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Christopher’s research explores how a ‘fear of time’ finds expression in modern noise music, techno, drone and sound art, a tendency that shares less aesthetic commonality with music than it does with space art; in particular, modernist painting and sculpture of the 1960s. This is informed by his composition work, which uses psychoacoustic effects to explore how the illusion of a ‘suspended instantaneousness’ might be accomplished in spatial sound works.
Before coming to SARC, Christopher studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Studio Composition at Goldsmiths College in London. In 2008 he collaborated with artist Tim O’Riley on the AHRC funded research project ‘Accidental Journey’, providing a 118 minute soundtrack to a real-time 3D animation of a single orbit around the lunar surface.
Aside from his academic work he has released two albums for Sonic360 Records under the moniker ‘Littl Shyning Man’: ‘Hart of the Wud’ (2005) and ‘Mockery’ (2006). Tracks have been played on the John Peel show (BBC Radio 1), ‘Mixing it’ (BBC Radio 3) and ‘Scaledown’ (Resonance Fm) amongst others.