Simon Scott (b. 1971) is a British sound artist and multi-instrumentalist who is from Cambridge, UK. Below Sea Level, released in summer 2012, is Scott’s third solo album and his debut album for the US experimental record label 12k. Scott is also a member of the group BETWEEN, featuring Taylor Deupree, Marcus Fisher and illuha, who released their debut album on 12.12.12 on 12k.
The aesthetics of active listening and the subjective distinction of compositional materials and sound timbres are predominant explorations in his work. His music is a fusion of digital signal manipulation, micro-melodies and minimalism combined with environmental sounds and organic acoustic textures. He is inspired by his interests in sound ecology, music technology, digital media, illustration, photography, composition and sound art.
Since the late 1990’s Scott’s work has been featured in a variety of international films, sonic art exhibitions, dance productions and digital multi-media projects. He has toured worldwide since 1988 (he was the drummer for Slowdive between 1990 and 1994, who worked with Brian Eno on the Souvlaki album), and his track “For Martha” was included on the respected German label Kompakt’s Pop Ambient 2012 compilation series.
His music has been previously released on Morr Music, Miasmah, Ghostly International and other respected international recording labels. Scott has shared the stage, remixed and been remixed by Isan, Nils Frahm, Taylor Deupree, Klimek, Richard Chartier, Tim Hecker, Christopher Willits, Marcus Fischer, AUS, Lawrence English, The Caretaker, Sawako, Fourcolor, Mark Templeton, Moskitoo, Library Tapes, Ulrich Schnauss, Machinefabriek, Pinkcourtesyphone (Richard Chartier), Janek Schaefer, Jaspter TX, and The Sight Below.
Scott has appeared in Seavault on Morr music and also established the KESH recording label in 2008 whose artists include Isan, Autistici, Unrecognizable Now, Strangers and many more international experimental sound artists.
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