Jez Riley French
Jez Riley French uses intuitive composition, field recording, improvisation and photography, to explore detail, simplicity and an emotive response to places and situations. Alongside performances, exhibitions and installations, he lectures and runs workshops around the world on various aspects of sound culture including field recording, the act and art of listening and their roles in contemporary explorative sound arts. He also curates the ‘engraved glass’ label, the ‘a quiet position’ series of online releases / forums exploring the broad ideas surrounding field recording as a primary art of sound / sound art and the online zine 'verdure engraved'. French's work has included commissions and performances for Tate Modern (UK), The Whitworth (UK), MoT - Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan), Artisphere (USA), Harpa (Iceland), Mengi (Iceland), The Wired Lab (Australia), and Mullae Art Space (Korea).