Simon Scott is a British composer, multi-instrumentalist, mastering engineer and sound artist from The Fens in Cambridgeshire, England. His work explores creative methodologies of field recording, the process of active listening, the implications of recording the natural world using technology and the manipulation of natural sounds used for musical composition. His music is a fusion of digital signal manipulation combined with an aesthetic of compositional collaboration with environmental sounds and organic acoustic textures. He is inspired by his interests in sound ecology, music technology, the natural world, illustration, photography, composition and sonic art.
He has performed worldwide since 1988 and he is the drummer for UK band Slowdive, who worked with Brian Eno on the 1993 “Souvlaki” album. His track “Fur Betty” was included on the German label Kompakt “Pop Ambient” (2014) compilation series and his solo music has also been previously released on recording labels 12k, Morr Music, Miasmah, Sonic Pieces and Ghostly International.
Scott is also a freelance composer and sound recordist for film and television and recently appeared on the BBC program “Springwatch Unsprung” recording aquatic wildlife and discussing his work with presenter Chris Packham. Since the late 1990’s Scott’s solo work has been featured in a variety of international films, sonic art exhibitions, dance productions, television productions and digital multi-media projects. He has taught Music Technology and sound recording in Cambridgeshire and lectured at Cambridge University.
In 2008 he established the KESH recording label, releasing global artists audio and visual projects and he has also collaborated on various projects with Taylor Deupree, Nils Frahm, Machinefabriek, The Sight Below, Isan, Fennesz, Philip Jeck and James Blackshaw and many more.
His latest releases are Soundings (Touch 2019), Migrations (Touch 2020) and Apart (12k 2020).
“Simon Scott’s ‘Apart’ is a sober and extremely personal album, detailing the varying stages of grief and the immediate aftermath of loss. As well as being the drummer in Slowdive, Scott’s latest album is music of and for the psyche” – Fluid Radio