Citizenship: France/USA (Settled Status in UK) Languages: French, English


University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Master of Science in Sound Design, August 2007

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
Major in Anthropology and Music, Minors in Music Technology and French, University Honors May 2004

Selected work

The Book of Knowledge of Impractical Musical Devices
Set of experimental musical instruments with accompanying website August 2019

Ritual (Prayer Request)
Sound installation controlled by candles, Galloway Dark Sky Park for Sanctuary Festival, September 2017

Painting w/ Music
Collaboration with South African game designer Cukia Kimani on audio-visual performance, performed at Fakugesi Festival and A Maze Festival, Johannesburg, September 2017

Room to Play
Designed and delivered a course with Tinderbox for young artists about music, play, and technology. Showcased the resulting work at Hidden Door Festival 2016

Playable City Lagos
Selected as a participating member in a weeklong residency in Lagos Nigeria, developing payable approaches to urban design. With Watershed and the British Council, March 2016

Built custom musical instrument in collaboration with Martin Green (Lau) for the Kronos Quartet, 2016

Love Music Road Trip
Designed new recording and composition systems and delivered workshops with primary school students in Aberdeenshire, with Stephen Deazley and Love Music, 2016

West Lothian music technology workshops
Delivered workshops about hardware hacking and electronic musical instrument design to primary schools in West Lothian with Lauren Sarah Hayes, 2014 and 2015

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship
Residency with the National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, exploring the sound of travel, 2015

Floating Cinema Artist in Residence
Developed a sound art installation for a canal boat travelling between London and Bristol, June-July 2015

Creative Places Residency, Timespan
Music and sound residency in the highlands of Scotland, 2014-2015. Resulted in the short album “Helmsdale”, made entirely out of sounds recorded in the village.

Commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and PRS New Music Biennial, installation and performance piece, 2014

Original music and sound design built from sound of whisky distilleries, March 2014 and March 2015

Secret Sound of Spores
Audio/visual installation, Inspace Edinburgh, The Arches Glasgow, Mediamatic Amsterdam, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History 2010-2015

Solo gallery show at Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee, November 2009-January 2010

Selected performances 

A Nude (The Perfect Body)
Performed on the Matthew Herbert concept album and at the performance at The Roundhouse, London, 2016

The Recording, Deutsche Oper
A full album by Matthew Herbert produced and recorded in front of an audience over the course of a week in September 2014. Performed and recorded as part of the band.

Currents, Southbank Centre and Glasgow Concert Halls
Performance companion piece to Edinburgh Art Festival commission. July-August 2014

The Crackle, Royal Opera House
Built custom instruments, performed in all shows. March-April 2014

In C, Barbican and Kölner Philharmonie
Developed and performed with robotic instruments for performance with Stargaze. October 2013

One Room, Melbourne Recital Hall
Performance with Matthew Herbert Band made of sounds from the Recital Hall, April 2013

Faster Than Sound, Aldeburgh Music
Residency and performance with Peter Gregson and Pekka Kuusisto, April 2013

Baroque Remixed
Worked with Matthew Herbert and the BBC Concert Orchestra to remix Rameau compositions live at the Roundhouse, London, March 2013

The End of Silence, Matthew Herbert
Built custom instruments and performed on the album and live shows for musical piece created from the sound of a bomb exploding in Libya. 2012-2013

One Pig Live, Matthew Herbert
Created, designed, built, and performed on a custom pigsty-based instrument for Matthew Herbert’s world tour. Venues include Royal Opera House London, Liquid Room Tokyo, Club Silencio Paris, STRP Eindhoven, Berghain Berlin, Ancienne Belgique Brussels, and more. August 2011-November 2012

Cryptic Nights, Exercise Magic!
Performance and curated evening at CCA Glasgow, March 2010


Game Designer in Residence, Maryland Institute College of Art 

Lecturer, University of Abertay Dundee 2017-2019

Creative Scotland
Freelance peer reviewer, Open Project Fund assessor, and Open Project Fund panel member, 2016-2017

Lucky Frame Limited
Founder and Director of creative studio focusing on interactive music and sound software. Developed into a 3- person team with six figure turnover. February 2008 – October 2014.


British Composer Awards, 2015 Winner in Sonic Art 
Awarded for “Currents”

Resident Entrepreneur, University of Edinburgh Design Informatics Developing interactive musical interfaces with the University October 2012-2013

Artist in Residence, University of Abertay Dundee
Scottish Arts Council award, researching and producing digital media art October 2008-June 2009

UK Young Music Entrepreneur Award 2009 
Finalist for British Council award.

NESTA Starter for 6 Award
Enterprise development award for Art, Science, and Technology startups. Awarded June 2008