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Specialist Subject Areas
Sound sculpture, sound art, digital fabrication, making and electronics.
MA, PGCE, HND, fHEA
Jon makes kinetic sound sculptures that explore the relationship between objects, systems and sound. His research specialisms relating to this practice include histories and theories of sound art, sculpture and technology as well as various making processes including digital fabrication and hand made electronics. In 2007 Jon was awarded a distinction for his MA in Creative Music Technology by Bath Spa University where he is currently engaged in a PhD research project in electromechanical sound art. In 2008 Jon joined Cardiff Metropolitan University from his position as technical manager of an internationally renowned recording facility where he had helped to bring countless high profile music and film productions to fruition. He completed his PGCE in 2010 and teaches on the Artist / Designer : Maker programme within Cardiff School of Art and Design. Jon has exhibited and published work internationally both in a solo and collaborative context.
Book Chapter: Shadows and Undercurrents – in Beyond Human for Routledge (2015, forthcoming publication with Lyons, A.)
Materials, Systems and Autonomy in Electromechanical Sound Art (practice based PhD project)
Exhibition 2015 : The Sensorial Object (collaborative with Ingrid Murphy)
Principal Publications and/or Exhibitions
2014 Royal Geographic Society annual conference: Shadows and Undercurrents, exhibition and paper presentation (with Antony Lyons)
Pigott, J and Lyons, A. 2013. Lab Report: Shadows and Undercurrents.
Ubiquity: Journal of Pervasive Media 1(2).
2013: Electromechanical VJ Performances with Behaviour ensemble:
Seeing Sound symposium at Bath Spa University; Bath Festival ; Café Kino, Bristol.
2012: Residency / exhibition:
Confluence. Project partners: iDAT (Plymouth University), North Devon Biosphere, Appledore Arts.
Pigott, J. 2011. Vibration, Volts and Sonic Art: A Practice and Theory of Electromechanical Sound. In proceedings of the
International Conference on New In- terfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Oslo.
2007: Exhibition: The Sonic Marble Run.
Sonic Arts Network Expo, Plymouth.