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sound artist/recordist and musician with a special interest in environmental sound and acoustic ecology. Current activities range from song writing, through improvised music, to research on how sound contributes to our sense(s) of place and recording projects which document areas of special sonic interest - most recently Lake Baikal, Siberia, and the Azerbaijan oil fields. Very interested in how sounds migrate with the people who make and create them. In 1998 he initiated the 'Your Favourite London Sound' project, which aims to find out what Londoners find positive in their city's soundscape. Currently involved in 'Sound and the City' the British Council's sound art project for Beijing, October 2005. Active as a performer he has played 100s of concerts at home and abroad. Musical collaborators include Clive Bell, Nic Collins, Alterations, Chris Cutler, Max Eastley, Evan Parker, Hugh Davies, Annette Krebs and Viv Corringham. He was a founder member, and director, of the London Musicians Collective. He frequently collaborates with artists in other fields, especially film/video, installation and 'public art', including, The Week of Small Miracles , a large, multi-artist project in the Lea Valley area of East London which he curated and "Flux" where he worked as a sound artist in the Hythe housing regeneration area of Colchester, UK. In collaboration with Isobel Clouter he produces 'Vermilion Sounds' , a monthly radio series on environmental sound for Resonance FM, London, now approaching 50 shows. He lectures in 'Sound Arts and Design' at the London College of Communication and gives workshops and shorter courses in 'field recording', including at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago during summer 2004. With Swiss video artist Ursula Biemann and students from the Architectural University in Baku, Azerbaijan, has just finished "Baku: In 5 Quarters" - an examination of different planning aesthetics in Baku, including their effect on the local soundscape. Accessed 2.11.06 from http://www.soundarts.co.uk/
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Half life - El Sonoscop archivo de arte sonoro, Barcelona England Edit
Stojan - El Sonoscop archivo de arte sonoro, Barcelona England Edit
Jewny McNeilly - El Sonoscop archivo de arte sonoro, Barcelona England Edit
Oparet - El Sonoscop archivo de arte sonoro, Barcelona England Edit
Hasretim - El Sonoscop archivo de arte sonoro, Barcelona England Edit
Dendelion Clock - El Sonoscop archivo de arte sonoro, Barcelona England Edit
Depford Grid Sub Station - El Sonoscop archivo de arte sonoro, Barcelona England Edit
Talp Club presenta d_inf - El Sonoscop archivo de arte sonoro, Barcelona England Edit
The Horse was Alive. The Cow was Dead. CD - England Edit
A Host Of Golden Daffodils CD Plate Lunch 1996 England Edit
Day For Night CD Paradigm 2000 England Edit
Where is the Green Parrot CD ReR 2000 England Edit
Baikal Ice CD ReR 2002 England Edit
Baikal Ice CD ReR 2002 England Edit
Your Favourite London Sounds 1998-2001 CD Resonance FM 104.4, London 2002 England Edit
Chernobyl Dawn Field Recording 2007 Russia Edit