Sound Arts Lecture Series

Sound Arts Lecture Series

Weekly lectures

A CRiSAP and LCC Sound Arts collaboration

At London College of Communication / Online

LCC Sound Arts Visiting Practitioners Series Facebook group

CRiSAP and LCC's Sound Arts department co-run a Sound Arts Lecture Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term one sound arts staff member curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work. Primarily for the current BA, MA and PhD sound arts students at LCC, these talks are also open to students and staff across all UAL colleges and courses and to a small number of external guests. Registration details are below. Documentation of the lectures can also be watched below.

Header image credit: Installation View Darsha Hewitt "High Fidelity Wasteland I: 100 Year Old Quicksilver Cloud (2020) - Photo credit Adam Janisch


Summer Term – 2024

Presented by LCC Sound Arts and the CRiSAP Research Centre 

Convened by Rory Salter with support from the Course Support Admin and Sound Arts Tech teams. 

Thursdays at 2.30pm - 4.30pm (UK time)

Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication, University of Arts, London

The Summer Term lectures will be held in-person and livestreamed for external guests.

If you are not currently studying at UAL and would like to watch the livestream via Zoom, please reserve your spot through the Eventbrite link.

Please note that you will need to book for each event in the series you wish to attend.

11 April 2024 – Rita Evans

Rita Evans is a British-Canadian artist based in London. With a background as a musician, painter and sculptor, Rita makes and performs sonic sculptures where materials, sound and people play out in a politics of negotiation. Her works have been exhibited internationally, including: Tate Britain Sensory Commission (completing in early 2024); Audiograft Festival of Sonic Art (2023); Towner Eastbourne Performance Commission (Foundation Foundation Emerging Artist Award) (2022) & Towner International Biennial (2020); Tate St Ives Commission: Solo Exhibition & Performance (2022) and Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Residency (2021) & Exhibition at Haus Gropius, (2021/22) in parallel to works by Charlotte Posenenske/Alexis Lowry (Dia Art Foundation). Awards include the Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award; Acme Residency & Awards Programme with The Royal Opera House & Henry Moore Foundation.

Rita Evans wearing headphones interacts with an instrument

Photo credit: Yvonna Tenschert

18 April 2024 – Seymour Wright

Seymour Wright is a saxophonist. His work is about the creative, situated friction of learning, ideas, people and the saxophone – music, history and technique – actual and potential.

Seymour's solo music is documented on four widely-acclaimed, self-published collections - Seymour Wright of Derby (2008), Seymour Writes Back (2015), Is This Right? (2017) and RITES (2023).

Current projects include: @xcrswx with Crystabel Riley; [Ahmed] with Antonin Gerbal, Joel Grip and Pat Thomas; GUO with Daniel Blumberg; XT with Paul Abbott (and XT trios with Anne Gillis, Kavain Wayne Space/RPBoo, Pat Thomas); The X-Ray Hex Tet; lll人a trans-Atlantic duet with Andy Guthrie; and, with Jean-luc Guionnet a project addressing an imaginary lacunae in Aby Warburg's Atlas Mnemosyne.

His writing about sound and ideas has been published in the Wire, the Quietus, WeJazz, Cesura//Acceso, and Sound American.

Seymour Wright wearing a cap looking down with shadow cast over face

Photo credit: Crystabel Riley

25 April 2024 – Luciano Maggiore

Luciano Maggiore is a Palermo-born, London-based musician, whose work addresses the performativity of the musical act, the perception of it, and the obscurity that emanates from it. His main interests include mechanisms of sound diffusion, performance, repetition, endurance, non-human/animal languages, dance, and folklore. With the use of speakers, several analogue/digital devices (samplers, CD players, walkmans, tape recorders) as well as acoustic objects, Maggiore crafts work of dedicated simplicity and, at moments, absurdity, where the traces of the various sound media in use surface.

The same distinctive persistence also shows in his rich discography consisting of both solo audio works, as well as in different (duo) collaborations, including his recent release with Michael Speers on which they contemplate the kernel of black metal. Maggiore’s long-standing collaborative duo project with Louie Rice, also titled ‘NO-PA/PA-ON’, engages in what can be described as 'unrewarding task-based actions’ or simply 'two people in a room, doing something’. By performing (and recording) score-based works of others and their own, they’ve created a space to embrace minimalism, prolonged action, choreography, auditory phasing, unorthodox stereo expansion as well as the lack of amplification, and the use of acoustic sound sources (humming, stepping, clapping, etc), challenging possible boundaries of electro-acoustic music.

Luciano wearing a cap looks away from the camera in black and white. Blurred figure in background

Photo credit: Bradford Bailey

2 May 2024 – Mosquito Farm

Mosquito Farm started in 2022, a collaboration between artists Maddie Banwell and Grace Black. Their performances include many handmade instruments - mechanical, electronic and acoustic, alongside props and devices to play them with. Some forms are unrecognisable as instruments, while some resemble more conventional strings, drums or machines. These create sequences of drone and percussion, switching between microtonal harmonies and more chaotic layered rhythms with harsher sounds. Their performance is as much object theatre as music - their physical presence in amongst the terrain of objects is important. Their choreographed movements interact with the instruments, and sometimes they work within parameters to construct or collapse their set up. They have played in many venues across London, also recently at Kraak festival in Antwerp. Future performances will take them to 100 Years Gallery in Haggerston and Supernormal Festival in Oxfordshire.

Mosquito Farm in front of an audience with equipment and cables laid out on the floor

9 May 2024 – Ellie Wang

Eleanor Ai Wang (b.1994) graduated from the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, and currently lives and works in London. Her artworks are permeated with references to help convey the emotional, psychological and physical contexts of the moments that inspired them. Though the abstract elements in Wang’s work emanate a distinct sense of freedom and experimentation, they come from a rigorous method and discipline that the artist acquired during her musical training. Wang works primarily in painting but has a wider collaborative practice in performance.

Recent work includes: Goodeye Residency, London; Living Life Along Paths, EYECANDIES Gallery, Shanghai; A Couple Of: The Dual-mechanism of the New Generation of Asian Artists, Hive Art Centre, Beijing; Pentatonic Tale, MAMA, London

Ellie Wang smiling next to a painting

Image credit: Greg Bushell

16 May 2024 – Michael-Jon Mizra

Michael-Jon Mizra (b. 1991, Cape Town) is a computer musician based in London.
Whilst studying music at the University of Leeds (2009) he explored performativity in electronic music and was drawn to the radical implications of the laptop-as-instrument. This led to a career defining interest in how programmatic thinking, data-structure management, and algorithmic modelling can be used to compose and perform.

Working at the University of the Arts London as a specialist technician, researcher, and teacher of creative computation, he is an active member of the Live Code London scene, hosting monthly meetups where artists and researchers showcase their latest developments. His work has been performed and displayed at IKLECTIK, Corsica Studios, the London Design Museum, and the Manchester International Festival.

Michael-Jon Mizra performing with a laptop and electronics

Image credit: Matt Favero

23 May 2024 – Nwando Ebizie (Online 2.30-3.30pm only)

An unclassifiable polymath, British-Nigerian multidisciplinary artist Nwando fabulates speculative fictions and alternate realities at the intersection of live art, experimental music and multi-sensory installation. She proposes new myths, rituals and provocations for perceptual change, radical care and transformation of the self and community, drawing from science fiction, Black Atlantic ritual cultures, biophilia, neuroscience, her own neurodivergency and Nigerian heritage.

Awards include: An Ivor Novello nomination, an Oram Award, and the Steve Reid Innovation award. Her debut album was released in 2022 on Matthew Herbert’s Accidental Records to critical acclaim.

Commissions include compositions for London Sinfonietta, Aurora Orchestra, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Zubin Kanga, Opera North and Sky Arts.

Her work including live art gigs, sound art installations and curated happenings, has been performanced at Barbican, Southbank Centre, Wellcome Collection, Tempo Festival (Rio de Janeiro), Hepworth Wakefield, Melbourne Science Gallery, Tate Britain, Art/Science Museum, Singapore, Rewire 2023, Donau 2023l and She Makes Noise 2023.

This is a replacement session due to the interruption of Nwando’s previous lecture due to illness.

Image credit: Dimitri Djuric

Spring Term – 2024

Presented by LCC Sound Arts and the CRiSAP Research Centre 

Convened by Annie Goh with support from the Course Support Admin and Sound Arts Tech teams. 

Thursdays at 2.30pm-4.30pm (UK time)

Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication, University of Arts, London

The Spring Term lectures will be held in-person and livestreamed for external guests.

If you are not currently studying at UAL and would like to watch the livestream via Zoom, please reserve your spot through the Eventbrite link.

Please note that you will need to book for each event in the series you wish to attend.

11 January 2024 – felix taylor

felix taylor is an artist and composer from South London. His work uses field recording, musical composition, computer programming, radio broadcasts, collage and filmmaking. This year felix has released a composition for Philip Glass's Orange Mountain Music Label, commissioned for the composer's 85th birthday and is currently working on public installations for Turner prize nominated collective Gentle / Radical, Croydon Borough of Culture and Three Rivers Bexley. As a collaborator, felix has created scores for installations, performances and films by artists such as Barby Asante, Hope Strickland, Jamila Prowse, Daryl Dayley, Languid Hands, Imani Mason Jordan and Samra Mayanja. Previous projects include performances, collaborations, workshops, exhibited works and soundtracks for The ICA, Chisenhale gallery, BBC Sounds, Somerset House, South London Gallery, FACT Liverpool, Reduced Listening, Audible, The Black Cultural Archive, GOMA, Thames

Festival, Uber Boat, Musicity, NTS Radio, The Arnolfini, The Jewish Museum, 1020 Radio and We the Curious.

felix taylor sits in dark room lighting a piece of paper on fire. He wears a hoody and cap saying 'no problems'

Photo credit: SerahBoom

18 January 2024 – Nwando Ebizie (online only)

An unclassifiable polymath, British-Nigerian multidisciplinary artist Nwando fabulates speculative fictions and alternate realities at the intersection of live art, experimental music and multi-sensory installation. She proposes new myths, rituals and provocations for perceptual change, radical care and transformation of the self and community, drawing from science fiction, Black Atlantic ritual cultures, biophilia, neuroscience, her own neurodivergency and Nigerian heritage.

Awards include: An Ivor Novello nomination, an Oram Award, and the Steve Reid Innovation award. Her debut album was released in 2022 on Matthew Herbert’s Accidental Records to critical acclaim.

Commissions include compositions for London Sinfonietta, Aurora Orchestra, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Zubin Kanga, Opera North and Sky Arts.

Her work including live art gigs, sound art installations and curated happenings, has been performanced at Barbican, Southbank Centre, Wellcome Collection, Tempo Festival (Rio de Janeiro), Hepworth Wakefield, Melbourne Science Gallery, Tate Britain, Art/Science Museum, Singapore, Rewire 2023, Donau 2023l and She Makes Noise 2023.

Nwando Ebizie stands against a grey background wearing a grey top. She looks away from the camera

Image credit: Dimitri Djuric

25 January 2024 – Joe Namy

Joe Namy is an artist and musician based between Beirut and London, whose practice encompasses sound, its history and impact on the built environment. Working collaboratively through public sculptures and performances, Namy’s work considers the social construction of sound and the political forces that enable its transmission. As well, the artist’s work critically engages with the gender dynamics of sound, migration patterns of instruments, and the translation between languages, between score and sound, and between drum and dance. Other projects by Namy explore the history and resonance of opera houses across eleven countries in the Middle East, and the archive of Egyptian American musician Halim El-Dabh, a pioneer of electronic music.

A person walks past a row of microphones in a large hall.

1 February 2024 – Luciana Perc

Luciana Perc is a composer, performer, director and researcher. Her compositional work combines vocal and instrumental forces with fixed and live electronics and video, unfolding across diverse art forms, namely new music theatre, theatre music, contemporary opera, live film, and sound installation. She is a PhD candidate in Composition at the School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth, where she lectures on Composition. Her doctoral practice-based research is generously supported by a Creative and Cultural Industries Faculty bursary. In 2024, her work will be performed by line upon line percussion trio at the Winter Composer Festival (Austin) and by the ensemble Proxima Centauri at Festival MÀD (Bordeaux). Luciana has been a 2023 laureate resident at Cite des Arts Paris where she exhibited her sound installation Brève anti-histoire des sons trouvés. 2022 highlights include the performance of her multimedia opera Film Performance at Tête-à-Tête: The Opera festival (London), the performance of her work Dessus-dessous by Ensemble 2e2m at Music of the Americas (NY) and the award of an Innovation Grant by OperaHack (San Diego Opera, USA) for Metropolis 3.0, an operatic adaptation of the silent film Metropolis (1927).

15 February 2024 – Paul Purgas

Paul Purgas is a London based artist and musician working with sound, performance, and installation. Originally trained as an architect, he has presented exhibitions and performances with Tramway, Camden Art Centre, Spike Island and Kunstverein Gartenhaus and is a resident artist at Somerset House Studios. He is the editor of the essay collection Subcontinental Synthesis published by Strange Attractor/MIT Press and his broadcasting projects include the documentaries Electronic India and Recording on the Nomad’s Trail for BBC Radio 3 exploring South Asian sonic histories. He is half of the electronic music duo Emptyset working with analogue production, computer music, broadcasting and spatialised sound, presenting live shows with Atonal, Unsound, and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

Paul Pergas stands on a stage turning dials on a sound mixing desk

22 February 2024 – Ella Finer

Ella Finer’s work in sound and performance spans writing, composing, and curating with a particular interest in how bodies acoustically disrupt, challenge, or change occupations of space. Her research continuously queries the ownership of cultural expression through sound; often through collaborative projects centring listening as a practice of deep attention, affiliation and reciprocity. She has recently published Silent Whale Letters (with Vibeke Mascini, Sternberg, 2023) and is finishing her first monograph Acoustic Commons and the Wild Life of Sound, a work considering the inherent power in/of that which falls outside of administrative control. This book takes the essay as a vibratory space through which to approach the sonic as critical agitator: how sound resists categorisation in the archive; how sound makes and disperses knowledge beyond the bounds of the institutional building.

Hands holding a large shell against a wooden table

Photo credit: Richard Sabin

29 February 2024 – Kate Carr & Hodan Elmi

Kate Carr’s practice explores the textures and technologies of field recording using movement, objects and experimental recording techniques. She creates intimate, delicate and hybrid soundworlds which centre the interactions and collectivity which generate soundscapes. Everything from vibrations caused by cars and footfalls, to overheard murmurs, public speeches, music in public space, and the roar of distant sporting events has found its way into her compositions, and live performances. She works across composition, performance and installation.


Hodan Elmi is a London-based interdisciplinary artist, DJ, and researcher. She holds a collaborative doctoral partnership with the ICA and LCC’s CriSAP, funded by Techne, AHRC. Notable highlights include hosting the radio show "The Garden is Open" on Worldwide FM and featuring on Okoro Radio, Rinse France, and SOAS Radio. In 2018, she conducted research with Numbi Arts, leading to the production of the podcast “Coming Here: Being Here.” In 2021, Hodan collaborated with ICA and the BBC Arts New Creatives program to create "Sound Piece: Rituals & Practices: Exploring Gender Today."

Hodan's doctoral research traces emerging sounds within the Somali diaspora in the UK and Europe. Hodan examines her research in the context of collaborations with social enterprises and galleries, shedding light on various Somali artists' works across different contexts, encompassing their evolving soundscapes, ongoing field recordings, and music.

Kate Carr touches a crafted bird hanging alongside a series of homemade objects. Below is a laptop and wires. She stands in a darkened performance space
Headshot of Hodan Elmi looking into the camera against a colourful fabric background

7 March 2024 – Shamica Ruddock

Shamica Ruddock is an artist often found working between sound and moving image. Shamica’s current research concerns sound cultures and Black Sonic Modalities. Maroon histories, fugitivity and Black temporal entanglements have also proved resonant departure points. Shamica has presented work at the South London Gallery (UK), Treasure Hill Artists Village (TW), the Barbican (UK) and Canal Projects (NY) in collaboration with artist Emilija Škarnulytė. Additional presentations include Aesthetica, Encounters and Timehri Film Festivals. Shamica has an ongoing project with artist Hannan Jones. Together they have held residencies with CCA Glasgow, and Akademie Schloss Solitude. Performances include Glasgow based contemporary music festival Counterflows, Silent Green (BE), Savvy Contemporary (BE) and Madeira Dig (PT).

Monochrome image of Shamica Ruddock with out of focus mixing desk in foreground

Image credit: Dawid Laskowski

14 March 2024 – Dirk Schaefer

Dirk Schaefer lives and works in Berlin. Composer of film soundscapes and freelance writer.
Received an award for experimental film from the AG of German Film Journalists in 1999. Published a book and numerous articles. Frequently lectures on film/sound.

As a film composer Dirk Schaefer offers an overall concept of all things acoustical to the films he works on, using music, speech and noise as elements to compose soundtracks as aesthetical units. He is best known for his long-term collaborations with found footage artists Matthias Müller (Germany) and Peter Tscherkassky (Austria). The list of his collaborations with experimental filmmakers also includes Claudia Schillinger, Bavo Defurne, Michael Brynntrup, and others.

Some films with Matthias Müller: Aus der Ferne - The Memo Book (1989), Alpsee (1994), Vacancy (1998), Locomotive (2008).

With Peter Tscherkassky: Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (2005), Coming Attractions (2010), The Exquisite Corpus (2015), Train Again (2021).

Autumn Term – 2023

Presented by LCC Sound Arts and the CRiSAP Research Centre 

Convened by Annie Goh with support from the Course Support Admin and Sound Arts Tech teams. Weeks 8 – 11 are guest curated by Onyeka Igwe.

Thursdays at 2.30pm-4.30pm (UK time)

Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication, University of Arts, London

The Autumn Term lectures will be held in-person and live streamed for external guests.

If you are not currently studying at UAL and would like to watch the livestream via Zoom, please complete the registration form

28 September 2023 – Onyeka Igwe 

**This session has been cancelled due to nationwide industrial strike action**

Onyeka Igwe is a London born and based, moving image artist and researcher. Her work is aimed at the question: how do we live together? Not to provide a rigid answer as such, but to pull apart the nuances of mutuality, co-existence and multiplicity. Onyeka’s practice figures sensorial, spatial and counter-hegemonic ways of knowing as central to that task. For her, the body, archives and narratives both oral and textual act as a mode of enquiry that makes possible the exposition of overlooked histories. The work comprises untying strands and threads, anchored by a rhythmic editing style, as well as close attention to the dissonance, reflection and amplification that occurs between image and sound. Onyeka is part of B.O.S.S., a sound system collective that brings together a community of queer, trans and non-binary people of colour involved in art, sound and radical activism. Her works have been shown in the UK and internationally at film festivals and galleries. 


Profile image of Onyeka Igwe standing against a wall

5 October 2023 – Farah Mulla

Farah Mulla is a multimedia artist based in Goa. Her background in science overlaps with her art practice that explores the perception of sound and its effects on human neurology and subjectivity. Often investigating different media, she uses the human voice, field recordings and other modes of inquiries to explore aspects of our listening experience and the invisible agency of sound via multiple modes of perception. Curious about sensation and perception processes, Farah Mulla uses sensorial interfaces in an attempt to deploy a language that gives form to intangible and varied materials. Her research and art practice explores the space in between sensory thresholds, where harmony isn’t present in the environment but fabricated by our cognition. Approaching the listening experience and the invisible agency of sound via multiple modes of enquiry, she experiments with sensory overlaps and materiality through different texts, sounds, and circuits. Where the interface becomes a site that attributes the work its interactive affordance and form.


