selected exhibition / performance


'teleferica' + collaborative improvisation with Pheobe riley Law - BBC3 exposure - April 2017


'the sound of the world turning' - installation as part of North Atlantic Flux, Hull - April 2017


'The height of the reeds' - collaboration with Opera North, Jan Bang, Arve Henrikson & Eivind Aarset  for Hull City of Culture 2017, Humber Bridge, Hull - April 2017


'teleferica' - Hull University Sound and Environment symposium, Hull - June 2017


realisation of 'open field' by Pauline Oliveros - Hull University - March 2017


located sound workshop performance with nine fine art students from Newcastle University, Culture Lab, Newcastle - Feb 2017


'score for listening # 80 - four variations' - realisation by Nordic Affect, Dark Music Days, Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland - January 2017


'scores for listening' - exhibition, chinese OPEN, Le Coq Artistes, London - Jan-Feb 2017


'not much is a lot than can happen in fifteen minutes....its a matter of scale and position' - collaboration with Pheobe rile Law - Newbridge Project, Newcastle - November 2016


'one minute of listening' - several field recordings included in two educational packs for primary schools, Hull 2016/17


'score for listening # 80 - four variations' - premiere by Nordic Affect, Mengi, Reykjavik, Iceland - October 2016


'score for listening' - performance with workshop students, Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark - October 2016


H e (a) r by Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir drawing on aspects of text and scores by various artists including a score by myself & Pheobe riley Law - Nordic Music Days, Iceland - September 2016 / Transistor, Sweden - November 2016


'a glacier heated by the sea' - sound piece, Museum of Water, Rotterdam Schouwburg, Netherlands - September 2016


'waiting 1-8' (part one) - multiscreen video / sound installation, yorkshire - march 2016


'weaves' - installation at Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK - spring 2016


'score for a footbridge' as sound for video piece 'a tinta esbate-se em forma de onda' by Carina Martins - Jardins Efemeros, Viseu, Portugal - July 2016


'score for listening # 78 (waiting / compact)' - photographic and text score by Jez riley French & Pheobe riley Law, realisation by Philip Thomas & Matthew Bourne - Munro House Gallery, Leeds & Bank Street Arts, Sheffield - June 2016


'glen buck loch' + score for listening #59 - 0℃ exhibition, BlanClass, Tokyo, Japan - May 2016


site specific performance - soundcamp London, Stave Hill Park, London - May 2016


dissolve - audio screening as part of Speeding & Braking: navigating acceleration' conference , Goldsmiths, London - May 2016 


movere | soundtrack for an unfocused image # 1 - online sound annexation project, Acoustic Cameras - April 2016 - ongoing


movere | dolomite path - audio screening with still photograph at Screenscapes, contemporary resonance exhibition, Royal College of Art, London - April 2016


'score for nissai theatre (tokyo) performance with Pheobe riley Law - Leeds, February 2016


'score for listening' performance by Anima Ensemble, Newcastle - january 2016


whitworth Art Gallery / Kinokophone 'gallery' piece -  Whitworth Gallery, Manchester - October 2015


'Lit 1.3 - residences de lumiere' film/sound (collaboration with Alexander Wendt) - Weltecho gallery, Germany - October 2015


'score for listening - silo city' - photographic score / listening event, Silo City, Buffalo, USA - June 2015


performance / talk at Other Worlds Festival of Experimental music, Blackpool, UK - April 2015


'movere | dolomite paths' - 4-channel piece at Lodge, Chicago, USA - April 2015


multiple tracks - online streaming as part of the foundsoundscape project - march 2014 onwards


'a quiet position - dordolla' - installation, Unikum exhibition, University of Klagenfurt, Austria - March 2015 


'sulpher vents with geophone, Iceland' - audio screening, New York Library of Performing Arts, USA - September 2014


'fences, gorse, dissolve, water beetles' - sound diffusion for Landance performance, Valley of Stones, Dorset, UK - September 2014


'a quiet position - road' installation, End of the Road festival, UK - August 2014


'a quiet position - beacons' audio screening, Beacons festival, UK - August 2014 


'architecture naturalle' with Pheobe riley Law - topolo, Italy - July 2014


'five short films from topolo' with Pheobe riley Law - topolo, Italy - July 2014


'nightwalk' - collaborative sound walk for MayFest, Leigh Woods, Bristol - May 2014 


