Bethan Kellough is a composer and sound artist based in Los Angeles. Her EP “Aven”, released on Touch in 2016, combines her field recordings with strings, sound design and electronics, and has been described as “a film you watch with your ears” (Tiny Mix tapes), a “divine debut” (Boomkat), and “earthy and fantastical” (Norman Records)”. It was included in Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Avant Albums of 2016.
Educated at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, Kellough was awarded a PhD in Sonic Arts in 2015, researching immersive sound-worlds, spatial aesthetics and the interactions between sonically and visually articulated spaces. She now works across various disciplines, with recent projects including sound design for Eliza McNitt’s VR series “Spheres” (winner of 2018 Venice Film Festival “Best Virtual Reality” Award); music composition for album releases, installations and film; and ambisonic sound recording for a number of applications including recordings of Old Delhi for the film “Gali Guleiyan” (In the Shadows), and of the Atacama Desert in Chile on assignment for the New York Times Magazine Voyages Issue: Listen to the World.
She has exhibited and performed internationally including at MUMUTH, Ligeti Hall, Graz, Austria; Driftworks/Desert X, Palm Springs, U.S.A.; Ekko Festival, Bergen, Norway; Gallery of Russian Art and Design, London, UK; Touch Conference, U.S.A; Borealis Festival, Norway; Resonant Forms, U.S.A.; Jardins Efemeros, Portugal; The Global Composition, Germany; Symposium on Acoustic Ecology, UK; Sound Thought, UK.
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