Lee Patterson

photo credit: Mark Rietveld

photo credit: Mark Rietveld

Working with amplification as both a form of manipulation and a mode of enquiry, Lee Patterson has devised a range of objects and processes that produce complex sound in simple ways. Through the manipulation and activation of these amplified objects, devices and processes, Patterson explores the sonic potential of his unique instrumentation. From effervescent salts to amplified springs, dry rock chalk to burning nuts, he opens up and plays the usually inaudible, microscopic sounds emitted by otherwise mute devices and objects. Past and present collaborators include Vanessa Rossetto, David Toop, Rhodri Davies and John Butcher, Lucio Capece, Rie Nakajima, Angharad Davies, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury, Xavier Charles and Tetsuya Umeda. His works have appeared on UK TV, BBC Radios 3 and 4, Resonance FM and on radio stations worldwide.

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Lee Patterson in The Wire