Tony Oxley is a multi-media artist working with electroacoustic composition and analogue video. He has recently studied for an MA in Sound Design at Bath Spa University with a focus on audio-visual composition and research into the various notions and concepts of ‘seeing-sound’. He has worked on a variety of collaborations with circus performers and sound artists. He has previously studied music theory and composition at Bristol University and regularly performs baroque music on the Hammered Dulcimer.
Tony currently works with a combination of analogue and digital video and creates striking audio visual works using retro CRT television sets, analogue video synthesisers and circuit bent glitch video devices combined with digital video editing and processing software such as MAX jitter. The sound element is derived from original field recordings made with various types of microphone including hydrophones and contact microphones.
Tony’s current area of audio-visual research is an exploration of drone soundscapes made from sounds of everyday objects recorded with electromagnetic coil induction microphones. This technique reveals an hidden and often startling world of sound driven by the ever increasing amounts of electronic technology that surrounds us. In keeping with the liminal feel of the electromagnetic soundscape the video element comprises ghostly ‘glitches’ and video feedback to create other-worldly audio-visual compositions.