Dr Matt Parker

BA (Hons) Philosophy with Psychology, PgDip (Distinction) Music Technology, PhD Sound and Media Arts

Research Fellow

School of Arts

Matt Parker


Matt is a postodctoral research fellow within the School of Arts at Brookes since September 2019. His research is interested in ways of listening through resonance as an arts practice called sonospheric investigation.


Matt's postdoctoral research is in particular interested in the resonance between digital networks, electromagnetic waves, telecommunications, 5G technology, disinformation, environment and health.

Research grants and awards

  • Prix Field Recording. Phonurgia Nova Awards, FR. Nominated (2018)
  • Memory Line. Arts Council England Funding (2017-2018)
  • Doctoral Research Scholarship. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) (2015-2018)
  • New Art West Midlands. First Prize (2016)
  • The Imitation Archive. Arts Council England Funding (2015)
  • Aesthetica Art Prize. Shortlisted (2015)
  • Without Words Film Festival, Marseille, FR. Grand Prize (2015)
  • Deutsche Bank Creative Prize for Music (2014)
  • Ideas Tap, Five Elements – Digital. First Prize (2014)
  • The Birmingham Conservatoire Postgraduate Prize (2014)


Further details

Other publicity


  • These Times, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, UK (2019)
  • Memory Line, The Computer Laboratory, Festival of Ideas, Cambridge, UK (2018)
  • Memory Line, MK Central Library, MK Festival Fringe, Milton Keynes, UK (2018)
  • Net Sounds, Biennale Musiques en Scène, Les Subsistances/GRAME, Lyon, FR (2018)
  • Five Years On, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2018)
  • Art for the Environment, Nunnery Gallery, London, UK (2018)
  • Trajectories, Watermans, London, UK (2018)
  • Future Proof, The LAB, Dublin, IE (2017)
  • Connecting Columns, Srishti Outpost, Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, IN (2017)
  • Fields of Athenry, Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton, UK (2016)
  • Acts of Searching Closely, ASC Gallery, London, UK (2016)
  • Strongrooms, Warwickshire County Council Touring Project, UK (2016)
  • New Art West Midlands, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK (2016)
  • New Art West Midlands, Midlands Art Centre (mac) (2016), UK
  • New Art West Midlands, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2016), UK
  • New Art West Midlands, Herbert Gallery, Coventry (2016), UK
  • The Cloud is More Than Air and Water, Queen Street Studios, Belfast, UK (2015)
  • Aesthetica Art Prize Show, York St. Mary’s, York, UK (2015)
  • (((echo))), Stryx Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2014)
  • The Cloud is More Than Air and Water, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (2014)

Performances and Screenings

  • New Babylon, Arcade East, London, UK (2019)
  • CRiSAP Official Playlist, Helicotrema 6, Blauer Hase, Venice, IT (2017)
  • No Maps for These Territories, Jerwood Staging Series, Jerwood Space, London, UK (2016)
  • Zealous X, Rich Mix, London, UK (2016)
  • Without Words Film Festival, Marseille, FR (2015)
  • The Imitation Archive, Soundproof, ABC Radio National, Australia (2015)
  • European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück, DE (2015)
  • Reflections on Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK (2015)
  • #howtodisappear, Melbourne Fringe Festival ’14, Melbourne, AU (2014)
  • SOUNDKitchen, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK (2014)
  • Turbulence in the Chamber, Trispace Gallery, London, UK (2014)
  • Iridaceae, Liz Johnson and the Fitzwilliam Quartet, King’s Place, London, UK (2014)
  • The Frontiers Festival, Birmingham, UK (2014)
  • Midnight Davis, Session Bass Player (Five Easy Pieces Records, 2013)
  • In a Dim Light, Nedry. Album. (Monotreme Records, 2012)
  • Condors, Nedry. Album. (Monotreme Records, 2010)
  • Oko-oo-ho, Oko-oo-ho. DVD (No Sleep Production, 2008)
  • Method of Loci, Unspeakable Easels (Broken Branch Records, 2007)
  • Air Wonder Stories, Unspeakable Easels (Unlabel, 2006)

