Time Travel: Re-materialising the Past in Place

I have been selected for an immersive research module at NCAD (National College of Art & Design) in partnership with IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), looking at the “the entangled role that material documents play across different regions and times, both as a way to renegotiate a past and as a blueprint for future…

Interbeing: Listening Hands

As part of the Interbeing project, which I am co-curating with ceramic artist Kay Aplin, we are producing a film inspired by the Tai Chi form. The film came about after I performed at the Park 19 artist residency centre in Guangzhou showcasing my Sonic Baton instrument which I use to conduct field recordings. After…

Interbeing: Emptiness is Form

Interbeing is the latest curatorial collaboration between myself and ceramic artist Kay Aplin. The project has been in development since 2019, and started formally with a research trip to China, funded by Arts Council England and the British Council. The project has changed massively in response to Covid over the past year, but we are…

SLEEPERTOWN on tour

Circa Regna Tonat, the geo-fenced soundwalk I created as part of Richard Carr’s SLEEPERTOWN project, is to be relocated to Tullamore in the Midlands area of Ireland, opening on July 1 as part of curator Brendan Fox’s project, Museum of Everyone. ‘Circa Regna Tonat’ references the metaphor of the storm and its relationship to COVID…

The Joy of Isolation

Myself and three other sound artists have created improvised musical/sonic performances in response to the theme The Joy of Isolation. The results are now available on cassette and as a digital download on Bandcamp, in partnership with Paul Khimasia Morgan of Aural Detritus Concert Series. Sound artists: Blanca Regina Embla Quickbeam Paul Khimasia Morgan Joseph…

Circa Regna Tonat

On 18th Sept 2020 on the occasion of Culture Night in Ireland, my new commission Circa Regna Tonat (It thunders throughout the realm) was 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…

haunting killruddery

Today I would like to announce the launch of my new digital imprint of noises, which I will be using to showcase the audio works that emerge from my practice-based based PhD at SMARTlab UCD in Ireland, supported by Killruddery Culture, Arts & Heritage & the Irish Research Council. The first release is a recording…

Soundscapes in the Pandemic

Radio Aporee has been running a “soundscapes in the pandemic” project on their website, mapping the various ways that the soundscape has changed around the world in response to Covid-19. I’ve contributed 3 recordings so far, you can listen to them below, or you can go to Radio Aporee and listen to them on the…

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…

Killruddery : Listening to the Archive, a public talk

I am delivering a public talk at Killruddery House (just outside of Bray, Ireland) as part of “Listening to the Archive”, my ongoing artist-in-residence research project there. The presentation introduces the main themes of my practice-based PhD at SMARTlab, part of the Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland at University College Dublin.  Killruddery is a beautiful…

#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…

Last Art Words for a while this Wednesday

This Wednesday is my last Art Words for a while, although the series itself will continue in my absence. It is part of Wednesdays at Phoenix Brighton and is based on a simple idea. Words by artists curated around a single theme. This month I have chosen a selection of readings drawn from the field of…

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”…

Interbeing: research trip to China (Guangzhou & Foshan)

I am back in the UK recovering from jet lag but wanted to quickly post something from one of the main venues on my recent Chinese research trip, funded by Arts Council England and British Council’s Artist International Development Fund. Over two and half weeks, Kay Aplin and I (my co-curator at The Ceramic House)  travelled from…

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…

Art and Politics – an online debate at the Goethe Institute

HOW POLITICAL SHOULD ARTISTS BE TODAY? This is the headline question of an online debate series (#portofrei) I am currently taking part in at the Goethe Institute, following on from last year’s symposium Fragile Affinities at the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin. 3 European artists: belit sağ, Via Lewandowsky and myself, are invited back to debate…

Make Futurism Great Again! (2018)

#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…