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About

I am a writer and senior editor with over ten years experience in publishing, commissioning and creative strategy across music, art and culture.

My writing appears in The Guardian, Frieze, Wax Poetics, Electronic Sound, Composer, Bandcamp, Sonic Acts, Atlas Obscura, Disco Pogo, WeJazz, Caught By The River and The Vinyl Factory.

I currently run a Substack newletter called Through Sounds, featuring interviews and research about listening, climate change and sonic environments.

I hold a BA in English literature from Oxford and an MSc in environmental politics from UCL, focussing on ocean noise pollution. 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.

Recent Work

Sonic Acts: François J. Bonnet - Being Open to the Pure Moment of Listening

Electronic Sound: Down to Earth - making music from seismic recordings

Composer: Animal Collective on wading into new waters to score Elegance Bratton's 'The Inspection'

Disco Pogo: Environmental records - how the vinyl industry is responding to the climate crisis

The Guardian: Japanese pop maverick Akiko Yano: "Art is in my blood, it will never die"

Frieze: Rediscovering Moki and Don Cherry's utopian visions

Writing

Writing

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 / Bomba Estereo / 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 / François J. Bonnet / 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

Liner Notes

 

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) / Tokyo Riddim (Time Capsule) / Nippon Acid Folk & Nippon Psychedelic Soul (Time Capsule) / 

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 / Partisan Records

Film

Film

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

Audio

Audio

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

Art

Art

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)

Contact

Contact

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