Sound + Environment 2017 Launched!


The call for Sound + Environment 2017 is now open! Deadline for submissions is 30th January 2017.

We are seeking proposals for papers, workshops, compositions, installations and interventions at ‘Sound + Environment 2017’ (University of Hull, 29th June – 2nd July 2017).

‘Sound + Environment 2017’ is a four day conference bringing together artists and scientists to explore the ways in which sound can deepen our understanding of environments. Confirmed keynotes so far are BAFTA award-winning sound artist and field recordist Chris Watson, and Australian sound artist Leah Barclay. The conference will see the launch of a specially commissioned surround-sound installation from Chris Watson tracing the course of the Humber River from ‘Trent Falls to Spurn Point’. A number of other sound installations and performances will be featured in collaboration with Hull UK City of Culture and the PRS New Music Biennial.

Through exploring scientific and artistic approaches together, we hope to engage with sound in order to create complementary ways of investigating, understanding, and taking action.

Please see: for further information.

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Solo concert and talk at MiniBEAST


I had the pleasure of presenting a solo concert of my pieces spanning nearly 20 years in the amazing Dome Room in the Bramall Building of the University of Birmingham.

I then presented a talk called ‘Composing Place’, based on my approach to the use of found sounds in composition, with particular reference to place.

Thanks to Scott Wilson for the invite, and Annie Mahtani for organising everything, and for taking the time to show me round the new studios. It was a real hive of activity!


Resounding Mulgrave –

Voicewind –

South Bay –

Environs –

Joyce’s Vision –

Living Waves –

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