Simon Whetham

has been capturing and composing with field recordings since taking part in a research trip to Iceland in 2005.


Since then he has been gaining a steadily increasing profile: exhibiting in Iceland; recording in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil; performing at a large number of festivals and events, both nationally and internationally; having work accepted for release by labels Trente Oiseaux, 1000fussler, Mystery Sea, Entr’acte, Install, Lens and Gruenrekorder; commissioned by Creative Labs to build a surround sound installation to demonstrate their equipment and software; commissioned by painter Kathryn Thomas to compose a surround soundtrack to accompany her ‚Lightyears‘ series of exhibitions; producing radio works for Resonance FM, and Kunst Radio Austria; and invited to participate in two residencies at the Art Container in Tallinn, Estonia, the second to compose new work, collaborate with other artists using sound and run deep listening, field recording and compostion workshops.


This residency has resulted in ‚Active Crossover‘, a touring exhibition and exchange project which has been hosted by the Arnolfini in Bristol and The Grey Area in Brighton, incorporating a large scale sound installation in two sonically treated chambers. The exhibition also features performances by Simon and a number of invited guest artists, such as John Grzinich, Iris Garrelfs, Jez riley French, Douglas Benford, Daniel Jones and Dylan Nyoukis, as well as presentations and workshops.



Simon Whetham: "landlocked" (Gr 056/08)

V.A.: "urban sound stories" Vol. 01-05 (09)

Rebecca Joy Sharp & Simon Whetham: “The Clearing” (Gr 077/10)