Profile image of Farah Mulla looking into the camera

12 October 2023 – Moushumi Bhowmik

Moushumi Bhowmik is a singer, writer and practice-led researcher based in Kolkata, India. For over two decades she has been travelling across 'Bengal' (comprising Indian West Bengal and Bangladesh) and places contiguous with Bengal in Northeast India as well as among the Bengali diaspora in and around London, making recordings of songs, conversation and other sounds in an attempt to understand questions of borders and displacement and the place of songs and sound in the construction of our home and homeland. The result has been a growing archive of field recordings entitled The Travelling Archive. Moushumi holds a PhD from the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, Kolkata for her research on wax cylinder recordings from Bengal made by Arnold Bake. She collaborates with scholars, artists, filmmakers and curators across disciplines and continents. She is also a published author in Bengali and English.


Profile image of Moushumi Bhowmik sat at a table

Photo credit: Mahmud Rahman

19 October 2023 – Amy Cutler

Amy Cutler is a sound artist, composer, and live cinema designer who works with unusual analogue and digital instruments, from rain gauges, clock chimes and storm glasses to a robot choir trained on the footnotes of Thomas Browne’s Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial. Having previously done a PhD in experimental geography, she often draws on fieldwork and environmental foley, and her first album was based on the sounds of radar during a month living in winter on an uninhabited Finnish military island. She is interested in sampling, cliché, theories of time, and pathetic fallacy, and often creates work responding to other voices, from medieval elegy to Anthropocene science. In 2022 she won a Daphne Oram award, which recognises women and gender minority artists in sound experimentation. She also creates ensemble productions, and her stage show, NATURE'S NICKELODEONS - a live choreography for re-scored nature documentary - most recently took place at The Exploratorium, San Francisco, while her solo AV set inspired by firefly synchronisation, Luciérnaga, took place this year in UNAM, Mexico City. Her most recent album, SISTER TIME (Strategic Tape Reserve), was selected by Bandcamp for ‘The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: June 2023’, and mixes traditions of rage aria with the sounds of bones, wind, a horse’s reign, and the re-manipulation of her own childhood mixtapes.


Profile image of Amy Cutler with an animal skull over their face

26 October 2023 – Carrie Giunta

Carrie Giunta is an associate lecturer in Philosophy at Central Saint Martins. She also mentors at Bournemouth University, and will supervise students this year on the BA Sound Art at LCC. She has worked as a professional sound editor for film in New York and in London, where she was part of the BAFTA-winning sound team on Casino Royale. Carrie completed a doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Dundee, partly funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh network grant for the Humanities. Her thesis, ‘A Question of Listening: Nancean Listening and Resonance in the Work of Charlie Chaplin’, explores Charlie Chaplin’s silent character, through philosophies of listening and the work of Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida, Gayatri Spivak, and African philosophies. She co-edited the book Nancy and Visual Culture for Edinburgh University Press. She has published articles on Philosophy, Comparative Literature, the Post-Literary, and Cinema.

Profile image of Carrie Giunta with book shelf behind

2 November 2023 – Mengting Zhuo

Zhuo Mengting (b. Guangzhou, China, 1990) composes situations with site, sound, body and time, in the forms of performance, participatory installation, and concerts. Often minimalist, subtle and intimate, her work invites the audience to investigate themes of connection, transmission, contingency and distance.
Sonically, she is exploring the politics of listening - the creation, reception and manipulation of signals - as well as the liminal points where sound and space intersect, through a series of happenings predominantly using non-instruments, unwanted noise, found objects and the body. Recent scores were developed for MAO Torino, Italy, Frieze London, and Cafe OTO London, UK.
As a performer and director, she has made encounters with audiences in theatres, galleries and other spaces, including a park, a beach, a karaoke club, a flat, and online. She studied Performance Making at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is now based. Her work has been presented internationally, including in the UK, China, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Profile image of Zhuo Mengting sat at a table with wires on it

Photo credit: Lorenzo Burlando

9 November 2023 – Tom Fisher

Working under the name Action Pyramid, Tom Fisher's projects vary from site-specific sound installation and headphone based works for galleries and museums, to experimental sound works, radio productions, documentary and music. Utilising a multitude of recording techniques, often aimed at exploring and re-interpreting the seemingly unnoticed and unheard elements of our surroundings, he looks to present compositional and spatial expressions of these phenomena in a way that attempts to offer up alternative perspectives regarding perceptions of scale, hierarchical bias and the interconnectedness of living things. He has performed and exhibited his work internationally as well as attending artist residencies in Iceland and the Finish arctic as well as being awarded the 2021 Phonurgia Nova Prize in the Field Recording category.

Profile image of Tom Fisher sat behind a computer

Photo Credit: Andrej Chudy

16 November 2023 - Kiera Coward Deyell

Kiera Coward Deyell is a creative practitioner born and based in London. Their work spans Sound Design, Sound Engineering & various forms of production. Seeking contextualisation through the communities she is in service to, she addresses the tensions of being seen/unseen in an ever more extractive world. Sound design work includes ’Specialised Technique’ by Onyeka Igwe and 'declarations on soil and honey’ by Emilia Beatriz. They are a member of Black Obsidian Sound System, where they have been technical lead throughout the collective's life, and have programmed and performed at many events and led technical workshops the collective has carried out. She is also a crew member of Tanum Sound System.

Kiera Coward Deyell sat inf ront of a sound system

23 November 2023 – Shenece Oretha (Online Session)

Shenece Oretha (b. Montserrat) is a multidisciplinary artist currently listening from London. Her practice is invested in the mobilising potential of sound enacted through her sound sculptures, multi-channel installations, poetry, workshops and print. 

Two speakers with intertwined stands

30 November 2023 – Trevor Mathison (Online Session)

Trevor Mathison is a founder member of Black Audio Film Collective, the award-winning documentary film group (Handsworth Songs, The March). He formed Dubmorphology with Gary Stewart in 2005.

Culture critic Kodwo Eshun has hailed Mathison’s pioneering use of tape loops for their ability to make “the imperial anxieties of the early twentieth century resonate… with the multiple fears of the present.”

Ashley Clarke, film journalist in his article ‘A Centrifugal Force: the magnetic sounds of Trevor Mathison’ for Sight and Sound magazine states: “His intricate work incorporates elements of dub and musique concrète". 

Jean Fisher on Handsworth Songs 1987 describes: “a polyvocality of recorded testimonies and intercessional poetic voiceovers that, contrary to the ‘explanatory’ panoptical impulse of the documentary narrator, build an oblique relation to the audiovisual track”.

Mark Fisher, “Trevor Mathison’s astonishing sound design certainly draws upon dub, but its voice loops and seething electronics are equally reminiscent of the work of Test Department and Cabaret Voltaire.


Profile image of Trevor Mathison on a sound desk

7 December 2023 - Kayodeine Gomez

Kayodeine (she/ they), Sound Design Associate/Performer

Kayodeine is a Black trans femme worldbuilder, sound designer,  performing electronic musician and DJ working across theatre, film, nightlife, performance art and music with a focus on amplifying marginalised stories and experimentation, consistently referencing her identity,

heritage and culture in her work, exemplified by her receipt of the 2022 BBTA for recognition of body of work.

Self-taught and driven firstly by her desire to alchemise her trauma into art; and secondly by the transformative power of sound and narrative, experimentation and intuition are common themes in her practice, birthing the desire to create immersive sonic experiences.

She is still outchea working closely with Black and queer artists and currently focusing on theatre making practices such as scriptwriting.

Kayodeine Gomez stands against a red backdrop wearing a patterned jacket and top

Summer Term – 2023

Presented by LCC Sound Arts and the CRiSAP Research Centre 

Convened by Mark Peter Wright, and moderated by Annie Goh, with support from the Course Support Admin and Sound Arts Tech teams 


Thursdays at 2.30pm-4.30pm (UK time)

Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication, University of Arts, London 

The Summer Term lectures will be held in-person and livestreamed for external guests. 

If you are not currently studying at UAL and would like to watch the livestream via Zoom, please complete the registration form here: 

Week 22: 13 April 2023 - Derek Baron 

Derek Baron is a composer, musician, and writer living in New York City. They have released a number of solo recordings of chamber, computer, and concrete music on record labels such as Recital, Pentiments, Penultimate Press, and Regional Bears. Their amateur chamber ensemble, Cop Tears, has recorded the music of John Cage, Theodor Adorno, Peggy Seeger, Alma Mahler, and others. They also collaborate as Permanent Six Flags with writer Emily Martin. Derek runs the record label Reading Group, which since 2016 has released experimental music and archival audio documents from artists like Anne-F Jacques, David Wojnarowicz, Marcin Barski, Ishmael Reed, Fred Moten, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Carman Moore, and others. Derek is currently at work on a larger-scale work of chamber/audio music entitled The Holy Restaurant.  


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Week 23: 20 April 2023 - Audrey Chen 

As a second generation Taiwanese-American living in Berlin and a mother of a biracial/bicultural son, Chen`s work has long dealt with and continues to explore the displacement of story and history due to the migration and integration processes, loss and adoption of language, untold stories, how the past can be accessed and traced through inherited and lived experience and the importance of bringing this kind of sounding reflection and communication into our future generations. Her practice is deeply intertwined with this act of invocation, calling upon the physical body to remember beyond the limitations of its own memory, beyond its lifetime into generations past, simultaneously echoing into the present and forwards. Through extreme and unprocessed hyperextensions of her voice, she invokes a kind of joint resonant body/space in tandem with a Ciat-Lonbarde Fourses synth, transforming itself in a feedback loop of imagination, touch, vibration, sound and aural sensation.   



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Photo by Michael-Breyer

Week 24: 27 April 2023 - Cathy Lane 

Cathy Lane is an artist, composer and academic. She works primarily in sound, combining oral history, archival recordings, spoken word and environmental recordings to investigate histories, environments, our collective and individual memories and the forces that shape them. She is inspired by places or themes which are rooted in every day experience and particularly interested in ‘hidden' histories and historical amnesia and how this can be investigated from a feminist perspective through the medium of composed sound.  

Before moving over to mainstream education she was involved in a number of community, collective and activist sound and music projects including Community Music; The Steam Rooms – a community recording studio in Poplar; the Womens Media Resource Project and the Fallout Marching Band, an anti-nuclear street band. 

Books include Playing with Words: The Spoken Word in Artistic Practice (RGAP 2008) and, with Angus Carlyle, In The Field (Uniformbooks, 2013) a collection of interviews with eighteen contemporary sound artists who use field recording in their work and On Listening (2013) a collection of commissioned essays about some of the ways in which listening is used in disciplines including anthropology, community activism, bioacoustics, conflict mediation and religious studies, music, ethnomusicology and field recording. Their most recent book Sound Arts Now (2021) is an exploration of contemporary artistic practice and theories, and what contributes to or hinders artistic and career development, conducted through a series of interviews with artists and curators, putting the often-unheard voice of the maker at the centre of the discourse.  

Cathy Lane is Professor of Sound Arts at University of the Arts London and directs Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) a UAL research centre. 


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Week 25: 4 May 2023Rory Salter and Ecka Mordecai 

Rory Salter is a musician and sound artist living in London, Born in Banbury. Rory makes music under various monikers and has released albums with Alter, TakuRoku, Infant Tree, Teeth, MAL, Bison, Kashual Plastik and more. His music is formed through experimentations with electronic instruments, field recordings, amplified objects, cassette tape, feedback and voice; motivated by a relationship to changing and chaotic environments, objects and scores made from walking.   

As an artist he works mostly with walking, text, feedback systems and participatory projects, often with a focus on actions and performance scores. He has worked with and performed at spaces including; Cafe OTO, San Mei Gallery, South London Gallery, Hundred Years Gallery, Safehouse Gallery, and in recent years has moved to frequently working outside.  

He co-runs the record label and mail-order distribution Infant Tree with artist Ben Victor Waggett and curates a series of concerts in London between Cafe OTO, Dalston and Spanners, Loughborough Junction. As well as working at the London College of Communication as a Sound Art Technician and at Cafe OTO as a Sound Engineer.  


Ecka Mordecai is a British artist based in London. 

Situated between sonic, performative and olfactory disciplines, her work is driven by sensation entwining cello, horsehair harp, voice, eggflute, scent and improvisation into time-based objects expressive of emotional complexity.  

Both intimate and exacting, this body-driven practice defies formal constraint and somewhat undoes the limits of genre, allowing for works such as Aequill Sound, a line of niche perfumes composed from soundscape listening, or Promise & Illusion, the album in which Ecka explores internal emotional states using the compositional device of a creaking door hinge (charniére). 

In recent years Ecka has performed regularly alongside the likes of David Toop, Malvern Brume, Thurston Moore, Keeley Forsyth, Ex-Easter Island Head and Kate Armitage. She has played at Cafe OTO, BBC Glasgow, and inside a Berlin wasserturms, amongst others. 

She has projects with Revox tape performer Valerio Tricoli in the duo Mordecoli (The Addiction, Hedione 2022), and in the trio Circæa with Andrew Chalk and Tom James Scott (The Bridge of Dreams, Faraway Press, 2019). 

Her debut solo album Promise & Illusion was released on Cafe Oto’s OTOROKU label in 2022, with previous collaborative projects put out by Faraway Press and Another Timbre 

Ecka works a day job as a sound technician at University of the Arts London and is also the inventor of the Eggflute, a sounding instrument made from hollowed eggshell. 



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Week 26: 11 May 2023 - Hannan Jones 

Hannan Jones is an interdisciplinary artist of Algerian and Welsh origin raised on Binjareb Noongar Boodja, Western Australia, based in Glasgow, Scotland. Research-led, Hannan deep dives into concepts of hybridity, language, and rhythm associated with cultural and social migration, and psychogeography. Through working at the intersections of sound, sculpture, installation, and moving image to find ‘togetherness’, and to enable space and expand our perspectives while reflecting ourselves in our surroundings.  

Electronics, music concrete, and analogue recordings are all common beginnings. Using samples and layering of audio material, Hannan creates alternate possibilities, reclaims parallel histories, and reimagines connections between them.  

“Through Hannan’s work we are reminded that understanding takes time and that multiple positions for study are part of composition. Listening is a daily practice that needs continual care and attention.” writes Emmie McLuskey, curator of Edinburgh Art Festival's Artist Associate programme 2022.  

Recent presentations include Cafe Oto, London (2023); Edinburgh Art Festival (2022); Well Projects, Margate (2022); Counterflows, Glasgow (2022); CCA Annex (2022); Sonica, Glasgow (2022); New Radicalisms, (A)WAKE, Rotterdam (2022); ‘Artists who make Music, Musicians who make Art’, Queens Park Railway Club (2018); NTS Tate Lates, Tate Modern, London (2017) and REWIRE, The Hague (2017). 



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Week 27: 18 May 2023 - Aniruddha Das 

DHANGSHA (Bengali for ‘destruction’) is the alias of sound artist Aniruddha Das. He works at the interface of bass culture and experimental electronica, creating a kind of "mutant dancehall" where distorted 'alien' motifs evolve over sparse but heavy beats. Using principally the medium of sampling, he explores minimalism, repetition and fragmentation, his main preoccupation being the various interactions between rhythm and noise. He composes through live improvisation and regards recording as a documentation of this process and a creation of cultural resources rather than just potential 'product.' Aside from releasing two albums, "Future Tense" and "Autonomous Zones," he has contributed tracks to compilations by Iklectik, Syrphe and Avon Terror Corps. Dhangsha's passion is live performance, and he has played in the UK, Colombia and Europe. He is a commissioned participant of the AHRC funded initiative ‘Exploring Cultural Diversity in Experimental Sound’, based at the University of Greenwich and examining the relative lack of Black and South Asian practitioners in experimental music in the UK. 



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Week 28: 25 May 2023 - Áine O'Dwyer 

Áine O'Dwyer creates events that embrace the broader aesthetics of sound and its relationship to environment, time, audience and structure. The notion of a holding space as-extension-of-instrument is a cornerstone of her artistic investigation and the crux of her live performances. Past live work commissions include; Civil Twilight (Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh 2017), Down at Beasty Rock (CCA, Glasgow 2017), Poems for Daedalus (Daedalus Street, Athens 2018), Pianowalk (Novas Frequências, Rio de Janeiro 2018), Accompaniment for Captives (Open Ear, Ireland 2019), Tracker Action Mimes (for Cafe Oto and Queens Hall, Edinburgh 2019),  

Concrete Cruise (for Park in Den Dünen, Offenbach 2021), Playing Place (Plaistow 2021). Notable releases include Music for Church Cleaners, Beast diaries, Locusts, Gallarais and Poems for play. 


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Week 29: 1 June 2023 - Lia Mazzari 

Lia Mazzari engages new audiences through encounters with art in non-conventional spaces using performance, installation and intervention. In her practice, recorded and live events explore how sound can be used as a multidimensional force of acoustic commoning. This relationship to sonic activism often engages environmental recording, instrumentation (cello), voices, whip cracking and most recently transmission technologies. Winner of an Oram Award in 2022, she was the founding producer of Silver Road, an experimental performance space housed in a derelict water tank in South-East London, devoted to time-based art practices. She developed works for Tate Modern/Britain, Wysing Polyphonic, Cafe OTO, South London Gallery, British School of Rome, V&A Dundee, Almanac Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts. 

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Week 30: 8 June 2023 - Wajid Yaseen 

Wajid Yaseen is a Manchester-born, London-based artist whose work draws on an inter-disciplinary approach to develop sound-based works encompassing installations, live performances, acousmatic music, graphic scores, and sound sculptures. 

Wajid is the director of the sound art research cooperative Modus Arts, the co-founder of the destructivist Scrapclub project, and director of the Ear Cinema project. 

Wajid holds an MA in Arts and Design with a focus on Sonic Arts, and his work has been exhibited and performed at the ICA Gallery, Arnolfini, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Whitechapel Gallery, Laban, and the Freud Museum. 

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Spring Term – 2023

Convened by Mark Peter Wright, with support from the Course Support Admin and Sound Arts Tech teams

Thursdays at 2.30pm-4.30pm (UK time)

Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication, University of Arts, London

*The Spring Term lectures will be held in-person*

If you are not currently studying at UAL and would like to watch the livestream via Zoom please complete the registration form here:

12 Jan 2023 | John Wynne

John Wynne is a Canadian/British artist whose diverse, research-led practice is always guided by his interest in sound and listening, and includes large-scale installations, photographs that produce sound, flying radios, and award-winning ‘composed documentaries’ that traverse the borders between ethnography and abstraction. His massive Installation for 300 speakers, Pianola and vacuum cleaner became the first piece of sound art in the Saatchi collection and won him the British Composer Award for Sonic Art. It was the centrepiece of the Saatchi Gallery summer show in 2010, which attracted over half a million visitors.

Alongside soundtrack work, site-specific installations and spatial composition, John has worked with speakers of endangered indigenous languages in Botswana and Canada, and with heart and lung transplant patients in the UK. People I wouldn’t have known, a video installation emerging from his time as artist-in-residence at two leading transplant centres, is currently showing in the exhibition Life Eternal in Stockholm, curated by the Nobel Prize Museum.

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19 Jan 2023 | Shortwave Collective

Shortwave Collective is an international, feminist artist group established in May 2020, interested in the creative use of radio. We meet regularly to discuss feminist approaches to amateur radio and the radio spectrum as artistic material, sharing resources, considering DIY approaches and inclusive structures. Our current members are: Sally A. Applin, Meira Asher, Kate Donovan, Lisa Hall, Brigitte Hart, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Alyssa Moxley, Georgia Muenster, Maria Papadomanolaki and Karen Werner.

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26 Jan 2023 | Rie Nakajima

Rie Nakajima is a sculptor living in London. She has been working on creating installations and performances by responding to physical characters of spaces using a combination of motorised devices and found objects. Fusing sculpture and sound, her artistic practice is open to chance and the influence of others. She has exhibited and performed worldwide. Her first major solo exhibition was held at IKON Gallery in Birmingham in 2018. She has also collaborated with Museo Vostell Malpartida (Cáceres), Tate Modern (London), Serralves Museum (Porto), ShugoArts (Tokyo), Hara Museum (Tokyo), The Hepworthwakefield (Wakefield), Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin) and Cafe OTO (London). Her frequent collaborators include David Cunningham, Keiko Yamamoto, Pierre Berthet, Marie Roux, Billy Steiger, David Toop, Akira Sakata among others.

