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Artist duo Jones/Bulley create large-scale sound installations that translate patterns and data into ever-changing compositions, often sited in remote and wild environments. In this talk, they will discuss composing music for weather conditions and forest ecosystems, describe some of the technological and compositional challenges encountered through their work, and explain why they are switching towards using their own ground-up open-source audio software.

They will also be giving the first work-in-progress demonstrations of a new work: a sound sculpture that uses a novel notation system to generate tonal music from real-time FM radio broadcasts, running on a Raspberry Pi.

James Bulley (b. 1984) and Daniel Jones (b. 1983) are an artist duo whose collaborative practice explores the boundaries of sound art, music, and process-based composition. Their work draws on systems and patterns from the world around us as ways of organising sound, creating a reciprocal relationship  between the two: using sound as a way to illuminate our understanding of the world, and using natural processes as a way to deepen our approaches to composition.

Members of the New Radiophonic Workshop, Jones/Bulley's critically acclaimed work has been shown at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, the Museum of Science and Industry, Aldeburgh Music, the Old Royal Naval College, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Design Museum. Their landscape sound work Living Symphonies toured four UK forests over summer 2014, supported by Arts Council England, Sound And Music, and Forestry Commission England.

Their most recent commission, Vespers, was installed at the Southbank Centre (London, UK) from May to September 2015, co-commissioned by the World Wide Web Foundation.


Eventbrite - Artist Talk - sound art, music, and process-based composition with Jones/Bulley


The Music Hackspace programme is support with public funding by Arts Council England.



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