News & Events

2022

  • Nov 30: [talk] Soundscape Interfaces as part of Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences Grand Challenges lecture series. Keele University, Keele and online.
  • Nov 27: [gig] Playing with Ollie Bown and Chris Kiefer as part of Georgina Born’s Music and AI project at Cafe Oto (time/ price tbc).
  • Nov 23: [gig] Playing with Gus Garside and Yoko Miura at Safehouse supporting John Edwards et al. The Rosehill Doors 8pm. £7/£5
  • Nov 2: [international research workshop] Expert international panelist at QUT Ecoacoustics Symposium Brisbane, Australia (online).
  • Sept 26: [talk] Investigating the acoustic dynamical complexity of natural soundscapes. Alife 4 Society (online).
  • Aug 1-6: [european research workshop] Invited attendee at Full-stack bioacoustics: field kit to AI to action - Lorenz Center, Leiden, NL
  • July [release] An excerpt from our inaugural Place Metal Strings. performance appear on the Sound Art Brighton Festival CD feat. Jez Riley French (field recordings), Adam Bushell (Vibraphone) and me (cello) at The Rosehill.
  • July 12: [educational workshop] Interbeing. An experiment in kichwa story telling and group ecolistening for schools as part of Creating with Uncertainty. Stanmer Organics, Sussex, UK.
  • July 4: [keynote] Tuning in to the acoustic dynamical complexity of natural soundscapes UKAN Annual Meeting. Hyatt Hotel, Manchester.
  • June 15-16: [workshop] Monitoring UK Biodiversity Symposium (Organising committee, Soundscape Monitoring chair)
  • June 06-12: [residency] Artist/scientist in residence at Murmuration, Glenshee, Scotland.
  • June 2: [gig] Feedback Cell as part of Reactive Flows at the Rosehill 7pm
  • May 12: [gig] Performing new commission by Lars Kynde for Feedback Instrument Super Group Curious Feet Bags as part of the AHRC funded Feedback Musicianship Network. 6pm Meeting House, University of Sussex, Falmer.
  • April 5: [talk] Introduction to theory and methods of ecoacoustics UKAN workshop on Soundscapes, Imperial College, London.
  • Mar 29: [research project] ACOUCENE - funded by the Fondation pour la recherche sur la biodiversite (FRB), I am pleased to part of this european team modelling and projecting the impacts of the anthropocene on soundscapes.
  • Mar 1: [gig] Place Metal Strings - a new trio with Jez Riley French (field recordings), Adam Bushell (Vibraphone) and me (cello) at The Rosehill as part of Sound Art Brighton Festival.
  • Feb 14: [academic duties] Honoured to serve on advisory board for Prof. Katrin Losleben’s excellent Research Council of Norway Project Arctic Auditories – Hydrospheres in the High North 2021-2024
  • Jan 24: [research project] Awarded UKAN funding for Toward a Measure of Soundscape Dynamical Acoustic Complexity using Causal Analysis and AI (PI) with Adam Barrett, Chris Kiefer, Anil Seth and Ivor Simpson.

2021

  • Nov 20: [gig] 19:45 Playing with Johnny Hunter’s ensemble at London Jazz Festival at The Purcell Room
  • Oct 16: [gig] 20:30 Guesting with the Dinner Party as part of Safehouse at the Rosehill tickets
  • Sept 29: [promotion] I have been promoted to Reader in Sonic Systems
  • July 19-24: [paper] Listening to Ecosystems as Complex Adaptive Systems: Toward Acoustic Early Warning Signals at Conference of Artificial Life, Alife for Society workshop
  • July 9: [performance] Feedbackfeedforward - Premier of new shared instrument (feedback cello and modular synth coupled with a feedforward neural network) with Chris Kiefer as part of FluComa
  • June 25: [performance] *Feedback Cell - live performance with feedback cello and feedforward neural network with Chris Kiefer supporting Personal Clutter at The Rose Hill
  • June 23-26: [keynote] N-Eared Listening: Transdisciplinary Ecoacoustics at human-environment interfaces Ecoacoustics Congress
  • June 15-18: [paper] Eldridge A, Kiefer C, Overholt D, Ulfarsson H 2021 Self-resonating Vibrotactile Feedback Instruments Making, Playing, Conceptualising International Conference in New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Shanghai, China.
  • May 10-16: [residency] Artist/scientist in residence at Murmuration, Glenshee, Scotland (COVID-cancellation)
  • May 6: [talk] Ecoacoustics: methods, theories, cases studies in listening to ecosystems. School of Biological Sciences, Leeds University (online)
  • April 16-17: [keynote] Feedback Musicianship and Learning to Let Be: Techno-musicking as speculative faction Vibrant Practices symposium, Leeds
  • Mar 11:[curation] Aural Diversities #4 Expanded Listening: listening across spaces CHASE funded doctoral training workshop
  • Feb 11: [curation] Aural Diversities #3 Expanded Listening: listening across species CHASE funded doctoral training workshop
  • Jan 11-17: [residency] Residency at Joya-air
  • Jan 7: [research grant] Principal Investigator on SSRP IDCF funded project Tuning in to the Songs of the Forest: What do soundscapes mean to the Ancestral Kichwa Population of Kawsak Sacha and what does this mean for eco-cultural conservation imperatives?

