I'm a composer and sound artist, living in glasgow with my wife, Emma.
As a musician, I've released several albums and EP's on varying labels and toured heavily throughout the UK, Europe and the US - currently I'm signed to Sound Pellegrino (Paris). The last record I released was MIDI Pile, on Austin TX's #FEELINGS.
I've also worked on sound design and composition for two theatrical works by director Santiago Blaum.
My artistic practice incorporates research, design and performance and often relates to the use of technology in making art. This often manifests in the form of Max/MSP aided performative works, which function as a site of research for concepts / problems I am engaging with.
The threads that tie my work together:
- The relationship between the (sound) artist and technology (aesthetic / physical / sociological).
- The aesthetics of musical technologies and how this determines their use (the synthesizer / the "interface" / the digital programming environment).
- The notion of design in music & sound art (problem solving / strategy / systems).
I often work in collaboration with visual artists, adding an aural element to their work, or designing and producing performative and theatrical structures for ideas. I'm currently working in a long-term collaboration with visual artist Rob Churm, in a series of works which includes live audio-visual performance and theatrical pieces, largely developed during residencies or through commisions from festivals and exhibitions.