Introduction

Hello,

Here you will find a collections of works that have have been emerging since 1993.  As well as the music, the site includes text and visuals: providing some background, context, listening tips, performances, and collaborators.

I’ve been exploring links between Astronomy and Music since the mid-80s. I studied Astronomy (BSc), then Computer-Music (MMus) and created new courses in Electronic Music at Glasgow University – then worked at the Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory in Radio Astrophysics.

Performances of these pieces have spanned 5 continents including the Antarctic, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, and Switzerland….

I’ve contributed to the Acoustic Space Lab network in Latvia, worked with Makrolab, AmbientTV and Nesta/PAL on installations, workshops, performances and presentations: providing links between technology, science and the arts.

The FAQ has more background details.

I hope you enjoy it.

Gavin.

Conference biog (short):


Gavin Starks BSc MMus FRSA

Gavin combines an organic aesthetic and western classical narrative structures with contemporary electronic soundscapes. With a background in Astrophysics and Music, he has been developing an ‘Acoustic Cosmology‘ since 1999 to combine cosmology and sonic art: to discern the utterance of our cosmological models. His work, ‘Binary Dust‘ (http://www.binarydust.org), documents and describes pieces that underpin the development of this long-term narrative.

Conference biog (long):


Gavin Starks BSc MMus FRSA

Gavin combines an organic aesthetic and western classical narrative structures with contemporary electronic soundscapes. With a background in Astrophysics and Music, he has been developing an ‘Acoustic Cosmology‘ since 1999 to combine cosmology and sonic art: to discern the utterance of our cosmological models.

His work, ‘Binary Dust‘ (http://www.binarydust.org), documents and describes pieces that underpin the development of this long-term narrative.

Gavin has explored links between Astronomy and Music since the mid-80s. He studied Astronomy (BSc), Computer-Music (MMus) and created new courses in Electronic Music and Engineering at Glasgow University. He worked at the Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory as an Experimental Officer in Radio Astrophysics, specialising on Quasars and image processing.

Performances of his music have spanned 5 continents including the Antarctic, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, and Switzerland. Notable of which was composing and performing a piece at the opening of the RT32 Radio telescope in Latvia, and performing a piece at the 50th anniversary of Jodrell Bank.

He has contributed to the Acoustic Space Lab network in Latvia, worked with Makrolab, AmbientTV and Nesta/PAL on installations, workshops, performances and presentations: providing links between technology, science and the arts.