Richard Bowers - CV.


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www.richardbowers.co.uk

Born:

1964, Aldershot, England.

Studied:

Arts Foundation: Gloucestershire College of Art and Technology, Cheltenham, 1984.

Fine Art Degree: South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff, 1984-7.

Training: 

Exhibitions, broadcasts, CDs and performances:

"Bridge' - (sound component for collaboration with Joanne Fong and Beth Powlesland) - Xintiandi Festival, Shanghai, 2017.

'Blow Up Cardiff' - (installation) ArcadeCardiff 2016 - with Ric Bower as part of our joint Cardiff Blow Up exhibition.

'An essay on Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film 'Blow Up' - Experimentica 2015, Chapter, Cardiff.

'Before the Fall' - residency installation (video/construction/audio) - G39, 2015.

'The Velvet Lantern Part IV.ii: Manuscript - In Slower Motion' (installation) - Outcasting 4th Wall commission, Cardiff 2014.

'The Velvet Lantern Part IV.i: Manuscript – Oriel Davies Gallery Open, 2014.

'Collision' (video segment for Ben Ewart Dean's video documentary/interview) - with Ian Watson - Experimentica 2013, Chapter, Cardiff.

'The Velvet Lantern Part III: Tricolour' (video/audio + performer) - Experimentica 2013, Chapter, Cardiff.

'The Velvet Lantern Part II: Ceremony' (video/audio + performer) - with Caroline Pugh and assistance from Joanne Fong - Experimentica 2012, Chapter, Cardiff.

Untitled audio 'bed' – Pitch, Radio Cardiff, 2012.

'Oil IIc' (violin (Valerie Pearson) + live electronics) - York, 2011.

'Ghost Battalion' (audio 7" vinyl) released as part of Kakutopia Split 7s series, 2011.

'The Velvet Lantern Part I.iii' (video) - re:animate exhibition, Davies Memorial Gallery, Newtown, 2010.

'The Velvet Lantern Part I.ii' (live electronics and video) - SAW, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 2010.

'The Velvet Lantern Part I.i' (performance with live electronics and video) with Ian Watson, Gwilly Edmondez, Caroline Pugh and Ludo Bunel - Experimentica09, Chapter, 2009.

'The Fall of the House of Usher' (live electronics and percussion) with Ian Watson and Matt Lovett , Chapter, 2009.

'Oil IIb' (violin + live electronics) - St. Fagans Museum and Chapter, Cardiff, 2009.

'Episode from the Inferno' (stereo audio) - Sonic Art Oxford Jukebox, 2009.

'Revolution by Night' (stereo audio) - included on 'Art, for a Change' CD, 2009.

'Dialogue' (2-channel audio) - Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, 2009.

'Pandaemonium' (performance with video and live electronics) - Experimentica08, Cardiff, 2008.

'Atlas' - ANNEXE, Tactile Bosch, Cardiff, 2008.

'Thaw' with Ian Watson and Nic Finch, Atrium, Cardiff, 2008.

'Intermezzos 2, 3 and 6' included on 'Brave New Wales/Pedair awr yng Nghymru Fydd' CD, 2008.

'Marginalia Parts 1 & 2' - installations.
Part 1: How the words came into being, Washington Gallery, April/May 2008.
Part 2: Atlas - the passage through Hell is a spiral, Cardiff School of Psychology, Summer 2008.

'A Song for Europe' invited artist with Gwilly Edmondez for AV08:Broadcast, Newcastle, March 2008.

Works included in Soundnetwork@Futuresonic 08, Manchester, 2008.

'Darkness Visible', (with Ian Watson, Nic Finch and Jon Ruddick) 12-hour performance, Experimentica07, Cardiff, 2007.

'Seasonally Affected' (with Ian Watson, Nic Finch and Jon Ruddick), Expo 2007, Sonic Arts Network, Plymouth, 2007.

Works included in the Erstakonsthall 'Art is not Mute' sound archive. Various venues.

‘Departure’ (video with sound), National Eisteddfod, Swansea, 2006.

