James Wyness

James WynessI work with instrumental, environmental and electronic sound. Using field and studio recordings, hand-made acoustic and electronic instruments and found objects, I create compositions, live performances, sound installations, work for fixed media and digital publications.

My work is currently directed towards a rigorous investigation of complexity and the materiality of sound. This includes an examination of the forms and spatial behaviours of sound in various natural and architectural listening environments.

I run The Creative Applications of Sound, a monthly series of creative labs which combines indoor studio and listening sessions with field trips. I also collaborate regularly with artists of other disciplines on projects, often research-based, which explore aspects of art as social practice.

field recordingI have a small record label, reekin lum records. Releases for 2013 include three limited edition series cds of field recordings.

I’m also involved in traditional music both as an accompanist and educator, working regularly with the new generation of young musicians from ‘both sides of the Tweed’.

I have an MA Honours degree in French Studies and a PhD in electroacoustic composition from the University of Aberdeen where I studied with Pete Stollery.

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