tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Paul Dibley 2021-03-12T14:34:41Z Paul Dibley . co .uk tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1460283 2019-09-27T20:39:19Z 2021-03-12T14:34:41Z The Sonic Explorer

Sonic Explorer Muti-channel Speaker Installation

Welcome to my time travelling sonic exploration.  You'll find a cornucopia of sonic undulations in this recycled, upcycled and reused low-tech, high-fidelity multi-channel sound installation.  This piece of sonic art is updated for every installation.  If you're interested in having the Sonic Explorer at your event, do get in touch.  

My time-travelling sonic exploration has been presented at the Cogwarts Steampunk Fair in Llangollen and Steampunk Wales at Aberystwyth University in 2019.  More to come...
Have a listen to a sound clip here:

tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1363829 2019-01-16T09:12:50Z 2019-07-10T06:32:28Z False Memory 2: The Actor

False Memories are a series of poems written by J.M.Fox. 

Each poem takes the inner monologue of the protagonist and develops the thought process that goes through his or her mind.

'The Actor' the second of these poems takes the internal, intimate thoughts of a professional actor, as he returns to his small hometown.   

Paul Dibley has used 'The Actor' as a basis for a piece of radio art.  It has become an exploration of human utterance and computer generated voices.  The text is all spoken by computer - including the accents.  

This piece develops the colliding of artificial utterances (sounding 'real') and the surrounding recordings of processed human voice (sounding 'unreal').

The text is by J M Fox


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tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1348932 2018-11-30T10:09:38Z 2021-03-03T17:29:53Z Is -y-Coed

Moving from human utterance to a dystopian wild landscape, natural sounds are interspersed with a range of sorrowful sonorities, eking out and building on the misery of the soundscape. Brief gestural sections punctuate the evolutions, allowing the composition to move into different textural realms.  Material was recorded at Lake Vyrnwy  (Llyn Efyrnwy in Welsh).

This work can be seen as a sonic protest 'song'.  Lake Vyrnwy was created to bring clean water to the English city of Liverpool and was one of many reservoirs built (flooding valleys and drowning villages) in Wales during the 19th and 20th centuries.  The locals and Welsh MPs were rarely consulted and the decision was made from on high by the British Government.  This reached a pivotal momentum the 1960s with 'Cofiwch Dryweryn', a graffitied stone wall in Llanrhystud, Wales. Meic Stephens originally painted the words onto the wall in the early 1960s following the decision by the Liverpool City Council to flood the Tryweryn Valley to create a reservoir.  This was the beginnings of the Welsh Nationalist movement.


Paul Dibley is a Welsh composer and sonic artist, and is also Principal Lecturer in Music and Programme Lead for Media Arts at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

He is Co-Director of the Sonic Art Research Unit and co-founder of the Audiograft festival. 

In 2003 Paul completed a PhD in Musical Composition at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he studied with Professor Jonty Harrison.  As well as composing electroacoustic compositions (often specializing in using the human voice), he creates compositions for instruments and live electronics. Recent projects include working with Okeanos, Jane Chapman and Jos Zwaanenburg.



Published as Audio CD: SPECTRUM Vol. 1.  

Phasma-Music music label Released: August 2020




Performed at Audiograft 2019 : http://www.audiograft.co.uk/programme/friday/

Selected and performed at the International Computer Music Conference 2019: ICMC2019 /

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival July 2019



Selected and performed at FESTIVAL FUTURA: www.festivalfutura.fr   22 August 2019

Broadcast on Acoustic Frontiers - June 2020 - Airing on CKCU-FM (www.ckcufm.com for live streaming)


Selected for AfrikaBurn, Tankwa, South Africa April 2020 to May 2020 [postponed due to Coronavirus)

Broadcast on Marginalized Sound (RadioStation/USA): 21 January 2021

tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1257519 2018-03-06T11:28:25Z 2018-03-06T11:30:43Z Audiograft 2018

audiograft 2018 is here, and this year we have expanded to include events in Fusion arts, on Cowley Road, and the Wesley Memorial Church, on New Inn Hall Street. Our website is constantly being updated with new events, so please do continue to visit.  Hear my new composition premiered on Friday evening.

tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1132407 2017-02-18T20:48:09Z 2017-02-18T20:48:09Z Call for works - audiograft jukebox 2017
Call for works - audiograft jukebox 2017

Electroacoustic; computer music; sonic art or sound art works are required for the audiograft jukebox. The jukebox will be available at audiograft and will also be placed online on the Sonic Art Resarch Unit webpages at Oxford Brookes University
www.sonicartresearch.co.uk and audiograft.co.uk


tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118610 2016-12-27T19:52:32Z 2016-12-28T17:51:00Z Some sounds I am currently working on

Just a short clip of a project I am currently working on :) Should be finished soon(ish)...

tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118531 2016-12-24T12:00:00Z 2016-12-28T18:26:08Z Have a Merry Christmas everybody!

Wishing all students, colleagues, friends, and musicians near and far a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118535 2016-12-07T16:48:00Z 2016-12-27T15:51:05Z Audiograft 2017

Oxford's annual festival of experimental music and sound art returns in March 2017 - more information will be online very soon at  http://audiograft.co.uk/

tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118530 2016-12-01T12:00:00Z 2016-12-27T16:09:25Z School visits

Berlioz lecture and composition workshop given at Grey Court Hospital School today.  Here is the sound shape the students at Grey Coat Hospital created yesterday from sounds they had recorded: https://clyp.it/wivng3io

tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118536 2016-11-30T12:00:00Z 2016-12-27T14:11:45Z Sonic Advent Calendar

This year sees the return of
the SARU sonic advent calendar.


tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118546 2016-10-16T11:30:00Z 2016-12-27T14:35:29Z Taster sessions at Oxford Brookes Open Day

Introducing electroacoustic composition in the Music talk taster lecture. @musicatbrookes

tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118543 2016-08-27T13:29:00Z 2016-12-27T14:29:34Z Music at Brookes - The Music Team

The music team @amwilson_opera Jan Butler Dai Griffiths @BarbaraEichner Craig Prosser @paul_whitty Paul Dibley

tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118545 2016-06-17T11:00:00Z 2016-12-27T14:31:23Z Cafe Diffusion

David Carugo and Paul Dibley at Café Diffusion last Wednesday.

tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1118529 2016-05-16T11:00:00Z 2016-12-27T13:37:11Z 15 June - Café Diffusion tickets

Our inaugural Café Diffusion will take place on 15 June at Oxford Brookes University's Union Hall.  It will be a relaxed evening of electroacoustic music and sonic art from the Sonic Art Research Unit.

The audience, sitting around bistro-style tables, can choose to listen to the sound diffusion, listen closely using headphones (headphone amps available on each table) or choose to chat amongst themselves.  Don't forget to bring your favourite headphones!

Doors open at 6pm with sounds from the 60x60 project with 60 pieces of music, each lasting no more than 60 seconds. Programme includes works by Harriet Butler, David Carugo, Darren Copeland, Stephen Cornford, Paul Dibley, Rajmil Fischman, Diego Garro, Geoff Geer, Brett Gordon, Iain Harvie, Jonty Harrison, Tim Howle, Andrew Lewis, Adrian Marchant, Alistair MacDonald, Adrian Moore, Rick Nance, Antti Saario, Nikki Sheth, Robert Scott Thompson, and lots more...  Visuals by Adrian Pawley.

Book now (tickets are free) to make sure you have a seat at a table!

Book now
tag:pauldibley.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1132338 2014-01-16T12:00:00Z 2017-02-18T14:32:48Z