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2 Feb 2023 | Christof Migone (*Online Lecture)

Christof Migone is an artist, teacher, curator, and writer. He often works with language, voice, bodies, performance, intimacy, complicity, and endurance. He obtained an MFA from NSCAD in 1996 and a PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 2007. He has released numerous solo and collaborative audio cds on various labels. He has performed and exhibited internationally. A book compiling his writings on sound art, Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body was published in 2012 by Errant Bodies Press. He is a founding member of Avatar (Québec City). With Alexandre St-Onge he runs Squint Press. He recently was a recipient of the Glenfiddich Artist Residency with Marla Hlady. He is currently curating a 12-year event titled You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death (2020-2031). He lives in Toronto and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in London, Ontario.

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16 Feb 2023 | Salomé Voegelin (postponed - to be rescheduled in the summer term)

Salomé Voegelin is an artist and researcher engaged in listening as a socio-political practice. She writes essays and text-scores for performance and publication. Books include Sonic Possible Worlds (2014/21) The Political Possibility of Sound (2018) and Listening to Noise and Silence (2010). Her new book Uncurating Sound: Knowledge with voice and hands, appears with Bloomsbury in 2023. It moves curation through the double negative of not not to ‘uncuration’: untethering knowledge from the expectations of reference and a canonical frame, and reconsidering art as political not in its message or aim, but by the way it confronts the institution. Voegelin is a Professor of Sound at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. She is the PI (Principle Investigator) on the UK research council funded project the Sounding Knowledge Network.

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23 Feb 2023 | Áine O'Dwyer (postponed - to be rescheduled in the summer term)

Áine O'Dwyer creates events that embrace the broader aesthetics of sound and its relationship to environment, time, audience and structure. The notion of a holding space as-extension-of-instrument is a cornerstone of her artistic investigation and the crux of her live performances. Past live work commissions include; Civil Twilight (Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh 2017),  Down at Beasty Rock (CCA, Glasgow 2017), Poems for Daedalus ( Daedalus street, Athens 2018), Pianowalk (Novas Frequências, Rio de Janeiro 2018), Accompaniment for Captives (Open Ear, Ireland 2019), Tracker Action Mimes (for Cafe Oto and Queens Hall, Edinburgh 2019),

Concrete Cruise (for Park in Den Dünen, Offenbach 2021), Playing Place (Plaistow 2021). Notable releases include Music for Church Cleaners, Beast diaries, Locusts, Gallarais and Poems for play.

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2 March 2023 | Aniruddha Das (postponed - to be rescheduled in the summer term)

DHANGSHA (Bengali for ‘destruction’) is the alias of sound artist Aniruddha Das. He works at the interface of bass culture and experimental electronica, creating a kind of "mutant dancehall" where distorted 'alien' motifs evolve over sparse but heavy beats. Using principally the medium of sampling, he explores minimalism, repetition and fragmentation, his main preoccupation being the various interactions between rhythm and noise. He composes through live improvisation and regards recording as a documentation of this process and a creation of cultural resources rather than just potential 'product.' Aside from releasing two albums, "Future Tense" and "Autonomous Zones," he has contributed tracks to compilations by Iklectik, Syrphe and Avon Terror Corps.

Dhangsha's passion is live performance and he has played in the UK, Colombia and Europe. He is a commissioned participant of the AHRC funded initiative ‘Exploring Cultural Diversity in Experimental Sound’, based at the University of Greenwich and examining the relative lack of Black and South Asian practitioners in experimental music in the UK.

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9 March 2023 | Angus Carlyle

Angus Carlyle is Professor of Sound and Landscape at University of the Arts London. He studied law as an undergraduate, completed a Masters in political theory and a Doctorate on the conditions of vocalised political exchange. His two most recently published chapters have focused on soundmaps and the idea of sonic wilderness. His extended essay on acoustic camouflage will be published in an Urbanomic book in the summer of 2023. With Professor Cathy Lane, he co-wrote the oral histories In the Field (2013) and Sound arts now (2021) and co-organised the first three Sound Gender Feminism Activism conferences.

His creative work shifts between a documentary impulse and a more poetic register, it deploys text, photography and compositions based on field recording and often involves working with others. In 2022 and 2023, his experimental writings were published by JOAN, Hotel, Vanguard, Onomatopee and Gruenrekorder.

With anthropologist Rupert Cox, and scientist Kozo Hiramatsu, he collaborated on two projects: Air Pressure (2011 – 2013) and Zawawa (2011 – ongoing). Both projects address auditory lives under civilian and military flight paths in situations where the echoes of history are palpable. With Cox and Hiramatsu, he co-created films, installations and compositions alongside scholarly and diaristic texts, such as those combined in the forthcoming Archive Books publication (2023).

He is currently working on the project Arctic Auditories, exploring how climate change might be perceived through the hearing perceptions of local, migrant and indigenous inhabitants in North Norway.

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16 March 2023 | Rory Salter & Ecka Mordecai

Rory Salter is a musician and sound artist living in London, Born in Banbury. Rory makes music under various monikers and has released albums with Alter, TakuRoku, Infant Tree, MAL, Teeth, Bison, Kashual Plastik and more. His music is formed through experimentations with electronic instruments, field recordings, amplified objects, cassette tape, feedback and voice; motivated by a relationship to changing and chaotic environments, objects and scores made from walking.

As an artist he works mostly with walking, text and participatory projects, often with a focus on practical action and community. He has worked with San Mei Gallery, South London Gallery and Safehouse Gallery, and most recently has moved to working outside, away from traditional gallery settings.

He co-runs the label and mail-order distribution Infant Tree with artist Ben Victor Waggett and curates a series of concerts in London between Cafe OTO in Dalston and Spanners in Loughborough Junction.


Ecka Mordecai.

A ‘cellist, vocalist, horsehair harp player and maker of eggflutes.

A researcher of the relationship between sound and scent.

Experimenting with performance, voice and body, she’s collaborated with Andrew Chalk and Tom Scott (CIRCÆA), Valerio Tricoli, Lia Mazarri, and worked with David Toop + Rie Nakajima, Clive Bell, Vanishing and Thurston Moore. Solo and group shows include Cafe Oto, Hepworth Gallery, Speicher II and Christian Marclay’s ‘Liquids’ at White Cube, performing scores by Yoko Ono and George Maciunas.

She was taught ‘cello, viola da gamba and renaissance music for a few years at high school, followed by studies in performance and sound art, alongside self-developed cello playing.

An active participant in community arts collectives, Ecka’s past residencies include Islington Mill (Manchester), Nutclough Tavern (Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire) and Mhor Farr (Wester Ross, Scotland.

She is currently an artist in residence at Artcore Intl. (London).

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Autumn Term – 2022

Convened by Mark Peter Wright, with support from the Course Support Admin and Sound Arts Tech teams 

Thursdays at 2.30pm-4.30pm (UK time) ONLINE   

If you are not a UAL Sound Arts (BA or MA) student, or are an external guest, and would like to attend, please submit your registration here. 

29 Sep 2022 | Felix Blume

Félix Blume (France, 1984) is a sound artist and sound engineer. He currently works and lives between Mexico, Brazil and France.  He uses sound as a basic material in sound pieces, videos, actions and installations. His work is focused on listening, it invites us to a different perception of our surroundings. His process is often collaborative, working with communities, using public space as the context within which he explores and presents his works. He is interested in myths and their contemporary interpretation, in human dialogues both with inhabited natural and urban contexts, in what voices can tell beyond words. His sound pieces have been broadcasted in radios from all over the world. He has done exhibitions in Mexico, France, Chile, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Thailand, Czech Republic, Germany or Switzerland, among others. 

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6 Oct 2022 | Anna Friz

Anna Friz is a Canadian transmission artist and media studies scholar. Her work reflects upon media ecologies, infrastructure and environment, time perception, radio and transmission art histories, and critical fictions, with a focus on listening, improvisation, site-specificity, and repurposing technologies. Since 1998 she has created self-reflexive radio for broadcast, installation or performance, where radio is the source, subject, and medium of the work. She also creates large-scale audiovisual installations and composes for film, theater, and contemporary dance. Anna holds a Ph.D. in Communications and Culture from York University, Tkaronto (Toronto), and was a post-doctoral fellow at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the department of Sound (2011-2013), funded by the Fonds de recherche Québec – société et culture (FRQ). Anna is currently Associate Professor of Sound in the Film and Digital Media Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

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13 Oct 2022 | Johann Diedrick

Johann Diedrick (he/him) is an award-winning artist, engineer, and musician that makes installations, performances, and sculptures for experiencing the world through sonic encounter. He surfaces resonant histories of past interactions inscribed in material and embedded inspace, peeling back vibratory layers to reveal hidden memories and untold stories. He shares his tools and techniques through listening tours, workshops, and open-sourcehardware/software. He is the founder of A Quiet Life, a sonic engineering and research studio that designs and builds audio-related software and hardware products for revealing new sonic possibilities off the grid. He is the Director of Engineering at Somewhere Good, a 2022 FutureImagination Collaboratory Fellow at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, a 2022 Wave Farmartist-in-residence, a 2021 Mozilla Creative Media Award recipient, a 2020 Pioneer WorksTechnology resident, a community member of NEW INC, and an adjunct professor at NYU’s ITP program. His work has been featured in Wire Magazine, Musicworks Magazine, and presented internationally at MoMA PS1, the New Museum, Ars Electronica, Science Gallery Dublin,Somerset House, and multiple NIME conferences, among others. 

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20 Oct 2022 | Antye Greie 

AGF, poemproducer, Antye Greie-Ripatti is an artist & facilitator, sound recorder and music producer. She/her published more than 30 records, countless media projects and organizes sound interventions with others around the globe, initiated recon on and lectures around sound facilitation. Antye Greie-Ripatti calls herself online poemproducer, audio sculptress, performing and producing as AGF. She/her weaves deconstructed language, field recordings, low frequencies, disembodied voices, post-club aesthetics, interwoven a-rhythmical patterns into dense sonic feminist sonic technologies. Audio sculptress performing as AGF, poetess and media artist Antye Greie-Ripatti utilizes language, sound, feminist sonic technologies, politics & explores speech within the audible depths of anti-rhythmic assemblages @poemproducer AGF received the ars electronica award twice, including a grand prix. She converts poetry into electronic music, calligraphy and digital media, presented on records, live performances and soundinstallations, in museums, auditoriums, theaters, concert halls and clubs around the world. 30+ record releases under her belt. 

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27 Oct 2022 | Lena Ortega aka Lena Lee

Lena Ortega Atristain aka Leena Lee is a Mexican sound artist, researcher, designer, and teacher specializing in nature/culture relations with a focus on soundscape ecology, bioacoustics, and field recordings. Through practice-based research, she aims to cultivate the community's ecological consciousness by involving listening practices, field observation, recording, and soundscape composition. Her main focus is the bird population/individuals of nearby surroundings and how they relate to and are part of their territory. She approaches these inquiries by incorporating other dimensions of care and relationship with non-human animals and the environment that open possibilities to think critically about the spaces we inhabit and how we are environmental beings. She has been a visiting artist and researcher in different countries, participated in national and international exhibitions, and has published articles in collective books of philosophy, design, and sound art magazines.  Member of the Arte+Ciencia research and production group of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and currently teaching at the Environment University in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. 

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3 Nov 2022 | Adam Basanta

Adam Basanta b.1985. Born in Tel-Aviv (ISR) and raised in Vancouver (BC), Basanta lives and works in Montreal since 2010. Originally studying contemporary music composition, he has developed a broad, autodidactic artistic practice in mixed-media installations, sculpture, and print media. Across various media and techniques, he investigates technology as a meeting point of concurrent, overlapping systems; a nexus of cultural, computational, biological, and economic forces. He is particularly interested in the troubled intersections of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and often seeks to confuse, balance, and synthesize these seemingly oppositional approaches. Since 2015, his works have been exhibited in galleries and institutions including the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (CAN), WRO Biennale (POL), Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH), Cite International des Arts - Paris (FRA), Arsenal Art Contemporain (CAN), Galerie Charlot (FRA), iMAL (BEL), National Art Centre Tokyo (JPN), V Moscow Biennale for Young Art (RUS), Carroll/Fletcher Gallery (UK), American Medium Gallery (NYC), Serralves Museum (POR), Edith-Russ-Haus fur Mediakunst (GER), York Art Gallery (UK), and The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (USA). His work have been awarded in Canada (Prix Pierre Ayot 2019, Sobey Art Award Longlist 2018 and 2020) and internationally (Japan Media Arts Prize 2016, Aesthetica Art Prize 2017). He is represented by Ellephant Gallery (Montreal), and his work can be found in institutional and private collections. 

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10 Nov 2022 | Yolande Harris

Yolande Harris (UK/US) explores ideas of sonic consciousness, using sound and image to create intimate visceral experiences that heighten awareness of our relationship to the environment and other species. Her artistic projects on underwater sound encourage connection, understanding and empathy with the ocean. Yolande is associate researcher and lecturer in digital media art and electronic music at University of California Santa Cruz and lecturer in digital media art at San Jose State University. Previously Assistant Professor in film/animation/video at Rhode Island School of Design, she has held major research fellowships at Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Jan van Eyck Academy and UCLA Art|Sci Center. She presents her work internationally, including Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the House of World Cultures Berlin, the Exploratorium in San Francisco and Ars Electronica Festival. Yolande studied at Edinburgh University, Dartington College of Arts, has an MPhil from Cambridge University and a PhD from Leiden University. 

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17 Nov 2022 | Hong-Kai Wang

Hong-Kai Wang is an artist who works across exhibition making, performance, publication and teaching. Her research-based practice is informed by the unceasing tension between languages, ideologies, identities and knowledge regimes. Her work queries the politics of listening and knowing at the intersections of lived experience, power, and pedagogy. Through experimentation with modes of sonic sociality, she seeks to conceive of emergent time-spaces that critically interweaves histories of labor, economies of co-habitation, formations of knowledge, and the production of desire. Wang has been presenting her multidisciplinary practice internationally. Recent solo project shown at venues include: Artspeak, Kadist & The Lab, Lydgalleriet, Kunsthall Trondheim, Casino Luxembourg, etc. Group exhibitions/festivals at institutions include: Sonic Topologies, Ulsan Art Museum, Arts Maebashi, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (radio), Asia Art Biennial 2019, Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2019, Sculpture Center New York, dOCUMENTA 14 (radio), Taipei Biennial, Liquid Architecture, Museum of Modern Art New York, among others. She was one of the represented artists at Taiwan Pavilion in the 54th Venice Biennale. In addition, she has conducted pedagogical seminars and workshops at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, KUNCI Cultural Studies Forum & Collective, Swedish Royal Institute of Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Ale School of Fine Arts and Design, York University, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Dutch Art Institute, the alternative art education program Spring Sessions, etc.  

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24 Nov 2022 | Alex De Little

Alex De Little is a sonic artist and researcher with bases in Leeds and London, UK. His practice encompasses installation, composition, performance and workshops; it is concerned with the interrogation of listening as a way to understand environment, self, and social relations. Alex’s work and collaborations have been featured at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Tate Modern, Somerset House, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Health Museum (Houston, TX), Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art (Copenhagen), The National Science and Media Museum, London Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Walmer Yard, and the Hepworth Wakefield. Alex completed a practice-based PhD with Scott McLaughlin and Martin Iddon at the University of Leeds, and postdoctoral research fellowships at the Universities of Leeds and Nottingham. He is a member of CAVE (Centre for Audio-Visual Experimentation), and an honorary research fellow at Goldsmiths Centre for Sound Practice Research.

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1 Dec 2022 | Vicky Browne

Vicky Browne is an installation artist who utilises everyday objects such as walkmans, iPods, clothing and furniture to comment on Western systems of consumption and networked relationships to ecologies. Browne often manipulates the familiar using traditional craft techniques (such as led light glasswork or weaving), also employing found or produced sound. Browne completed a Master of Visual Art at Sydney College of the Arts in 2010 and her work has been exhibited widely throughout Australia and New Zealand. Exhibitions include works in both Artspace, Sydney; Artspace, Auckland, Living in the Ruins of the Twentieth Century, UTS Gallery, Sydney, Sound Full: Sound in Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand, Material Sound at the Black Mountain College Museum and Art Centre Asheville NC (2018) and Promise the Earth at The Lockup Newcastle (2022). Vicky Browne also maintains a collaborative practice with musician Darren Seltmann. Together they have exhibited at MONA FOMA, Hobart, and completed a residency at Artspace Sydney 2014. Vicky Browne was announced the winner of the 2013 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists’ Travel Scholarship Prize and completed a residency at the 18th street Art centre in Santa Monica in 2015. Browne is currently coordinating the First Year Foundation program at Sydney College of the Arts (The University of Sydney). A major survey exhibition of her work will open at the Blue Mountains Cultural Center (NSW) on September the 9th 2022.

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8 Dec 2022 | Mélia Roger

Mélia Roger (*1996, France) is a sound artist and sound designer for film and installations. Her work explores the sonic poetics of the landscape, through field recordings and active listening performances. Exploring human non-humans relations, she tries to inspire ecological change with environmental and empathic listening. She believes in the importance of participatory projects in order to share knowledge and personal experiences through sound. Coming from a science and technical background, she spent her last year of Master in the Transdisciplinary Studies Program at ZHdK (Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland), where she developed an artistic approach of sound. Her work has been exhibited in Paris (FR), Zurich (CH), Namur (BE), Berlin (DE), Serrinha do Alambari (BR), and through diverse online radio shows. Last year, she received the Pierre Schaeffer prize for her piece "Birds and wires" at the Phonurgia Nova festival. 

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Summer Term – 2022

Curated by Dr. Annie Goh

Moderated by Mark Peter Wright

Location: **Online**  |  21 April - 9 June  | 2.30 - 4.30pm (GMT)

The Sound Arts Visiting Practitioner Series will continue to be held online for the Summer Term. The lectures this term will all happen virtually: a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions with guests appearing for a live Q&A (where available). Join us in our virtual teaching room every Thursday. If you are not a UAL Sound Arts (BA or MA) student, or are an external guest, and would like to attend, please submit your registration here.

21 Apr 2022 | Fari Bradley / Hannah Kemp-Welch (CRiSAP PhD Students)

An Iranian-born sound artist, Bradley's practice involves sound sculpture, installation, performance and broadcast.
With a background in classical and North Indian music, Bradley uses found materials, hand-made electronics for improvisation in performance and recorded works. Collaborating on large scale pieces, Bradley composes with graphic scores or improvisational methods for site-specific work. Her solo shows and joint practice as Bradley-Weaver include commissions from London Architecture Week, V&A, South London Gallery, Art Dubai, Beirut Arts Centre, Lahore Biennial Foundation, Malja– Bahrain and Tashkeel- Dubai.
On UK's art-music radio station Resonance104.4fm from 2004-2019, Bradley explored MENASA art and culture through her weekly shows Six Pillars and until 2016 fringe dance genres on Saturday night's Free Lab Radio.
Bradley is published in Oxford Handbooks, Ibraaz, The Wire, ArteEast, Canvas Magazine, with music released on Ubuibi, The Wire, Sub Rosa, Morphine Records and The Vinyl Factory.

Hannah Kemp-Welch is a sound artist with a socially-engaged practice. She produces audio works with community groups for installation and broadcast, using voices, field recordings and found sounds. She also delivers workshops, makes zines and builds basic radios, aiming to open out sonic practices and technologies for all. Hannah is a member of feminist radio art group Shortwave Collective and arts cooperative Soundcamp.
Hannah has exhibited at Art Gene, Furtherfield, John Hansard Gallery, Kettle's Yard, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Nottingham Contemporary, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. She has also shown work internationally at Chinretsukan Gallery (Tokyo), FILE festival (São Paulo), Sound Reasons Festival (New Delhi) and TENT (Rotterdam).
Hannah is currently a PhD student with CRiSAP, developing and testing methodologies for collective listening within socially-engaged art.

