I’m a UK-based wildlife sound recordist and composer.
In August 2019, I made what are believed to be the first ever behavioural recordings of the great yellow bumblebee, capturing the species’ mating activity directly outside the nest and its wider foraging activity across the machair habitats of South Uist, Scotland.
My electroacoustic compositions have been noted for their rich, textural layering of processed and unprocessed sonic material. All are crafted exclusively from my own library of wildlife sounds, using audio programming languages and customised processing algorithms to dramatically alter original recordings and reveal hidden sonic detail.
My work has been broadcast by the BBC, mentioned by the Guardian and selected for performance in the UK, Ireland, France and the USA. My research at the University of Birmingham is generously supported by the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership and AHRC.