Ed Perkins is a composer, performer and programmer who uses technology to make immersive audio-visual performances and playable installations.
Ed Perkins gained a Bachelor of Science in Music from City University (London), a Masters in composition from Goldsmiths (London) and is currently teaching and working on a PhD in composition at the University of East Anglia; exploring approaches to ensemble work in the digital era.
He has undertook a Sound and Music Embedded residency with the award-winning ensemble Apartment House, creating the live composition system ‘The Stream’ that involved creating an economic and social model to generate musical material for live video scores. It was premiered at Canada Water in 2013 in collaboration with Call & Response.
His work has been exhibited and performed at venues across the UK and Europe including Ars Electronica (Austria), SARC (Belfast), Snape Maltings (Aldeburgh) Rich Mix (London), the Tate Modern (London) and he has played at festivals including the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Sonic Arts Expo, Interlace, Foldback and Collision.
He performs as part of duo The Raw and The Cooked with Jason Dixon, performing spoken word with live animation, underscored by instruments and electronics.
Ed Perkins’ work tends to focus on performance using live composition, game theory, narrative, animation, new instruments and networked systems. He is interested in exploring how groups organise themselves and communicate using music and sound.
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