Photo - Kieran Hanson

Photo - Kieran Hanson

Guillaume Dujat (b.1993) is a French sound artist & electroacoustic composer based in the UK (Manchester). He is currently doing his PhD at the NOVARS sound research centre (University of Manchester). Guillaume's work is based on extracting the musical & spacial gestures from field recordings, using these to inform multichannel compositions. His work includes site-specific commissions for the Manchester Central Library (Wakes Week 2015), Peoples History Museum (Manchester After Hours 2016) and an 1 week installation in John Rylands reading room exploring 'hidden' sounds of the space (Manchester Science Festival 2017). He is also active in the local music scene [releasing music on TCIO] often playing gigs and having worked on residencies with: PUSHmusic, Mr. Scruff and Imogen Heap. His pieces have been played around Europe at sound conferences; Gōngàn was played in Liverpool at Manuella Blackburn's CD launch for Empreinte digitales and for the Sound & Environments conference in Hull (Keynotes: Chris Watson, Leah Barkley).  Après moi, la pluie exploring sounds of water in MCR was premiered at New Music North West 2017 and played at the MANTIS festival of sonic arts. His latest piece Divine Cut, was premiered at EASTN-DC (European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity). Guillaume is currently tech director for the 48channel diffusion system at the UoM, and has worked tech for projects such as the Distractfold curated Cut & Splice 2017 (10ch diffusion). He also teaches 'Sonic Invention' [Pro-Tools] to the first year students at the UoM and practice-based workshops with adults at Seed Studios / Broomwood Wellbeing Centre [Ableton Live].

 

Guillaume is currently supported by the: Victor Sayer Award