28 Apr 2022 | No session due to Wild Energies: Live Materials

This three-day online event presents new and existing research and artistic responses to the rich variety of the work of composer and sound artist Annea Lockwood. Register here to attend.

Image credit: Banner image - Annea Lockwood's 'Becoming Air / Into the Vanishing Point' on Black Truffle records, image by Karla Pringle. Annea Lockwood image - by Julia Dratel.

warer surface with plants, lily pads and the reflection of sky. Wild Energies event poster white text over laid, transcribed on webpage

5 May 2022 | Makoto Oshiro

Makoto Oshiro is a Berlin-Tokyo-based performer and artist. His primary medium is sound, but he also combines other elements including light, electricity and movement of objects. In live performances, he uses self-made tools and instruments that are based on electronic devices, everyday materials, and junk. His installation work handles sound as a physical and auditory phenomenon, and focuses on characteristics such as vibration and interference. He is also a member of the live installation/performance group The Great △(夏の大△)  with Takahiro Kawaguchi and Satoshi Yashiro, and runs the label Basic Function.

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12 May 2022 | Joseph Kamaru

Currently studying sonic arts in Berlin, Joseph Kamaru aka KMRU is a Nairobi-born, Berlin- based sound artist whose work is grounded on the discourse of field recording, noise, and sound art. His work posits expanded listening cultures of sonic thoughts and sound practices, a proposition to consider and reflect on auditory cultures beyond the norms, and an awareness of surroundings through creative compositions, installations and performances.

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Photo credit: Claudia Mock

19 May 2022 | Samson Young

Multi-disciplinary artist Samson Young works in sound, performance, video, and installation. In 2017 he represented Hong Kong with a solo project titled Songs for Disaster Relief at the 57th Venice Biennale. He was the recipient of the BMW Art Journey Award, a Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction in Sound Art and Digital Music, and in 2020 he was awarded the inaugural Uli Sigg Prize.

He has exhibited at venues such as the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Gropius Bau, Berlin; Performa 19, New York; Biennale of Sydney; Shanghai Biennale; National Museum of Art, Osaka; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Ars Electronica, Linz; and documenta 14: documenta radio, among others. Recent solo projects include: the De Appel, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; SMART Museum, Chicago; Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art, Manchester; M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Ryosoku-in at the Kenninji Temple, Kyoto; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; and Jameel Art Centre, Dubai, among others.

Samson Young studied music, philosophy and gender studies. He was Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s Artist Associate in 2008, and graduated with a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University in 2013.

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26 May 2022 | Sharon Gal

Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and composer, specialising in free improvisation and participatory, collaborative group compositions.

She works with voice, electronics, various instruments, field recordings, video & collage; exploring presence, listening, embodiment, and the relationship between people, sound and space.

Sharon performs solo and in collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Charles Hayward, John Butcher, Andie Brown and Lina Lapelyte.

Since 2007 she has been directing large group, site specific compositions, inviting musicians and non-musicians to take part.

Past performances include The V&A, Science Museum, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain and Colour Out of Space, Borealis,  Supernormal,  Supersonic and TUSK festivals.

Sharon's music was released by many labels, including five solo albums and various collaborations. As a visual artist her work has been published and exhibited worldwide.

Her work, Etudes, a collection of text & colour scores, presented as a deck of 78 cards, was published in 2021.

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Image by Dawid Laskowski

2 June 2022 | No lecture due to bank holiday 

9 June 2022 | Nicol Parkinson / Hector McInnes (CRiSAP PhD Students)

Nicol Parkinson is an artist and researcher working with sound in the fields of music, live art and performance seeking out the connections and confusions between these forms. Their practice investigates the use of sounding strategies in composition and improvisation as they weave through the corporeal, verbal, temporal, social, political and historical spheres. They are slowly building a vocabulary of material approaches, both visible and obscured, embracing flexibility of form.

Their performance practice is deeply collaborative including as part of queer feminist collective Femme Feral and recently co-creating music and sound works with Ryann Donnelly, Anne Bean, Tammy Reynolds and Phoebe Patey-Ferguson. They are a sound designer and technician for live performance in ongoing collaborations with theatre-makers including Vijay Patel and Jo Marius Hauge.

Nicol has exhibited and performed at Meno Parkas, Cooper Gallery, Rich Mix, The Yard Theatre, Deep Trash, Buzzcut Festival, Hackney Showroom, Vivid Projects, Ware Arts Lab, Arnolfini and The Marlborough Theatre.


Hector MacInnes is a sound artist and musician who lives and works in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. He plays with installation, text, performance, tech and speculative design among other things, often in collaboration with other artists and with communities.

Hector started his career as a multi-instrumentalist, performing with a range of electronica, alt-folk and experimental acts. After moving back to the Highlands in the 2010s he started developing a sound art practice as a way of exploring the complicated relationships between people and place, and between society and the landscape, that so define the area.

He is currently an artist-in-residence with the Culture Collective, a Scotland-wide network of socially engaged artists, where he is working with people affected by the criminal justice system. Hector’s PhD project at CRiSAP is investigating sonic approaches to remoteness and climate justice.

Nicol Parkinson performing with a guitar on stage at Rich Mix
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Spring Term – 2022

Curated by Dr. Annie Goh 

Location: **Online**  |  13 Jan - 17 March 2022  | 2.30 - 4.30pm (GMT)

The Sound Arts Visiting Practitioner Series will continue to be held online for the Spring Term. The lectures this term will all happen virtually: a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions with guests appearing for a live Q&A (where available). Join us in our virtual teaching room every Thursday. If you are not a UAL Sound Arts (BA or MA) student, or are an external guest, and would like to attend, please submit your registration here. 

13 Jan 2022 | Vicki Bennett/People Like Us

Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been working across the field of audio-visual collage, repurposing pre-existing footage to craft audio and video collages with an equally dark and witty take on popular culture. She sees sampling and collage as folk art sourced from the palette of contemporary media and technology, with all of the sharing and cross-referencing incumbent to a populist form. Embedded in her work is the premise that all is interconnected and that claiming ownership of an “original” or isolated concept is both preposterous and redundant.  
In 2006 she was the first artist to be given unrestricted access to the entire BBC Archive. People Like Us have previously shown work at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, The Barbican, Centro de Cultura Digital, V&A, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Pompidou Centre, Venice Biennale, Maxxi and Sonar, and performed radio sessions for John Peel and Mixing It. The ongoing sound art radio show ‘DO or DIY’ on WFMU has had over a million “listen again” downloads. since 2003. The People Like Us back catalogue is available for free download hosted by UbuWeb. 

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20 Jan 2022 | Christina Wheeler

[please note this is a programme change due to illness]

Composer, vocalist, multi-instrumental electronic musician, and multimedia artistChristina Wheeler’s spans an array of styles and forms. She blends a mix of songs and improvised electronic music from vocals, sampler, theremin, QChord, autoharp and Array mbira. A Los Angeles native, Wheeler has performed and recorded with a variety of artists, including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chaka Khan, John Cale, Laraaji, Roscoe Mitchell, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Matana Roberts, Marc Ribot, Murcof, and A Guy Called Gerald. Wheeler’s work with David Byrne included international tours and appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and PBS’s Sessions at West 54th Street. MTV’s AMP featured her music. Recordings include work with Fred P, Benjamin Brunn, Shinedoe, Ripperton, Vernon Reid, DJ Logic, Mocky, and Jamie Lidell. Her duo with Nicole Mitchell, Iridescent, opened the Angel City Jazz Festival. Next, she will release two albums, Songs of S + D and Tres Es un Número Mágico: Kaleidoscopic Triptychs.

Photo credit: Barron Claiborne

27 Jan 2022 | Hollie Buhagiar

Hollie Buhagiar is a multi award-winning Gibraltarian composer based in London, who specialises in crafting bespoke scores for film, TV and Games. She has worked on a plethora of projects for shorts, feature length films and series alongside Grammy and Academy Award winning engineers in the finest studios across London.  

Graduating from Leeds College of Music with first-class honours in Music production, Hollie continued on to complete a Masters at the National Film and Television School. 

Throughout her career she has been hailed for her unique and varied sonic palette as well as her ability to create fascinating scores that approach traditional composition from a new and exciting perspective. Hollie's experience spans worldwide and includes work for the likes of Amazon, SkyChannel 4, BFI, NOWNESS, Creative England, Tate, The Guardian, Film London, VICE and BBC. Her projects have received critical acclaim winning various prestigious awards, these include a Porsche Award, a Gold British Arrow and the McLaren Award for Best British Animation, as well as being a two time Unity Awards nominee. She was also honoured with Gibraltar's first ever Extraordinary Achievement Award for her work in the arts. 

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3 Feb 2022 | Vivienne Griffin

Born in Dublin, based in London and New York, Griffin makes sculptures, drawings and audio works in their antidisciplinary practice. The voice, vernacular language and noise are used in text works (2D and aural) and free poetic form is applied to assemblages of objects (found and made). They are currently focussing on the problematics of hyperindividualism in new body of work and the uses of sound (and/or silence), dance music, meditation, singing and podcasts as means of transcendence of the self. Their work seeks emancipation from the apathy of banality: entangled with everyday life it implicates the ordinary as rare. 

They completed their MFA at Hunter, New York supported by a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2016 they exhibited at Frieze, New York and 427 in Latvia. They performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Romania in 2017. In 2018 at CONDO with Bureau in Southard Reid and The Centre de la Photographie Genève (CPG) 2019. Vivienne is represented by Bureau in New York. They are currently working on a video game that functions as a music interface and writing poetry. Their upcoming album Music For Dead People (or requiem) will be out in 2021. 

Image by Vivienne Griffin of a glass skyscraper with shape protruding

17 Feb 2022 | Yan Jun

yan jun, a musician and poet based in beijing. 

he works on experimental music and improvised music. he uses noise, field recording, body and concept as materials. 

sometimes he goes to audience’s home for playing a plastic bag. 

“i wish i was a piece of field recording.” 

Profile image of Yan Jun lying on a stage in front of an audience

Photo credit: gao xiaotao 

24 Feb 2022 | Hannah Wallis

After completing a curatorial residency at Wysing Arts Centre as part of Future Curators Network; a programme supporting the career development of D/deaf and Disabled Curators, in partnership with DASH, Hannah now works full time within the Wysing team. 

Committed to the long-term application of accessibility practices within the arts and working rights of artists, Hannah has worked with Aural Diversity, Deafroots, The National Gallery, London, DASH and ZU-UK; and serves as associate board member for a-n Artists Information Company as well as trustee for Two Queens Gallery, Leicester. Having previously worked as part of the exhibitions team at Nottingham Contemporary, Hannah currently works in an associate capacity to lead on Caption-Conscious Ecology.  

Hannah is also one half of Dyad Creative, a Franco-British collaboration previously supported by a-n, East Street Arts, National Centre for Writing, Kettle’s Yard, and Arts Council England to lead and develop several temporary artist-led spaces and multiple public art projects. 

3 March 2022 | Pamela Z

Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she processes her voice in real time to create dense, complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and wireless MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures. In addition to her solo work, she has been commissioned to compose scores for dance, theatre, film, and chamber ensembles including Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, the Bang on a Can All Stars, Ethel, and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Her interdisciplinary performance works have been presented at venues including The Kitchen (NY), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), REDCAT (LA), and MCA (Chicago), and her installations have been presented at such exhibition spaces as the Whitney (NY), the Diözesanmuseum (Cologne), and the Krannert (IL). Pamela Z has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. She’s a recipient of numerous awards including the Rome Prize, United States Artists, a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation residency, the Guggenheim, the Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, Herb Alpert Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA Japan/US Friendship Commission Fellowship. She holds a music degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  

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Photo credit: rubra (courtesy of Ars Electronica) 

10 March 2022 | Lindsay Wright

Lindsay is an award-winning British composer combining traditional practices with experimental techniques. She utilises her skills as a performer and her experience with music technology to create visceral, emotional and enigmatic scores for all genres of visual media. She recently scored the feature documentary Adventures of Joan Collins; the independent drama Things Unsaid; and the HBO/BBC documentary The Mystery of D.B. Cooper with Tim Atack. Her music for Mudlarks starring Mirren Mack (Sex Education) was recently nominated for Best Score at the British Short Film Awards. Her advertising work includes the British Airways 'Take Off to the People and Places You Love’ campaign, Rightmove's 'The Renter' and Hewlett Packard's 'Orchestra', winning Bronze at the 2021 LIA Awards. She is currently working on a television drama series set to be broadcast next year; an upcoming documentary for the BBC; and her next EP of original material. 

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17 March 2022 | Felisha Ledesma

Felisha Ledesma is a Berlin based sound artist and musician. Ledesma co-founded and directed S1, a project space that hosted experimental music, performance and visual art as well as being the headquarters for the Synth Library -  a lending library for electronic music equipment.  
Most recently Felisha conceptualized a synthesizer, AMQR, together with instrument designer Ess Mattisson which was used on Ledesma's releases for labels Ecstatic Recordings and Enmossed x Psychic Liberation. This collaboration led to the formation of Fors, a music technology project creating software instruments. 

Profiler image of Felisha Ledisma in front of a tree and house at night

Photo credit: Luna Redondo Campiglio



Autumn Term – 2021

Curated by Dr. Annie Goh (Associate Lecturer, LCC)

Location: **Online**  |  7 Oct - 9 Dec 2021  | 2.30 - 4.30pm

The Sound Arts Visiting Practitioner Series will continue to be held online for the Autumn Term. The lectures this term will all happen virtually: a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions with guests appearing for a live Q&A (where available). Join us in our virtual teaching room every Thursday. If you are not a UAL Sound Arts (BA or MA) student, or are an external guest, and would like to attend, please submit your registration here.

7 Oct 2021 | Sam Auinger

Sam Auinger (1956, Linz) is a sonic thinker, composer and sound artist. He lives and works in Berlin since receiving an invitation to the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD in 1997. His interest is the sonic and auditory as material phenomena that embed information about our shared global interdependence and emotional triggers. Central to his artistic research aims to deepen understanding of acoustic/aural qualities in our urban living environments, precisely public spaces.

He propagates "thinking with the ears". For him, it is a critical daily praxis towards understanding our role in an endangered planetary environment at all levels, from social to environmental. Together with Bruce Odland, he founded O+A in 1989. Their central theme is "hearing perspective," and known for large-scale, public space sound installations that transform city noise in real-time. (Blue Moon 2004 NY/US, Sonic Vista Frankfurt/D since 2011, Symphonie of Resonances documenta 14 Thessaloniki /GR 2017).


14 Oct 2021 | C-drík aka Cedrik Fermont

Cedrik Fermont is a composer, musician, mastering engineer, author, independent researcher, concert organiser and curator who operates in the field of electroacoustic, noise, electronic, experimental and improvised music since 1989, born in Zaire (DR Congo), he mostly grew up in Belgium and currently lives in Germany. Through his label and platform (Syrphe), Cedrik publishes and promotes electronic, experimental and noise music from Asia and Africa and at a lower extent Latin America.

His writings focus on music from Asia and/or Africa : Sound Art in East and Southeast Asia. Historical and Political Considerations (with Dimitri della Faille) (2020), Power through networking: Reshaping the underground electronic and experimental music scenes in East and Southeast Asia (2015-2016), An introduction to electroacoustic, noise and experimental music in Asia and Africa (2014-2015), Not Your World Music: Noise In South East Asia, book written and edited together with Dimitri della Faille (2016), winner of the 2017 Golden Nica - Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Musics & Sound Art category.

Cedrik has performed and collaborated with artists across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He also performs in several projects such as Axiome, Tasjiil Moujahed, Marie Takahashi & Cedrik Fermont, etc.

Photo credit: Magda Bondos

21 Oct 2021 | NikNak

An Oram Award-winning and history making storyteller in her own right, Nicole Raymond (NikNak) is devoted to developing her unique practice as a DJ & Turntablist, sound artist/composer, producer, tutor, sound engineer and radio presenter.

She is also a strong advocate for diverse representation in the music industry, especially within DJ/Turntablism culture and music production realms, and for musician wellbeing/mental health.

Based in the UK, you’ll find Nicole digging for vinyl or comic books, gigging, experimenting and sharing her music tastes to diverse audiences, delivering engaging sessions with students to develop their DJ skills, and running/curating events such as "Dub Sirens" and "Melanin".

28 Oct 2021 | Åsa Stjerna

Åsa Helena Stjerna is a Swedish artist using sound and listening as her artistic modes of exploration. Through her site-specific installations, she explores sound’s potential, making the embedded conditions and underlying narratives connected to a situation perceivable, drawing connections between past and present, local and global, as well as human and more-than human. By this she seeks to reframe the act of listening, evoking a sensibility of places as complex ecologies.

Also active as artistic researcher, she has been specifically interested in exploring the contemporary conditions of sonic situated practice and its ability of being transformative, i.e. what it actually means “to make a difference” in the era of Anthropocene and advanced capitalism. Guided by methodologies of feminism, ecosophy and posthumanism she proposes an understanding of site-specificity as an aesthetic–ethical practice and engagement between specific and diverse “bodies” with agencies—human as well as non-human, spanning across and connecting the material, social, discursive, artistic, and technical realms at the same time in a given situation.

Stjerna has participated in an extensive number of exhibitions internationally and her works include several public permanents commissions. Stjerna represents professorship sound art at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Braunschweig, Germany, 2020-2021


4 Nov 2021 | Richard Phoenix

Richard Phoenix is an artist whose practice includes painting, music, writing, and collaboration. His current interests include looking at access, learning and structure and how art and music can create spaces that remove barriers and make new forms of normal.

He looks to create nuanced and impactful ways to evaluate and communicate his role in different collaborations: as an associate artist within learning disability arts organisations; a musician within D.I.Y. punk bands; working with school groups within an arts institution; as a “student” within non-institutional arts education.

Recently a part of the Conditions Studio Programme in Croydon, he also works for the learning disability arts organisation Heart n Soul as their Associate Artist. He was an artist-in residence within Tate’s Schools and Teachers department; founded the not-for-profit organisation Constant Flux and wrote DIY as Privilege: A Manifesto which was published by Rough Trade Books in 2020.

11 Nov 2021 | Lucia Chung

Lucia H Chung is a Taiwanese artist based in London, UK. She holds a Master degree in Sculpture (Distinction) from Winchester School of Art and a PhD degree in Sonic Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London. She performs and releases music under the alias ‘en creux’ where the sound creation springs from her fascinations in noise generated via feedback on digital and analogue equipment, and her role as a ‘mediator-performer’ in the multifaceted relationship between the sonic events incurring within the self-regulated system.

She also works as a broadcaster and an independent curator at Happened. She has curated and organised residency programmes and music events around the UK and Europe, including 3-month Taiwanese Experimental Music residency for Music Hackspace at Somerset House Studios in 2018, Inland virtual residency between Lacking Sound Fest. (Taiwan) and IKLECTIK (UK) in 2020, and a panel discussion on Video Game Music as part of Grounding Practice at Somerset House Studios in 2021.

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18 Nov 2021 | Andrew Pierre Hart

Andrew Pierre Hart's practice is inter-disciplinary based in painting. The main focus of his work is the symbiotic relationship between sound and painting. His practice is an ongoing rhythmic research and play of improvised and spontaneous generative processes, through various mediums: sound, video, performance, found object and image, language, photography and installation, and themes of: improvisation, collective memory, cross-modality, spatialisation, musicality and rhythmology .

Andrew studied MA Painting at The Royal College of Art 2017-19 and BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art 2014-17. Hart is an associate lecturer on the Painting pathway at Camberwell College and Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art .

