Project Description

SOUNDkitchen

SOUNDkitchen

I am a founding member and co-artistic director of SOUNDkitchen, founded by Annie Mahtani in Birmingham 2010. SOUNDkitchen is dedicated to the promotion of composers and artists working in the field of sound. At its core are a collective of composers with a background in electroacoustic and experimental music. In January 2012, with the assistance of Cooperative Futures,  SOUNDkitchen became constituted as a cooperative consortium; a not for profit organisation democratically controlled by it’s members.

From 2011 – 2015 SOUNDkitchen provided a regular platform for local artists to explore, experiment and present their work alongside that of international composers and sound artists. We offered a programme of exciting and eclectic new music in a wide variety of art spaces and underground venues across the city. SOUNDkitchen’s ethos is to support local artists and provide professional development to those in early stages of their careers through networking events and the opportunity to contribute to a thriving sound art community. Since launching in December 2010, we have provided opportunities for over 200 artists with some of this activity supported by Sound & Music’s Composer Curator scheme. Many of our artists have produced and premiered work specifically for our events and some have gone on to form new collaborations.

SOUNDkitchen members examine different approaches to listening and performance, depending on venue and context. We create sound installations, soundwalks and perform electronic music for commissions, concerts, festivals and other events. Our work has featured regularly in our home city Birmingham, along with appearances nationally and internationally. We have presented work at Flatpack, Supersonic, BEAST, Fierce, Frontiers and Network Music Festivals in Birmingham, Electric Spring Huddersfield, Noise Floor Festival Stafford and Klang! Electroacoustique Montpellier.

We have been devising soundwalks since our first commission for Still Walking Festival in 2013 and in 2018 we launched the SOUNDwalker smartphone app that hosts GPS locative soundwalks. This ever expanding library hosts encourages users to engage with the Birmingham soundscape.

More information is available on the SOUNDkitchen website and projects that I have worked on are listed on this site via the links below.

SOUNDkitchen

I am a founding member and co-artistic director of SOUNDkitchen, founded by Annie Mahtani in Birmingham 2010. SOUNDkitchen is dedicated to the promotion of composers and artists working in the field of sound. At its core are a collective of composers with a background in electroacoustic and experimental music. In January 2012, with the assistance of Cooperative Futures,  SOUNDkitchen became constituted as a cooperative consortium; a not for profit organisation democratically controlled by it’s members.

From 2011 – 2015 SOUNDkitchen provided a regular platform for local artists to explore, experiment and present their work alongside that of international composers and sound artists. We offered a programme of exciting and eclectic new music in a wide variety of art spaces and underground venues across the city. SOUNDkitchen’s ethos is to support local artists and provide professional development to those in early stages of their careers through networking events and the opportunity to contribute to a thriving sound art community. Since launching in December 2010, we have provided opportunities for over 200 artists with some of this activity supported by Sound & Music’s Composer Curator scheme. Many of our artists have produced and premiered work specifically for our events and some have gone on to form new collaborations.

SOUNDkitchen members examine different approaches to listening and performance, depending on venue and context. We create sound installations, soundwalks and perform electronic music for commissions, concerts, festivals and other events. Our work has featured regularly in our home city Birmingham, along with appearances nationally and internationally. We have presented work at Flatpack, Supersonic, BEAST, Fierce, Frontiers and Network Music Festivals in Birmingham, Electric Spring Huddersfield, Noise Floor Festival Stafford and Klang! Electroacoustique Montpellier.

We have been devising soundwalks since our first commission for Still Walking Festival in 2013 and in 2018 we launched the SOUNDwalker smartphone app that hosts GPS locative soundwalks. This ever expanding library hosts encourages users to engage with the Birmingham soundscape.

More information is available on the SOUNDkitchen website and projects that I have worked on are listed on this site via the links below.