Cameron Naylor is a sound artist creating on the boundary of electroacoustic composition and audiovisual art. Currently living and working in Manchester, England his work explores the affective capabilities of sound and music, through an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach that refracts this relationship through a multitude of mediums.
In the last five years, Naylor has composed work for film, radio and theatre, as well as creating for both digital and in-person concert and installation settings. During this time, he has interrogated his process and practice at every turn, working in collaboration with directors, curators, poets, and playwrights to engage audiences in new and experimental ways.
From synthesising sound worlds with data sonification to creating procedural graphics and geo-locative augmented reality dramas, to utilising generative composition, Cameron’s innovative viewpoint has allowed him to work consistently for both local and international organisations. His pieces have been performed and exhibited from the John Rylands Library, The Manchester Central Library, and The Leeds City Museum in the UK, to the docks of Aarhus and the streets of Barcelona.
Ever curious, Cameron continues to advance his study of sound, recently performing and giving talks at MANTIS (Manchester), EASTNDC (Cardiff), Convergence (Leicester), Radiophrenia (Glasgow/online), and Leeds Beckett University. Additionally, he currently sits on the editorial board of Sonic Scope - New Approaches to Audiovisual Culture (Goldsmiths Press).
BBC Radio 3 - Slow Radio: Transistor
July 31, 2023
I have been selected as part of the BBC Sound First development scheme, shadowing audio professionals in the BBC, and creating new audio works for BBC Radio 3.
Foxglove award of distinction MA/IN23
July 30, 2023
I'm delighted to announce that Foxglove has been given the acousmatic award of distinction by MA/IN Festival 2023. A huge thank you to the jurors and organisers for this honour.
BBC Radio 3 - Slow Radio: Transistor
June 26, 2023
My recordings are featured as part of Matthew Herbert's new piece 'Transistor', exploring the BBC broadcast network across the uk. The Welsh transistor was recorded via emf, contact, and omni microphones for a variety of different timbres.
Radio Show on Radio Syg.ma
June 1, 2023
A selection of my music will be broadcast in 'Prostetic Sentiments' on Radio Syg.ma at 8pm BST on the 1st June 2023.
Spent on CampFR Unhomed Objects
May 29, 2023
Spent will be played as part of Camp France Radio's show 'Unhomed Objects' on the 29th of May at 13:00 CET.
Foxglove Premier at Noise Floor
May 12, 2023
Foxglove will make it's debut as part of Noise Floor Contemporary Music Festival 2023 at the University of Stafford.
Foxglove Wins Iannis Xenakis Award
May 4, 2023
It is my honour to announce that Foxglove has been awarded first prize in the IANNIS XENAKIS International Electronic Music Competition 2023. A huge thank you to the jury and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for the selection.
Wood Wide Web at FutureFantastic
March 24-26th, 2023
Wood Wide Web will be installed at Bangalore International Centre, India, as part of the FutureFantastic festival, thanks to the BeFantastic Beyond comission, with support from the British Council for their summer of arts 2023.
Live at IKLECTIK Art Lab
February 12, 2023
I will be performing a live set on IKLECTIK's AMONEUS sound system as a part of Boundary Condition.
Regen Art Lab Residency
November 18, 2022
I am proud to be Regen Art Lab's 2022/2023 artist in residence, exploring the theme “energy democracy, community energy, and the power grid”, through sound art.
Sound/Image Spent Premier
November 18, 2022
Spent will premier on the Greenwich loudspeaker orchestra as part of the SOUND/IMAGE 2022 conference at the University of Greenwich.
Sound House at the Historic Dock Yard
October 30, 2022
I will be performing my 8-channel piece Sound House at the Historic Dock Yard in Kent as part of Sonic Cartography 2022.
Exoplanets at Manchester Science Festival
Exoplanets will be exhibited from the 21st - 30th of October at the 1830 warehouse in the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry as part of the Manchester Science Festival.
LLeuad Goch at Convergence: 2022
September 21, 2022
Lleuad Goch will be performed on Thursday the 21st of September 2022 in DMU's Pace 1 performance space on the Convergence system. This performance will be proceeded by an artist talk that afternoon.
October 21, 2022
Spent and Foxglove out now
September 2, 2022
BeFantastic Future Fellowship
August 25, 2022
I am excited to announce that I have been selected as a fellow of BeFantastic's Future program, looking at artistic and technological responses to climate change.
As part of my postgraduate portfolio at the University of Manchester I have completed two fixed media works, for stereo an 8.1. Both pieces are created from the same source of sounds, focusing on intrinsic and extrinsic links to sound respectively.
June 15, 2022
In collaboration with the North West Sound Heritage, I have compiled a sample pack of sounds of the two Studer A807's used to digitise archival audio material as part of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project at the British Library. Recorded in stereo, contact, and EMF, all sounds are available for free.
Now Playing: Rounded Radio
June 7, 2022
Sound House, Lleuadd Goch, and Edinburgh to Leeds have been featured on Rounded Radio's Sonic Stimulus. The show, airing on the 7th of June, is in celebration of creative sonic practice in all it's forms.
Sound House: Binaural out now
June 3, 2022
Sound House has been remastered for binaural listening, bringing the multichannel experience to listeners using headphones.
Sound House at the North West Mixtape
May 30, 2022
Sound House will be played as part of the North West Mixtape event, a concert in the Library Live series taking place in the Manchester Central Library.
Sound House out now
May 22, 2022
Sound House - a piece responding to Delia Derbyshire and the art of tape manipulation - is out now.
May 16, 2022
Exoplanets, a sonic synthesis tool, will be showcased at the University of Manchester Stephen Joseph Studio as a part of the postgraduate interactive tools showcase.
Sound House at the John Rylands Library
May 06, 2022
Sound House will receive its world premier in the John Rylands Library, performed in 8.1 in the historic reading room as part of a concert exploring musical reactions to the life and work of Delia Derbyshire.
Lleuad Goch at MANTIS Festival
March 05, 2022
Lleuad Goch will receive it's world premier as part of MANTIS: Sound in Words, diffused over a 42-speaker system, with an presentation on the piece on the 6th.
Edinburgh to Leeds at Radiophrenia
February 07, 2022
Edinburgh to Leeds is featured as part of the Radiophrenia Glasgow festival, a temporary radio station playing a selection of sound art and radiophonic pieces for two-weeks annually.