About

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

He creates site-specific sound installations, sound walks, radio art and experimental music.
His work has exhibited at Profound Sound, Folkestone Triennial and Ramsgate Festival of Sound, and broadcast on Radiophrenia, Resonance Extra and The Lake (DK). 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 (2019), directed by long-time collaborator Astrid Goldsmith, which aired on BBC4 and won Best Animated Short Film at London Short Film Festival 2020. Music for the film Red Rover (2020) was composed while on residency at the Red House, Aldeburgh.

Craig has collaborated with other artists and practitioners including Anna Braithwaite and the Montrose Composers Club, 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

2021
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, Installation, Silverland Studios, Ramsgate Festival of Sound, Kent
Wave Machine, Installation, Profound Sound Festival, Folkestone, Kent
Wind Chime, Radio Art, Works for Radio #4, The Lake Radio, Denmark

2019
Green Language, w/Chris Poundwhite. Installation, SALT Festival of the Sea and the Environment, Folkestone, Kent
Starling Broadcast, Sound Installation, Profound Sound Festival, 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