Iain Armstrong

Iain Armstrong is a composer and sound artist based in Birmingham, UK. Working almost exclusively with recordings of the sound environment, he aims to expose the inherent musicality of this material through reduced listening, digital manipulation and the act of composition and performance. He creates works for fixed media that receive regular presentations in the UK and internationally including recently at: NAISA and Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Canada; Sonorities Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Khoj International Artists Association, Delhi, India; Urban Observatory Festival, Torun, Poland; SoundProof, Edinburgh, Scotland. His work spans acousmatic concert music, sound design for theatre and visual media, multi-channel sound installation and live electroacoustic performance. Armstrong is one half of the performing/composing duo Anvil & Stirrup with Ank Sakari Saario. He is also a co-director of SOUNDkitchen, a Birmingham based collective dedicated to the creation and presentation of experimental music and sound art. Recent live performances include: SOUNDkitchen, Birmingham; Site Festival, Stroud Valley Arts; Sonic Art Series, Norwich; Supersonic Festival, Birmingham. His album of field recordings of sacred sounds and places entitled ‘Sacred & Profane’ is released on Gruenrekorder.