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…

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, Touch Art Fair (2013)

The first ever Touch Art Fair in London this week included the audio-descriptive sound installation from Knitting Time by myself and Colin Hambrook. This celebration of haptic art included work by Jake and Dinos Chapman and was held at a former BBC building on Marylebone High St.

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…

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 at Central School of Speech & Drama. Come and see this next week – it’s going to be a corker! Such a great young cast… More info here

Sea of Voices

I have been working with Sue Gollifer’s MA Digital Media students at Brighton University to create soundscapes as part of Invisible Flock’s mobile app for the Sea of Voices commission, which is part of RELAY. The students came out with me in miserable weather to collect characteristic Brighton sounds or “soundmarks” and then edited these…

One minute Berlin rain

Minute of Listening is a creative learning project through which Sound and Music hopes to enable every child in the country to gain access to a huge diversity of music and sound and, for sixty seconds each day, to focus on the richness and enjoyment of the act of listening. I am very happy to be…

The Colored Museum at the V&A

The Colored Museum is a thought-provoking, satirical show that has delighted and discomforted audiences since it was written by George C. Wolfe in America in 1986. Director: Don Warrington Set/Costume designer: Jonathan Fensom Lighting designer: Jason Taylor Musical director: Dominique Le Gendre Sound designer: Joseph Young Taking place in a cultural museum, the 11 living ‘exhibits’ explore African-American identity in…

RNIB Culturelink

I’m currently working on a commission for RNIB Culturelink –  a pilot collaboration with seven museums in the West Midlands to improve creative access to museum and gallery collections for visually impaired people. I’ve been at Tate Modern all day documenting a number of responses to the existing Tate Collections from the participating museum curators, and it’s been a wonderfully inspiring event. I…

Architecture Inside Out

Back in 2008, I was asked by visual artist Rachel Gadsden to help document Architecture Inside Out –  a unique collaborative project between disabled artists and architects, led by Zoe Partington-Solinger. Myself and film artist Abigal Norris captured the various collaborations at Tate Modern and Woking Lightbox and produced two artists’ films as a response. Make Your Mark from Abbie Norris on Vimeo. The project continued in 2010/11,…