Barney Strachan (UK)

Barney is a musician and producer of a broad range of styles of music including folk, afrobeat, ska and Hip Hop but also composes using environmental sound and spoken word.

Since gaining a degree in Sonic Art in 2005 he has been commissioned by Fife, Edinburgh and Dundee Councils, the RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage and arts groups for community-based sound installations, environmental and social projects and also sound workshops with children and young adults.

He is currently resident musician at Dance Base – Scotland’s National Centre for Dance.

Although he is an experienced musician, in the context of dance he is interested in exploring as much as possible in order to educate himself and enhance his practices and understanding of it as a creative and expressive medium.

—I know that the experiences gained at an event such as Choreosound 09 will have a direct influence on my practices.