'foxley wood fence posts' - Juan March Foundation, Madrid, Spain - March 2014


'teleferica's' (8 channel mix) - Fermata exhibition, Artisphere, Arlington, Virginia, USA - May - August 2014


'a quiet position: dordolla', - dordolla festival, Italy - May 2014


'4 extracts' - MoMa Soundings (Museum of Modern Art, New York) - online archive


'teleferica' - audio screening, New York Library of Performing Arts, USA - February 2014


'Quiet fields on the way from work' - Skolska 28, Prague - Jan 2014


Liminal - an interactive creative object, installed in the McAullay gallery space at Tate Modern & soundtracked by 'audible silence - The Tate, sleeping & waking' - Dec 2013  - Feb 2014


juke box meets Tate Britain - 'audible silence - The Tate, sleeping & waking' as part of the new installation curated by Yuri Suzuki as part of the 500 years of British Art walkthrough series - november 2013 - february 2014


'audible silence - The Tate, sleeping & waking' commission for Tate Modern - june 2013 - ongoing


'inside the circle of fire' (with Chris Watson) - Sheffield art gallery - september 2013 - january 2014


'listening walk: the merchants railway', portland - october 2013


leigh woods audio walk project - Bristol, UK - September 2103 - May 2014


'audible the silence: concert for the architecture, victoria baths' - Manchester, UK - september 2013


'room tone' - Spazioersetti galley, Udine, Italy - october 2013


'sonata / weaves' - Lisbon Architecture Trienale, portugal - september - december 2013


'a quiet position | topolo' with Pheobe riley Law - topolo, Italy - July 2013


audio screening, malmo, sweden, may 2013


audio screening, soundfjord, march 2013


piece for Touch Radio, february  2013


piece for micro-radio installation, manchester, december 2012


performance at city halls, glasgow - october 2012


performance / talk @ wired lab, australia - september 2012


performance / talk @ gift_lab, Matsudai, Japan - August 2012


performance @ gift_lab, Tokyo - July 2012


performance with Tokyo Phonographers Union, Tokyo - July 2012


talk / performance / workshop @ soundfjord, london - June 2012


performance, The Noise Upstairs, Sheffield - March 2012


performance, Arts space college, Bristol - March 2012


performance / lecture, PVA AudioLab, Kingscombe, Dorset - March 2012


photographic exhibition, metricubi, Venice - February 2012


performance with CGAS ensemble, showcase cinema, Sheffield - December 2011


performance / lecture tour - czech republic - November 2011


performance / lecture - FieldFest, q-o2, brussels, belgium - october 2011


installation - ‘resonances de lumiere’, folkstone triennial, Kent - september 2011


performances (2), Topolo, Italy - July 2011


performance / talk, Goldsmiths college, London, UK  - July 2011


performance, dotolim, Seoul, Korea - june 2011


performance / lecture tour (inc. 5 concerts - 3 solo + 1 with Toshi Nakamura / 1 with Sawako), Japan - June 2011


performance, showcase cinema, sheffield, UK - march 2011


performance, Huddersfield University, UK - march 2011


solo performance / installations @ Nodar / Binaural ‘paivascapes’ festival, Portugal - March 2011


solo performance @ Skolska 28, Prague - May 2010


‘often ingress’ - audio / visual work @ Hull school of art & design, Hull - December 2009 / January 2010


solo performance at Expo, Leeds - July 2009


solo performance @ Y Gallery, Tartu Estonia – May 2009


‘in place’ – solo exhibition, ArtLink gallery, Hull April-May 2009


Performance at New Work Yorkshire event, Leeds – March 2009


 ‘in place’ – on going project 2008-2009 – including work with:


Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (July 2008)


Jaqueline Du Pre building, Oxford (July 2008)


Humber bridge (July / August 2008)


Solo performance @ Skolska 28, Prague – June 2008


‘Sudek’s studio’ – site specific piece for Sudek Attelier, Prague – June 2008


Performance (trio with Patrick Farmer & Dom Lash) @ LMC festival, London – May 2008


