Dark Sound Team

Dr D Ferrett


Dr D Ferrett is a member of the Sonva research group based at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, Falmouth University, UK. She is a cultural theoristand vocalist whose teaching and research engages with voice studies, sound ecology, feminism, identity, subjectivity, music and politics, critical philosophy, film, live performance, DIY cultures and improvisation. D has published and presented internationally and has most recently published an article in the Performance Research Journal (August 2014) on vocal improvisation. As a Senior Lecturer in Music, D is actively committed to addressing prejudicial hierarchies in music discourse and education through praxis, and has recently founded a music and sound art collective for women musicians and sound artists entitled DEER.

D’s most recent projects include Dark Sound, The Witchcraft Museum and The Waterbook. These projects revolve around dark themes as they relate to ecology, fringe environments and cultural theory through a range of hybrid interactions between songwriting, voice, sound art and electroacoustic composition.

Dr Johny Lamb is a Popular Music Lecturer at Falmouth University. Since 2006, Johny Lamb has released three full albums and two Eps (under the name Thirty Pounds of Bone) across different labels to consistent critical praise, (his fourth ’The Taxidermist’ is due out on Armellodie in March this year, and he has contributed as musician/producer to a further 19  internationally released albums). He has toured extensively throughout Europe and he also composed ‘The Ship’s Log’ as part of Lone Twin’s ‘Boat Project’ for the Cultural Olympiad (Arts Council of England), and was commissioned to make work, in collaboration with visual artist and film maker Seamus Harahan, for the first international Samuel Beckett festival in Enniskillen. He has a particular interest in the themes of place, fidelity and multi-format recording.

Rick Rogers is a Senior Lecturer and Music Industry Champion at Falmouth University. Rick is senior lecturer in music at Falmouth, teaching mainly within the field of popular music, but contributing to all areas of the music programme. After a successful career in the music industry as manager to bands including The Damned, The Specials and The Soup Dragons, Rick was appointed business fellow in music at Falmouth, while still based at the Dartington Campus. As part of this role, he ran Dartington Recordings and South West Recordings; both stepping stone labels for South West based musicians that commercially released one-off singles. He also mentored young musicians and music businesses across the South West region of the UK and has presented seminars on the music business across the region.

Dr Antti Saario
Dr Antti Sakari Saario is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Music at Falmouth. He is an award winning post-acousmatic composer whose work has been performed in over 150 concerts, dance performances, festivals and installations in England, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Germany, Portugal, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil amongst other countries, and has been broadcast worldwide. He is head of Music at Falmouth University. He contributes to the Dark Sound module via research into Black Metal and ‘Dark’ Production. His research has been funded by ACE, PRSF, LCC, Channel 4, and Frieze Art Fair amongst other and he won 1st prize absolute for “electro-acoustic, analogical and digital music” section of the IV International Contemporary Music Contest “Città di Udine” competition 2002.

Gillian Wylde is a Senior Lecturer In Fine Art at Falmouth University. She is an artist and researcher that makes performative work for video, page and installation. Central to her work is a critical engagement with new technologies and the mediated.  Gillian’s works tend to get made in response to contexts of site and dialogue or through encounters with mistake, failure or provocation. Works comment on some of the social and political implications of new technology and practices, often challenging traditional ideas of the art object and means of production or productivity. ‘Material things or stuff’ in relation to the video camera, processes of appropriation and post-production are constants through most of the work like perhaps a savage smell or hairy logic  

Recent projects include: ‘Queer, The Space’ – a project inspired by the work of queer theorists such as Sara Ahmed (Queer Phenomenology) and Judith Halberstam (In a Queer Time and Place). ‘Her Bratwurst Sausage’ for Girls Like Us, ‘Reading As Art’, Senate House in London and ‘Lustige Frauen Kunst’ The Emely in London. Work has been shown nationally and internationally including Transmodern Live Art Action Festival, Baltimore; Videotage in Hong Kong; Alytus Biennial in Lithuania, Midlands Art Centre & Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Tau Scene, Norway, Lounge Gallery, London and CCA, Glasgow

David Prior is a composer, sound artist and academic.  With Architect Frances Crow, he is a partner in liminal, a practice that explores the relationship between sound, listening and space.  Their work encompasses site-specific interventions and sound walks, gallery installations, performances, research and consultancy.  In 2010 they won the PRS Foundation New Music Award with their piece, Organ of Corti.

David’s music has been performed and broadcast around Europe and North America and has won a number of international competitions including Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition, Cornelius Cardew Prize, E.A.R (Hungarian Radio), and the George Butterworth prize. As a sound designer he has made permanent, multi-ward winning installations for The Imperial War Museum, The New York Historical Society, The Thomas Jefferson Museum and the Guinness Storehouse, amongst others.

David holds a PhD in music from the University of Birmingham and has taught widely across the UK, North America and Europe. David is Associate Professor in Music and Sound Art at Falmouth University where he leads the Sonva research group.  David is currently co-investigator on AHRC funded research project ‘The Online Orchestra’ and is currently editing The Oxford Handbook of Sound Art for Oxford University Press with Jane Grant and John Matthias.

Lee 7th Nov 7

Lee McIntyre co-founded Howl Projects, a multi-strand creative project producing events aimed to promote creative social cohesion through performance, publication and the visual arts.Coming predominantly from a D.I.Y punk background, in his early twenties Lee spent his time staging shows in living rooms, kitchens, garages and backrooms of pubs.  His interest in creating posters and zines at this time led to a longstanding involvement in the visual arts.

After studying Fine Art in the Midlands, Lee returned to his native Cornwall to engage with the county’s unique creative microcosm. This led him to the Fish Factory Art Space where he became heavily involved in programming and curation of it’s challenging and engaging agenda.

Lee’s continued work with international musicians, comedians and artists on distinct and socially motivated projects in the South West has led to the formation of Howl Projects. Based at Howl Coffee House in Penryn this new venture intends to make an impact on the area’s cultural landscape.