Simon Whetham

Simon Whetham

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For almost a decade Simon Whetham has developed a practice of working with sound recordings as a raw material for composition and performance. These are often environmental sounds he has captured employing a variety of methods and techniques, in order to obtain discreet or obscured sonic phenomena. More recently, when presenting work in a performance or installation, for him the space and the objects within become instruments to be played.

Simon has a large number of works published through many specialist organisations, including Helen Scarsdale Agency, Crónica, Line, Dragon's Eye, Monochrome Vision and Entr'acte; has performed extensively internationally; collaborated with artists from musicians to performance artists, painters to video artists, dancers to poets; has run listening and field recording workshops in UK, Estonia, Colombia, Chile, Australia and South Korea; and received a large number of commissions and awards for projects and installations – notably for his own project 'Active Crossover'.

Supported Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation, the project combines sound installation, performance, collaboration and workshops. 'Active Crossover' toured six cities in the UK and has been hosted in Estonia, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Australia, Germany and Norway.
Most recently the project ran as a two-month collaborative residency, supported by Arts Council England and the British Council, hosted by MoKS in Estonia, with participating artists from UK, Estonia, Latvia, Korea, Australia, USA, Austria, Finland, Norway and Chile.

As a further development of Simon's practice, he gives workshops sessions for groups of children and young people. This began with the participation in the arts education project RED Artes Visuales de Medellín in Colombia, where he ran workshop sessions for 7 groups of children aged between 8 and 18 years old, each week for 10 weeks, exploring listening exercises, recording techniques, microphone construction, public interventions and instrument and kinetic sculpture building. This has led to workshop sessions with children in Norway, Australia and South Korea and with unaccompanied minors in a refugee camp in Munich, Germany.
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Simon Whetham Discography

Albums

Simon Whetham Dark Light (Album) Filament Recordings UK 2006 Sell This Version
E41 Simon Whetham ascension_suspension(CDr, Album) Entr'acte E41 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Gr 056 Simon Whetham Landlocked(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Gruenrekorder Gr 056 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
TrEc001 Simon Whetham Lightyears(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Traceable Echoes TrEc001 UK 2009 Sell This Version
E72 Simon Whetham Fractures(CD) Entr'acte E72 UK 2009 Sell This Version
LENS0100 Simon Whetham Quiet Please(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd) Lens Records LENS0100 US 2009 Sell This Version
1000füssler 013 Simon Whetham D/r(CDr, Album, Ltd) 1000füssler 1000füssler 013 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
WLED 001.2010 Simon Whetham Restricted Access(CDr, Album, Ltd) WHITE_LINE EDITIONS WLED 001.2010 UK 2010 Sell This Version
INST009 Simon Whetham & Mise_En_Scene* Simon Whetham & Mise_En_Scene* - Eineandereweltstrasse(CDr, Album, Ltd) Install INST009 US 2010 Sell This Version
MS59 Simon Whetham Beneath The Swinging Bridge(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Mystery Sea MS59 Belgium 2010 Sell This Version
IHab012 Simon Whetham & Various Simon Whetham & Various - Active Crossover(File, MP3, 320) Impulsive Habitat IHab012 Portugal 2010
CNV R22 Simon Whetham & Paul Khimasia Morgan Simon Whetham & Paul Khimasia Morgan - The Grey Area(CDr, Album, Ltd) CONV CNV R22 Spain 2010 Sell This Version
Gruen 077 Rebecca Joy Sharp & Simon Whetham Rebecca Joy Sharp & Simon Whetham - The Clearing(CDr, Ltd, Sil) Gruenrekorder Gruen 077 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
TrEc05 Simon Whetham Solo Activity(CDr, Ltd) Traceable Echoes TrEc05 UK 2011 Sell This Version
U07 Simon Whetham Mall Muzak(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Unfathomless U07 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
de5032 Simon Whetham Prayers Unheard(CDr, Album, Ltd) Dragon's Eye Recordings de5032 US 2011 Sell This Version
siri10 Simon Whetham Slopt(CD, Album) Siridisc siri10 UK 2011 Sell This Version
mv35 Simon Whetham Meditations On Light(2xCD, Ltd) Monochrome Vision mv35 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
3L007 Simon Whetham Connection(CDr, Album, Ltd) 3LEAVES 3L007 Hungary 2011 Sell This Version
LINE_061 Simon Whetham El Parque Está Situado En Su Propia Casa(File, FLAC) Line LINE_061 US 2013
U17 David Vélez*, Simon Whetham David Vélez*, Simon Whetham - Yoi(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Unfathomless U17 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
aatp39 Simon Whetham Hydrostatic(CD, Album) Auf Abwegen aatp39 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
Crónica 073~2013 Simon Whetham Never So Alone(CD) Crónica Crónica 073~2013 Portugal 2013 Sell This Version
3L019 Simon Whetham Un Año Tranquilo (CDr, Ltd) 3LEAVES 3L019 Hungary 2013 Sell This Version
HMS029 Simon Whetham From The Mouths Of Clay(Cass, Album) Helen Scarsdale Agency HMS029 US 2014 Sell This Version

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