Visiting Practitioners Series: Tom Richards
Thursday 28 February | London College of Communication (Lecture Theatre B)
2.30pm – 4.30pm | Open to all
[non UAL student/staff please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place]
Artist, musician, DJ, researcher and instrument designer Tom Richards has walked the line between sonic art, sculpture and music since graduating with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2004. Richards has built his own idiosyncratic modular electronic music system, with which he creates slowly evolving and heavily textured polyrhythmic improvisations. His individual approach and reductive palette lead to a taught, rhythmically focused sonic experience.
Tom has performed and exhibited widely in the UK, as well as internationally in the US, Germany, Peru, Japan and Sweden. He has shown at Tate Britain, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Science Museum, Cafe Oto, MK Gallery, Bold Tendencies, and Camden Arts Centre. His PhD (based at Goldsmiths and the Science Museum) was on the work of Daphne Oram, electronic music pioneer and founder member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. This research included the construction of Oram’s Mini Oramics synthesizer design (Circa 1975), a project that has since gained worldwide attention (pictured).
CRiSAP and the Sound Arts Department at LCC co-run a Visiting Practitioners Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term member of Sound Arts staff curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work.