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COMPOSER PROFILE

  • Caroline Devine

    Caroline Devine

    Composer Biography

    "My practice investigates the boundaries between sound and music, encompassing electroacoustic composition, sound installation, radio and theatre. I have a particular interest in the use of space as a compositional parameter and in the ways that sound articulates space and spaces influence sound. My work focuses on the exploration of voices and sounds that are obscured, silenced or are in some way absent - making imperceptible or ignored signals audible through amplification or transformation to acoustic form." Caroline Devine 2013

    Caroline is currently Leverhulme Artist in Residence in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, where she is working with the acoustic resonances of stars. Recent works include Space Ham, BBC Radio 3, ICA SOUNDWORKS and 5 Minute Oscillations of the Sun, shortlisted in the Sonic Art category of the British Composer Awards 2013.


  • Shortlisted 2014
    Category Sonic art
    Work On Air

    About this work

    On Air is a large scale multi-channel outdoor sound installation for The Open University Campus in Walton Hall. The work commemorates the 50 year anniversary of Harold Wilson’s ‘University of the Air’ speech with a particular focus on The Open University research areas of design and technology.

    It was commissioned by The Open University and received its UK premiere performance on 6 November 2013, at the Open University Campus, Milton Keynes.



SHORTLISTED WORK

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 On Air