Sounds of Oxfordshire
Find out more about our composer in residence.
Robert Jarvis works as a sound artist and is involved in a wide range of creative activities. As a keen collaborator he has worked with ‘experts’ from many other disciplines, including outside of the arts; however, a significant amount of his work includes engaging with those who do not see themselves as specialists.
His projects have at their centre the creation and performance of new work and often involve some form of social engagement as he collaborates with local people towards the creation of an installation or performance. This may take many forms, from conventional music performance through to interactive multi-speaker sonic environments.
His compositions are concerned with encouraging people to listen to the often-neglected sound of their environments and for them to question how they relate to their surroundings. As a result, his pieces open up new worlds for those that come into contact with his work, posing new questions and enticing new appreciations of the sonic landscape.
Robert Jarvis is the ideal composer for Sounds of Oxfordshire based on his previous work. He has been engaged as composer in residence for the 6 month project beginning on April the 23rd. He will work with schools, community groups and individuals to uncover interesting sounds and stories which will all come together for a very special piece of sound art.
last updated: 16/06/2009 at 13:55