Andrew is currently showing at 'Mixing it up Painting today' at The Hayward Gallery. He also presented 'S:3 E:3s The Alter-native Trace ( Bass and Space)' a series of paintings at Frieze London. He was part of ArtAngel's 'Thinking Time ' 20/21 and a resident at Beaconsfield Gallery.

Image from Andrew Pierre Hart

PARAJANOV REMIX, 2019, Oil and marker on canvas, 100 x 140 cm

25 Nov 2021 | Rebecca Lennon

An artist based in London, Rebecca Lennon works across media to produce large-scale multi-channel sound and video installations, musical releases, performances, texts and visual scores. Using rhythm and musicality within video and sound editing to disturb narrative flow, Rebecca evokes a psychological and neurodivergent relationship to language, words, loops and noise - meditating on memory and its voices, while spatialising layers of sound, vibrations and visceral texts that fragment and repeat. Recent video and texts focus on entanglements of ownership, forms of housing (and their collapse), embodiment, porosity and questions of what constitutes a voice.

Rebecca graduated from the Slade School of Art London MFA in 2010, and is a visiting lecturer at universities such as Arts University Bournemouth and Royal College of Art, London. Upcoming/recent exhibitions include: Cafe Oto, London, 2022, Galeria Duarte Sequiera, Braga, Portugal, 2021, Kaunas Film Festival, Lithuania, 2020 and Whitstable Biennial, 2018 with solo shows at Southwark Park Galleries, London 2021, Primary, Nottingham, 2020, Almanac, Turin, Italy, 2019 and Matts Gallery, London, 2018. Rebecca recently featured in ‘On Care, an anthology of artists writing’, published by MA Bibliotheque, 2020, BBC Late Junction 2019/2020 and on a collection of artist interpretations of scores by writer Salomé Voegelin, released on vinyl in 2022. She is currently pursuing her PhD at Goldsmiths across departments of Fine Art and Music.

2 Dec 2021 | Hollie Buhagiar

*Cancelled due to official UCU strike action on this day*

Hollie Buhagiar is a multi award-winning Gibraltarian composer based in London, who specialises in crafting bespoke scores for film, TV and Games. She has worked on a plethora of projects for shorts, feature length films and series alongside Grammy and Academy Award winning engineers in the finest studios across London.

Graduating from Leeds College of Music with first-class honours in Music production, Hollie continued on to complete a Masters at the National Film and Television School.

Throughout her career she has been hailed for her unique and varied sonic palette as well as her ability to create fascinating scores that approach traditional composition from a new and exciting perspective. Hollie's experience spans worldwide and includes work for the likes of Amazon, Sky, Channel 4, BFI, NOWNESS, Creative England, Tate, The Guardian, Film London, VICE and BBC. Her projects have received critical acclaim winning various prestigious awards, these include a Porsche Award, a Gold British Arrow and the McLaren Award for Best British Animation, as well as being a two time Unity Awards nominee. She was also honoured with Gibraltar's first ever Extraordinary Achievement Award for her work in the arts.

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9 Dec 2021 | Anke Eckardt

Anke Eckardt is an artist, who also works in teaching, conception and research. After training as a sound engineer, she studied at the University of Arts (UdK) Berlin with Sam Auinger, Holger Schulze and Sabine Sanio. With Christina Kubisch as her mentor, she was an Einstein Foundation scholarship holder at the Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences at the UdK Berlin. Anke Eckardt utilises sound, light, objects and text in her multimedia installations. Her works are presented internationally, including at the Goethe-Institut Paris, Ars Electronica in Linz, Enlighten Festival in Manchester, TodaysArt Festival in The Hague, CTM Festival Berlin. In 2017-2020 Anke Eckardt held the Professorship in Sound at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and in 2019-2020 she was also a professor for Sound Art at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Music Mainz. Anke is currently artistically mentoring the Chronotopia Echoes project in Athens, as well as the Female Artist Award 2022 Digital Art for the Women's Cultural Office of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Anke Eckhardt

Spring and Summer Term 2022

These schedules will be released later in the year.





Summer Term – 2021

Curated by Dr. Annie Goh (Associate Lecturer, LCC)

Location: **Online**  |  15 Apr - 20 May 2021  | 2.30 - 4.30pm

Due to the uncertainty caused by the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic, the Sound Arts Visiting Practitioner Series will continue to be held online for the Summer Term. The lectures this term will all happen virtually: a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions with guests appearing for a live Q&A (where available).

Join us in our virtual teaching room every Thursday;

15 April 2021 | Khyam Allami

Khyam Allami (born in Damascus 1981) is an Iraqi-British multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, researcher and founder of Nawa Recordings. Primarily a performer of the Oud, his artistic research focuses on the development of contemporary and experimental repertoire based on the fundamentals of Arabic music, with a focus on tuning and microtonality. He holds a BA and Masters in Ethnomusicology from SOAS, University of London and is currently completing an M4C/AHRC funded PhD in composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University. This three year practice-based research degree will see him explore the application of contemporary acoustic, electro-acoustic and electronic compositional techniques and processes to Arabic music through the use of technology and various instrumentation. His recent commissions include Requiem for the 21st Century, an immersive Oud-based installation for Opera North (Leeds, UK), and an upcoming string quartet for JACK quartet (NYC, USA).


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Photo credit: Johanne Issa

22 April 2021 | Jana Winderen

Jana Winderen is an artist who currently lives and works in Norway. Her practice pays particular attention to audio environments and to creatures which are hard for humans to access, both physically and aurally – deep under water, inside ice or in frequency ranges inaudible to the human ear. Her activities include site-specific and spatial audio installations and concerts, which have been exhibited and performed internationally in major institutions and public spaces. Recent work includes 'The Art of Listening: Underwater' for Audemar Piguet at Art Basel, Miami, 'Rising Tide' at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, 'Listening with Carp' for Now is the Time in Wuzhen, 'Through the Bones' for Thailand Art Biennale in Krabi, 'bára' for TBA21_Academy, 'Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone' for Sonic Acts and Ultrafield for MoMA, New York. In 2011 she won the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica for Digital Musics & Sound Art. She releases her audio-visual work on Touch (UK).

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Photo credit: Finnbogi Péturssson

29 April | Tatsuya Takahashi

In his ten years at Korg Tokyo, synthesizer engineer Tatsuya Takahashi brought us the Monotrons, the Volcas, the Minilogue, and many more before leaving on a three-year hiatus from mass-produced synthesizers to work on smaller scale productions. Takahashi now returns to KORG to set up and run its newly established lab, KORG Berlin.


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6 May | DeForrest Brown Jr

DeForrest Brown, Jr. is an Ex-American theorist, journalist, and curator. He produces digital audio and extended media as Speaker Music and is a representative of the Make Techno Black Again campaign. On Juneteenth of 2020, he released the album Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry on Planet Mu. His debut book ‘Assembling a Black Counter Culture’ (Primary Information, 2021) is a general history of techno and adjacent electronic music with a focus on Black experiences in industrialized labor systems, and explores the development of on-the-ground culture in relation to a unique American art form.

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13 May | Bishi Bhattacharya

BISHI is a singer, electronic rock-sitarist, composer, producer, and performer born in London of Bengali heritage. As a multi-instrumentalist, she has been trained in both Hindustani and Western Classical styles and studied the sitar under Gaurav Mazumdar, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. BISHI has written, performed and released two albums and five EP's on her own label Gryphon Records to critical acclaim. Her most recent single 'Don't Shoot The Messenger,' was produced by Tony Visconti. BISHI is the founder of WITCiH: The Women in Technology Creative Industries Hub, a platform elevating Womxn in Tech. She launched the podcast 'Creative Women in Tech,' in May 2020.

BiISHI's collaborations and commissions for the stage include; The London Symphony Orchestra, The Kronos Quartet, Yoko Ono’s ‘Meltdown’, The Science Gallery, Joanna McGregor, Nick Knight's SHOWstudio’, a film collaboration with fashion designer Manish Arora, and recorded collaborations with Sean Ono Lennon, Tony Visconti, Jarvis Cocker, Daphne Guinness & City of London Sinfonia as a Tanpura soloist on Jonny Greenwood's Water.' BISHI produced LANDR's first-ever Sitar Sample pack.

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20 May | Robin Buckley

As an artist and musician, rkss (Robin Buckley) takes a critical approach to music with their experimental productions, using sound as a series of gestures to explore complex socio-political issues by working with and pushing against social contexts. Their releases Brostep in the Style of Florian Hecker and DJ Tools (UIQ) - named one of Pitchfork’s experimental albums of the year - resist categorisation while questioning established hierarchies within electronic music. Robin has recently performed at the ICA, Mutek Montréal, Stroom Den Haag, Sonic Acts, Mutek Argentina, Café OTO, Schiev Festival and LUFF Festival. As a theorist, Robin has delivered lectures on their ideas about the political and social contexts of music at the Tate, Goldsmiths College, University of London and as part of the New Contemporaries at the South London Gallery. As a visiting lecturer they have delivered lectures and seminars as part of the BA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins and they have contributed to the International Computer Music Association’s journal ARRAY.

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Spring Term – 2021

Curated by Annie Goh (Associate Lecturer, LCC)

Location: **Online**  |  14 Jan - 25 Mar 2020  | 2.30 - 4.30pm

Due to the uncertainty caused by the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic, the Sound Arts Visiting Practitioner Series will continue to be held online for the Spring Term. The lectures this term will all happen virtually: a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions with guests appearing for a live Q&A (where available).

Join us in our virtual teaching room every Thursday;

14 Jan 2021 | Kate Hopkins is one of the most accomplished sound editors in the country. She has worked on all genres of tv and film but being in Bristol, the home of the BBC Natural History Unit, Natural History films became her speciality. Her meticulous and imaginative sound design, as well as her dedication to the industry, have been recognised many times for groundbreaking films like “Blue Planet II” and “Frozen Planet”. She has worked on many Wildlife on Ones, Natural Worlds, Life in Cold Blood, Life in the Undergrowth for the BBC as well as films for National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. She is particularly proud of her Prime Time Emmy for Sound Editing and The Technicolor Creative Technology Award for Women in Film and Television (2014). She has won 3 BAFTAs and has been nominated 19 times, alongside 4 Emmys and 2 RTS awards as well as many others awards in the field of Sound Editing both here in the UK and abroad. She has recently been working on projects for Disney+, Apple TV and Netflix.

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21 Jan 2021 | Annea Lockwood’s compositions range from sound art and environmental sound installations to concert music. Recent works include Becoming Air, co-composed with Nate Wooley, trumpet, Wild Energy with Bob Bielecki - a site-specific installation focused on geophysical, atmospheric and mammalian infra and ultra sound sources, permanently installed at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah New York, and Into the Vanishing Point, co-composed with the ensemble Yarn/Wire – a meditation on the large-scale disappearance of insect populations. Water has been a recurring focus of her work and her three installation sound maps of rivers: The Hudson River, the Danube and the Housatonic River have been widely presented. Her music has been issued on CD, vinyl and online on the Gruenrekorder, Black Truffle, Superior Viaduct, Lovely Music, New World, Ambitus, 3Leaves, XI, EM and other labels. She is a recipient of the SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) Lifetime Award 2020.

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28 Jan 2021 | AGF aka Antye Greie-Ripatti a sound artist and electronic music producer. Her work inhabits an augmented space where pounding {Berlin} experimental after-techno, spoken word, abstract video art, feminism and radical ecology create a self-sustaining environment. Originally from East Germany, she started to develop a DIY approach early on, while also using her voice to fight against oppression by supporting marginalized communities and calling out injustice, most recently through female:pressure, a support community and promotional platform for female-identified electronic musicians. Currently based in Northern Finland, Antye founded the local arts organization Hai Art in Hailuoto. Since its inception in 2011, Hai Art has been involved in numerous sound-related projects, focusing on working with children. Antye acts as its director, curator and workshop instructor. Active since the early 90's, she has collaborated with strong names in electronic music such as French pioneer Eliane Radigue, German legends Gudrun Gut and Ellen Allien, British avantgardist Kaffe Matthews, Finnish IDM treasure Vladislav Delay and classical composer Craig Armstrong.

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4 Feb 2021 | Marlo De Lara | Born in Baltimore, Maryland,USA, artist Marlo De Lara received a PhD at the University of Leeds and an MA in Psychosocial Studies at the Centre of Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex. Her practice works within the realms of sound performance, visual distraction, and film. Often under the moniker ‘marlo eggplant’, her textural compositions develop from microscopic tone landscapes into dense and expansive states of noise. Her works aim to blur the definitions of the (un)intentional and the myth of permanence. Using found objects, installation, and various forms of amplification, environments/structures use sound to impart meaning and affect for the participant. As the child of Filipino migrants of the ‘brain drain’ coming of age, De Lara’s unabashed feminist sociopolitical practice/research editorializes on contemporary global conditions. Her investigations on art collectives and creative work as political action fuels Ladyz in Noyz, an international arts collective that promotes emerging artists/musicians who are women.

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11 Feb 2021 | Pedro Oliveira is a researcher, sound artist, and educator whose work deals with the articulations of listening and violence in the policing of border and urban spaces. He is currently a Postdoctoral fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, continuing his research project exploring the politics of voice and accent in asylum seeking processes, with a particular focus on biometric data collection and testing. Previous residencies include the Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, IASPIS and Elektronmusikstudion both in Stockholm. He holds a PhD from the University of the Arts Berlin and is also a founding member of Decolonising Design.


18 Feb 2021 | Daisuke Ishida (1980, Tokyo) is an artist, based in Berlin since 2004, working with sound and contemporary media. His works explore the boundaries of ephemeral and time based media to open up new perspectives on spatialities, while his understanding of space extends from the physical, to the social and political realm. He strives to induce a multitude of complex individual experiences of space, that cause the spectator to reassess his/her/their understanding, position and relation to their physical and conceptual environment.

Since 2020, he is a professor of Sound Art / Klangkunst at the master’s program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts in the Berlin University of the Arts. He was a recipient of the Work stipends New Music and Sound Art by the Berlin Senate in 2017. In 2002 he co-founded The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA which has received Honorary Mention of the Prix Ars Electronica 2004 and 2019, Stiftung Niedersachsen work stipends 2009 at Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst and Grant from the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts at Cynetart Awards 2018.

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25 Feb 2021 | Sung Tieu’s (*1987 in Hai Duong, Vietnam) work takes place at the intersection of her personal experiences, global history, cultural incursions of dematerialised art traditions. Her practice addresses Post-Cold War histories and the diasporic experience of unfixed temporal and spatial certainties.

Her minimal and yet immersive sound and video installations, sculptures, performances and public interventions result from her research into state-imposed power structures, working through and with spatial dislocation while paying attention to the exhibition as a complex space of sensorial experience.

Recent solo exhibitions include What is your |x|?, at Emalin (London, UK, 2020); Zugzwang, at Haus der Kunst (Munich, DE, 2020) and In Cold Print, at Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK, 2020). Forthcoming solo exhibitions in 2021 include Kunstmuseum Bonn and Gesellschaft für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig; forthcoming group exhibitions include Though It’s Dark, I Still Sing, 34th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, INFORMATION (Today), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel and Taipei Fine Arts Museum (all 2021).


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Sung Tieu, What is your |x|?, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Emalin, London. Photo: Plastiques.

4 March 2021 | Madison Moore, Ph.D. (American Studies, Yale), is an artist-scholar, DJ and assistant professor of Queer Studies in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He is creative director and resident DJ at OPULENCE, a queer techno party and art-collective based in London. madison is the author of Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018), a cultural analysis of fabulousness. With vigor, grace and humor, in Fabulous madison describes the ways marginalized people stride through their annihilation, turning pain and struggle into opulence. He has been a featured artist at the Perth Festival, The School of Life Melbourne, American Realness, the Philadelphia Museum of Art among other arts venues. madison is currently at work on a new book project on rave scenes and queer of color undergrounds.




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11 March 2021 Robert Henke is a composer, artist and software developer, mainly known for his contributions to electronic music and for his laser works. His audiovisual installations are based on self-written software and explore a fragile balance between determination and chance operations to create complex behaviours and endless variations in expression. His musical work oscillates between ambient, contemporary music and club. His long-term project Monolake became one of the key icons of a new electronic club culture emerging in Berlin after the fall of the Wall. He is one of the main creators of Ableton Live, a software which became the standard for music production and completely redefined performance of electronic music. He writes and lectures about the creative use of computers and held teaching positions at CCRMA/Stanford University, at IRCAM, and the Studio National des Arts Contemporains - Le Fresnoy, in Lille, France. His works have been presented at Tate Modern in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, PS-1 in New York, MUDAM in Luxembourg, MAK in Vienna, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, and on countless festivals including Unsound, CTM, MUTEK, Sonar, New Forms Festival.



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18 March 2021 | Echo Ho is a Beijing-born, Cologne-based sound artist with an interdisciplinary approach. At various domains intersect, she consistently consolidates very different elements from diverse media and genres. Her artwork search for poetic devices in refractions of multiple realities in all its manifold within the transformational process. During the past decade, Ho mainly worked on a body of work-SlowQin, a hybrid resemblance of the qin, a unique Chinese instrument with a musical history over three Millennia. Undertaken open-end rethinking process reinventing the qin adapted for electro-acoustic music creation and performance today. In her current PhD research at the Tangible Music Lab in Linz, reimaging the antique "fingering model", designed as a series of charts, facilitates multisensory engagement. The fingering technique classification links to the origins of sound and motion from nonhuman species in the natural world. Served as "templates for action", guiding qin performer in self-cultivation of the sensibility required to perceive and conduct cosmic patterns through music.



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25 March 2021 | Janine Francois is a rising Black British Feminist, Critic and Writer and is known for her insightful, critical but piercing perspectives on race and social justice. Janine practices deconstructs whiteness (and race) within cultural and academic institutions by way of writing, curating/ producing, research, teaching and consultancy.

Janine is now the Acting Course Leader for the undergraduate course, BA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins and has set up the University of the Arts London first-ever Hip-Hop Cultures module. As well as establishing the Royal College of Art’s first-ever Hip-Hop Studies reading group as a Visiting Lecturer. Janine is also a Ph.D candidate at University of Bedfordshire/ Tate, exploring if Tate can be a safer space to discuss issues of race and cultural differences within a teaching and learning context? Janine’s research is set to complete her research in October 2022 and is funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council. She is also 1 of 30 Black Caribbean students funded by AHRC during the period of 2016-2019.

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Autumn Term – 2020

Curated by Dr. Annie Goh (Associate Lecturer, LCC)

Location: **Online**  |  22 Oct - 17 Dec 2020  | 2.30 - 4.30pm

Due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Sound Arts Visiting Practitioner Series will continue to be held online for the Autumn Term. The lectures this term will all happen virtually: a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions with guests appearing for a live Q&A (where available).

Join us in our virtual teaching room every Thursday;

Header image credit: Installation View Darsha Hewitt "High Fidelity Wasteland I: 100 Year Old Quicksilver Cloud (2020) - Photo credit Adam Janisch

22 October 2020 | Jessica Ekomane | is a Berlin-based electronic musician and sound artist. Through live performances and installations, she creates situations where the sound acts as a transformative element for the space and the audience. Her quadraphonic performances, characterized by their physical affect, seek catharsis through the interplay of psychoacoustics, the perception of rhythmic structures and the interchange of noise and melody. Her ever-changing and immersive sonic landscapes are grounded in questions such as the relationship between individual perception and collective dynamics or the investigation of listening expectations and their societal roots. Important Records released her first LP in 2019.

In 2019 Ekomane was one of Happelman's collaborators for her installation at the German pavilion of the Venice Biennale and part of the SHAPE Platform roaster. In 2017 she was a BCR [INCUBATOR] resident and now hosts “Open Sources” on Cashmere Radio. Her work has been presented across Asia, Australia and Europe.

