ABOUT

Ian has been making recordings and collaborating with other artists for the past 15 years. He has used violin, trumpet, loops, found sound, field recordings, an MC303 sequencer and guest musicians to recreate the sounds from the inside of his head.

Some of the work is multi layered and recorded step by step. Some is single take improvised work using an effects unit.

He can also be found playing jazz violin in TCHA and Avanti

Solo recordings are currently released on Bandcamp and audio visual duo These Men (Ian and artist/musician Phil Moody) have spent two years developing work for site specific performances at many venues.

In recent years the range of recordings has been extended to include pieces which use only remixed field recordings or solo violin played through an effects unit. 

Contemporary art gallery the South Square Centre in Thornton, Bradford offered a space for a solo performance and accepted a piece of sound art in 2012.

Aerial artist Becky Truman asked Ian to make the soundtrack for her short film 'Groundbound' in 2011about what happens to a performer once retired from the trapeze.

Artist Jean McEwan used some Tribe of One music for two  films shown at 12 Squared festival in St Georges Hall Bradford, 2007. They worked together on an interactive joint audiovisual performance and Of Dreaming Faces was formed. The resulting show 'Fortunes' was performed in 2008-2009.

In recent years the range of recordings has been extended to include pieces which use only remixed field recordings or solo violin played through an effects unit. 

 

A series of three CDs were recorded under the name Tribe of One between 2006 and 2008.  These were available through the Tribesounds label.