A Musician, sound designer and creative technologist operating from North Wales and Catalonia. Uses unconventionally applied instrumentation combined with digital tools integrating elements of improvisation, indeterminism and mechanics.  Alongside linear editing software works with Openframeworks, Processing, Pure Data, Arduino, P5.js, retro 8 bit computing platforms and various power tools.  When working outside of collaborations and commercial work, explores highfalutin concepts of randomness, emergence and transitory existence.  

Graduated in 2004 with a 1st Class Honours degree in Music, majoring in Composition.  From 2004 to 2013 lectured in Music and Music Technology education across Scotland, England and Wales.  Freelance since 2013.......

Contact: info@antdickinson.co.uk        https://twitter.com/antdickinson

 

Education and Professional Training

2004 University of Salford -Popular Music and Recording (1st class hons) Major Composition

2000 Yale College Wrexham, Wrexham - BTEC Popular Music and Recording  

2010 Glyndwr University, Wrexham - Post Graduate Certificate in Education

2009 Stevenson College, Edinburgh -  Professional Development Award

 

Artistic Practice Residencies and Grants

2015 Production grant, Arts Council Wales

2014 Making Insights, Open Doors, Ruthin

2013 Sound and Music Embedded, ElektronMusikStudion, Stockholm

 

Exhibitions, performances and screenings

2017 Forthcoming Helsinki Art Fair - "Tone Wood"

2017 Power In The Land:Bay Arts:Cardiff - “Music for Hacked Geiger Counters”

2016  Pontio, Bangor - “Crossed Lines”

2016  ToolBox Gallery, Berlin - “Crossed Lines”

2016 VideoJam at FACT Liverpool - Score Performance for "30km" by Simon Faithfull

2016 Oriel Wrecsam (Web broadcasting to Poland and Finland) - “Crossed Lines”

2016 Power In The Land: Oriel Davies and Aberstwyth Art Centre - “Music for Hacked Geiger Counters”

2015 Real Time Art, Contemporary Art Musuem, Naples, Italy- “Nothing New”

2015 Cyberfest, The Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia - “Nothing New” “Piano Duet 1”

2015 Galeria Pihato, Finland - “Pibgwrn 1” “Crwth, Supercollider and hacked Gameboy improv”

2015 Sivulla exhibition opening, Galeri 3b, Wrexham - “Crwth, piano and modular improvisation”

2015 Electro-acoustic Wales, Bangor - “Nothing New”

2015 Journeying: St.Asaph Cathedral, St.Asaph - “Nothing New”

2014 Google Cultural Institute - “Piano Duet 1”

2014 Outcasting: Fourth Wall Festival, Throughout Cardiff and at Oriel Davies - “Nothing New”

2014 NorbergFestival, Sweden - “Piano Duet 1”

2014 Flow/Llif/Virta, Galeri 3b, Wrexham - “Piano Duet 1” “Nothing New” “Piano Drop”

2014 Rural Tumult, Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Shropshire - “Piano Duet 1” “Nothing New”

2014 EMS 50 AR, Musik Och Theater Museet Stockholm - “Piano Duet 1”

2014 Swedish Energies, Cafe Oto, London - “Piano Duet 1”

2013 Alter//Shift//Control, Bermondsey Project, London - “Aura”

2012 F/ocal Length, Oriel Sycarth, Wrexham - “Heaven To Earth”

 

Public art, sound design and collaborations

2017 Forthcoming October - New York Media Center

2017 "Veillance" - Interactive sound. With Ronan Devlin, Pontio, Bangor, N.Wales

2016  “Book Project” -  Hay Festival, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Liverpool Library

2016 “In Flow” - Interactive sound. With Ronan Devlin, Lumen Prize, New-York

2015 “Book Project” – With Amy Sterly, Thom Shnell and Pram – Oriel Mylldan, Undegun, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, Other Worlds Experimental Music Festival

2015 “Digital Waterfall”, Blinc digital, Ruthin Craft Centre, With Jessica Lloyd-Jones

2015 Wind responsive lighting, With Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Plas Heli, N.Wales

2015 “Small World”, With Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Adelaide Festival, Australia

2015 “Charlie”, Sound design for Simon O'Rourke, tree carving install, Steak of the Art , Cardiff

2014 “Speaking desks” Reminiscence, With Ticky Lowe, Making Sense, Pentre Dwr, N Wales

2014 “Mapio Madoc” Plas Madoc, N.Wales.

2013 “Golau” Collaboration with Angela Davies, Chirk Castle, N.Wales.

2013 “5.1 Surround Whales and Bird calls”, WideSky, Shetland Museum

2013 “Digital Fireplace”, Collaboration with Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Caerphilly Castle

2013 “Blacksmith”, WideSky, Museum of the North.

2012 “Into The Digital Dolls House”, Collaboration with Needlefoot Dance, Kew Palace, London

2012 “Aura”, Collaboration with Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy

2012 “Rekindled”, Collaboration with Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Conwy Castle

2011 “Heaven To Earth”, Collaboration with Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Blinc Digital, Conwy

2011 “Well”, Collaboration with Miles Umney, Blinc Digital Arts Festival, Conwy 

 

Feature film score

2017 Forthcoming "The Fallout", The Woods Films

2015 “Made in Taiwan”, Leo and Jonny Films – Best UK Feature at ManFF, Best UK Feature Nottingham FF, Best Screenplay Melbourne FF, Best Production Design Melbourne FF, Best Edit Oxford FF

2013 “Hear The Doors”, Algorithmic film score, Leo and Jonny Films

2010 “Dark Waters”, film score, Dogsdinner Productions

 

Short film/art film score/Music video/Trailer

2016 "A night at the halls" Trinity Laban Dance, London

2015 “Made In Taiwan Trailer”

2015 “The Woods”, Trailer, Threeways films

2015 “Sensory Dimension Gulf”, Retronica Video

2014 Artist video, Diana Baur, Non-Offensive media

2013 “Verhoeven”, Fashion Video for Malice Clothing, Retronica video, Cardiff 2013 “Lexicon Says”, Retronica video, Cardiff

2012 “Worm”, Retronica video, Cardiff

 

Documentary and corporate score

2015 “Paradigm shift”, Premiere Cru productions, Gilly Films

2015 “Restoration of the Chain Bridge”, Cadwyn Clwyd, Andrew Gale Photography

2014 “Its the small things”, Isla Bikes, Honey PR

2014 “Horseshoe falls promo”, Denbighshire Countryside Services, Andrew Gale Photography

2014 “Keeping Bees”, The Co-Operative, BBC, Gilly Films

2014 “Food Development awards”, Brunning and Price, Gilly Films

2012 “Get On It!!”, Promotional documentary, Rosie's Nightclub

2012 “A.I?” , The Space, London

2011 “Your Town Your Story”, Documentary, Dogsdinner Productions

2011 “Alternative fuels”, BP, Atticus Media

2010 “21st Century Schools”, Platform Arts Workshop 

 

Artist talks

2016 “Crossed Lines”, North Wales Technology Group, Conwy

2015 “Mechanical Noise and Politics” , Fracking and the Imagination, Aberstwyth Arts Center

2014 Manchester Metropolitan University

2014 Embedded, Sound And Music, Jerwood Space, London

2014 Ruthin Craft Centre 

 

Record releases

2017 Forthcoming - "Gieres" 

2017 "Moels" - Self release

2016 "Scores and Rejects" - Self release

2014 “Nothing New EP” – Pan Y Rosas records, California