Biography

I divide my creative output between sound pieces and my visual works, as well as the daily demands of living with Type 1 Diabetes. I work small with the physical visual work, and like the fact that sound can go out into a big space. I first started to work with sound in 2003 after aquiring some sounds of cells in the body (viruses and bacteria) from Matt Cooper at the Cambridge Science Park. I create multi track compositions using my own field recordings, hospital data recordings, and manipulated or electronic sounds.

Although seemingly quite different, the focus in my sound compositions continues to be based on the human experience, sometimes of dis-ease, though less explicitly. I have also returned to drawing. As I am from a long tradition of Visual/Fine art, when I studied sound design & music technology at London College of Communication in 2008, I was struck by the use of visual language, such as shape, form, background and foreground, gesture and so on. The spatial and therefore corporeal aspect also fitted with my previous focus and thinking, especially as for me, the human presence is there even in its absence. My soundscapes explore the spirit of being in a particular space, situation or state of mind.

I occasionally perform with improvising musicians, often with my own films, adding even more layers of sound. 

On 21 September 2019 my first Album was released, with the label Linear Obsessional.

Performance 

Feb 2019 Linear Obsessional at The Loudspeaker Orchestra in St Allege Church, University of Greenwich concerts. Played my soundscape composition over a 20 speaker diffusion system with musician Sue Lynch improvising on flute & clarinet. 

Dec 2nd 2018 Desire lines, Husk Brewers, London, Three musicians performed to my sound composition ‘Savour the Day’. 

June 16th 2018 Screening of Night Drift and improvising to it with Sue Lynch on tenor saxophone and clarinet, and Richard Sanderson on melodeon at the IKLECTIK. Recorded and mixed by St Austral Sound
May 20th 2018 Screening of a new version of Night Drift at The Arts Club

Lewisham. Playing with Richard Sanderson on melodeon and Charlotte Keefe on trumpet. December 5th 2017 Screening of A Dead Flower Reanimates a silent film for wind instruments. At the IKLECTIK During the London New Wind Festival organised by Catherine Pluygers. Eight musicians improvised to the theme and imagery. 

October 8th 2017, during solo show Convergences in Time, at Hundred Years Gallery, performed with electronics during screening of own film, Night Drift, with Sue Lynch on sax and clarinet. and screened own film A Dead Flower reanimates while Three musicians, Sue Lynch, Catherine Pluygers and Richard Sanderson improvised.

September 2015 The Summer Pedalling Games – ‘Velocipede sketches’ sound piece for ERNA sonic bicycle ridden around London Fields Park.

Nov 2014 The Horse IMPROV club at the Dog House in Kennington London. Sole improvisation with film and sound files.

April 2008 Southbank Centre, London. Part of David Toop’s laptop orchestra, Unknown Devices, with The London Sinfonietta and The RNCM. 30 min improvisation with projections by Pablo Fiasco. 

 

Paula García Stone

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Paula García Stone

Recording at Peck pond
Undercurrent CD
Location 
Nunhead , London
United Kingdom
51° 27' 56.6424" N, 0° 3' 17.7084" W
London GB