Sound Art

Listening is really important to me, my work and the processes I find most fruitful. I’ve long been noodling about with different ways to cultivate and explore listening with and through the body, across time, and imaginatively. What does this even mean? For a couple of examples, have a look at Fleet Footing – an audio treasure hunt or sonic walk I made with composer Catherine Kontz that asks participants to listen to a lost river. Or take a look at The Observatory/ A Quite Life; an opera made with and for D/deaf and hearing artists and audiences that has a kind of synaesthetic approach to sound and listening – interpreting music into visual and haptic signals. I’ve also included a bunch of other examples of smaller projects and experiments I’ve made in sonic/listening practices in the spirit of showing my working out, if you like..

I also explore listening in other ways, including facilitation, and my T’ai chi practice, which isn’t included here but you can find out more about that over at my teacher’s website.

Fleet Footing

An audio treasure hunt along the lost Fleet River, created with composer Catherine Kontz

Looking down onto the wooden deck of a ship, with red vent pipes and a black railing around the edge. In the centre of the deck a figure is lyng down, almost completely hidden under and inside ca crumpled paper garment. One leg sticks out the bottom - it is a white persons leg, bare up to the knee and then wearing black trousers above. Some water reflecting blur sky is visible beyond the deck and railings.

Snowblind

Site-specific gig-theatre about the search for the North-West passage and the colonisation of the Arctic.

The Observatory

An opera about astrophysicist Annie Jump Cannon, made with and for Deaf and hearing people.

To listen in on the other ways in which I’ve been exploring sonic art, click the Audio tag in categories.