Trevor Wishart is a composer and performer specialising in sound metamorphosis and constructing the software tools to make it possible (Sound Loom / CDP). He has held residencies around the world and at various UK Universities, and his work has been awarded a Euphonie d’Or at the Bourges Festival and the Golden Nica for computer music at the Linz Ars Electronica. He creates music with his own voice, for professional groups (Singcircle, Electric Phœnix etc.), or in imaginary worlds conjured up in his own studio. His æsthetic and technical ideas are described in the books On Sonic Art and Audible Design. Also involved in community, environmental and educational projects, his Sounds Fun books of musical games having been republished in Japanese. Recent pieces include Globalalia, commissioned by Folkmar Hein and premièred in Berlin, and Memories of Madrid, one of several sound installations in Madrid bus stops based on street recordings, as part of the Itinerarios del Sonidos project. He is currently Arts Council Composer Fellow at Durham University, where he is collecting the sounds of speaking voices from across the community for a major electroacoustic project.
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