in Ramsgate, Kent
Emily Peasgood is an award-winning composer and artist. From interactive sound works for galleries and public spaces to intimate installations and large-scale community projects, her work uses intricate sound and technology design to focus on creating a connection between people and locations that have become forgotten and unvalued, often rooted in political realities. Peasgood’s work is described as magical (The Times), evocative (The Telegraph), and memorable (A-N). Recent works include: The Illusion of Conscious Thought (Coastal Currents, 2018), Requiem for Crossbones (Merge Festival, 2018), Halfway to Heaven (Folkestone Triennial 2017), and BASCA nominated BIRDS and other Stories (2017).
Emily! Don't Do That!
BY EMILY PEASGOOD
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 06, 2018
"I use sound to express things that cause me frustration and joy. I find it cathartic and I find it so much fun. It makes frustrating things tolerable and fun things magical. For me, sound captures experience, truth, and memory in a way that no other sense can."
Despite the seemingly obstructive title, Emily Peasgood shows she is a risk-taking creative who throws caution to the wind (sometimes literally), experimenting with sound and social encounters, her work is original, thought-provoking and uplifting.