Sun Spurge in the Bayfield Hall Sculpture Trail

My track Sun Spurge has now finished its run as part of the Festival of New Sound Walk on the main lawn at Snape Maltings, and has been installed as part of the Bayfield Hall Sculpture Trail in Norfolk. The trail is open 5th – 30th October 2022, Wed – Sun, 10 – 5pm.

Visitors to the site will be able to walk through 3 acres of grounds, woodland and wild gardens to view the work of over 40 artists from across the UK.

The first Bayfield Hall Sculpture Trail features 40 artists, sculptors, musicians and makers in the beautiful gardens and grounds of Bayfield Hall near Holt. The trail is curated by Sarah Cannell and Fiona Roberts with kind permission to use the private gardens and chapel by Caroline and Roger Combe. An uplifting, inspiring natural space for people to experience contemporary art in a beautiful rural setting in North Norfolk.

Some works have been created specifically for the space – such as new music recorded by internationally acclaimed musicians Laura Cannell (Norfolk) and Seattle-based Lori Goldston (Earth / Nirvana MTV Unplugged) from their forthcoming duo album, and beautiful bespoke slate sculptures and tables by Cornwall-based artist Stacey Beaumont. 

Some works are on tour from the hugely successful Raveningham Sculpture Trail, which happens annually over the summer in South Norfolk, including The Tree of Life by artist/illustrator Cindy Lee Wright, and the Flaming Marsh Ponies collaborative project between Sarah Cannell, Rachael Long and Andy Jarrett.

Lou Barnell’s #INPROCESS

I was part of an hour-long Oram’s Special on the mighty Lou Barnell’s #INPROCESS show on Repeater Radio alongside Vicky Clarke and Una Lee earlier this month. This Thursday, Lou is screening Una Lee’s beautiful work ‘Down Gone’, and my films for Bee Orchid and Aaron’s Rod from my brand new album FLORESCENCE, which came out on Friday.

Tune in to RTV https://repeater-radio.com/repeater-tv/

INPUT:OUTPUT with Chisato Minamimura

Photo: Rebecca Cleal

Chisato Minamura presents her work ‘Deaf for 4’33’, followed by our collaborative film ‘Deafscape of Snape Maltings’ (film editing: Laurence Scott, Producer: Michael Kitchin).

A peacock butterfly lands on Jennifer Lucy Allan’s notebook during the Q&A.

Festival of New, 10 September 2022. Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape Maltings.

Autumn dates | Stuff in the pipeline

💚 Autumn dates! I’ve got a bunch of stuff in the pipeline inc: [INPUT:OUTPUT] w/ Chisato Minamimura; new album [FLORESENCE] as a film/sound presentation; new performance [PERCEPTION IS A MUTUAL EMBRACE] using laser, synth & video; and modular improv supporting Rival Consoles! 💚

INPUT:OUTPUT with Chisato Minamimura

Really stoked to have been chosen by Deaf performance artist Chisato Minamimura to collaborate with her on a short piece which we’ll making during her Snape Residency next week. We’ll be looking at how to visualise soundscapes for a Deaf audience using visual vernacular and film!

INPUT:OUTPUT is a performance experiment that looks at ways to make music a more inclusive experience. Chisato’s collaborative, deaf-led approach challenges assumptions about who can create soundscapes and what musical performances may look, sound, or feel like from a deaf perspective.

The finished 10-minute piece will be presented as a film for Festival of New at Snape Maltings, Suffolk, on 10 September 2022, alongside a talk by Jennifer Lucy Allan about visualising sound, and a presentation by Chisato of some her own previous work.

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Chisato Minamimura during a performance

Primadonna Festival soundscape workshop

I will be at Primadonna Festival this weekend leading a 50-minute workshop to get you started making your own soundscapes using that thing you carry with you at all times… yep, your phone!

If you’re attending, you’ll need to download and install an app called ‘Bandlab’ onto your phone in advance to get the most out of it.

Full details: Sunday 31 July @ 11am main stage area, The Food Museum, Iliffe Way, Stowmarket IP14 1SL. See you then!

Sound Generator Artist 2022

Super proud to announce I’ve been selected as one of the artists for Sound Generator, Sound UK’s  artist development programme 2022!

The work I’ll be developing has a working title of ‘into the body, into the flesh of the world‘ and investigates the multitudes of experiences within ‘mothering’ and ‘daughtering’. It’s something I desperately need to get out of my system and I’m so happy to be finally working on this idea. On a practical level, I’m going to be looking at how I can use my synths & hardware to create new work in a multichannel, ambisonic context, and playing with new visuals by displaying my sounds using laserbeams.

Sound Generator is funded by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation.

Busy Visits Episode 5

ALM aka Busy Circuits came to see me at Asylum for a studio visit on a searingly hot day in summer 2021! The video they made just dropped on their YouTube channel.

Soundscape workshop @ The Art Station

I’ll be running a creative soundscape workshop for ages up to 11, where we’ll write a story and then make and perform a soundscape together using vocals, electronic instruments and foley sounds. Tuesday 12 April 2022 10am-12.30pm, Art Station, Saxmundham.