The Digital Music and Sound Arts department at University of Brighton is notable for being the first in the UK to formally offer a qualification in the sonic arts. For over two decades the BA course at Brighton has explored all things sonic, producing a number of acclaimed alumni. Recently expanding to add an MA option, the department continues to support a wide range of pioneering sonic research and practice.
Outlands is proud to present three new short form audio-visual works from current students. The selected works and artists are:
I Am Fya – Second Home
Anthea AKA I Am Fya is a self-produced artist, radio presenter, session vocalist, DJ, and performer based in Brighton, UK. Her debut 2019 album, A Womxn is a mix of sexy, dark n dubby, experimental dance beats, and social commentary lyrics. More recent work is based on field recordings from her homeland, Barbados, and focuses on identity, culture, spiritual connections to land and ancestors, family, the power of radical self-love, life-changing connections to chosen family, otherness, and acceptance. I Am Fya is currently working on a concept album & performance piece, Heavy Flow which will be released in early 2022.
Alex Lewis-Whitaker – Morgo [Outlands Edit]
Alex Lewis-Whitaker is a 21-year-old artist and musician from SW London, currently studying Digital Music & Sound Arts at the University of Brighton. His audiovisual project Morgo revolves around the hijacking of the psyche by sexual fantasy, sonified through seductive plunderphonics and visualised through animated surrealist collage. The project has been optimised for headphone listening, with sounds coming at you in 360 degrees.
Instagram: @alexlw.art // Youtube: Alex Lewis-Whitaker
Lee Davis – The Burnin Cold
“Hi I’m Lee Davis and I’m a 22 year-old Geezer from Vienna in my second year at DMSA. I am a jazz musician and sound artist trying to create out of the beauty and richness of life. The Burning Cold Project is a collaboration between Gabriel Krajanek (cinematographer and soul brother) and myself and is an audio-visual vignette representing the ambience of a deep winters day.”