Interview with ATTN – Landscape : Islands

“I’d never previously given any thought to the potential for collaboration between sound and ceramics, although artist / curator Joseph Young has spent much of the past few years exploring the innumerable ways they may intersect and interact. Many of these explorations have been alongside curator and ceramicist Kay Aplin, and together they recently launched In…

IN CAMERA

A new gallery space has opened at The Ceramic House co-curated by myself and ceramist Kay Aplin. IN CAMERA was founded to exhibit and promote collaborative projects in sound art and ceramics. The gallery has its own dedicated website and will be open for events and exhibitions throughout the year. Join us on Sept 2nd for the opening of my joint…

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…

Die Mittelschicht Revoltieren!

The Middle Classes Are Revolting! (again) in Berlin on August 26th at Strange Umbrellas #14. If you’re in Berlin, treat yourself to a fantastic couple of nights of performances and films, if you’re not then watch this – filmed in 2013 as part of ‘The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing’. The Middle Classes…

Concert Series at The Ceramic House

In partnership with Aural Detritus Concert Series and as part of our Landscape : Islands project, I am happy to announce a series of sound art events and experimental music concerts at The Ceramic House, beginning in May. Please note numbers are limited due to space, so early booking advised… May 13th features Brambling (Paul Khimasia…

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…

Vernissage – Landscape : Islands April 30th 2016

I am delighted to announce that the collaborative sound and ceramics project I created with ceramist Kay Aplin – “Landscape : Islands” launches on April 30th with a preview of our first exhibition and sound performances at The Ceramic House in Brighton. We will also be unveiling our new micro-gallery that night “IN CAMERA”. It’s a cute…

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. The project started back in November 2014 with an a-n new collaborations bursary funded trip to the Shetland Isles. We met potential partners for a planned residency and exhibition project at Scalloway Booth…

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…

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…

Errant Bodies, Berlin

A performative evening and temporary exhibition Errant Bodies (now Errant Sound) Kollwitzstrasse 97 10435 Berlin Errant Bodies Archive 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…

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….

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…

An Other World (V&A)

In July 2015, I hosted and organised a symposium at the V&A as part of InTRANSIT festival and “All of this belongs to you”. We invited a number of artists and community activists to present extracts of work exploring the notion of artistic and political utopias in performance. A limited edition catalogue of 200 was produced in the…

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.

Utopia(s)

Notions of Utopia have been a recurring theme of my work Revolution #10 and its spin-off A Peoples Manifesto. From its original genesis as a participatory public art project in partnership 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…

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,…

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…