‘7 intermezzos’ (audio) - broadcast on 209Radio, Cambridge, Feb 2006 and released in part on their CD "you are listening". Diffused at a concert at University of Newcastle, 2006. Included in 'Brave New Wales' CD released through Fourier Transform, 2008.

‘Botanising on the Asphalt’ (live video and sound performance), Experimentica06, Chapter (with Ian Watson and Nic Finch), 2006.

Various videos shown at 'Comfy Chairs' event at University of Newcastle, 2006.

‘In Memoriam R.B.’ Sculptural relief with sound, Washington Gallery, Penarth, 2006.

‘Oil’ broadcast on Mixing It, BBC Radio 3, 3/2/2006.

‘Grave Chords’ (audio) - included on ‘Bend it like Beckett’ CD – tribute to Samuel Beckett, 2006

‘Book’ (video) – shown at Outvideo, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2005

‘Hymn’ (tape) – broadcast on Resonance FM as part of a programme celebrating European Radio Day, 2005

‘Reichmann Berlin 1’ (tape) – Sounds Electric ’05, Maynooth, Ireland, 2005.

‘Writing...receiving’ (video) – shown at The One Night event, Cardiff, 2004.

‘Oboe 1996’ (tape) – Electroacoustic Wales, Bangor University – (Thomas Davey played oboe on the recordings), 2003

‘Invocation’ (tape) – ‘Works for Peace’ concert, University of Sheffield, 2003.

‘Incident 2’ (tape) – for ‘Sounds recorded for an empty nightclub’. (Event + CD), Sheffield 2003.

‘Manchester-Cardiff’, improvised accompaniment to video at ‘Long Night’ event, Cardiff – Bowers/Edmondez/Watson, 2002

Performance at Coed Hills Rural Artspace (tapes + video) – Bowers/Edmondez/Watson, 2002

‘Mouth’ (live audio signal processing with videos), Impressions Gallery, York - Bowers/Edmondez/Watson, 2001.

‘Adenonun’ (piano + tape), Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, Cardiff and British Music Information Centre, London – Geraint Davies, piano, 1994(?)

‘Justine and Tristan’ (voice, violin, bassoon, cello), Chapter Arts, Cardiff – Students of University of Wales Music Dept, 1994.

Excerpt from ‘Assemblage’ broadcast with interview on ‘Scope’, BBC Radio Wales 199?

Group exhibition, Arts Workshop Gallery, (with William Brown, Jon Whitaker and Andrew Harrison), Swansea, 1991.

Paintings and prints: Exhibited throughout Wales with Cardiff Print Workshop, AADW, AVAW, and others, 1987-1991.

Miscellaneous writings:

“S.A.A.B.’s ‘Mouth’ at the Sightsonic Digital Arts Festival 2001 – Notes from the artists Richard Bowers and Gwilly Edmondez” published in SAN Diffusion, Sonic Arts Network, 2002.

Various articles and reviews for Association of Visual Artists in Wales newsletters, 1989-91.

Technical writings:

“A Real Time Csound Orchestra”, Csound Magazine, www.csounds.com, 2000.

“Controlling FOG Parameters in Real Time using DirectCsound”, Csound Magazine, www.csounds.com, 2001.

"Marginalia: designing a sound installation with CSound", Csound Journal, Issue 9, 2008.

“Musings” Russ Cochrane’s review of some sound collages: http://www.geocities.com/soho/square/6100/rbn.htm

Occasional membership of artists’ groups and organisations:

Cardiff Print Workshop.

Sonic Arts Network.

Association of Artists and Designers in Wales / AVAW, 1988-94.

The Sound of Aircraft Attacking Britain (collaborative group of artists including Gwilly Edmondez, Ian Watson, Nic Finch and Jon Ruddick).

Grants/awards:

Training Grant + Research and Development Grant for eye tracking project. Arts Council of Wales, 2013.

Grant to visit Venice Biennale. Wales in Venice. 2009.

Training grant to attend Max/MSP courses at IRCAM and Goldsmiths. Arts Council for Wales. 2009.

Project grant to develop and realise 'Marginalia' sound installation. Arts Council for Wales, 2007/8.