Speaking and Conferences

  • Boring Talks, BBC Podcast, London, UK (2019)
  • Sounding the Archive, ECR Masterclass, Wellcome Trust, London, UK (2019)
  • Re-imagining the Opposition: The Art of Empathy, St Michael’s House, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, UK (2019)
  • In the Clouds, International Symposium, Stavanger Art Museum / University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway (2019)
  • Invisible Symposium, Iklectik Art Lab. London, UK (2018)
  • Investigating Infrastructure, Space and Place Research Network Symposium. Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK (2018)
  • FameLab, Guest Speaker. British Council and Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin, IE (2018)
  • Large Objects Moving Air, Co-Director of one day international conference. London College of Communication, UK (2018)
  • Data Centers: Investigating Socio-Technological Assemblages of the Cloud. Stockholm University, SE (2017)
  • ‘Socially Engaged Artists’ and the Residency Model. Guest Lecture. National Trust Croome and New Art West Midlands (2017).
  • Sound and the Environment. University of Hull, Hull, UK (2017)
  • The Sound Of Memory: Sound-track / Sound-scape. Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2017)
  • Open Fields. Vibrating the Web. RIXC Conference, Riga, LV (2016)
  • Points of Listening. Listening to the Internet. Guest Lecture. London College of Communication, UAL (2016)
  • Sound Passages: passaggi di suono. Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), Venice, IT (2015)
  • NPR Interview, The Imitation Archive, Weekend Edition with Simon Scott (2015)
  • Introduction to Field Recording, Keele University, Keele, UK (2015)
  • BBC Click Interview, The Imitation Archive, BBC World Service (2015)
  • Producing the Imitation Archive, Part I and Part II, British Library Sound and Vision Archive (2015)
  • Easter Bytes sponsored by Bloomberg, The Imitation Archive, Bletchley Park (2015)
  • Tech Review Interview, The Imitation Archive, NPR Radio USA (2015)
  • BBC Click Interview (with Vint Cerf), The Imitation Archive, BBC World Service (2015)

Field Recordist, Sound Design, Post Production

  • Sound Design. The Internet’s Carbon Footprint. Podcast. IRL by Mozilla. Season 5: Episode 3.
  • Composer. Sarajevo and the siege. Between occupation and freedom. Film. ScanLAB Projects, Project V Architecture and British Council (2018)
  • Sound Editor. Evde. Film. Dir. Bella Riza (2018)
  • Sound Editor. “That Shot”. Film series Dir. Tyler Freeman-Smith (Nikon, 2018)
  • Sound Recordist. And You Thought I Was Bad. Film. Guy Oliver (Zabludowicz Collection, 2018)
  • Sound Design. Salt Road. Film. Dir. Bella Riza (2017)
  • Sound Design. The Dead Man In The Sea at Urca. Film. Dir. Abigail Butler (2017)
  • Field Recording and Sound Design. White Mountain, Emma Charles (For Reset: Modernity exhibition at ZKM Gallery, DE. Curated by Bruno Latour, (2016)
  • Sound Design. Storybox: Broadcast, Information Age permanent exhibition at Science Museum, London (Mesmer, 2014)
  • Composition and Sound Design. We Can See it From Here. Oval House Theatre, London, UK (Another Place Theatre Co, 2014)

Other experience

  • Associate Lecturer, BSc/MMus Music Technology, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (2018 – 2019)
  • Associate Lecturer, MA Sound Arts. London College of Communication, UAL (2017- 2019)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice. London College of Communication, UAL (2019)
  • Field recording workshop, Art for the Environment, Nunnery Gallery & Bow Arts, London (2018)
  • Visiting Lecturer, MA in Art and Research Collaboration, IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2017)
  • Visiting Practitioner, BA/MA Sound Arts. London College of Communication, UAL, London (2016)
  • Walking Studies Symposium, The People’s Cloud, Keele University, Keele, UK (2015)
  • Performing live electronic music training (NEET 16-21), Modular Music School, Manchester (2014)
  • Music Technology for Assistive Technology Learning Training, Soundbeam with 3DOM & Birmingham City University, Birmingham (2014)

Further information

  • Matt was a professional musician playing in a number of globally touring acts before turning his attention to practice-based research in the arts.
  • Matt has been examiner for The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire BMus (Hons) Music Technology and MMus Music Technology courses.


Website: www.earthkeptwarm.com

The People's Cloud: www.thepeoplescloud.org