Martin Kay


Martin Kay is a sound recordist/artist/designer currently producing audio-montages and compositions that explore the intersection of architecture, psychoacoustics, social-dynamics and place. Martin’s works are constructed primarily from un-mixed and un-edited environmental sound recordings, which he captures using a mixture of straight, extended and oblique recording techniques – probing the various unheard material realities, angles and perspectives of a given sound event, as well as providing a tactile space that has surface, texture and reflection, whereby the listener is sensitised to hearing as if it were touch. Through employing a technologically limited (recording focused) work methodology Martin has been increasingly motivated to find inventive ways of capturing sound and increasingly compelled to develop fresh compositional approaches that reflect his own psychological and emotional relationships to the places and situations he encounters.