Amit Rai Sharma
> a practicing sound-artist based in London, UK.
> involved in education and creative development.
> writing, recording, and releasing music with partners and as an individual.
The audio works make use of the mundane and background sounds of the ordinary, and transform them to create intricate and emotionally engaging soundscapes.
With a background in Applied Music Psychology (MSc), the work is deeply informed by the cognitive processes of how we interact with sound: 'how' we hear a sound and 'why' we interpret that sound in a specific way.
Amit's works are largely site-specific and carefully designed to be experienced as part of the larger whole. In this way, he encourages the audience to not pay attention to anything specific, but to fully engage in the space using their ears, eyes, and body.
Amit's works have been exhibited in public spaces, theatres, galleries and museums, and art fairs and festivals in UK and Europe.
Running in parallel to his sound art practice, for the last 10+ years, Amit has been working as a creative mentor with an experimental educational research charity, who work with young people who have disengaged from, or have restricted access to, mainstream education.
Together with his wife and artist Samantha Y. Huang, they co-run the arts initiative 'The Artist Support Centre' which works to interrogate the status quo in Fine Art in the hope of generating new and innovative ways for artists to have better, longer, more sustainable careers.
MSc Applied Music Psychology; Roehampton University
BA Fine Art; Chelsea College of Art & Design
selected public works
'Thleep.Earth: Relaxation Hours', sound and video work, Trellick50 Film Festival, Trellick Tower [London]
'Everybody's Happy Nowadays', collaborative sound & photography digital work, The IMA Gallery [online]
'Dictating To The Estate', sound design; theatre production, Maxilla Social Club [London]
'Glass Town', collaboration with printmaker & animator; video installation, International Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery [London]
'Thleep.earth [preview]', sound and video installation, Tavistock Festival [London]
'Words On The Hill', collaboration with artist; sound installation, Kensington Chelsea Art Week, The Coronet Theatre [London]
'Fading Memories', collaboration with artist; sound installation & live performance, Victoria & Albert Museum [London]
'STATIC', collaboration with game designer, installation, A.Maze Festival [Berlin]
'Internal Library', collaboration with artist & live performance, Print Room Theatre [London]
'Glice', collaboration with artist, sound installation, Muse Gallery [London]
'Lensdrift', binaural sound installation, Four Corners Gallery [London]
'Crossing Over (pt. II)', collaboration with artist & live performance, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery [London]
'Crossing Over (pt. I)', collaboration with artist & live performance, St. Mary Magdelene Church [London]
'Re:Re:', collaboration with artist & sound installation, Victoria House, The Other Art Fair [London]
'Re:Re: - Slowdown', collaboration with artist & sound installation & live performance, Old Truman Brewery, 10th Edition of The Other Art Fair [London]
'5Dreams', collaboration with artist & sound installation, Kingston University [London]
'Re:Re:', collaboration with artist & sound installation, A:L:L Festival, Waterstones [Cambridge]
Award Nomination for 'Dictating To The Estate', Best IDEA Production, Off West End / Offies [London]
Award Nomination for STATIC, A.Maze 2019 [Berlin]