three ambient pieces

As part of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's CODA Festival 2020, I performed the keyboard and electric guitar part of Atlanta, Cloud Diving and Blue Grotto in a pre-recorded video for their electronics event. Originally conceived to be a part of a larger collection of Ambient music, the heavy use of guitars and melodic wash of material draws from Boards of Canada's record The Campfire Headphase (2003), as well as the sound worlds in Aphex Twin, Helio and Plaid's body of work. 

the Horrors

'the Horrors' was commissioned for experimental filmmaker Ivy Jlassi's 'Self Portrait' exhibition, which was based around 19 themes. My prompt was 'Dreams', which I interpreted as nightmares despite standard understandings of the word. The text is largely inspired by a couple reoccurring nightmares I had during that period of time. 

Although I have created short animations in previous video work, this was my first time producing a fully animated video. Certain concepts and stylistic choices were heavily inspired by popular media including the Klei-produced game Don't Starve (2013) and the Studio Ghibli film Princess Kaguya (2013)

selected works

ambient

 

three ambient pieces (2020)

Atlanta, Cloud Diving and Blue Grotto

13m | electric guitar, electronics

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Lagoon (2018)

4m | field recordings, electronics

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electroacoustic

NOISE (2020)

11m | voice + field recordings, electric guitar, electronics 

The Glass (2015)

3m | field recordings

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interdisciplinary 

 

Monoliths (2021 - TBA)

Commissioned composer for Pilot Theatre's virtual reality production

13m | electronics

'the Horrors' (2021)

3m | spoken word, electronics, animation

currently showing at Ivy Jlassi's Self Portrait exhibition

golden hour (2018)

1.4m | electronics, visuals

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