Meet our new composers in residency Leslie Deere and Jack James!
We are very excited to announce that two artists have been selected to participate in an Embedded composer in residency programme at the Music Hackspace, made in partnership with Sound and Music.
We are thrilled to welcome sound artists Leslie Deere and Jack James into our organisation, to develop their projects and engage with the Music Hackspace community for the next 6 months as part of the programme.
Register to meet our composers in residence at our seminar programme for the following dates (Jack James, 28th May and Leslie Deere, 4th June). In the presentations we will introduce the artists and their projects; it will be an excellent opportunity for the community to explore engaging with their practice.
Jack James is an artist interested in events, happenings and the role of media in everyday life and culture. Often featuring domestic technologies (re)positioned to explore their relationship with people, Jack’s work traverses the fields of sound and social practice, through installation and performance. He is part of artists’ collective thickear with whom he created Ministry of Measurement, Pink Sheet Method and initiated the Data and Ethics Working Group at ICT & Art Connect 2013, Brussels. Leading to string of European engagements including Experiment #2 Consent exhibited at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
Leslie Deere is a London based artist. Originally from Tennessee, Leslie moved to the UK to study Sonic Art, continuing on from a performing arts dance scholarship in New York City. She holds a BA Honours degree in Sonic Art under Hugh Davies at Middlesex University and an MA in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College. Commissions include sound installations for Kew Gardens and the SoundUK 2013 tour. Most recently Leslie completed the inaugural year of the KULES residency in Stoke-on-Trent. Situated in a large warehouse space, Leslie created an 8 Channel installation utilising the natural reverberation present and found cassette tape.