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Adrian Newton

Adrian Newton is perhaps best known for his work with the improvising ensembles ‘Zaum’, ‘Gerauschhersteller’ and ‘No Context’. His solo work as ‘Nemeton’ employs field recordings and electro-acoustic sound sources to generate textural compositions and sound mosaics. Typically these explore ecological themes examining human impacts on the environment, especially ecosystem degradation and collapse.  Recent projects include ‘Heartwood’, which documented the internal soundscape of ash trees threatened by ash dieback disease; ‘All trees are clocks’, featuring the sounds of ancient woodlands being killed by climate change; and ‘Sound fishing’, which captures the subsurface soundworld of chalk rivers. In 2019, his work ‘Ocean of plasticity’, which was entirely composed from sounds sourced from ocean plastic, was featured in the London Design Festival.