“…He operated in the hinterland between composed sound and free-form matter… making the visual process an integral part of the performance…”
Thomas Stone is an electroacoustic composer and musician from London.
His practice focuses on live performance, reconciling disparate influences such as his tinnitus, physical endurance, false memories, the physical effect of sound, victorian séance, bass music and 20th century composition
Refined through presentation in various resonant spaces (from churches to a disused water tank, Cornish coastal caves to the hull of a ship) his compositions use contrabassoon and sampling devices as oscillators for his snare drum.
Blurring the boundaries between acoustic and electronic sound sources, his post-classical / post-techno soundscapes use the relatively ugly means of long tones, dissonances and cyclic rhythms to reach moments of austere, fragile beauty.
Thomas has performed throughout the UK including shows at Tate Britain, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Serpentine Gallery and BBC Radio 3.
Winner of NonClassical Records battle of the bands 2015.
Transference EP - 10” vinyl - Champion Version 2016
Photography from Whitechapel Gallery 2018 Henri Kisielewski.
Photography from Blacking Out With… 2018 Nicolo Becciu
Photography from Outpost Gallery 2018 Julian Han