Jamie Hamilton is a composer, performer, and multimedia artist.
He combines sound, multimedia, technology, and words to create music exploring how we listen is linked to our perception of the world. His work combines fragments of disparate elements to tell abstract stories about technology and belief. This often revolves around collaborative devising processes, in which sound acts as an organising device integrating other practitioners.
Jamie’s work has been performed, exhibited, and created in many contexts, ranging from an abandoned grain silo to concert halls and opera houses.
His music has been broadcast on BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, and BBC Radio 3, amongst others.
His latest work is ‘Versionland’, a video/AI opera about listening, which has been developed through Sound and Music’s ‘New Voices’ program and supported by Arts Council England, RVW Trust, Marchus Trust, and others.
Past commissions include Eklekto Percussion, Tate Britain, The Place (LSCD), London Contemporary Music Festival, The City of London, the Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts (HKAPA), and the National Dance Company of Mexico. In January 2014 he was a recipient of the International Artists' Development Fund from the British Council with Dam Van Huynh.
He also works with artists and musicians creating bespoke electronic environments - light, sound, animatronics, interactivity, and code - for creative projects.
He is the curator of the performance event collective London Topophobia, and is co-leader of Phaedra Ensemble.
He lives and works in London.
Photo: Dimitri Djuric