• RMusic 002
- release date
5th June 2006
Jarvis works mainly as a sound artist and is
involved in a wide range of creative activities. As a
keen collaborator he has worked with 'experts' from many
other disciplines, including outside of the arts; however,
much of his work engages with those who do not see themselves
as specialists. He is involved in the creation of temporary
and permanent sound pieces. His projects have at their
centre not only the creation and performance of new work
but also the process of creating that work. As a result,
he often engages with local communities as a piece is
developed, making the connection in order to understand
how others interpret a particular concept as well as to
help demystify his creative process.
In recent years Robert has been concentrating on soundscape
composition using found-sounds from specific areas. This
work is concerned with encouraging people to listen to
the often-neglected sound of their environments and for
them to question how they relate to their surroundings.
As a result, his pieces open up new worlds for those that
come into contact with his work, posing new questions
and enticing new appreciations of the sonic landscape.
Robert has won twice in the British Composer Awards New
Media category: in 2005 for 'Disappear' and in 2006 for
'Magic Stones' - both tracks part of the Magic Stones
proposal was shortlisted for the PRS Foundation New
Music Award 2008 and has received the PRSF's Live
Connections Award for future performances. Robert was also shortlisted for the New
Music Award (2010) for his sound installation 'aroundNorth', in Northern Ireland.
Stones' (RMusic 002) is Robert's first CD album
with Motile, featuring compositions related to sense of
place and time.
• Robert Jarvis
has his own website at www.robertjarvis.co.uk