Emily Peasgood (born 1981 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire) is an Ivor Novello Composer’s Award winning composer, sound artist and visual artist. She creates research-led and site specific interactive artworks for galleries and outdoor public spaces, ranging from large-scale community events to intimate sound installations. Her work aims to transform how we perceive our environment by creating invitations to connect with people and places that are forgotten, overlooked, or surrounded by histories that can be remembered and celebrated through sound and music. Peasgood is best known for her work in outdoor public locations with specific communities of people, often utilising innovative technology and design to serve her concept and enhance visitor interaction. Her work has been described as magical (The Times), evocative (The Telegraph), and memorable (A-N). Peasgood’s practice is underpinned by an aesthetic belief in creating artworks that enrich people’s lives through embodying the values of accessible, inclusion and engagement. She recently completed her PhD ‘Creating accessible, inclusive and engaging artwork through experimental processes in the community’ (Canterbury Christ Church University) and holds a PGCAP Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (research and lecturing).
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(2019) Ivor Novello Composer’s Award Nomination for Community and Educational Project – Never Again (2018).
(2018) Ivor Novello Composer’s Award Nominee (prev. British Composer Award) for Sonic Art – Halfway to Heaven (2017).
(2017) Ivor Novello Composer’s Award Nominee (prev. British Composer Award) for Community and Educational Project – Crossing Over (2016).
(2017) Ivor Novello Composer’s Award Nominee (prev. British Composer Award): Community and Educational Project – Birds and other Stories (2017).
(2017) Canterbury Christ Church University Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Research Prize for engaging artistic practice – Crossing Over (2016).
(2017) Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University: Research Output Documentation Award – Landscapes (2014).
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