2020

2019

  • Dec 9-10: [examining] External PhD examiner for Dario Sanfilipo, Edinburgh University
  • Nov 29: [performance] Playing cello for Jo Burke’s new film score for Armageddon Gospels at The Coachhouse
  • Nov 28: [sound art] Featured artist on limited edition ‘Scores for Untransmitted Data’ by Jez Riley French
  • Nov 25: [release] New Collectress single ‘Landing’ released on Peeler Records
  • Nov 20-23: [keynote] for FluCoMA plenary. Huddersfield University
  • Nov 18: [examining] Internal PhD examiner for Joseph Watson, University of Sussex
  • Nov 13: [performance] Duo with Adam Bushell (vibrophone & cello) at The Rosehill
  • Oct 25: [release] Brain Dead Ensemble Live at Beast released on Silent Records
  • Oct 24: [performance] Playing feedback cello in a duet with Kate Ryder as part of AHRC Science in Culture event - Music in the Age of Artificial Creation
  • Oct 20: [interview] Guest artist on http://artwavefestival.org with Chris Watson, Jana Winderen curated and produced by Jez Riley French
  • Oct 10: [interview] Composing, Making and Interspecies Kindships. Interview in the Sound and Music Sampler
  • Oct 2-4: [keynote] Computer Simulation of Human Creativity, Technische Universität Berlin [cancelled]
  • Sept [role] Honoured to be invited to co-direct the Sussex Humanities Lab
  • Sept 19: [performance] Guesting with Ron Caines trio supporting The Dinner Party at the Rose Hill
  • August 17 - Sept 1: [installation] Bird Bath at Newhaven Festival
  • August 1: [role] Excited to be invited to join the board of the UK and Ireland Soundscape Community
  • July 1-30: [field work] REEFNET - Parabiology workshops, SE Asia
  • June 16-23: [conference] Performance and panel on Feedback Musicianship at ICMC, NYC [withdrawn due to carbon cost]
  • May 2-4: [performance] Brain Dead Ensemble at BEAST FEaST, Birmingham
  • May 1: [release] Brain Dead Ensemble Album EFZ released online and Confront Recordings
  • May 2: [performance] Feedback cello with Jesse Perlstein’s Braided Sound at the Rose Hill
  • April 23: [media] Feedback Cell features in BBC Business article on AI and Creativity
  • March 27: [performance] Duo with Adam Bushell at Safehouse, Brighton
  • March 10: [performance] Feedback Cell (+ Phil Durrant, Richard Scott, Mark Wastell, Luigi Marino), Hundred Years Gallery, London
  • Feb 8: [media] Reuters video feature on the feedback cellos
  • Feb 6-8: [installation] Bird Bath (winter) at Viriditas
  • Feb 6-10: [curation] Viriditas - Festival of Music and ideas celebrating the life and works of Hildegard von Bingen. Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts
  • Jan 5-16: [field work] REEFNET - Pilot (Darwin Initiative)

2018

  • Nov 27-30: [keynote] Keynote and workshops at University of Oulu Doctoral training Listening in: Acoustic Dimensions across Interdisciplinary Research
  • Nov 09: [performance] Collectress play Salon Imaginaire. The Old Library, West Dean College
  • Oct 07: [performance] feedback cell with Mark Wastell’s THE SEEN at ONCA Gallery
  • Sept 22: [performance] Feedback Cell at Fort Process Newhaven Fort.
  • Sept 06: [performance] Braindead Ensemble at Spirit of Gravity. Green Door Store, Brighton. 8pm £5
  • Sept 04: [media] - WILDSENS feature on Saami TV
  • Aug 20: [media] Bird Bath on BBC Sussex breakfast show
  • Aug 20: [installation] Bird Bath at Newhaven Festival. St Michael’s Church, Newhaven. August 20-24 Daily 1030 - 1730
  • July 22: [conference] Talk and paper at Artificial Life, Tokyo, Japan
  • July 22: [festival] Talk and performance (In Katak) at Blue Dot Festival,UK
  • June 23: [conference] Multi-species Listening at Ecoacoustics Congress, Brisbane, Australia
  • June 15: [conference] Brain Dead Ensemble performance and paper at ICLI. International Conference of Live Interfaces, Casa Da Musica, Porto, Portugal
  • June 14: [conference] Chairing the Doctoral Symposium at ICLI. FBUP, Porto, Portugal
  • June 18-28: [Field work] WILDSENS - INTERACT EU - Arctic Field work - Abisko Research Station
  • June 13: [conference] WILDSENS poster and talk at EECB, 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology, Jyväskylä, Finland
  • April 5: [event] Running Newhaven Soundcamp for International Dawn Chorus Day
  • Feb 22-23 [Expo] Syncphonia at London Expo
  • Jan 12: [gig] Brain Dead Ensemble at Rosehill