I compose extensively for contemporary film and dance (Isaac Julien, Bayerisches Staatsballet, Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon). My writing ranges from critical papers on social and technological infrastructures and film scripts voiced by Tilda Swinton (Faceless, 2006; Dreams Rewired, 2015), to an acclaimed children’s book on mathematics.
I lead emergence, a combined think-tank, creative lab and production studio that is currently developing a Europe-wide project on sound and democracy. Recent work in collaboration includes the sound infrastructure for what will be the tallest building in the world (DCH Tower, Dubai by Santiago Calatrava) and a preliminary ethical audit for a smart wayfinding system in the city of Bristol. My current political concerns revolve around the possibility of autonomy in algorithmically managed spaces, and a humanist critique of the technological utopias centred on ‘singularity’ and ‘artificial general intelligence’.
Together with Manu Luksch, I direct London-based Ambient Information Systems, a studio for developing investigative tools, responsive environments and participatory processes. Formally, my work is informed by the music of North India, OuLiPo, and 1960s conceptual practice.
Here is a CV.
For legacy intermedia work, see www.ambientTV.net