Stephen Ives is a sound artist, audio producer and curator who has worked internationally on projects for film, live performances, music releases and exhibitions. He creates unique hand-built instruments, combining found objects and bespoke electronic-circuits. Focusing on discarded and redundant objects (‘make-do and mend’ ), as well as working with technology and collaboration. He has developed numerous audio electronic kits and regularly delivers workshops at festivals, art spaces and educational establishments.
Stephen is one of Sound and Music’s 2019 Composer-Curator cohort. His project focuses on his Chaotic Behaviour event series, bringing together different groups of musicians, makers, artists and young people in rural Somerset to develop their interest and skills in DIY electronic music.