Kevin Leomo, Committee Chair
Kevin is a composer based in Glasgow, Scotland, and writes primarily for acoustic instrumental forces. His works have been performed by Red Note Ensemble, Psappha Ensemble, Ensemble Okeanos, Ensemble Móbile, Neave Trio, Society for New Korean Music, TaiHei Ensemble, Glasgow New Music Expedition, and The Hermes Experiment.
Kevin holds an MMus in composition from the University of Glasgow, completed under the supervision of Professor Bill Sweeney and Dr. Jane Stanley. He is currently undertaking doctoral studies with Dr. Jane Stanley and Dr. Drew Hammond, with his research focussing on aspects of cross-cultural composition. He is a graduate teaching associate for the courses Composition in the Classroom and Orchestration.
Kevin is interested in music education and has participated in projects at primary, secondary, and tertiary level. He was worked at Enterprise Music Scotland’s Train and Sustain, Sound Festival’s Go Compose, and the University of Glasgow’s Scottish Young Composers Project.
Kevin is passionate about the promotion of postgraduate practice and research in music and has been a driving force behind Sound Thought since 2015. Kevin has held the position of Sound Thought committee since 2017, expanding it from an annual conference to multiple events throughout the year.
Andrew Rae is a post-graduate from the University of Glasgow (M.Litt, Music Industries) and performance graduate from the University of Liverpool (BA Music & Popular Music). He is the research assistant for the What’s Going On Now? project at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/Creative Scotland.
He has worked for the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) on research for database projects and organising the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award. Andrew also has experience in marketing for artists and record companies. He has worked for London based record label Ninja Tunes and subsequently worked as a marketing co-ordinator for volunteer and working abroad company BUNAC.
Andrew is part of the committee for Sound Thought Festival based in Glasgow and has an interest in electroacoustic music. He has a qualification in Sound Production (Riverside Music Studios) and has produced tracks and music videos for a variety of artists based in Liverpool and Glasgow.
Jamie Macpherson, Technical Manager
Jamie is a student at the University of the West of Scotland studying Sound Engineering and Production; and came top of her class in her HNC year. She has experience working in the music industry from both running sound at live events and studio recording and mixing; along with a history of volunteering to operate sound systems at events and venues. She has worked with studios to mix and master several albums and record many bands. She has also travelled around the UK and Ireland to help with crewing and running concerts of varying sizes. Jamie wishes to continue to produce music in both live and studio settings, she is passionate about the impact music has in peoples’ lives and wants to be a part of that process. She feels strongly about helping to capture music and share it with people.
Jamie is passionate about Music Technology; and is experienced and enthusiastic about designing and engineering new technology to improve the recording and reproduction of sound. She intends to continue to further education to get a degree in Electronics and Music. Currently she hopes to be able to improve digital audio technology for live events, and to work on integrating that into mainstream venues and studios. She is also experienced with Foley Work and Sound Design for film and TV with a focus on using DAWs and synthesisers to create sound effects.
Sonia Killmann is a composer and sound artist from Belgium studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her works usually involve field recordings, which have been placed in a traditional musical context. Being a jazz saxophonist herself, some of her works are inspired by jazz harmony and include live improvisation. Sonia has spent the past year exploring the various ways in which sound can be perceived and crossing boundaries between pre-recorded sounds and instrumental performance. Her music can be found on: www.soundcloud.com/soniakillmann
Elizabeth Horseman is a musician and audiovisual artist based in Glasgow, UK. Having completed her MA in Mathematics and Music at the University of Glasgow in 2018, Elizabeth has been a member of sound art summer camp Audiotalaia 2018, and worked as artist assist on installations such as Louise Harris’ Visiaurihelix and Clyde-tunnel-based Portal. She has most recently worked as sound designer on BBC and Lux Scotland commissioned film The Land and the Sea. A three-year member of Glasgow University chapel choir and choral scholar, Elizabeth often incorporates choral elements and ideas of ‘aestheticised sound’ in her works with a disposition to include melodic elements in non-melodic pieces. She is currently working towards a Masters in Sound Design and Audiovisual Practice at the University of Glasgow.
Nicole is a sound artist from New York with a background in digital media. Her experience in sound ranges from television to radio to theatre technology. After working in NYC for several years at Discovery Communications and Viacom Media Networks, she left to attend a field recording artist residency in the Pyrenees at CAMP FR, followed by a move to Glasgow where she obtained an MSc in Sound Design and Audiovisual Practice.
During her time in Scotland she has presented work with Sound Thought at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow Science Centre, and at Explorathon- European Researcher’s Night at the Riverside Museum. Coincidentally, she has done various forms of volunteer sound work with the National Library of Scotland, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, and Subcity Radio.
Nicole’s own practice currently revolves around field recording, sound mapping, and installation building with Arduino and Max MSP. Inspirations and influences for her work include acoustic ecology, meditation and deep listening, internal worlds and mental illness, and everyday life.
Jeremi Korhonen is an electronic musician and sound designer from Helsinki. He specialises in experimental and explorative sound work in the studio, in the field, on the stage and on the screen. He holds an MSc in Sound Design and Audiovisual Practice from the University of Glasgow, and undertakes independent and commissioned projects in the fields of sound technology, film sound design, videogame sound design, music production, and audiovisual composition.
Jeremi’s independent works often explore concepts of digital technology and how people interface with it.