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29 October 2020 | Lisa Busby | Lisa Busby is a Scottish composer, vocalist, and improviser; born in Paisley, based in London. Situated across experimental music, performance art, and pop song, her practice often utilises the found and the prosaic, and manifests in various entangled modes – recorded composition, live improvisation for sound/body, performance video, non-standard scoring/notation, and long duration/site specific work. Instrumentally she works with voice, turntables, hardware and software electronics, and lapsteel.

Currently, Lisa is taking part in the Sound and Music programme New Voices [UK] and is participating in the Social Acoustics Research Project at the University of Bergen [Norway]. She performs and composes with the band Rutger Hauser, and has an active movement, voice and sound collaboration with Lou Barnell. She is part of SE London music collective and record label The Lumen Lake; and is a member of the art/education/politics group Common Study based at Somerset House Studios.

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5 November 2020 | Darsha Hewitt | A lot can be learned about the values of capitalist culture by critically investigating the materiality of the machines, processes and practices of technology that consumer society throws away. In its deconstructed form, everyday obsolete domestic technology exposes the confounding ways that humans treat one another and how we engage with our built and natural environments.

Darsha Hewitt’s art practice is situated across new media and sound studies and largely grows out of empirical material based experimentation with obsolete technology. She make electro-mechanical sound installation, performances with hand-made electronics, video, drawing and photography. Her studio practice and teaching methods alike take an adventurous hands-on /media-archeological approach to art making, where hidden systems within technology are de/re-mystified as a means to trace out structures of economy, power and control embedded throughout western culture.

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12 November 2020 | Electric Indigo | Electric Indigo, DJ, composer, musician, has performed in 45 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. She represents an intelligent and distinguished interpretation of techno and electronic music and founded the transnational female:pressure network. Her DJ-sets are characterized by a wide variety with a clarity of vision and a depth that comes from a deep understanding of the music and the art of DJing. As a composer and musician, she creates music for concert spaces and clubs, and occasionally for stage plays and short films. In her compositions and live performances, she emphasizes the spatial placement and precise structures of subtly elaborated sounds, often generated with granular synthesis. She premiered her works at festivals like Wien Modern, Musikprotokoll, CTM or Heroines of Sound and composed for Klangforum Wien. Her new album "Ferrum" was released on Editions Mego in March 2020. The Republic of Austria awarded her the Kunstpreis Musik 2020.

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19 November 2020 | Joel Stern | Joel Stern is a curator, researcher, and artist living and working on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2013, Stern has been Artistic Director at Liquid Archi­tec­ture, a leading Aus­tralian organ­i­sa­tion that creates spaces for sonic expe­ri­ence and crit­i­cal listening at the inter­sec­tion of con­tem­po­rary art and exper­i­men­tal music. In addition to Liquid Architecture, Stern has led numerous independent organisations including: Oth­er­Film, a col­lec­tive working with artists moving image and the legacy of avant-garde cinema; and Instrument Builders Project, a workshop, residency, exhibition series featuring artists, musicians and craftspeople from across Australia and Asia.

In 2018, with critical legal scholar James Parker, Stern curated Eavesdropping, an expansive project connecting Liquid Archi­tec­ture, Mel­bourne Law School, Ian Potter Museum of Art, and City Gallery Wellington. Stern’s PhD thesis ‘Eavesdropping: The Politics, Ethics, and Art of Listening’ was completed through the Cura­to­r­ial Prac­tice program at Monash University, where he also teaches on sonic art.

26 November 2020 | Shanti Suki Osman | Shanti Suki Osman is a Berlin-based artist and educator working with song, sound and radio, exploring the topics of identities, privilege, anti-racism and feminisms. She is research associate and teacher for Musicology at Humboldt University, Berlin and doctoral candidate for Music Pedagogy at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg focusing on women* of colour in higher education. Residencies and recent song and sound work include: Late Nights in Squat Bars (2008 - today); Hidden Stories (2016 - 2018); Sonic Cyberfeminisms Residency, (Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge 2018); The Hearing Test (English Theater Berlin, 2018); Hidden Library Stories: Magret und Nasreen (sonntagsbureau, 2018); SenseUs (London College of Communication, CRiSAP, 2018); Chipping Away (I AM NOT A FORTUNE COOKIE, ACUD, 2018); An Ode to Usha (Songs We Taught Your Mother, ausland, 2018); My Radiophonic Spaces (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2018) Future Sounds (Akademie der Autodidakten, Ballhaus Naunynstr, 2019); Untraining The Ear: A Perfect Fit (Savvy, Berlin, 2020); Radical Mutation: Voicing Up, Iterations (Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin, 2020).

3 December 2020 | Yassmin V Foster | Yassmin V. Foster is a Stuart Hall PhD Scholar in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, at Goldsmiths University of London 2018–2024. She holds a BA (Hons) Anthropology and Media, MA Choreomundus – International master in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage. Yassmin is a scholar, artist, academic and sound (system) woman based in the London, United Kingdom (UK). She is a proponent of work that challenges the supposition that movement and dance created by Black people are unworthy of scholarly investigation and validity. Yassmin has worked progressively in the arts and culture sector since 1992 and has presented her research across the UK, and in the US. Her current research investigates “The Kinetic Architectural Experience of Black People Through Lovers’ Rock in Britain, 1970 – 1980”.  She champions interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and multi art-form collaborative journey's, whilst advocating for dance as intangible cultural heritage.

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10 December 2020 | Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres | Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres is a film composer and classical electronic artist represented by Manners McDade.

Her most recent film composition work includes BAFTA and BIFA-nominated director, Douglas King’s Do No Harm and recently completed her debut feature score. Alexandra was selected to be on the 19/20 BAFTA Crew x BFI Network and is an active member of the Alliance of Women Film Composers. As a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist, she performs mainly piano and live electronics. Alexandra’s passions lie in the duality between the classical and electronica worlds, moving picture and her love for the piano. She has performed all over UK alongside artists such as Talvin Singh, Melissa Parmenter, Gabríel Ólafs, Mara Simpson, Throwing Snow and TSHA. 2019 also saw her debut release as an artist 19-88. As a keen collaborator Alexandra has released with several artists, collaborations including Fuchsklang Musik’s Phaebel. 2020 sees the release of her album 2 Years Stranger drawing the listener into a unique personal story.

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17 December 2020 | Leslie Gaston-Bird Leslie brings over 30 years of audio engineering experience to her work. She currently specializes in mixing feature-length films and documentaries in stereo and 5.1, and is currently adding Dolby Atmos workflows to her arsenal. She is a Governor-at-Large for the Audio Engineering Society, author of Women in Audio and is working on her doctorate on immersive workflows at the University of Surrey’s IoSR (Institute of Sound Recording).

Recent movies she’s worked on include Rent-a-Pal (IFC Midnight), Leap of Faith (a documentary on the making of The Exorcist featuring director William O. Friedkin with premieres at BFI, Sundance and La Biennale Di Venezia), and many others as found on her IMdB page.



Summer Term – 2020

Curated by Dr. Annie Goh (Associate Lecturer, LCC)

Location: **Online** due to college closure during the Covid-19 crisis

  • If you're a BA or MA Sound Arts student, you’ll find the link on the ‘Sound Arts’ programme page on Moodle.
  • For all other UAL staff and students, and any external guests who would like to join online, please register via email with your full name and a brief sentence about your interest in the lecture to a.goh[at] (no less than 48h before).

When: Thursdays 23 April - 28 May 2020 at 2.30-4.30pm




  • 23 April | Mari Matsutoya | Currently residing in Berlin, Mari Matsutoya’s work reflects on the mediation between cultures and languages, interfacing between genres and existing structures, often focusing on the miscommunication and glitches that occur in their translation from one to the other. Having first studied German language and literature at King’s College London and then fine art and sound at the University of Arts Berlin, her focus is on language and speech as mirrors to reality and as a medium that sits right on the fence between the visual and the sonic. Her current focus is on the medium of the voice as actor. It functions between subjective and objective bodies, between the every-day and your desires, between dimensions, between now and a million years from now, between IRL and imagined worlds. Previous shows and performances include the Barbican, Galerie Arndt Berlin, Mutek Japan and transmediale/CTM festival
  • 30 April | Rebecca Lee | Rebecca Lee is a musician and composer based at Primary, making work across performance, installation and sound. With a particular focus on experimental forms of narrative or time in place and performance, and often drawing on written forms, she uses improvisation, an exploration of scores and DIY music tech, combining of disparate musical materials, forms or instruments. She has been commissioned by Radar, Nottingham Contemporary, National Trust, (Belton House & Biddulph Grange Gardens), Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, SYSON and shown work at Full of Noises, Aid and Abet, MoHA, Austin, and Barracao Maravilha, Rio. Rebecca performs with Marie Thompson or as Bredbeddle across the UK including TOPH // Tusk Fringe, Wysing Polyphonic, Nottingham Contemporary, SARU, Primary, Artefact, Front Horse, JT Soar and Rammel Club. She recently completed Sherds, performance in five-verses with Nastassja Simensky, with an ensemble including Sophie Cooper and Kelly Jayne Jones in a semi-staged piece that combined period instruments, audio-manipulation, text and extended song-forms.


  • 7 May | Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a contemporary artist, researcher, and writer. Incorporating diverse media, such as sound, text, and moving image, Chattopadhyay produces works for large-scale installation and live performance addressing contemporary issues of climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, urbanity, migration, race and decolonization. Chattopadhyay has been a Charles Wallace scholar and Prince Claus grantee; he has received numerous fellowships, residencies and international awards. His works have been widely exhibited, performed or presented across the globe. Chattopadhyay’s writings regularly appear on peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and other publications internationally, with two books forthcoming. Chattopadhyay holds a PhD in Artistic Research and Sound Studies from the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, and an MA in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies from Aarhus University; he recently completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship.


  • 14 May | Syma Tariq and Katherine MacBride (CRiSAP PhD students) – split presentation | Syma Tariq is a PhD researcher at CRiSAP, University of Arts London. Her academic work is concerned with the “artefactualisation” of voices in archives, and the silences produced by colonial erasure, using the 1947 Partition as a sonic environment and "limit case". She has long had an interest in sound and its relation to politics, by way of her experience in radio journalism, music promotion and artist projects and exhibitions in Europe and South Asia. She has co-produced radio pieces with Rabat-based Radio Apartment 22 since 2015, with two ongoing projects – Café Univers and R22 is Burning – exploring political themes through the form of collaborative audio and live-recorded conversations. Katherine MacBride is an artist. She works with performance, installation, writing, video, sound, and event making, with and without institutions. Much of her practice focuses on relational entanglements, listening across and being attentive to difference, and working creatively towards an ethics of inseparability and interdependency. Collaboration and supportive practices are important to her: currently this involves editing other people’s writing, and doing admin, space-making, and queer collectivity with Tender Center. She has previously worked as an artist, care worker, and art therapist in a range of public and voluntary sector organisations. Katherine is in first year of a PhD in CRiSAP researching feminist and decolonial listening practices.


  • 21 May | Luz María Sánchez | Luz María Sánchez (Mexico) is a transdisciplinary artist, writer, and scholar. She holds a Doctorate in Art by Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). Her books include Sonar. Navigation/Exploration of Sound in the XX Century Contemporary Art Practices (Spanish. UAM: 2018), Electronic Samuel Beckett: Cochlear Samuel Beckett,  (Spanish. UAM: 2016), The Technological Epiphanies of Samuel Beckett: Machines of Inscription and Audiovisual Manipulation (Bilingual. Fonca/Futura: 2016). Among the curators that have worked with Sánchez are Ryszard Kluszczynski, Yuko Hasegawa, Morten Søndergaard/Peter Weibel, Amada Cruz, Cheryl Haines and Amanda de la Garza among others. Sánchez’s work operates in the political sphere. Her artworks have been presented at ZKM, Karlsruhe; WRO Art Center, Wroclaw; Goldsmiths, London; Centro de Cultura Contemporánea CCCB, Barcelona; Illinois State Museum, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogota; and in Mexico City at the Laboratorio de Arte Alameda, X-Teresa Arte Actual, Museum of Modern Art, and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo MUAC.


  • 28 May | Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson (Discwoman) | Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson is a co-founder of Discwoman, an agency focused on representing and promoting women and nonbinary artists. She grew up in London and has been based in NYC for the past 10 years working in various jobs within music, fashion and food service that have shaped her political standpoint that is heavily embedded in her work. In 2017 she co-founded Dance Liberation an organization dedicated to repealing an 90+ year old dance ban in NYC that was successfully overturned. She also works as the booker at Brooklyn techno club Bossa Nova Civic Club and founder of Dweller, a festival platforming underground black artists.




Spring Term – 2020

Curated by Dr. Annie Goh (Associate Lecturer, LCC)

Location: Lecture Theatre B | 2:30pm – 4:30pm, London College of Communication

Non-UAL staff/student who would like to attend the lectures please contact (no less than 48h before)


  • 9 January | Evan Ifekoya | London-based Evan Ifekoya (b.1988 Nigeria) is an artist-healer teacher researcher who through archival and sonic investigations considers blackness in abundance and the reparative potential of art and movement. They established the collectively run and QTIPOC led Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.) in 2018, and in 2019 won the Kleinwort Hambros Emerging Artists Prize. Currently, they are in a deep period of study developing their healing practice, working with a number of leading ancestral and shamanic healing practitioners. Recently their work has been presented at: Gasworks, De Appel Amsterdam, ICA London, Serpentine Galleries, Camden Arts Centre, La Casa Encendida, KW Institute and Wysing Arts Centre.


  • 16 January | Chooc Ly Tan | Chooc Ly Tan is a French-born Afro/Vietnamese/Cambodian artist and DJ. Tan’s practice sets out to use systems or tools that are used to understand the world, such as logic or physics, but subvert them to suggest new visions of reality. Recently her work has been shown at Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China; Fondation Boghossian, Brussels; and Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE.As a DJ, she is not limited by a specific genre, though she has a penchant for infectious and futuristic club music. Chooc Ly recently played at Swallow, a queer nightclub in LA; Regenerative Feedback at WORM, Rotterdam; Yellow Peril • Diaspora Disco x Eastern Margins x Chinabot, at The Yard, London; Chale Wote Festival in Accra, Ghana; and the Living Art Museum, in Reykjavik, Iceland.She also runs a club night called Décalé, a platform that puts on evenings of experimental, collapsing and flawless sounds/visuals.
  • 23 January | Jennifer Walshe | “The most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (The Irish Times) and “Wild girl of Darmstadt” (Frankfurter Rundschau), composer and performer Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world. She has been the recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York; the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt and Akademie Schloss Solitude among others. Recent projects include Aisteach, a fictional history of avant-garde music in Ireland; EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT, a work for voice, string quartet and film commissioned by theArditti Quartet; and TIME TIME TIME, an opera written in collaboration with the philosopher Timothy Morton, which has been touring to critical acclaim. ALL THE MANY PEOPLS, her second solo album, was released on Migro Records in May 2019. Walshe is currently Professor of Experimental Performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart.


  • 30 January | Andrea Zarza Canova | Andrea Zarza Canova is an archivist and curator with a degree in philosophy. Born in Madrid, Spain, she has lived in London since 2011, and works as a curator at the British Library Sound Archive. She has worked at the Deep Listening Institute (Kingston, NY, USA), at the Pacific Radio Archives (Los Angeles, CA, USA) and with the London Musicians’ Collective Archive at the University of the Arts London Archive and Special Collections Centre. She has curated listening spaces with archival sound recordings as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival (Southbank Centre, London), the No Play! exhibition at nGbK (Berlin, Germany) and for a solo exhibition at Rhubaba (Edinburgh, U.K.). Her record label, Mana Records, run with Matthew Kent, publishes works at the intersection of contemporary and archival sound. She has produced programmes for NTS Radio and Radio Reina Sofía.


  • 13 February | Khairani Barokka | Khairani Barokka is an Indonesian writer, poet, and artist whose work has been presented extensively, in fifteen countries. She is a PhD by practice researcher in Goldsmiths’ Visual Cultures Department and Modern Poetry in Translation's Inaugural Poet-In-Residence. Among her honours, she was an NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow and is a UNFPA Indonesian Young Leader Driving Social Change. Okka is creator of stage works such as Edinburgh Fringe show Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee, and performance installations Annah: Nomenclature (ICA, 2018) and Selected Annahs (SALTS Basel, 2018; an Artforum Must-See). She is most recently co-editor of Saboteur-nominated Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches), author-illustrator of Indigenous Species (Tilted Axis), and author of Rope (Nine Arches). Work is published widely, in Poetry Review, The New Inquiry, and other journals, anthologies and art books.


  • 20 February | Edward George | *Please note this lecture was cancelled due to UCU Strike action on this date*
    Edward George is a writer, researcher, and presenter of Black Audio Film Collective’s ground-breaking science fiction documentary Last Angel of History. Edward is a founder of Black Audio Film Collective (1982-1998), the multimedia duo Flow Motion (1996-present), and the electronic music group Hallucinator (1998-present). He presents ‘The Sound of Music’ on Threads Radio and ‘The Strangeness of Dub’ on Morley Radio.


  • 27 February | Paul Purgas | Paul Purgas is a London based artist and musician working with sound, performance and installation. Originally trained as an architect he has presented projects with Wysing Arts Centre, Serpentine and Kettle’s Yard and curated programmes with the De La Warr Pavilion and Spike Island. He is one half of the electronic music project Emptyset working with electroacoustic and computer music, radio transmission and spatialised sound, presenting commissions with the Architecture Foundation, David Roberts Art Foundation, V&A and Tate Britain's Performing Architectureprogramme. Their recent studio album Blossoms was released on Thrill Jockey in 2019 with live performances taking place at Wien Modern, Unsound and CTM/Transmediale.


  • 5 March | Rebecca Lee *Please note this lecture was cancelled due to UCU Strike action on this date*
  • 12 March | Madison Moore *Please note this lecture was cancelled due to UCU Strike action on this date*




Autumn Term 2019

Curated by Dr. Annie Goh (Associate Lecturer, LCC)

Location: Lecture Theatre B | 2:30pm – 4:30pm (Please note: 31 October 2pm start), London College of Communication

Non-UAL staff/student who would like to attend the lectures please contact (no less than 48h before)


  • 3 October | Sandra Kazlauskaite | Sandra (b. 1987, Lithuania) is an artist and researcher working across the disciplines of sound performance, sound and video installation, as well as theory-led projects in auditory culture. She has produced works that question the political histories of the post-soviet bloc, issues of gendered soundscapes, silencing and spatial embodiment. Her practice is embedded in feminist writing and practice, specifically the works of Pauline Oliveros, Ursula Le Guin and Sara Ahmed. Her works have been exhibited and performed in the UK, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Germany and the United States. She was awarded a PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2019 for her doctoral thesis “Expanded Aurality: Doing Sonic Feminism in the White Cube”, which questioned how women-produced sound affects the production of the gallery space in perceptual and socio-political terms. Currently, Sandra is a Lecturer in Sound and Music Theory at University of Lincoln.


  • 10 October | Alex De Little | Alex De Little is a sonic artist and researcher with bases in Leeds and London, UK. His practice encompasses installation, composition, performance and workshops; it is concerned with the interrogation of listening as a way to understand environment, self, and social relations. Alex’s work and collaborations have been featured at the Venice Biennale, the Tate Modern, Somerset House, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Health Museum (Houston, TX), Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art (Copenhagen), The National Science and Media Museum, London Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and the Hepworth Wakefield. Alex recently completed a practice-based PhD with Scott McLaughlin and Martin Iddon at the University of Leeds, and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute. He is also a member of CAVE (Centre for Audio-Visual Experimentation), and a visiting lecturer at the University of Leeds.
  • 17 October | On Yee Lo | (b. Hong Kong) a London based multidisciplinary artist, musician and cook. She completed her Diploma in Technical Arts in Theatre at The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts, before graduated from Chelsea College of Arts with a degree in Fine Arts. She constructs ‘Cooking Instruments’- physical systems where common meals are prepared and consumed, encompassing gestures, labour and hospitality. She has exhibited and performed her work at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Cafe OTO, Ikon Gallery, ICA, Camden Art Centre, Zabludowicz Collection, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Beck's Futures and ARTISSIMA Turin.


