Lawrence English is composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work explores the politics of perception and prompts questions of field, perception and memory. English utilises a variety of approaches including visceral live performance and installation to create works that ask audiences to consider the relationship to space, place and experiential embodiment.
Over the past decade, English’s sonic investigations have traversed a divergent path through which musical languages and environmental sources are granted equal focus. His work calls into question the established relationships of sound, harmony, distortion and structure. His sound work is evocative and invites the listener to explore their own narratives and impressions informed by personal histories and experiences. Published widely on respected imprints including Important Records, Touch, 12K, Taiga, and Winds Measure, English’s work is sculpted, colliding overwhelmingly intricacy with roaring waves of low vibration. His latest solo album Wilderness Of Mirrors revels in ‘extreme dynamics and densities’ and resolves into an ‘overriding aesthetic of harmonic distortion’. He is one half of Slow Walkers with musician Liz Harris and enjoys ongoing collaborations with John Chantler (as Holy Family), Jamie Stewart, Stephen Vitiello, Werner Dafeldecker, David Toop, Akio Suzuki and others.