JEZ RILEY FRENCH

Focusing extensively with sound as both material and subject, JrF’s work over the past three decades has involved installation, intuitive composition, scores, film and photography.

Alongside performances and exhibitions, JrF lectures and run workshops in various countries on field recording/located sound as an art form and has also developed a range of specialist microphones (hydrophones, contact microphones) widely used by recordists, sound artists, musicians, sound designers, cultural organisations and have been used in productions ranging from BBC's Blue Planet to most major and independent film productions and games sound design. 

In recent years he has been working extensively on long form recordings of surfaces, spaces and situations and developing the concept of photographic scores and ‘scores for listening’.

Aspects of his work have been exhibited or performed in events and installations alongside that of Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Watson, Jana Winderen, Alvin Lucier, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jeremy Deller, Sarah Lucas, Brian Eno, Sally Ann McIntyre, David Toop; at galleries including The Whitworth Gallery (Manchester), Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Artisphere (USA); and during 2017 he was commission by the UK City of Culture, Hull 2017, to deliver or be involved in several key projects.

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