  • 24 October ***Please note 2pm start*** | Event guest-curated by Fari Bradley (CRiSAP PhD Sound Arts) with participation of MA Journalism students | Tony Conrad, Completely in the Present and John Smith, Girl Chewing Gum film screening and discussion | Tony Conrad (1940-2016) was an avant-garde musical pioneer who became an auto-didactic fine artist, structuralist film maker, broadcaster, teacher and activist. From his beginnings with Velvet Underground, Conrad never compromised and defied convention by breaking into fields of creativity reserved for the schooled. "Phenomenally productive" Conrad's life is honestly communicated through this as yet unreleased documentary 'Completely in the Present', 20 years in the making. | John Smith is an equally ground-breaking and exploratory film maker and artist, whose work is cited as one of the most influential on the British cinema scene. In 'The Girl Chewing Gum1976 (16mm) Smith uses audio to break convention as director, and while it ‘demonstrates a structuralist approach by making the continuity shot and the voice-over the subjects of his film, the artist injects parody, humour and narrative, characteristics often missing from the work of his peers.’
  • 31 October | Nzinga Soundz – DJs Ade and Junie Rankin | Nzinga Soundz, established in the early ‘80s is now one of the UK’s longest running, all women sound systems. Their music selection is wide-ranging, spanning Reggae, Soul/Rare Groove, Calypso/Soca and incorporating African, Latin and Jazz. The sound has played at various London venues, including Charing Cross (supporting the Mighty Diamonds) and Kentish Town Forum (supporting Burning Spear) as well as across the UK and internationally, in the Gambia, Barbados and Sierra Leone. From the late 1980s they launched and hosted a popular Sunday afternoon community radio show on SLR (Sophisticated London Radio) featuring interviews with Reggae artists such as Ziggy Marley, Augustus Pablo and Betty Wright. In 2019, festivals they have played at include the Paris-Londres Music Migrations and Radiate.
  • 7 November | Rocío Garriga | Garriga was born in Albacete, Spain. She holds a PhD in Art and Research, a Master of Arts and B.A. from Polytechnic University of Valencia, and a Philosophy B.A from University of Valencia. During her Art career she was trained as stage designer and received a Scenography degree. She worked with different theater companies. Both, her philosophy and artistic education inform her studio practice. In her installations and sculptural pieces deals with the limits between what is said and what is seen trying to link and expand the syntax of sculpture. Garriga has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, which include an Excellence award from UPV, a PhD Fellowship from Ministry of Spain, and a Grant for artistic research and production from DKV. She has been an artist in residence in New York, Dublin, Strasbourg, Brighton, among other places. She lives in Valencia, where she teaches Sculpture as Assistant Professor at UPV.


  • 14 November | Joanne Armitage | Dr Joanne Armitage is a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology. Joanne’s work explores the role of technology in culture and society she is interested in emerging technology practices, digital methods and feminist technoscience. She is currently working on the AirKit proof of concept project as part of the Citizen Sense research group. Joanne’s recent research has looked at the live coding community—a practice where code is written live and projected as part of a performance—to examine the relationship between technology and the body by drawing on feminist literature. Her interests in technology and society emerge through public workshops such as Machine Learning Imaginations where participants explore machine learning as an embodied, lived and reconfigurable technology. In 2018 she participated in a coding cultural exchange between Yorkshire and Tokyo funded by Arts Council England, British Council, Daiwa Foundation and Sasakawa Foundation. She brings together many of her research interests through her artistic practice as an algorithmic musician. Her work has been featured in The Times, Guardian, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 5. She has received Sound and Music’s Composer-Curator fund (2018) and is a resident at Somerset House Studios.
  • 21 November | Miriam Kolar | Kolar explores and produces archaeological engagements of human-sonic interrelationships. Her cultural acoustics research leverages acoustical and auditory science in transdisciplinary, place-based experiments concerned with social and human-environmental relations. Since 2008, she has led integrative archaeoacoustics and music archaeology research at the UNESCO World Heritage site at Chavín de Huántar, Perú, a monumental center active during the first millennium BCE. Kolar problematized historical assumptions about Inca sonics via an acoustical study that cross-compared performance of archaeologically appropriate soundmakers at the Inca administrative city Huánuco Pampa. Kolar prioritizes site-responsive, collaborative approaches to studying interdynamics of sound production with site materials and settings. An organizing collaborator of an aural heritage project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Kolar was recently a Weatherhead Fellow at the School for Advanced Research (SAR), and previously Five College Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at Amherst College, where she is a Visiting Scholar.


  • 28 November | Ximena Alarcón | Alarcón is a sound artist researcher interested in listening to interstices: dreams, underground public transport, and the migratory context. Her research focuses on the creation of sonic telematic performances using Deep Listening, telematic improvisation, and interfaces for relational listening. She has a PhD in Music, Technology and Innovation from DMU, and received a Deep Listening Certificate from the Deep Listening Institute (studying with Pauline Oliveros, IONE and Heloise Gold). She has been awarded with postdoctoral fellowships such as the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship 2007-2009 (IOCT- DMU) which led her to develop Sounding Underground; and a CRiSAP-UAL fellowship 2011-2017, where she developed telematic performances exploring the in-between sonic space in the context of migration. She recently finished her work as a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow 2017-2019 at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, Department of Musicology, at the University of Oslo, developing her project INTIMAL: a novel physical-virtual "embodied system" for relational listening, integrating: body, memory, migration and telematics.
  • 5 December | Ingrid Plum | Plum (DK) uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings, percussion and electronics. Described by The Guardian as “gorgeously atmospheric vocal techniques woven around field recordings & electronics” she has performed and exhibited internationally since 2002, creating work that combines Folk Music, Contemporary Classical Music and Sound Art. Incorporating her research into folk traditions with field recordings and studying directly with Meredith Monk, her recent performances have been described as “succinct and nourishing... a luxuriant space between almost excessive precision and looser improvisation" by The Wire. Her work has been played by Late Junction on BBC Radio 3, where she was also invited to perform in session at Maida Vale Studios. Plum was a featured guest on Radio 4’s New Weird Britain with John Duran of The Quietus and was commissioned to write a new work for International Womens Day 2019 by The Verb on BBC Radio 3.




Spring Term – 2019

Curated by Dr. John Wynne

Location: Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication

2.30pm – 4.30pm

Non-UAL staff/student who would like to attend the lectures please contact John Wynne


  • Duncan Speakman | 10 January | Duncan Speakman is a composer and sound artist based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. He creates narrative sound- led experiences that engage audiences in uncontrolled public and private space. His work includes installations on trains in Guangzhou (pictured), loudspeaker symphonies in New Zealand, audio walks in Saitama, and sound installations in Porto. His current research is in the relationship between locative urban audio experiences and contemporary ecology.


  • Jo Thomas | 17 January (Room M108) | Jo Thomas’ work as a composer and sound artist crosses through science, live performance, installation, film, documentary, dance and collaborative projects. She won the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in Digital Musics and Sound Art in 2012 for Crystal Sounds of a Synchrotron, a surround sound work composed directly from frequencies generated by the electron-storage ring, a particle accelerator at Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility. Her most recent work, Nature’s Numbers, is based on the papers of Delia Derbyshire, and toured the UK in November 2018 with Synth Remix. According to a review in the journal Nature, the piece ‘sent tsunamis of sound waves shuddering through the audience’s chests and lofted clouds of siren vocals around our heads. The compositions were competing, richely textured and darkly powerful.’ Jo has recently been named Vice-Chair of the board of Sound and Music, the national charity for the promotion of new music and the work of British composers and artists.


  • Wajid Yaseen | 24 January | Wajid Yaseen is a British artist whose work draws on an inter-disciplinary approach to develop sound-based works encompassing installations, live performances, acousmatic music, graphic scores, and sound sculptures. He is the director of the sound research organisation Modus Arts, the co-founder of the destructivist Scrapclub project, and director of the Ear Cinema project. He holds an MA in Arts and Design with a focus on Sonic Arts gained from Middlesex University, where he is also currently undertaking a PhD. His work has been exhibited and performed at the ICA Gallery, Arnolfini, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Whitechapel Gallery, Laban, and the Freud Museum amongst others.


  • Jaap Blonk | 31 January | Jaap Blonk is a self-taught composer, performer and poet, perhaps best known as a performer for whom voice is the main means for the discovery and development of new sounds. From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure sound synthesis as well. More recently, he has begun to explore the possibilities of algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual work and poetry. As a vocal performer, Jaap Blonk is known across the globe for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. His work for radio and television includes several commissioned radio plays; he also makes large-scale drawings of his scores, as well as visual poetry. He has his own record label, Kontrans, and a comprehensive collection of his sound poetry came out as a book with 2 CDs in 2013, entitled ‘KLINKT’.


  • Lynne Kendrick | 7 February | Lynne Kendrick is a Senior Lecturer in New Theatre Practices at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Course Leader of the MA/MFA in Advanced Theatre Practice. She has written extensively on theatre sound and noise in performance and is also interested in listening practices and radical forms of audience. She co- founded Camden People’s Theatre and is a director of the Brighton-based company Fellow Traveller Productions. Her academic research on the role of play drew her towards experiments with noises, sonic bits and bobs, and Foley – performances of sound which feature in her current research into theatre aurality.


  • Jacqueline Gordon | 14 February | Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon lives in Los Angeles and works with sound, sculpture and performance. Her installations typically involve multichannel sound systems and sculptures made of materials for their aesthetic and acoustical properties. She received her MFA from Stanford University where her research focused on the history of communications technology and the physiological and psychophysical effects of music and sound on the body. Some of her projects include acoustical mapping of brutalist architecture, an installation of inflatable walls mixed with a multichannel pop song and creating a modular, modifiable, performance environment that was exhibited at the Geometry of Now festival in Moscow and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


  • Gascia Ouzounian | 21 February | As a musicologist and violinist Gascia Ouzounian’s work is focused on experimental music and sound art. Her current book project examines concepts of acoustic space since the early 1800s, including binaural audition, auditory perspective, early stereophonic technologies, wartime listening devices, multichannel electroacoustic composition, and acoustic mapping. As a violinist specialising in music of the 20th century, and as a composer, Ouzounian has performed and presented her work at venues including Carnegie Hall, Dream House (NYC), Modern Art Oxford, STEIM (Amsterdam), BEAM Festival (London), and Green Man Festival (Wales). She has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Sinfonia Toronto (as a soloist), and the Biomuse Trio (an ensemble that performs with bio-sensors). Gascia’s current research projects include ‘Hearing Trouble’, an investigation of sound art in post-conflict cities, and ‘Pet Sounds’, which develops new technologies for collaborative composition via social media. She is co-director of Recomposing the City, a research group that brings together sound artists, composers, architects and planners in rethinking the design and planning of urban space through an acoustic perspective. Gascia is Artistic Director of Optophono, a label that publishes interactive music and sound art.


  • Tom Richards | 28 February | Artist, musician, DJ, researcher and instrument designer Tom Richards has walked the line between sonic art, sculpture and music since graduating with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2004. Tom has built his own idiosyncratic modular electronic music system, with which he creates slowly evolving and heavily textured polyrhythmic improvisations. His individual approach and reductive palette lead to a taught, rhythmically focused sonic experience.


  • Hannah Catherine Jones | 7 March | Hannah Catherine Jones is a London based artist, multi- instrumentalist, researcher, radio presenter, composer, conductor, and founder of Peckham Chamber Orchestra. She is currently a DPhil scholar (AHRC) at Oxford University (The Ruskin/Christ Church) producing an ongoing body of audio-visual work, The Oweds, which explores ancestry, (cultural) reparations and concepts of totality (both in relation to ‘art’ and ‘blackness’) through an Afrofuturistic lens.


  • Christof Migone | 14 March | Christof Migone is an artist, teacher, curator, and writer. His interests include language & voice, bodies & performance, intimacy & complicity, sound & silence, rhythmics & kinetics, translation & referentiality, stillness & imperceptibility, structure & improvisation, play & pathos, pedagogy & unlearning, failure & endurance. His current investigations include microphone hitting, book flipping, tongue extruding, record releasing, word hyphenating, para-pedagogical positioning, careless curating, noise making, sequitur following, paper passing, interval counting, rhythm repeating, phone licking, machine fingering, playlist compiling, silence listening. He co-edited the books Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2001) and Volumes (Blackwood Gallery, 2015). A book compiling his writings on sound art, Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body was published in 2012 by Errant Bodies Press. He currently lives in Toronto and is an Associate Professor at Western University in London, Ontario.


  • Anne Bean | 18 April | Anne Bean is a London-based artist who has worked in installation, large-scale sculpture, sound art, and performance art continuously for five decades. Informed by improvisational practices that celebrate the chaotic and polyvocal and driven by a deep interest in materials and what they might be able to do, her practice has been influenced by Joseph Beuys’ concept of social sculpture (soziale Plastik) as well as the strange humour associated with the 1970s English performance art scene. Bean's interest in collaborative processes began with her work with the pioneering performance art group Bernsteins, with Jonathan Harvey, Malcolm Jones, and the Kipper Kids, and continued to develop during her long term working relationship with the drummer-artist Paul Burwell and sculptor Richard Wilson. Together they formed the radical percussion/performance group, Bow Gamelan Ensemble (1983–90).


  • Victoria Karlsson & Artur Vidal | 25 April | Victoria Karlsson is a sound artist interested in the emotional and subjective aspects of sound and art. Investigating sound as both an inner and outer experience, she explores how we think about, remember, and dream about sounds, and how this influences our every day experience of sounds. She is currently undertaking a PhD Research Degree in the CRiSAP research centre at LCC. Her research, with the working title "Mapping experiences of inner sounds", investigates sounds in our thoughts, sounds we ‘hear’ in our mind, and how they affect our experience of physical ‘real’ sounds. Through practice-based research, she aims to investigate strategies of articulating and making inner sounds audible, and to develop a language to externalise and map experiences of inner sounds. Artur M Vidal is a Spanish-born saxophone player and sound artist who grew up in Paris and currently resides in London. He has performed and recorded extensively in the UK, France and Spain, as well as also being active in Turkey, Mexico and the Czech Republic. His research involves field recordings, sound walks, dance and improvisation. He is an active member of the improv music scene and, with Sébastien Branche, performs as the improvising saxophone duo ‘Relentless’. His research, entitled “The Notion of Silence in Improvised Music and Acoustic Ecology”, attempts to develop new knowledge in both disciplines through the study of their understanding of the notion of silence.


  • Antoine Bertin | 2 May | Antoine Bertin listens his way around science and sensoriality, environment and audio storytelling, data and music composition. He creates experiences combining elements of immersive sound, interactive storytelling and tangible material, both as an artist and as founder of the Paris-based creative studio, Sound Anything. Sound Anything works internationally with commercial brands, artistic institutions, creative agencies and scientific organisations to create innovative sound experiences for a variety of audiences. They are known for their work with binaural audio immersion, site-specific narratives and large spatial audio installations, and have worked with Audible, The Guardian, Palais de Tokyo, Volkswagen Group, Marshmallow Laser Feast, and Tate Britain and more. Antoine graduated from the MA Sound Arts at LCC in 2009 and teaches at SAE Brussels.


  • Jennifer Allen & Dan Scott | 9 May | Jennifer Lucy Allan is a writer and researcher in her final year of a PhD on the social and cultural history of the foghorn, looking at its significance as a massive sonic sound marker along our coasts and at sea. She also runs the record label Arc Light Editions, previously worked as online editor for The Wire magazine, and recently hosted BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction. Her research is entitled Fog Tropes: The social and cultural history of the foghorn 1853 to the present day. The foghorn sounds when visual information is eliminated or reduced, giving primacy to the auditory, and as such has been used to signify complex emotional reactions and represent mental states. Foghorns first appeared as a result of a shipping boom during the industrial revolution, but how does its use in popular culture relate to its history around that time, and beyond? Taking the foghorn as a starting point, she explores the questions of nostalgia, safety and danger, power and melancholy inherent to the call of the foghorn, and crucial to understanding our changing sonic environment. Dan Scott’s work incorporates installation, performance, and participatory practice and often investigates the politics and poetics of listening. He works as a visiting lecturer at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he tutors in sound and scenography, and he is currently engaged in a practice-based PhD at CRiSAP. For him, listening is a methodology for developing practice, and his research, entitled Ways of listening in sound art: How can multiple ways of listening inform contemporary sound art practice? proposes the existence of a listening art, distinct from sound art, where listening's various aspects (openness, attention, desire, focus, etc) act as both a medium and a mode of engagement.




Autumn Term – 2018

Curated by Dr. John Wynne

Location: Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication

Non-UAL staff/student who would like to attend the lectures, can please contact John Wynne directly.


  • Steve Heimbecker | 11 October, 2pm | Saskatchewan-born, Québec- based artist Steve Heimbecker studied painting, sculpture, and performance. Although he hasn’t abandoned his interest in the visual – or more precisely, spatial – dimensions, he has focused his career mainly on sound and often defines himself as a sound sculptor. Recognised for his work in audio art, multi-channel composition, and experimental sound design, he has produced numerous large-scale sculptures and installations. Using digital media and mechanical systems of his own design and construction, he evokes the rich tradition of alternative instruments and sound production systems dating back to the experiments of the futurists and Dadaists.


  • Frieda Abtan | 18 October, 2pm | Freida Abtan is a Canadian multi-disciplinary artist and composer based in London. Her artistic and research interests revolve around inter-sensory composition under computational process. She works with fixed and reactive audiovisual media for concert diffusion, installation, and large-scale multimedia production, as well as with computer vision techniques and sensor-based technologies. Her music, which has been compared to Coil and Zoviet France because of her use of spectral manipulation and collage, falls somewhere in between musique concrète and more contemporary noise music / experimental audio. As well as having created visual shows for and performed with Nurse with Wound, Freida has presented her own sound and visual work at festivals across North America and Europe.


  • Moushumi Bhowmik | 25 October, 2pm | Moushumi Bhowmik is an Indian Bengali singer and songwriter whose music draws its repertoire both from her own compositions and the rich folk heritage of Bengal. Her music aims to stress the continuity between diverse musical traditions – kirtan, bhatiyali, adhunik, the blues and both Indian and Western classical music – blending them into a subtle and distinctive musical language. Moushumi has composed for Bengali documentary and art cinema, including films that have won the Critics' Prize at Cannes and Best Music at Kara Film Festival, Karachi. In 2003, Moushumi began The Travelling Archive, recording and documenting the rich and varied tradition of folk music in West Bengal and Bangladesh. This project explores new avenues of research and dissemination through working with archival material, writing and publication, presentation- performance and lectures and includes The Travelling Archive website.


  • Guy Sherwin | 1 November, 2pm | Guy Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the late 1960s before being drawn to the radical film practice of the London Film-Makers' Co-operative (now LUX, London) where he taught printing and processing during the mid 1970s. His films investigate fundamental qualities of cinema such as light and time, and often use serial forms or live elements to extend its possibilities. The unique, elusive qualities of analogue film are explored through experiments with sound, image and film in live performance.


  • Louise Ashcroft | 8 November, 2pm | Recognising the power of small acts of resistance, Louise Ashcroft wanders through the world noticing, collecting, subverting and adding things to the environments she encounters. Through this process she creates situations and stories, which are re-presented as spoken word performance, video and sculpture. A conceptual magpie, Ashcroft re- programmes existing systems (particularly in urban environments) through her playful direct actions, to conjure real-world narratives combining politics, philosophy and comedy. For Ashcroft, humour is philosophy at its most precise and nonsense protects us from passivity by provoking interpretation. Louise works with writing, live performance, video and sculpture. She also curates, teaches and makes things happen.


