Kirk Barley

Award: Recording And Releasing Music (Do it Differently)

Year: 2018

Genre: Electronic

Instrument/voice type: Composer

Location: London


Kirk Barley is a Yorkshire composer and sound artist, currently based in London.

His highly textural music is formed from studio and field recordings, digital synthesis, and musique concrète audio processing techniques. Drawing influence from minimalist music, techno and hip-hop, he experiments with unusual time signatures, just intonation tunings and algorithmic composition, to create a unique and compelling soundworld.

Kirk has performed across the UK, Europe and Canada, and has completed commissioned work for the Open Music Archive and British Art Show.