Artist Talk: Bethan Kellough

USF Verftet 25.11.2016 14.0025.11.2016 16.00


Bethan Kellough (formerly Bethan Parkes) is a sound artist and composer. Her work spans across ambisonic composition, field recording, sound design and multichannel sound installation practices, drawing a focus on sonic spatial experience. Her works are designed to open out spaces with sound, exploring spatial aesthetics and the interactions between sonically and visually articulated spaces. The immersive sound-worlds she creates inhabit the boundaries between music and sound design, weaving together instrumental materials, sound design and ambisonic field recordings.

She holds a PhD in Sonic Arts from the University of Glasgow. In 2015 she joined the Touch Mentorship Programme, and this fall her EP “Aven” was released on Touch.

Her works have been exhibited and performed internationally, including at Touch Conference, Los Angeles, USA; Gallery of Russian Art and Design, London, UK; Resonant Forms Festival, Los Angeles, USA; Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway; Jardins Efemeros Festival, Viseu, Portugal; Spazio Bocciofila, Venice, Italy; The Global Composition International Conference, Dieburg, Germany; Symposium on Acoustic Ecology, University of Kent, UK; Sound Thought Festival, Glasgow, UK. Bethan’s
works have been presented in Bergen as part of the Muli surround sound convert series at Østre, first during Borealis 2015, and recently as part of the Ekko Festival.

Photos by Robert Kellough and Bethan Kellough.

Time and place:

Bethan Kellough’s studio at USF Verftet
Friday November 25 at 2-4 pm
(Meet up at the entrance by the large clock)

Read more about the residency AIR Bergen at USF Verfet here