Residence: Bath, UK
Shaun Robert has been working with sound from an early age, a natural extension of play. Starting like many with a domestic tape recorder: finger poised on the pause button; impromptu expressions processed & filtered into moments of congealed sound; use of field recordings, of hauntological stylings, of spoken word & singing collusion edits; building deep relationships with that æsthetic… this interaction shows itself in all his works. And the importance of sounds from analogue radio, magnetic tape manipulation cannot be understated. A mix of forms in an expanding wave, a truth of intimate confessional & intruding a microphone inhabited with conventional instruments including guitar, drums, bass, violin, various keyboards, melodica, trumpet, accordion, mandolin, harmonica, stylophone and various toys; Objects are treated like instruments & vice versa. Crosstalk & frequency drifting pulls the strings of his heart & relates to loops and rough editing, audio dropouts — a Sonic Organic.
Date: April 7, 2022