  • Kathy Hinde | 15 November, 2pm | Kathy Hinde’s work grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through audio-visual installations and performances that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. Drawing inspiration from behaviours and phenomena in the natural world, she creates generative work that evolves and is different each time it is experienced. Kathy frequently works in collaboration with other practitioners and scientists and often actively involves the audience in the creative process. Her work includes a computer vision system that analyses the movement of migrating birds to create piano music, a soundscape that emerges from singers ‘echo-locating’, using distance sensors and mini-computers that alter their vocal calls depending on their proximity to each other, and online soundmaps that evolve and grow as people upload field recordings and can be played like visual scores.



  • Julian Henriques | 22 November, 2pm | Professor Julian Henriques is author of Sonic Bodies: Reggae sound systems, performance techniques and ways of knowing, a book which offers an analysis of how a sound system operates - at auditory, corporeal and sociocultural frequencies. His teaching of cultural studies and scriptwriting is influenced by his professional work as a film producer and writer-director as well as his practice as a sound artist. His research interests lie in the field of street technologies and cultures (particularly reggae dancehall sound systems). Julian’s concern with sonic ways-of-knowing and non-discursive non- representational types of meaning led to the establishment of TRU (Topology Research Unit) at Goldsmiths in 2011, with particular interests and activities in the areas of diagrammatics, rhythm and auditory topology. Sound System Outernational is an agency established in 2015 to organize events to develop the relationship between academic researchers, system culture practitioners and aficionados. He is a founding director of Sonic Womb Productions Ltd, which conducts biomedical research and develops immersive surround- media environments.


  • Lucia Farinati | 29 November, 2pm | Lucia Farinati is a researcher, curator and activist. She works under the collective name Sound Threshold, a curatorial project exploring relationships between site, sound and text. She curated a series of exhibitions presenting William Furlong's soundworks in Italy and the UK (2006-2013). Through her collaboration with the Precarious Workers Brigade collective, she has shifted from a production-oriented practice to participatory action research, expanding her interest in sound from the curation of site-specific projects to the analysis of voice and listening as a political practice. The Force of Listening, a recent book written in collaboration with Claudia Firth, explores the role of listening at the intersection of contemporary art and activism. Artists, media theorists, philosophers and activists meet on the page to tackle questions of listening, attention and interconnection, collectivity, solidarity and resonance, the politics of the voice and the ethics of listening, and to reflect on the Occupy movement. Lucia is currently working on a research project on Audio Arts in collaboration with Tate Archive as part of her PhD at Kingston University London.


  • Jennet Thomas | 6 December, 2pm Note: this session is in Room M108) | Jennet Thomas makes films, performances and installations exploring the connections between the everyday, fantasy and ideology. Her work can look like experimental film, children’s drama, or performance art – it is a call for complexity that collides genres, experimenting with collective constructions of meaning. She is interested in belief systems, ideas of truth, power and pleasure, and how cultural memories are re-made and distorted according to the needs of each era. ‘Who has the right to rule, and whose rule is right?’ is an underlying leitmotif in her work. Often darkly comic, her films tell warped folk-tale narratives that mix elements of the banal and the bizarre. Her films “conjure delirious parallel universes in everyday Britain’s most mundane corners. People shop in Sainsbury’s, watch daytime TV and eat packed lunches from Tupperware boxes. Yet in this Looking Glass world, what we take for granted is quickly turned inside out. Preachers, teachers and quasi-political pundits with bright yellow or purple skin harangue its denizens with songs and slide presentations; the beliefs and rules they champion are full of promise, but always obscure.” (The Guardian).




Summer Term 2018

Curated by Dr. John Wynne

Location: Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication

If you're not a UAL staff member or student and would like to attend the lectures, please contact John Wynne directly.


  • Daniela Cascella | 19 April, 2pm | Daniela's work is focused on sound, literature, and art; it is driven by a longstanding interest in the relationship between listening, reading, writing, translating, recording, and in the conversations, questions, frictions, and kinships that these fields generate, host or complicate.


  • John Kannenberg and Timothy Smith | 26 April, 2pm | John is a multimedia artist, experimental curator, writer, and researcher whose work investigates sounds as cultural objects, the frontiers and borders of digital heritage, the multisensory geography of museums, the psychology of collection, and the human experience of time. Timothy is an artist-filmmaker whose artwork questions the validity of historical and mythological narratives and attempts to amplify marginalised voices.


  • Kate Carr and Julie Groves | 3 May, 2pm | Kate makes music about places and our relationship to them. She also runs the record label Flaming Pines. Julie’s work explores notions of performance and audience-ship, physicality and intimacy, and subjectivity and proximity.


  • Davide Tidoni | 10 May, 2pm | Davide is a researcher in the field of sound and listening. He is interested in the relational dimension of listening and the uses of sound in everyday life.



Spring Term 2017/18

Curated by Dr. John Wynne

Location: Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication

If you're not a UAL staff member or student and would like to attend the lectures, please contact John Wynne directly. 

  • Graham Dunning | 11 January, 2pm | Visually, Graham Dunning’s work draws on dirt, dust and decay, evoking notions of memory, collecting and archiving. Sonically, he remixes cultural off-cuts, often utilising the unwanted noise inherent in vinyl and cassette playback. He constructs precarious assemblages that create “mechanical techno”.

  • Jem Finer | 18 January, 2pm | Jem Finer is a founding member of The Pogues as well as an artist, composer and musician with a background in mathematics and computer science dating back to the ICL 1900 mainframe computers of the early 1970s. An enduring fascination with deep time and space, self-organising systems and long-durational processes has been the impetus behind much of his work including his Artangel commission, Longplayer, a thousand-year-long musical composition playing since the last moments of 1999 and Score For a Hole In the Ground, a permanent, self-sustaining musical installation in a forest in Kent, which relies only on gravity and the elements to be audible. He uses the term "post-digital" to describe his own return to a direct relationship with materials and landscape - as opposed to one mediated via a screen.

  • Shelley Trower | 25 January, 2pm | Author of ‘Senses of Vibration’, Shelley Trower’s research interests include the relationship between literature and science, place and nation, sound studies, oral history and memory, and, most recently, reading. For this talk, she will discuss contemporary bass-driven musical environments and their historical precedents. Discussing the materialisation of new quantities of vibration in the nineteenth century, produced by technologies including railway trains, which led to new experiences of sound as multisensory and bodily, and as something that needs to be controlled.

  • Lina Lapelyte | 1 February, 2pm | A graduate of the BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design at LCC, Lina Lapelyte is an artist, composer, musician and performer. Initially trained as a classical violinist in Lithuania, Lina showed an interest in experimental music from early on. Her experience playing within the London improvised music scene in 2006 radically changed her way of composing, her pieces becoming frameworks for improvisations rather than finished compositions. Questioning the importance of musical training became another strand in her work leading her to incorporate untrained performers in unorthodox ways. Creator of opera ‘Have a Good Day!' which examines issues of displacement, otherness and beauty through piano, electronics and text. Candy Shop, reworks the games of power embedded in rap songs, making them into lullabies while narrating a story about beauty, gender and the mundane. According to Brian Eno, “Lina is working right at the edge of what popular music could become."

  • ANAGRAM (Amy Rose and May Abdalla) | 8 February, 2pm | An award-winning creative collective who make immersive experiences that bring together innovative digital interaction and stories told from real life. Amy Rose and May Abdalla left documentary filmmaking to work with a wide variety of collaborators – from architects to creative technologists, engineers to sound designers – in a search for innovative combinations of story and interaction, technology and space. I SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH, at the Imperial War Museum in 2017, was a thought-provoking experience inviting audiences to inspect how social and information networks affect our perception of the world we live in, and our place in it.

  • Sean Dower | 15 February, 2pm | Sean Dower works in sculpture, photography, film, live performance and sound. He was active in the UK industrial music scene in the early 1980s and then worked with the radical performance art group Bow Gamelan Ensemble. Much of his work draws on his historical involvement in live performance and recent exhibitions have explored the spatial, sculptural and material possibilities of sound. Dower's work has been included in exhibitions at MOMA New York, Matt's Gallery London, Tate Britain, W139 Amsterdam and De La Warr Pavilion, UK.

  • Larry Achiampong | 22 February, 2pm | Larry Achiampong's solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity – in particular, dichotomies found within a world dominated by social media and digital frameworks. Given the increase of information sharing enabled by the internet and the attendant rejection of a one-size-fits-all version of history, Achiampong is increasingly interested in what new truths or versions become available, the multiple possibilities that are created and maintained in the digital realm and the consequences related to ‘IRL’ or ‘In Real Life’. Achiampong crate-digs the vaults of history, splicing audible and visual qualities of the personal and interpersonal archive-as-material - offering multiple dispositions that reveal the socio-political contradictions in contemporary society.

  • Jo Langton | 1 March, 2pm | Jo Langton’s research from the 1980s into composers in the Radiophonic Workshop such as Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire, Maddalena Fagandini, Glynnis Jones and Elizabeth Parker led to a career as a BBC studio manager – the same job, though much changed, as these composers. She has 20 years experience in broadcast radio sound, working exclusively on tape at the outset, and continues to research sound making and recording in the pre-digital screen era. In this talk Jo will iron out some cracks in knowledge about the Radiophonic Workshop, outline some of the working practices and innovative technologies created in-house or adapted for compositional use by these composers, and discuss their work both within and beyond the BBC. The talk will highlight issues concerning the discipline, limitations and freedoms of broadcast sound and its close relative, radiophonic art. 

  • Val Kuklowsky | 8 March, 2pm | Los Angeles-based Val Kuklowsky has worked for many years in audio post-production. In his illustrated talk, “8 Points of Intensity”, Kuklowsky will take us through his long career in Hollywood, reflecting on significant moments which impacted his own professional growth. Throughout his career he has worked as sound designer/editor on Nightmare on Elm Street, Independence Day,Anna Karenina, Eating Raoul and on 4 episodes of Game of Thrones, to name but a few.

  • Marianna Simnett | 15 March, 2pm | Marianna Simnett, a London-based artist working with moving image, installation, watercolour and performance. Recently exploring female subjectivity and bodily integrity as they relate to the power dynamics of the medical profession. “The limits and possibilities of being inside a body are central to the use of sound in Simnett’s work. Bodily noises and medical machinery recur, blending with musical influences connected to her classical training and spell at musical theatre school as a teenager. Her work offers an inversion of the way sound in art is often treated as an external force, attacking the passive body.” (Tessa Norton in The Wire ) Simnett exhibits widely, won the Jerwood / FVU Award in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2017. She designed the current Night Tube map cover for Art on the Underground.



Autumn Term 2017/18

Led by Dr. John Wynne 

Further information about the series, times & locations, is available on the LCC website.

If you're not a UAL staff member or student, and would like to attend the lectures, please contact John Wynne directly. 

  • Gordon Monahan | 12 October 2017 | Canadian artist Gordon Monahan's works for piano, loudspeakers, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments span various genres from avant-garde concert music to multimedia installation and sound art. 
  • Maria Chávez | 19 October 2017 | Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chávez is known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ. Accidents, coincidence and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and other works with her solo turntable performance practice.
  • Eva Weber and Dennis Wheatley | 26 October 2017 | As a director for BBC Broadcast, Eva Weber directed promotions, commercials and branded films for the BBC and other television and advertising companies. Dennis Wheatley is a freelance dubbing mixer and sound designer, producing immersive sound for film and TV.
  • Ryoko Akama | 2 November 2017 | Sound artist/composer/performer Ryoko Akama explores the minimal, reductive and abstract aesthetics of sustained tones and concepts of ‘almost nothing’ by performing old synthesizers, DIY devices and found objects.
  • Caroline Devine | 9 November 2017 | Caroline investigates the boundaries between sound and music, encompassing electroacoustic composition, sound installation, radio and theatre. 
  • Adam Lieber | 16 November 2017 | An audio and film creative based in London, Adam Lieber produces music and visual solutions for the advertising, TV, film, digital and interactive industries.
  • Shiva Feshareki | 23 November 2017 | Shiva Feshareki won the BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year in 2004, with her first composition. An experimental composer and turntablist working with the physicality of sound, she uses electronic sound manipulation and sampling, as well as analogue and bespoke electrics that generate 'real' and ‘pure’ sounds from electricity.
  • Tania Chen | 30 November 2017 | Tania Chen is an experimental musician and free improviser. She plays the piano, found objects, toys, keyboards and electronics.
  • Atau Tanaka | 7 December 2017 | Professor of Media Computing at Goldsmiths, Atau Tanaka was born in Tokyo, and was raised in the U.S. He bridges the fields of media art, experimental music, and research.



Summer Term 2016/17

Led by Dr Milo Taylor 

  • Kevin Logan | 19 Apr 2017 | Kevin is a Manchester born artist based in London, UK. His work embraces cross-disciplinary fields and incorporates installation, sound, moving-image and performance.
  • Laura Plana Gracia | 26 Apr 2017 | Curator, artist, and researcher. Currently PhD student at CRiSAP studying the new tendencies in curatorial practices and cultural management in sonic arts.



Spring Term 2016/17

Led by Dr Holly Ingleton 

  • Ansuman Biswas | 12 Jan 2017 | Ansuman Biswas works in a wide variety of media, but his central concern lies between science, work and religion.
  • Errollyn Wallen MBE | 19 Jan 2017 | Errollyn is an internationally renowned composer, librettist and singer-songwriter.
  • Poulomi Desai | 26 Jan 2017 | Poulomi Desai is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow at Heritage Quay archives / British Music Collection, Curator / Project Manager of "We are the Lions" - the first comprehensive exhibition about the Grunwick strike in the 70s.
  • Aura Satz | 2 Feb 2017 | Aura Satz’s practice encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. In this talk she will address a recent series of works that look at key female figures largely excluded from mainstream historical discourse.
  • Elaine Mitchener | 9 Feb 2017 | Elaine Mitchener is an eclectic and innovative vocal and movement artist who creates and performs across various genres including experimental music theatre/dance, performance art, concerts, recordings and sound installations.
  • John Broomhall | 16 Feb 2017 | John Broomhall is the composer for such iconic games as Transport Tycoon and X-COM, and recently contributed music to key Xbox One launch title, Forza Motorsport 5, recorded at George Lucas’s Skywalker Sound.
  • Rebecca Parnell | 23 Feb 2017 | Rebecca Parnell is a BAFTA Award winning Sound Designer, having worked in sound for 19 years on 50+ titles, covering the most popular platforms of the time.
  • Jez Riley French | 2 Mar 2017 | Alongside performances, exhibitions, installations, JrF lectures and runs workshops around the world and his range of specialist microphones are widely used by recordists, sound artists, musicians, sound designers and cultural organisations.
  • Dan Rowan | 9 Mar 2017 | Daniel is a Lecturer in Audiology at the University of Southampton. His goal is to develop knowledge and technologies that will allow people with sensory impairments to optimally use their hearing to achieve the independence, prosperity and fulfilment they desire.
  • Marie Thompson | 16 Mar 2017 | Marie Thompson is a sound-thinker and occasional sound-maker. She is a Lecturer in Media, Sound and Culture at the University of Lincoln, where she is the academic lead of the Extra-Sonic Practice (ESP) research group.



Autumn Term 2016/17

Led by Professor Cathy Lane and Dr Holly Ingleton 

  • Isa Suarez | Oct 13 2016 | Isa Suarez is a London based artist and composer, originating from the Basque region.
  • Viv Corringham | October 20 2016 | Viv Corringham is a British vocalist, sound artist and composer, resident in New York. Her work includes performance, installations, radio and soundwalks.
  • Mark Peter Wright | Oct 27 2016 | Mark Peter Wright is an artist researcher working with experimental approaches to sound and listening. His practice explores the relationship between humans, animals, environments and their associated technologies of capture.
  • Shelly Knotts | Nov 3 2016 | Shelly Knotts produces live-coded and network music performances and projects which explore aspects of code, data and collaboration.
  • Helen Frosi | Nov 10 2016 | Helen in an artist-producer whose work is preoccupied with alternative economies and exchange especially within collaborative and cross-disciplinary practice.
  • Benjamin Piekut | Nov 17 2016 | ... on "Quests for Uncertainty: Henry Cow, Lindsay Cooper, and the Feminist Improvising Group”
  • Jason Singh | Nov 24 2016 | Sound artist, beatboxer and composer, the presentation will explore his early influences, a sound and music career spanning over 20 years, current practice and its application across a wide range of genres, art forms, creative industries and education.
  • Jennifer Walshe | Dec 1 2016 | Walshe talks about projects including 'Aisteach', a fictional history of Irish avant-garde music ranging from the mid 19th century to 1985 and her concept of “The New Discipline”, both from a theoretical and practical perspective.
  • Frances Morgan | Dec 8 2016 | Frances Morgan is a music critic. After co-founding Plan B magazine in 2004, she worked as a deputy editor for The Wire magazine between 2012 and 2015 and has written for multiple publications, she is currently researching electronic music histories.



Spring Term 2015/16

Led by Dr Holly Ingleton

  • Lisa Busby | 14 Jan 2016 | Her work deliberately challenges notions of discipline specific categorisation and dissemination, placing itself across the boundaries of fine art, performance and pop music/culture. 
  • Gary Stewart | 21 Jan 2016 | With artist Trevor Mathison he is part of Dubmorphology who make art installations that examine the relationship between culture, history and technology. 
  • Evan Ifekoya | 28 Jan 2016 | Investigating the 'queerying' of popular imagery. By utilising the props of everyday life the aim is to destroy the aura of preciousness surrounding art.
  • Imogen Stidworthy | 4 Feb 2016 | Works with the voice as a sculptural material to explore the borders of language.
  • Ximena Alarcón | 11 Feb 2016 | An artist who engages in listening to migratory spaces, connecting this to individual and collective memories.
  • Jim Fowler and Joe Thwaites | 18 Feb 2016 | As in house composers at Sony PlayStation they work in all areas of music required by video games.
  • Sonia Boyce | 25 Feb 2016 | In the broadest sense, my research interests lie in art as a social practice and the critical and contextual debates that arise from this burgeoning field.
  • Christine Eyene | 3 Mar 2016 | Challenging mainstream artistic discourses by bringing out forgotten or marginalised narratives and experiences.
  • Morgan Quaintance | 10 Mar 2016 | A writer, musician, broadcaster and curator. He is a regular contributor to Art Monthly, Art Review, Frieze, and a contributing editor for E-Flux’s online publishing portal art-agenda.
  • Anja Kanngieser | 17 March 2016 | A political geographer who works with sound and radio.



Autumn Term 2015/16

Led by Professor Cathy Lane

  • Sally Ann McIntyre | Oct 15 2015 | How to Explain Radio to a Dead Huia: Doing Transmission Art in the Field.
  • Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver | October 22 2015 | Focusing their enquiries on the cognitive, physical, and architectural potential of sound, their works encompass experimental music, radio, performance, and sculpture. 
  • Kaffe Matthews | Oct 29 2015 | Taking site specific sound and music making onto the street with sonic bikes. 
  • Mikhail Karikis | Nov 5 2015 | Immersive audio-visual installations from a long-standing investigation of the voice as a sculptural material and a socio-political agent.
  • Laura Malacart | Nov 12 2015 | Using art practice to engage contemporary debates and the production of socio-political identities. 
  • Claudia Molitor | Nov 19 2015 | Exploring the relationships between listening and seeing as well as embracing collaboration as compositional practice. 
  • Patrick Mcginley aka murmur | Nov 26 2015 | Sounds and images from the Räpin Papermill, the oldest continuously-operating industry in Estonia.
  • Charles Celeste Hutchins | Dec 3 2015 | Exploring computer-based and analogue electronics, working with gestural controllers, networking and robots. 
  • Ain Bailey | Dec 10 2015 | Electroacoustic compositions are inspired by reflections on silence/absence, architectural urban spaces and feminism.