Audio / visual performance at Spike Island gallery, Bristol – Jan 2008


Performance (with Daniel Jones, Max Eastley, Evan Parker, Mark Wastell and Graham Halliwell) at Chisenhale dance space, London – Dec 2007


Performance (audio / visual) – ‘’audible architecture # 6’ at Bloc assembly, Sheffield – Dec 2007


Performance at Amann (solo & with Taku Unami, Noid, Klaus Fillip & Tim Blechmann) – Vienna, Nov 2007


Photographic commission for ‘Hammonds’ exhibition, Hull – Sept 2007


‘east riding’ (audio/ visual) – 4 part audio work presented 2007 at various venues in Hull


‘mouth of the humber’ – audio / visual work commissioned by Humber mouth festival – July 2007


Duo for field recordings & strings (with Rhodri Davies) – UK, July 2007


2 UK performances with Toshimaru Nakamura & Billy Roisz   -  April 2007


solo performance at Skolska 28, Prague – May 2007


solo performance at Amann studios, Vienna – May 2007


solo performance + collaboration with Ivan Palacky at Sklenena Louka, Brno – May 2007


solo performance at Rhiz, Vienna – May 2007


solo performance at Quitch gallery, Linz – May 2007


‘Then the silence increased’ group exhibition Manchester, University of Salford – May 2007


5 duet performances with Lee Patterson – Feb / March 2007


Durational performance of intuitive composition – Kinetica gallery, London – November 2006


Performance & exhibition – Holy Trinity, Leeds 2006


‘Tristesse 22102006 1 & 2’ – performance @ New Work Yorkshire perambulator @ South Square gallery, Bradford 2006 


Re-soundtrack performance @ digital Scarborough festival – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough 2006


Solo & trio performance @ resound exhibitionMid-Pennine gallery, Burnley 2006


‘quartet avj2004-1’ – intuitive composition performed at NewWorkYorkshire, Bretton Hall


‘limitedspace’ – limited space performance – Tokyo 2003


‘k-foundation – burning a million’ – live soundtrack, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull 2003



Curatorial work / on-going projects:


engraved glass (label)


verdure engraved (arts zine)


a quiet position  (blog & facebook group) – online resource exploring field recording, sonic architecture & compositional arcs.


c-director - Sound and Environment symposium, Hull University 2017


CGAS (improvising ensemble)


seeds & bridges (on going)  – arts event series for Hull & East Yorkshire ( Arts Council England funded.) 


Founder / composer – ime (intuitive music ensemble) 2000 – on going


New Work Yorkshire – member of the advisory group 2006 – 2012




Published work (selection):


'(ghost) owl' (engraved glass)


'waiting # 1' - video/sound work (available on vimeo)


'snew  |  isu' (engraved glass)


'stereo lab' (engraved glass)


'light (field)' - video/sound work (available on vimeo)


'our, of the olive tree + soundtrack for a postcard # 1' postcard contact microphone w/ 3 inch cdr - limited artist edition of 10 


'score for nissei theatre' graphic score by Pheobe riley Law, realisation (engraved glass)


'waiting / compact - score for listening #78' (audio stream, fresh yorkshire aires)


'fjallsarlon' video/sound work (available on vimeo)


'gunnuhver' video/sound work (available on vimeo)


'the boathouse sessions' with Paul Burwell, Chris Gladwin & Espen Jensen (engraved glass)


'dissolves | kockums factory, malmo (engraved glass)


'estonian strings' (engraved glass) 


'portable music (three scores) (touchline)


'movere | soundtrack for an unfocused image # 1' - online sound annexation project, Acoustic Cameras - april 2016 - ongoing


article on my work with photographic scores in Source Photographic Review


three 'scores for listening' (photographic scores) featured in 'underscore' book of graphic scores (book)


'dissolves' (book / cd set)


'beam  |  charcoal' (book / cd set)


'formica aquilonia, sweden' track on cd with book 'animal music - sound and song' (strange attractor)


'if you so wish.... (scores for listening)' (engraved glass)


'dissolves: the eating of fruit' (engraved glass)


'room tone' (engraved glass)


'the bright work # 2 - still on the littoral' (engraved glass)


'a quiet position  |  (resonances) leigh woods' (engraved glass)


