Shaun Blezard is a composer and improviser working with digital technology. Currently his interest lies in smart technology and his playing is based around an iPhone and iPad. Touch screen technology, accelerometers and wireless technology are opening up so many avenues of exploration in music and it is becoming much more like playing a traditional instrument.
Shaun has been working with digital/electronic music for 20 years, starting with basic samplers in the 90’s, through various versions of laptop set ups, fx boards and current smart technology. Starting in the world of ambient dance, he has evolved into a skilled electronic musician, playing a range of styles from sound art installations to full on free improv, pushing for new ways of expression working with new technologies and how they integrate with traditional instrumentation.
He has played with range of contemporary artists including Matthew Bourne, Ryoko Akama, Keith Jafratte, Charlie Collins, Kalendar, Anton Hunter, Mick Beck, Martin Archer, Stephen Grew, Steve Lewis, Seth Bennett, Susan Matthews and Yoko Miura.
Portfolio Improviser - Sound and Music 2014
New Voice Composer - Sound and Music 2014
Nominated for Arts Foundation Fellowship 2014
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Kipple creates environment that tends to build upon one
another and create
a sound that almost reproduces itself, “It always gets more and
Kipple is the hybrid of improvisational jazz and electronic
Simpson and Blezard on substituting their electronic talents for
standard piano. “Acts of Silence
Orfeo 5 - live at Totally Wired‘Orfeo 5 have created an album
haunted my seedee player this last month. You can hear their
(especially that of Parker) but not in any way that’s distracting
demeaning to either party