Detail: Long form electronic spatial sound composition
Premiere: May 2023, Stone Nest, London
Performer: Alex Groves
Alex Groves (1991) has for the last couple of years used highly-processed field recordings to create electronic works. The aim of the composition is to expand that work into a three dimensional landscape that shifts in and out of field recordings and more composed electronics.
One of Alex’s inspirations is his continuing exploration of work by the artist Richard Long, using the sounds of natural environments as the building blocks for the creation of an artificial and composed sonic landscape. The way in which Long turns a simple walk into an artwork through the narrative of transit/movement/ritual will become a compositional underpinning for Alex’s move into spatial sound.
photo of Alex (c) Sam Le Roux