'sur le dessous à l'intérieur | on beneath the inside' (engraved glass)


'voyages ultrasons' on 'a quiet position - screened # 1' (engraved glass)


'a quiet position - emplacement' (engraved glass)


'archives - burning a million soundtrack' (. point engraved)


'audible silence - victoria baths' (engraved glass)


'archives # 8: aumilieude (earlier works)' (engraved glass)


'audible silence: Tate Modern, sleeping & waking' (download for Tate Modern)


'etroite, in polarised light' (engraved glass)


'elargir, with early light' (engraved glass)


'suketchi' (engraved glass)


'(suketchi) +' (engraved glass)


'beautiful women forest | shiyan nyonon jurin sign' (tiny tiny press)


'resonances | locales: korea' (engraved glass)


'instamatics, waiting' (engraved glass)


'heygate' (engraved glass)


'movere (estonia)' (engraved glass)


'instamatic: blue mountians' (for Touch radio)


'instamatic: czech republic' (engraved glass)


'notre dame de la chapelle, bruxelles' (cathedrals)


'instamatic: belgium' (engraved glass)


'instamatic: austria' (engraved glass)


'instamatic: snowdonia' (engraved glass)


'birdcage wallpaper' - with Hankil Ryu (engraved glass)


'bathroom then barn, estonia' (winds measure)


'estonian strings' (gruenrekorder)


‘resonances di topolo / resonances de lumiere’ - audio cd (engraved glass)


'four objects' - audio cd (engraved glass)


'instamatic # 8 - portugal' (engraved glass)


'between gestures' - free download (engraved glass / compost & height)


‘....until now - photographic scores until 2010’ - pdf publication (engraved glass)


'sonata for clarinet & nodar' - audio cd (engraved glass / nodar binaural)


'dawn chorus - north & south banks' - audio cd (engraved glass)


'trammals' - with Barry Chabala (engraved glass)


‘instamatic # 6 - prague’ (engraved glass)


‘the bright work’ - audio cd + photo card (engraved glass)


‘....audible silence’ edition – audio cd + photo cards (engraved glass)


(nb. an extract from this edition also appears on the Wire Tapper cd given away free with the April 2009 issue of The Wire magazine)


‘the view from the studio window’ – audio cd + photo card (engraved glass)


‘drying rack and cabinet door’ – track on compost & height compilation volume 3 (compost & height)


‘instamatic series’ – volumes 1 – 4 – series of 3 audio cds + photo cards (engraved glass)


‘pocklington canal & wansford beck’ – audio cd (engraved glass)


 ‘field recordings volume 21’ – audio cd + digital download (engraved glass)


‘generator pieces 2727807’ – audio cd + digital download (generator projects / engraved glass)


Featured on ‘Autumn Leaves’ release to accompany book on sound art by Angus Carlisle (gruenrekorder)


‘two events’ – audio cd (engraved glass)


Text piece ‘silence’ for ‘Then the silence increased’ exhibition catalogue – Manchester, University of Salford – May 2007


‘Global ear – Hull’ – article in ‘The Wire’ magazine 


2 hour radio program on the film music of Toru Takemitsu – Resonance FM 2006


Field recordings Volume 20 - East Yorkshire & Germany 2006 – audio cd (engraved glass)


ime / ias - intuitive music ensemble (JrF, the female, Toshi Nakamura, Tamaru, Mark Wastell) - audio cd (self released) - download reissue (engraved glass)


 ‘Hull on earth (Jez Riley)’ – radio documentary on resonance fm radio 2003



workshops / lecturer / tutor positions:


guest lecture - Sheffield University - March 2017


guest lecture - London College of Communication, CRisAP - February 2017


guest lecture - Goldsmiths University - February 2017


guest lecture - Manchester University - February 2017


guest lecture - Leeds Beckett University - February 2017


guest lecture - Huddersfield University - November 2016


guest lecture - Leeds Beckett University - October 2016


guest lecture - Lincoln University - October 2016


guest lecture / workshop leader - Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark - October 2016


tutor / field trip leader (with Chris Watson) - field recording / sound art trip, Orford Ness, UK, July 2016


tutor / course leader (with Chris Watson) - field recording trip, south west Iceland, June 2016


