I am interested in the aesthetic and documentary possibilities of field recordings and the representation of the ‘everyday’.
I discuss some of the ideas behind my work in ‘Perecquian Soundscapes’ in Charles Forsdick, Andrew Leak and Richard Phillips (eds), Georges Perec’s Geographies; Perecquian Geographies (London: UCL Press, 2019), pp127–139. [open access pdf]
Exhibitions, projects etc include:
- 1.1 included in Good Morning Sunshine exhibition (Stramash Space, April 2011).
- Contributed recording to Felicity Ford’s Vending Machines of the British Isles (2010), subsequently appearing in the Half Rabbit exhibition (Beijing, June-July 2011) and at the Boring Conference (London 2010).
- Six contributions (2012-20) to the Disquiet Junto , ‘a group in which musicians respond to weekly, fast-turnaround assignments to compose, record, and share new music. The idea is to use constraints as a springboard for creativity.’
- 42 contributions to the British Library’s UK Soundmap, two of which were featured on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, 26 August 2010. I reflected on the project in ‘Listening to Britain’.
- And His Name is John Cena (2018). This meme is so 2015, but good work takes time. Here is father and son’s homage to Christian Marclay.
- Engrenages avec Georges Perec (2021).
- Scottish Minutes: an ongoing series of one-minute films that capture mostly off-screen sounds, the rationale for which I elaborate in ‘Pop Videos of the Future’.