Bill Thompson is a sound artist and composer whose work has been performed extensively throughout the UK and abroad. He has a particular interest in perception and embodied presence. His installations and performances frequently utilize found objects, field recordings, repurposed live electronics, and digital media to create environments that encourage active attention to each moment. He applies this same strategy within his compositional work which often include long sustained tones, densely layered textures, and indeterminate or improvised structures. He has written for a range of instruments including voice, guitar, contrabass, bagpipe, percussion, organ, string quartet, mixed ensembles and live electronics. As a solo performer he works primarily with live electronics although originally trained as a guitarist.
Susannah Stark is an artist with a background in printmaking and currently works with sound, sculpture and digital media incorporating issues of voice, power and reappropriation. This is part of an ongoing process of exploring how much of the western identity can be constructed from diverse popular sources and how the mouth may be the main modulator for such regurgitations and formations. Recent works feature printed architectural objects and 3D animated collages as carriers for disembodied voices, spoken word and song that aims to question material hierarchies within capitalist culture and explore the voice as a vehicle for transformation.
Duncan Marquiss works with film and video, drawing, writing and music. Much of his work explores overlaps between the cultural and the biological. His recent documentary work Evolutionary Jerks & Gradualist Creeps (2016) considered analogies between evolutionary patterns within the fossil record and the cultural evolution of popular music. Marquiss graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2005 and undertook the LUX Associate Artist Programme, London in 2009. He was the recipient of the Margaret Tait Award 2015-16.
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