I’m a sound designer and musician based in Bristol UK, specialising in live laptop performance, found sounds and songs. I’m in folk/laptop duo Solarference with Sarah Owen. I write, produce and perform songs as Newton Disc. I make electronic and other noises in improv groups Ep/64 and Domestic Sound Cupboard.

Contact me about any-old-thing: nick [at] solarference.com

some recent sounds:

what i’m up to:

Oct 11-22: Shipped by Theatre West at Hamilton House Bristol (sound design)
Oct 21st: LaVolta at Corsham Pound Arts (sound engineer)
Oct 25th: Sound Cupboard, Crofters Rights Bristol – DSC & Lucid Brain & PREHISTO’ZIK
Oct 29th: Ep/64 at Duke Street Bazaar, Liverpool (Pale Master label launch)
Nov 15th: Solarference at Bradninch Folk Club
Nov 18th: Solarference at Bristol Old England with Saltings
Nov 26th: Ep/64 at Schwet x Algorave at Bristol Exchange
Dec 4th: Ep/64 at Bristol Louisiana with Saltings, Matthew Grigg Rebecca Sneddon Duo

Below: debut performances of new projects at The Bristol Hum experimental music festival –MCZh (Solo vocal improv) and Ep/64 (Three-piece improv group)

Solarference album – Locks & Bolts is available now!