I’ve always been fascinated by the point where literature and sound meet; I guess my whole creative life so far has been spent exploring this peculiar nexus. When I was a kid I used to make story tapes for my friends and overdub sound effects with my voice (I can still do a pretty mean space ship). My dissertation project at uni was a collection of monologues with music and sound design (one or two of them have made it onto here actually, check out Angel). After university in Leeds (via a brief stint as a tree protester in Worthing) I moved to London to work as a sound designer and composer for theatre. I’m a published poet and I seem to be getting a bit of a name for myself on the London poetry scene. I’ve worked as a producer and mix engineer on some great records…. Anyway, blah blah blah, you can read all this in my CV. What I really want to say is this: I love words. I love music. I love sound — and my artistic mission is combining them in compelling ways.
I’m currently working on a series of narrative poems for children.
“I feel that this development of recording poems, (…) of having records of poets, I think this is a wonderful thing. I’m very excited by it. In a sense, there’s a return, isn’t there, to the old role of the poet, which was to speak to a group of people, to come across.”
Sylvia Plath in a 1962 radio interview with Peter Orr