tutor / course leader (with Chris Watson) - field recording trip, Northumbria, May 2016


hydrophone workshop - Soundcamp, Stave Hill Ecology Park, London, May 2016


guest lecture / workshop / crits - Royal College of Music, London, March 2016


talk - Sonic Research Forum, Goldsmiths, London, March 2016


guest talk / workshop - Copenhagen, Denmark, March 2016


guest lecture - Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, february 2016


guest lecture - Hull University, UK, November 2015


guest lecture - Lincoln University, UK, November 2015


guest lecture - Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, October 2015


guest lecture / workshop - Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, July 2015


tutor / course leader (with Chris Watson) - field recording trip, south west Iceland, June 2015


tutor / course leader (with Chris Watson) - field recording trip, Northumbria, May 2015


guest lecture - Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, Feb 2015


guest lecture / group crits / one to ones - Newcastle Uni, Feb 2015


tutor / course leader (with Chris Watson) - sound / field recording module, Uni of the West of Scotland, Ayr, Jan 2015


guest lecture - lincoln university, November 2014


guest lecture - Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, October 2014


guest lecture / listening walk - Newcastle Uni, Newcastle, September 2014


tutor / course leader - field recording trip, north east Iceland, June 2014


tutorials, talk & playback session - Oxford Brookes Uni, November 2013


tutor - a quiet position - the act & art of field recording, South Hill Park, UK, November 2013


lecture - field recording, lincoln uni, November 2013


tutor - a quiet position: victoria baths / elizabeth gaskill house, manchester, uk - September 2013


tutor - a quiet position: sardinia, 4 day field recording workshop, sardinia, July 2013


tutor / course leader - field recording trip, snaefellsness, Iceland, June 2013


talk - Chelsea college of Art and Design, London, may 2013


tutor - 2 day field recording workshop, malmo, sweden, may 2013


lecture - 'audible silence', TEDx, hull, april 2013


tutor - a quite position workshop, CRIaAP, LCC, london, april 2013


tutor - one day listening / field recording workshop, tottenham marshes, London - march 2013


tutor - Touch records weekend sound course - december 2012


guest lecture - lincoln university - november 2012


guest lecture - association of motion picture sound, london - november 2012


tutor - field recording workshop, Sweden - October 2012


tutor - field recording workshop @ wired lab, australia - september 2012


tutor - 'a quiet position - a weekend workshop on the act & art of field recording' @ Soundfjord, London - June 2012


tutor - wildeye field recording course, Sweden - May 2012


Regular tutor (alongside Chris Watson) - wildeye location sound recording courses (4 per year) - norfolk - ongoing


Guest lecture - EMS studios, Stockholm, Sweden - May 2012


Guest lecturer - Lincoln University - November 2011


Guest lecturer - culturelab, Newcastle University - November 2011


Guest lecturer – Newcastle University - 2009


Guest Lecturer – Leeds School of Contemporary art & Design - 2008


Guest lecturer – Hull school of art and design – 2008


Lecturer in intuitive composition – independent art school 2004


Guest lecturer – Hull school of art – 2003



residency positions:


Residency at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh (as part of Seedlings project) - November 2015


Residency with Pheobe riley Law at Stazione de Topolo, Italy - July 2014


Residency at Dordolla, Italy - April / May 2014


Residency with Pheobe riley Law at Stazione de Topolo, Italy - July 2013


Residency at Wired Lab, Australia - September 2012


Residency at Gift-Lab, Matusdai, Japan - July / August 2012


Residency / symposium - mellowcroft, wales - September 2011


Residency at stazione di topolo, Italy – July 2011


Residency at Mullae arts space, Seoul, Korea - June 2011


Residency at Nodar, Portugal – July 2010


Residency at Skolska 28, Czech republic - April 2010


Residency at Connected:09 festival, Pollau, Austria – July 2009


Residency at q-o2, Brussels, Belgium – June 2009


Residency at Moks, Estonia – May 2009


Artist in residence – Hull School of Art & Design 2008-2009


Residency @ Skolska 28, Prague – June 2008


Residency at Generator projects, Dundee + release of resulting cd / images – July / August 2007


Residency @ Skolska 28, Prague – May 2007


Residency @ Hull Time Based Arts - 2002




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