I am a musician, producer, curator and cultural writer based in West London. My focus rests on multidisciplinary storytelling, with an affinity for sound, space and moving image. My practice as a musician contributes to my creative work at large and I am researching the connections between musicality and experience in disciplines such as film and exhibition making. At present, I am producing a BBC and ICA funded short film as part of the New Creatives series, and additionally submitting original music to the project's sound profile.Locked Pro Plan feature
• Operational & Management Duties • Hosting a Variety of Installations & Exhibitions • Social Media Content & Visitor Engagement
For the exhibition "Melancholia. A Sebald Variation" located in the Inigo Rooms, King's College London, Somerset House East Wing. This exhibition was curated by John-Paul Stonard and Lara Feigel.
International conference hosted by the Comparative Literature Department, King's College London (18-20 May 2017): www.desireknowledge.kcl.ac.uk #desireknowledge2017
Degree Classification: Distinction My MA thesis 'Fuckified - Artistry and Narrative Potential in the Presence of Heavily Manipulated Sound in Contemporary Popular Music' revolves around recognising heavy sound manipulations in contemporary popular music as indicators of artistry and creative intent. With regards to meaning-making in process in music production, these sonic modifications hold immense narrative potential; and through the exploration of six case studies – recent works by Bon Iver and EDEN – it becomes evident that the songs chosen do not mean the same, or as much, without the presences at hand. Employing interdisciplinary perspectives in the methodology, hermeneutic interpretations of manipulated sound are accessed through three entry points: familiarity, defamiliarisation and a fusion of the two, in the form of conspicuously processed voice. The sound manipulations manifest in a myriad of procedures: heavy distortions, artificial layers of nostalgic crackles and hisses, an orchestration of environmental noise, glitches, sonic collage, a widened vocal palette and uncanny personification – to summarise briefly. Contemporary popular music can easily be overlooked in terms of critical engagement, commercialism overshadowing artistry perhaps. Nonetheless, this investigation hopes to bring to light the vast potential at the heart of music production, specifically finding relevance in a heavy hand transforming sound. On December 4, 2018, I presented on my dissertation in Making Cultural Space - a collaborative symposium exploring when, where and how spaces are created with and for culture. This event was hosted by MA CCC, CSM and CCA, RCA.
Degree Classification: First Class Honours Throughout my undergraduate studies my research interests took up residence in the contemporary and in cross-media perspectives, with a certain affinity for countercultures. Literature, to me, is interdisciplinary and my work is a reflection of this. In a paper for my final year module in Surrealism I examined the echoes of the Surrealist tradition in contemporary art, suggesting that the tradition continues, for instance, in Bon Iver’s latest studio album 22, A Million. Special spotlight was placed on notions of collage and collaboration. Additionally, my BA dissertation titled 'So the world will read you like the poem you want to be: An Exploration of Intentionality in Beat Art, Anchored in Space, Sight & Sound' is an exploration of a sensory sentiment and notions of intent, inspired by 2016's Beat Generation exhibition in the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Activities and Societies: Barrenjoey Concert & Jazz Band
Overall Mark: 1.0 Major: English & Music Minor: History & Mathematics