About

Craig Peter Gell (b. 1982, Bournemouth) is an artist, composer and musician based in Folkestone, Kent, south-east England (UK).

His recent work explores our connection to the natural environment, using field recordings, geoscience data and computer programming to produce sound maps, installations and electroacoustic compositions.

His work has exhibited at Profound Sound, SALT Festival of the Sea and the Environment, Folkestone Triennial and Ramsgate Festival of Sound, and has been broadcast on Radiophrenia (Scotland), Resonance Extra and The Lake (DK). He has also contributed to online exhibitions and live streaming events.
In 2020/21, he was a MagiC Carpets (Creative Europe) resident artist working alongside visiting artist Mary Conroy (IE).

Craig has also composed music for a number of short animated films, including Quarantine (2018), directed by long-time collaborator Astrid Goldsmith. Music for the film Red Rover (2020) was composed while on residency at the Red House, Aldeburgh.

Craig has worked with other artists and practitioners including composer Anna Braithwaite, eco-poet Chris Poundwhite, filmmaker Jemima Hughes, and the Folkestone Fringe.

Further examples of work can be heard on soundcloud.

For all enquiries, please email: info[at]craiggellmusic.com

Artwork / Exhibitions / Events

2022
Tune-In: Field Recording Workshop, Folkestone, Kent
Incantations, Profound Sound, Folkestone, Kent
Imogen Holst’s Kitchen / Imogen Holst’s Kitchen in Retrograde, Radiophrenia, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland

2021
White Cart Stream, Live sonification for COP26, As if radio (AIR) / Soundcamp, Glasgow
Pent Happenings (II), Exhibition, Workshop and Events, Folkestone Fringe / MagiC Carpets, Folkestone, Kent
Locus Sonus live stream for Dawn Chorus Day, ‘Reveil 8‘, Soundcamp

2020
Wave Machine, Radio Art, Radiophrenia, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
Wave Machine, festival CHAT 2020, Online Exhibition
Pent Happenings (I), Exhibition, Workshop and Events, Festival Of Looking, Folkestone Fringe / MagiC Carpets, Folkestone, Kent
Wave Machine, Multimedia Installation, Silverland Studios, Ramsgate Festival of Sound, Kent
Wave Machine, Multimedia Installation, Profound Sound, Folkestone, Kent
Wind Chime, Radio Art, ‘Works for Radio #4’, The Lake Radio, Denmark

2019
Green Language, w/Chris Poundwhite. Multimedia Installation, SALT Festival of the Sea and the Environment, Folkestone, Kent
Starling Broadcast
, Sound Installation, Profound Sound, Folkestone, Kent
Starling Broadcast, Radio Art, Radiophrenia, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland

2018
Folkestone’s El Dorado: An auditory ramble through the Warren, Sound-walk, SALT Festival of the Sea and the Environment, Folkestone, Kent

2017
House Of Easement, Sound Installation. Folkestone Triennial: Fringe Open, Folkestone, Kent

Film Music

2020
Red Rover, Composer. Mock Duck Studios / BFI. Animation Short Film. Directed by Astrid Goldsmith.

2019
Technology For Talking, Composer. BBC Ideas / Screen South. Animation Short Film. Directed by Jemima Hughes.

2018
Quarantine, Composer. BFI / BBC4 / Wingspan. Animation Short Film. Directed by Astrid Goldsmith (Mock Duck Studios).

2016
Polymer, Composer and Sound Design. Directed by Astrid Goldsmith (Mock Duck Studios).
Squirrel Island, Composer. Directed by Astrid Goldsmith (Mock Duck Studios).

Awards / Residencies

2021
MagiC Carpets (Year 4), Folkestone, Kent

2020
MagiC Carpets (Year 3), Folkestone, Kent

2019
– Francis Chagrin Award, Sound and Music, soundandmusic.org
– ‘Made At The Red House’ Composers residency, Wild Plum Arts / Britten-Pears Foundation, Aldeburgh, Suffolk