In his early work, Tariq’s practice derived from artists’ film and video, experimental music, and an angst-driven relationship with bureaucracy in higher education; the lifespan of his work didn’t last long nor did it repeat itself. Tariq is now researching towards a PhD in Music by Composition at the University of Hull having been awarded one of the institution’s first interdisciplinary PhD scholarships. He is working with the soundscape of the Yorkshire Dales, grounding his work on an archive of sounds recorded there 40 years ago. By merging old and new data he aims to develop a soundscape monitoring system that evokes both the natural and anthropogenic environment. Alongside academia he works as a filmmaker and A/V technician, collaborating with varieties of artists and organisations and plays music in the form of percussion, noise, and the Hang.