Welcome to Bog Standard Audio, the online home of Danny Bright. Danny is a sound designer, composer, engineer, recordist, musician and sonic manipulator working across the fields of music, performance, installation, theatre and media. He has lived, studied and worked in Sheffield, England; Burlington, Vermont, USA; and Brighton and Hove, England where he is now based. His practice explores the boundaries between sound, music, and noise; he is currently developing multi-modal compositional, performance, critical and installation work investigating sonic temporalities and auditory ‘ghostings’. Danny performs on guitar, samplescapes, tape, text/voice and electronics including with Tom Bush, Mongrel Sees Field, The Shape Of The Inconstruable Question, Erotic Generator, Billy Rubin and as an ensemble leader, solo artist and free improviser. He also works as a sound designer and composer for internationally touring theatre companies (including Company Gavin Robertson, Scene Productions, Dyad Productions, Simply Told) and as a producer, recordist and engineer (Lee Westwood, Le Juki, Bunty, Ellen Southern).
Danny’s work has appeared at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, World Soundscape Conference, Victoria & Albert Museum, Prague Quadrennial, Summerhall Edinburgh, British Science Festival, Manchester, Newcastle & Brighton Science Festivals, Edinburgh, Bedford & Brighton Fringe Festivals, MAGNA Science Adventure Centre, and toured the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA. Commissions and supporting organisations include: Arts Council England, Octopus Collective, MAGNA Trust, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council as funder of his ongoing doctoral research in Music at the University of Sussex.
Have a look below, and on the other pages of the site for details of Danny’s current and past projects. If you are interested in working with Danny please get in touch via email, twitter or phone (details in the sidebar).
Current and recent projects:
Live performance of a series of ‘Sonic Ghostings’ as part of the launch night for Wesley Goatley’s (Lumbers) Outside Sounds project at Extrapool, Nijmegen. There will also be a duo performance with Wesley of improvised radio soundscapes possibly featuring John Cage’s ‘Radio Music’ (1956), as well as a talk by Magz Hall.
A new installation and accompanying live performance will premier at WTF Arts Festival 2014, 30th August 2014. More details soon. Attendance is by invite only so get in touch if you’re interested.
A new album of ‘Sonic Ghosting’ works is now available on limited edition CD (with amazing artwork by Dhaleen Devenish, printed by Ditto Press) and digital download via Bandcamp or the Store link above.
A new 8 channel version of Ghosting Wilderness: Threshold Shift premiered at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival on 5th June 2014 in the 3D specialisation lab.
Development of new work ‘In The Wires’ for The Digital Score (AHRC funded joint project between University of Sussex and Goldsmiths). Additional performance at Pure Gold festival 17th May 2014.
Composition, sound design, electronics and control systems for the Subterranean Sound Tunnel on permanent installation at Magna Science Adventure Centre from July 2013. Exhibit fabrication by Matt Harling. Presented alongside the Fabulous Sound Machines exhibition with support from the Magna Trust and funded by Arts Council England. See the project page for more details.
Composition, sound design, sonic manipulation, video/projection design and performance for Hot Work, a multimedia, multi-speaker sound installation and performance intervention. Premiere at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts Creativity Zone, 1st September 2013