artist - dj - producer - sound designer - field recordist -
curator - academic
works | credits | performances
Music PhD Student at present, with a focus on the music and soundscapes of Jordan. A radio show called 'Sounding Jordan' is soon to begin that will document the portfolio of works, findings, and interviews.
Current works include:
'Vernaculore' - an audio visual installation created with machine learning and computer automated processes. Vernaculore is made automatically by an algorithm which samples from a database of folk music and cultural imagery to create an installation of an automated interpretation of folk art. The project investigates how folk art can create communities through creating a language of sounds, sights, rituals and movements and how these practices can be applied to digital and online spaces. Most recently exhibited at the Academy of Fine Art in Helsinki.
'Outside:In' - field recordings of the natural world, textures, and techniques, that invoke feelings of relaxation on the listener, for example, sound modulating at resting heart rates. This has taken sveral forms, from sleep concerts, to supper club menu accompaniments with the Tetley Gallery.
I DJ club events. and festivals, and host radio shows on various stations; Radio Alhara (Palestine), Reform Radio (Manchester), Voices Radio (London), www.mixcloud.com/mrkrstoffa to listen.
Expertise include sound design, music production, music curation, field recording, editing, guest speaking, AV production.
If you feel I can be of any assistance whatsoever, hit contact above and drop me a line. If I feel I can't help, I'll likely know someone who can.
Vernaculore, [AV exhibition] 2023
Academy of Fine Art Helsinki, [exhibition] 2023
Light Night Leeds, [AV installation] 2022
The Tetley Gallery Supper Club, [AV dining experience]
Leeds City College Arts Fund [winner], 2021
Outside:In, [sound installation/performance], 2021
Radio Alhara Palestine, [residency] 2021 - present
Leeds Playhouse Creative Engagement Guest [composition], 2021
The Lockdown Patchwork [credit on composition - Leafcutter John], 2021
Reform Radio, [residency] 2020 - present
Fragments, [sound installation], 2020
Boomtown Festival, [performance], 2019
Nature's Finest, [sound installation], 2019
Liverpool Sound City, [performance], 2018
The Emir's Cup Qatar, [composition] 2016