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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…