Hear This Space Concert – 4/10/14

Hear Th↓s Space: Free Concert

Saturday the 4th of October 2014, 5pm

Cooke’s Studios, 104 Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5QR

Premiers from:

Brona Martin

Andrew Deakin

Sound diffusion system by Hear Th↓s Space

Hear Th↓s Space are a collection of composers and curators who put on site-sensitive events. We conjure our events in unique settings, letting the contingencies of the site/space meld the curation of sound based works and the choice of speaker system. We also work collaboratively with other arts practitioners and musicians to facilitate multi-speaker sound systems as part of external events.

Hear Th↓s Space team will consist of:

Brona Martin is an Electroacoustic composer and sound artist from Banagher, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Brona is in the final stages if her PhD in Electroacoustic Composition under the supervision of Professor David Berezan at NOVARS Research Center, University of Manchester. Her research interests include narrative in Electroacoustic music, soundscape composition and acoustic ecology. Her site specific works composed in stereo, 5.1 and 8 channel have included the creative exploration of soundscapes from Ireland, Manchester, West Coast Australia, Spain and Germany. Her works have been performed internationally at EMS, ACMC, ICMC, NYCEMF, ISSTA, NOISEFLOOR, Balance/Unbalance, SSSP, iFIMPaC and MANTIS.


Andrew Hill: is a composer of electroacoustic music, specialising in studio composed works both acousmatic (purely sound based) and audio-visual. His works have been performed extensively across the UK, Europe and the US on a wide range of surround sound performance systems. His works are composed with materials captured from the human and natural world, seeking to explore the beauty in everyday objects.


Simon Smith is a founder member of Hear This Space a site sensitive spatial music events organisation. He is also a technician for the Music Technology and Innovation department at De Montfort University. Simon studied Sonic Art and is completing a Masters in Listening to Acousmatic Music in the Concert Hall. Simon’s compositions have been performed at the CBSO Concert Hall (BEAST) and at De Montfort University. He has also performed live (electronics / laptop) with Dirty Electronics Ensemble at amongst others the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and with KAIROS Electroacoustic Improve group at The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and Futuresonic Festival Manchester. In addition Simon has had installations at the Truman Brewery, London, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Bristol Arts Trail. Simon has taken two field recording workshops with Chris Watson (BBC sound recordist for David Attenborough) and has had the privilege of realising one of his works for Hear This Space and for Future of Sound Festival.