Curriculum Vitae

Dr Bethan Kellough

Composition | Sound

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2015                          Touch Mentorship, Touch, London, UK

2011-2014               PhD (Sonic Arts), University of Glasgow, UK

2010-2011               MMus – Research (Sonic Arts), University of Glasgow, UK

2006-2010               BA (Hons): Applied Music, University of Strathclyde (First Class Honours), UK


AHRC Doctoral Scholarship for PhD (Sonic Arts): Department of Music, University of Glasgow, UK

College of Arts Scholarship for Masters (Sonic Arts): Department of Music, University of Glasgow, UK

Alexander Stone Award for Honours Project: Department of Music, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK


Christopher R. Weingarten, “20 Best Avant Albums of 2016”, Rolling Stone (USA), December 28 2016.

Leandro Pisano,Bethan Kellough: Al di là della superficie del suono”, Blow Up Magazine #223 (Italy), December 2016.

Richard Allen, “ACL 2016: Top 10 Field Recording and Soundscape”, A Closer Listen (online), December 2016.

Frank P. Eckert, “Motherboard”, Groove Magazine (Germany), November 2016.

Elizabeth Newton, “Bethan Kellough: Aven” (Album Review), Tiny Mix Tapes (USA), October 2016.

Jack Chuter,Interview: Bethan Kellough”, ATTN: Magazine (UK), September 2016.


Selected Works


Bethan Kellough, Aven (2016). Touch, London UK

Sound and Composition for Film

In the Shadows (2017). Sound Effects Recordist. Directed by Dipesh Jain. (forthcoming)

Ellen (2017). Music licensed – “An Opening” (from Aven). Documentary short film directed by Paul McDade.

Adrift (2016). Composer, Sound Recordist. Short film directed by John Rushing.

The Rinsing (2014). Additional Sound Design and Sound Mixer (as Bethan Parkes). Short Film for Channel 4 “Random Acts”, directed by Simone Smith. Broadcast on Channel 4 on 7 December 2013. Winner of Best Film at “Shorts on Tap”, London, 21 January 2014. Official selection for Aesthetica Short Film Festival, November 2014.

Adventure Everywhere (2013). Composer, Sound Designer, Sound Mixer (as Bethan Parkes). Short promotional film for Trakke. Exhibited at “Many Hands” exhibition, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 11 July – 26 August 2013.

For Gracie (2013). Composer (as Bethan Parkes). Short Film for Channel 4 “The Shooting Gallery”, directed by James Anderson and Niall Walker.

Robotic Planetary Landers: Sound Designer. Short Documentary Film for “Robotics: The Fantasy and the Reality” Exhibition. Dundee Science Centre, Dundee, June –September 2012.


Live performance: Driftworks @ Desert X Festival, Ace Hotel Palm Springs, USA. 14 January 2017.

“Aven” in Ambisonic 3D Surround: Ekko Festival, Norway. 3 November 2016.

Aven Remixed: Touch Vinyl Store, Los Angeles, USA. 30 June 2016.

Aven: Touch Conference, Los Angeles, USA. 30 April 2016.

Live in Los Angeles: Resonant Forms Festival, Los Angeles, USA. 11 September 2015.

Adrift (Waves): Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway. 12 March 2015.

Room: Presentation of ambisonic composition at Spazio Bocciofila, Venice, Italy. 10 May 2014.


Salton Sea Study: Know Wave Radio. March 2017.

Touch Radio 117: Live in Los Angeles: Touch Radio online broadcast. September 2015.

Touch Radio 112: Krafla Geothermal Power Station/Hverir, Iceland June 2014: Touch Radio online broadcast. April 2015.


From the Hilltop: 4-channel soundscape installation, Gallery of Russian Art and Design (GRAD), London, UK, 9-11 May 2016.

Adrift (Waves): Ambisonic composition included in “angels i:8” installation, Touch. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, USA, 5 February, and various locations, USA and UK, 2016.

While The Bells Are Ringing: Soundscape composition, included in “A Quiet Position” installation at “End of the Road Festival”, Salisbury, UK 4-6 September 2015.

Selected Field Recordings: Included in online installation “FoundSoundScape” curated by Janek Schafer, 2015.

Interlude: Ambisonic composition. Invisible Places, Sounding Cities”, Viseu, Portugal, 11th-20th July 2014. Stereo version presented at A Quiet Position | Road, End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK, 29-31 August 2014.

Isolation/Oscillation: Ambisonic sound installation commissioned for “Touching Space-Time”, a multi-sited art exhibition exploring research into Gravitational Waves (Knowledge Exchange Project). University of Glasgow, 12-14 June 2013.

Haar and the Anel: Installation of collaborative audio/visual project with visual artist Birthe Jørgensen. The Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, 20-26 May 2013.

Authored Publications

PhD Thesis: Sonic Arts Portfolio and Commentary. Published University of Glasgow Thesis Repository, October 2015.

Shifting Sounds: Atmospheric Identities in Haar and the Anel. Presented at “Assembling Identities” Conference, University of Glasgow, May 2013. Published in Conference Proceedings.

Affective Spatialities in the Acousmatic Arts (Conference Paper). Presented at “The Global Composition” Conference, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany, July 2012. Published in Conference Proceedings.

Presence in the Virtual Acoustic Space. Presented at “Sound Thought 2012”, The Arches, Glasgow, February 2012.

Masters Thesis: Affective Spatialities in the Acousmatic Arts – Thesis and Creative Portfolio. Published University of Glasgow Thesis Repository. August 2011.

Artist Residencies

USF Verftet AiR, Bergen, Norway. 5th October – 22nd December 2016.

Sonic Mmabolela, South Africa. Produced by Francisco Lopez and James Webb. 17-30 November 2015.


2011-2014               University of Glasgow: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Sonic Arts Modules, level 2 and 3. Audiovisual and Acousmatic composition.

2012 -2013              University of Glasgow: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Composition Module level 3 and 4. Composers’ Education Project.

Additional Training/Workshop Attendance

Wildeye “Wildlife Sound Recording in Iceland with Chris Watson”: Iceland, 3-10 June 2014 and 9-16 June 2015.

Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Development: Selected Participant for “SoundLab” Sound Design Course. Savalas Studios, Glasgow/ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 17-21 June 2013.

AHRC “A Creative Enlightenment”: Selected participant for AHRC Arts Entrepreneurship Course. University of Stirling, Stirling/South Block, Glasgow, 22-23 April/5-6 July 2013.