Rob Mullender & John Lely

Rob Mullender

Dr Rob Mullender teaches sound, construction for film and television and critical/contextual studies on the BA (Hons) Live Events and Television and BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design courses at London College of Communication.

Robs PhD looked at which looked at how light could be used to synthesise sound. Rob records, designs and mixes sound for film, and produces sculpture, sound, 2D, performance and moving image works.

“I produce sounding objects. Typically these take the form of sculptures which contain different analogue (as distinct from digital) or acoustic sound production techniques, which are readably and structurally part of the objects themselves. They are often then used to make a video or sound work, disrupting or colluding with the camera or recorder, articulating or modifying the surrounding space, be it physical and sensual, social and performed. Often, a performative aspect to my practice comes to the fore; pieces may require activation, or are contextually bound by relations with bodies and places.

I think of these sculptural works as passing points, pieces of territory through which ideas and energy are changed and exchanged, or synthesisers which require the spectator’s attention for them to operate through his or her engagement as watcher, listener or even operator.”

John Lely

John Lely is a composer and musician based in London, UK where he writes music and words, play objects and electronics, and curates music events.

He is interested in the variety of sounds, correspondences and experiences that can emerge through the use of limited sets of musical building blocks. His pieces explore sound, silence, proportion, process, perception and listening.

He is co-author, with James Saunders, of Word Events: Perspectives on Verbal Notation (Continuum 2012), a book about text scores.

Together with composers Tim Parkinson and Markus Trunk, he curates Music We’d Like to Hear, a concert series described by TEMPO as ‘an oasis of thoughtful and idealistic music-making’.

Read more about Johns practice here

Read more about his Minor Conspiracies at The Harris: here

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