I'm a composer, performer and sound artist, living in glasgow with my wife, Emma.
My practice incorporates composition, research, design and performance.
As a musician, I've released several albums and EP's on various labels since 2005 and have toured heavily throughout the UK, Europe and the US. My last record, 'No Master Dynamics' was released through London-based label ADAADAT. I currently also play Sax and Keys in weirdo-jazz band, Banana Oil.
I regularly work in collaboration with visual artists, adding an aural element to their work, translating conceptual or visual ideas into sound, providing live and recorded arrangements for musical works, or designing and producing performative and theatrical structures. I've also worked on sound design and composition for two theatrical works by director Santiago Blaum.
The threads that tie my work together:
- Examining the purpose of design in music & sound art: problem solving / strategy / systems.
- 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.
- Collaboration and it's ramifications: the auteur versus the collective, group authorship, affect, communication and the verbalising of ideas.
I hold an MDes (with Distinction) in Sound for the Moving Image from Glasgow School of Art.