Harry Yeff

Fellowship focus: Producing voice-centred experiences at the cutting-edge of spatial audio technology.

Harry Yeff (aka Reeps100) is an award-winning voice performer whose work has amassed a global following with over 100 million online views. Continuing a long-standing collaboration, he will work with Dr De Sena to create striking new live audio compositions in which Harry’s beats and voice are dynamically positioned in 3D space. Using room acoustic models, the composition will create the illusion that the space is changing, while lighting elements will add to the visual experience. This ground-breaking technology will be presented at a concert at the 27th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects in September 2024.

Simon Raven

Fellowship focus: Exploring the psychology of ableism by developing a satirical series of ‘unproductive’ participatory and therapeutic art activities.

This residency will use humour, irony and exaggeration to challenge prejudicial attitudes towards disabled and neurodivergent people, and compare exaggerated claims – such as the ‘triumph over adversity’ trope – with Simon’s lived experience of bipolar depression and hypomania. He will work with academics in the School of Psychology to develop a performance-lecture about the use of satire in disability and neurodivergence-related art, and initiate a series of satirical ‘art therapy’ exercises. Collaborating with Professor Tischler he will conduct research on the factors that produce ableism and develop critical analyses on concepts such as ‘ecophobia’ (fear of one’s environment).

Boris Allenou

Fellowship focus: Developing a creative piece of music representing the unseen consequences of global warming on the UK tick species Ixodes Ricinus.

Understanding tick dynamics and population changes is crucial to developing effective control strategies. The focus of this Fellowship will be looking at tick dynamics in a novel way, using mathematical modelling and field recording to create a musical sentence which represents the ideal lifecycle of the tick. This can then be modified depending on different parameters, generating the first sonic projection of the impact of global warming on ticks, and creating a model that could in the future help us comprehend fluctuations in tick populations on local and global scale.