Thomas Stone at the Whitechapel Gallery by Henri Kisielewski (2018)

Thomas Stone is an electroacoustic composer from London. 

His practice focuses on live performance, reconciling disparate influences such as his tinnitus, the physical effect of sound and 20th century composition. 

Refined through presentation in resonant spaces (from churches to a disused water tank, coastal caves to the hull of a ship), using contrabassoon, samplers and activated percussion to generate drones, dissonances and cyclic rhythms in order to reach moments of austere, fragile beauty. 

Thomas has performed throughout the UK including shows at Tate Britain, The Whitechapel Gallery and BBC Radio 3. 

Thomas was winner of NonClassical battle of the bands 2015. 

In January 2021 Thomas received one of Sound and Music’s COVID-19 Composer Awards:

“I am thrilled to have been selected for the grant! It will be pivotal in allowing me to document my recent solo electroacoustic composition and transcribe versions for performance by acoustic ensembles. The support from Sound and Music will help me improve my arranging skills and take my music to new audiences.”

Bias (Excerpt)