Jono Gilmurray is a writer, researcher and electroacoustic composer, currently conducting AHRC-funded PhD research into ecology and environmentalism in contemporary music and sound art, based at CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) at the University of the Arts London. His compositional work and ecomusicological research stems from a strong belief in the potential of the sonic arts to facilitate a vital and fundamental reconnection between human beings and the natural ecosystems on which we all depend, and of which we are all an integral part – something which is of crucial importance in this era of global climate change.
Jono will be contributing the introduction to a new book, ‘Environmental Sound Artists: in their own words’, forthcoming from Oxford University Press; and his research will be the subject of an upcoming podcast as part of the ICA / Resonance FM ‘Critical Waves’ project. His compositional work, the ‘Badock’s Wood’ trilogy, was selected for inclusion in Ear to the Earth’s ‘100 x John’
project, marking the centenary of the birth of John Cage; and the second part of the trilogy,’Badock’s Wood II – The River Trym’, was the winner of the audience vote in the European Acoustic Heritage ‘Water Soundscape Composition’ contest.