I am a writer and senior editor with over ten years experience in publishing, commissioning and creative strategy across music, art and culture.
I hold an MSc in environmental politics, focussing on ocean noise pollution, and am currently developing a research practice working with field recordings and sonic environments. My writing about sound and listening is collected on a Substack newsletter called Through Sounds. In 2022, I produced a collaborative compilation called Echo Location, which explored the sonic ecologies of an island in the Hebrides.
I previously spent seven years as Editor-in-Chief of The Vinyl Factory magazine, establishing and developing the digital platform to reach a large global audience.
Electronic Sound: Down to Earth - making music from seismic recordings
Caught By The River: Mycelium Music
My writing appears in The Guardian, Frieze, Wax Poetics, Bandcamp, Electronic Sound, Composer, Disco Pogo, Atlas Obscura, Caught By The River and The Vinyl Factory.
Interviews & Features
Music / Animal Collective / Tony Allen / Larry Heard / Shabaka Hutchings / Akiko Yano / Bonobo / Sudan Archives / Yazmin Lacey / Lonnie Liston Smith / Linda Lewis / Nosaj Thing / Dorian Concept / MatthewDavid / African Head Charge / Gigi Masin / Sarah Davachi / Félicia Atkinson / Maximum Joy / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe / Eiko Ishibashi / Son Lux / Lynn Goldsmith / Marcos Valle / Lefto / Mafalda / Gilles Peterson / Emma-Jean Thackray / Thundercat / Justin Strauss / Amir Abdullah / Idris Ackamoor / Andy Votel / Tom Ze / Atmosfear / Alexander Nut / Tenderlonious / Moses Boyd / Mike Collins / Renata Do Valle / Mats Gustaffson / Mica Levi / Jason Moran / Mandy Parnell / Ben Kelly / Lonnie Holley / William Basinski / Johan Kugelberg / Laura Groves / Stephen Morris / Russel Elevado / Spencer Doran / King Midas Sound / Kevin Richard Martin / Ashley Kahn / David Stubbs / Dego / John Gomez / Paul White / Bullion / Nabihah Iqbal / Red Greg / Ed Motta / Andrea Parker / Laraaji / Golden Teacher / Future Islands / Gonjasufi / patten / Dave Okumu / Metronomy / Django Django / Thurston Moore / These New Puritans / Zara McFarlane / Anthony Joseph / Napalm Death / Norman Cook / THEESatisfaction / Gregory Porter / Billy Cobham / Roland P. Young / Jose James / Dam Funk / Kit Ebersbach / Art & Design / Yuri Suzuki / Stan Douglas / Kristin Anna / Cecilia Bengolea / Scott King / Dinos Chapman / Trevor Jackson / Fashion / Michele Lamy / Nicholas Daley / Willy Vanderperre
Skull Snaps (Mr Bongo) / Cesar Mariano (Mr Bongo) / The Mystery Kindaichi Band (WeWantSounds) / Ryuichi Sakamoto (WeWantSounds) / Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors (Time Capsule) / Mario Rui Silva (Time Capsule) / Eddie Ruscha (Fourth Sounds) / Eddie Ruscha & Peter Zummo (Fourth Sounds) / I'm Not You (Fourth Sounds)
Press Materials & Artist Bios
Soundwalk Collective / Gilberto Gil / L'Rain / Balimaya Project / Bex Burch / Jazz Re:Freshed / Alhaji Waziri Oshomah (Luaka Bop) / Knoel Scott & Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra) / Night Dreamer / Atles Music / International Anthem / Sounds Familiar / Odda Records / Mr Bongo
I have commissioned, produced and written short film documentaries on music, art and record culture, and developed a number of successful online video series.
Music / Joe Armon-Jones / Kamaal Williams / Nils Frahm / Suzanne Ciani / Malcolm Catto / Helena Hauff / JD Twitch / Vladimir Ivkovic / Matthew Herbert / Andrew Weatherall / DJ Food / Abbey Road / Rashad Becker / BBC Radiophonic Workshop / James Murphy / Soulwax / Tom Furse / London Modular / Nozinja / Peter Zinovieff / Art & Design / Ragnar Kjartansson / Eddie Peake / Hito Steyerl / Jeremy Deller / Jeremy Shaw / Haroon Mirza / Richard Mosse / Nicholas Daley / Weirdcore / Documentaries (Commissioned) / Ebo Taylor & The Lost Tapes / Stones Throw Records Studios / Gospel Soul in '70s USA / X-Ray Audio / Imaginary Landscapes: The Turntable as Instrument / Blank Tape: Electronic Cassette Culture / Sound Fields: Contemporary Field Recording
I have presented regular radio shows, featuring mixes, interviews and live sesions with a range of artists. I have produced and commissioned podcasts, and established VF Radio as part of an exhibition by Theaster Gates at 180 The Strand.
Interviews / Madison McFerrin / Mira Calix / Vivien Goldman / Skinny Pelembe / Leifur James / Thool / Drizilik & Freetown Uncut / Robert Stillman / Oscar Jerome / Paul Major / Podcasts / The Issue with Reissues / Pressing Matters / The Sound of Santiago / Makaya McCraven on Gil Scott-Heron / Mixes / NTS Live / Worldwide FM / Soho Radio / Balamii / Netil Radio / Red Light Radio / Dublab.de / Jazz FM
While at VF, I worked with a number of art institutions to create written and film content and communicate exhibitions and events.
ICA (Cybernetic Serendipity, 2014) / White Cube (Christian Marclay, 2015) / Barbican (Station To Station, 2015) / Venice Biennale (2015) / Whitechapel Gallery (Music for Musuems, 2015) / Hayward Gallery (The Infinite Mix, 2016) / Lisson Gallery (Everything At Once, 2017) / Elevation 1049 (Gstaad, 2017) / New Museum (Strange Days, 2018) / Serpentine Gallery (Hito Steyerl, 2019) / 180 The Strand (2016-2020)