Brigitte Hart is an Australian sound artist working across installation and performance. Currently based in London, her practice explores relationships between voice(s), objects, histories, and place, often drawing on text, environmental recordings, remnants and vocalisation. She holds particular interest in exploring the art of small sounds, sounds that can be imagined, and the memory of sound.
Brigitte has developed installations and performed with Audiograft Festival, CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice), The Sound Portal, The Tate Modern and Tate Britain as well as The Barbican. Brigitte has been the recipient of the Australian Art Start Award as well as the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship. This has seen her study and perform at institutions such as The Whitechapel Gallery and The London Contemporary Music Festival with David Toop and Chris Watson (BBC, David Attenborough.) Brigitte has also travelled to the Limpopo region of South Africa to take part in a sonic art residency & workshop with experimental artist and ecologist Fransisco Lopez.
In 2019, Brigitte will be associated with research project Listening Across Disciplines II and exploring the sonic possibilities of ‘mudlarking.’
John Macedo is a sound artist and performer from London. He has incorporated everything from acoustic instruments and environmental sound to analogue and computer synthesis into recorded works, live performances and sound installations. He has a pluralistic approach which reveals and highlights the hidden potential in all sounds, environments and technologies, often in intimate, immersive and intuitive ways.
He performs live solo and has collaborated with artists and musicians such as Phil Julian, John Butcher, Graham Dunning, Tom White, Michael Speers, Artur Vidal, Adam Bohman, John Edwards, Lee Fraser, Sue Lynch, Yoni Silver, Steve Noble, Cath Roberts and more. He has had work released by Hideous Replica, Sound Holes, Beartowns Records and a releases small run and object editions on his own label, The Black Plume Editions. He also organises the monthly experimental and improvised music concert series SOLO:DUO:TRIO at the OTO Project Space.
Matt Atkins is a London based sound artist whose principle interests are reductionism, chance, repetition and texture. He uses objects, percussion instruments, occasionally a laptop and cassette recorders to create sound collages in both the recorded medium and live, usually in collaborative performances. He has recently released his work on the labels Falt, Midnight Circles, Invisible City Records, and TQ. He also runs his own label, Minimal Resource Manipulation.
Paul Khimasia Morgan is an improviser whose practice is concerned with attempting to produce a musicality from seemingly non-musical objects. He has previously worked with broken zither and textural surfaces but currently uses an amplified acoustic guitar body. He performs in groupings with Steve Beresford and Blanca Regina, Daniel Spicer, Simon Whetham, and Mark Wastell’s THE SEEN. His latest release is with Daniel Spicer; a cassette, Sepertae, released on Richard Sanderson’s Linear Obsessional imprint. His most recent solo album, Peoplegrowold was released on Mark Wastell’s Confront label.
Paul collaborated with artists Joseph Young and Kay Aplin to produce a series of sound-art concerts and talks in 2016 which featured Beresford and Regina, Cathy Lane, Felicity Ford and John Kannenberg which resulted in Paul’s piece, slow kiln, being included on the Landscape : Islands compilation. His previous work appears on labels including Linear Obsessional, Absence Of Wax, Crónica, engraved glass and Con-V. Paul has previously collaborated in various ways with Helen Frosi, Richard Sanderson, Simon Whetham, Seth Cooke, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Charlotte Keefe, Jason Kahn, Michael Fairfax & Barry Witherden, Claire Elizabeth Barrett and Ryu Hankil.
Bill Thompson is a sound artist and composer. He performs as a soloist and with a number of groups including zerospace with Lucia H Chung and Ian Stonehouse, Airfield with choreographer Ian Spink, and in the past with Keith Rowe, Faust, EXAUDI and others.
Although originally trained as a guitarist, Thompson has worked with live electronics for the better part of 15 years. Since 2016/17, however, he has returned to guitar using one built by Moog combining built in electronics with miscellaneous table top devices, found objects, flashing lights, and the occasional vibrator.
He has earned numerous awards and commissions including the PRS for New Music ATOM award, the GAVAA visual arts award, a PRS for New Music Three Festival commission, the 2010 Aberdeen Visual Arts Award, and was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Award in 2012.
Gregory White is an experimental musician from London, working at the intersection of music, art, and technology.
He runs White Noises, an online educational resource aiming to broaden the awareness and understanding of experimental music and modular synthesisers. These topics are made approachable through tutorial videos on the White Noises YouTube channel and his personal Instagram account. In the process he hopes to help build a passionate and inclusive community of musicians who are as excited about sharing knowledge as they are about making music.
After specialising in sonic arts at university, Greg became interested in building his own digital/acoustic instruments and interactive performances through a combination of electronics and programming. During this process he became interested in chance-based music and how the decision-making processes of the improvising human performer can be represented algorithmically.
Greg also works with creative studio Jones / Bulley, creating immersive public sound installations for environments ranging from Epping Forest to Hampton Court Palace.
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