immersive binaural soundscapes to invoke a digital deity. 0-1: a home for your digital soul 0-1 is a divine digital presence that manifests itself on mobile phones, enabling the user to have a dialogue with an unknown deity. Using artificial intelligence conversation agent software it learns from the queries put…

Sand Pilot by Invisible Flock

After the gorgeous Sea of Voices in this year’s Brighton Festival, in which I mentored students from the MA Digital Media to create soundscapes to embed in a mobile app; I am taking flight to the North of England to contribute sounds to the latest project by the extremely talented and hard-working Invisible Flock. Sand…

Enter : Talawa Young Peoples Theatre (2012)

I’ve been working alongside a group of young people at Talawa Theatre in London, doing the sound design for a devised theatre piece at the Embassy Theatre. Come and see this next week – it’s going to be a corker! Such a great young cast… More info here.

The Listening Ears (2012)

I have been commissioned by Tate Britain to run a series of silent soundwalks or “Ear Walks” around the gallery as part of a participatory day of art events for families on June 9th 2012 for BP Saturdays: Tate Together. The Listening Ears (above) are the development of a design first proposed for Artists Don’t Bite…