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Jez riley French 
JEZ RILEY FRENCH 
musician

Jez riley French 

(East Yorkshire, UK)

Using intuitive composition, field recording, improvisation and photography alongside performances, exhibitions and installations, JrF lectures and runs workshops around the world and his self designed specialist microphones are widely used by recordists, sound artists, musicians, sound designers and cultural organisations. He also works as a curator and as editor of the arts zine ‘verdure engraved’.

In recent years he has been working extensively on recordings of surfaces, spaces and situations and developing the concept of photographic scores and ‘scores for listening’, which have featured widely in publications and exhibitions.

His work has been exhibited in shows and installations alongside that of Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Watson, Jana Winderen, Alvin Lucier, Annea Lockwood, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Stars of the Lid, Jeremy Deller, Sarah Lucas, Brian Eno, Signe Liden, Sally Ann McIntyre etc, at galleries including The Whitworth Gallery (Manchester), Tate Modern and Tate Britain, MOT – Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan), Artisphere (USA).