Daniel Wilson


Daniel Wilson is an instrument builder, researcher and composer who is known to use electromagnetism to resonate metal found objects. He is also known to operate under the alias Meadow House, and his album 'Tongue Under a Ton of Nine Volters', released on Alcohol Records in 2006, forms a compilation of material originally dropped on cassette in random public places as part of his 'mediadropping' project.  The album also showcases his self-built instruments.  One of Wilson's breakthrough electroacoustic pieces was 'Corrosion Suite', featuring resonating metals and acoustic assemblies. The piece was composed and recorded for the European Radio Symposium in 2005, and later an expanded version – made possible through the Arts Foundation's awarding of its electroacoustic music fellowship upon him – was performed at the Tate Modern in 2007 with improv group Oscillatorial Binnage. Wilson's research into touch contact instruments and electromagnetism led him to develop ideas on what he calls 'miraculous agitations' which are unusual harmonically rich vibrations occurring when combinations of objects (salvaged from industrial sites) interact together physically and sympathetically during electromagnetic resonation.