Bug Compass is a freelance sonic artist and musician, who has lectured in Sonic Arts and Music at the University of Kent / Canterbury Col...
Bug Compass is a freelance sonic artist and musician, who has lectured in Sonic Arts and Music at the University of Kent / Canterbury College. His work as a musician and producer has been released on both vinyl and digital formats, and has been featured in several radio broacasts, theatre and dance productions. The sound art of Bug Compass focuses on making music from the broken; either traditional musical elements are realised using broken instruments or objects whose original function no longer works (a guitar with one string, a rotting piano, a harmonium with a stuck key or squeaky pedal) where through careful editing these anomalies or errors reveal their own musicality; similarly through the use of self programmed software, generally accepted musical idioms and forms become broken and distorted. These ideas collide in a world beyond digital music, where both music is processed digitally and where the digital is processed musically.