Emily Peasgood

Dr Emily Peasgood (born 1981 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire) is an award-winning composer, sound artist and visual artist. She creates research-led and site specific interactive artworks for galleries and public spaces, ranging from large scale community events to intimate sound installations. Peasgood uses intricate sound and technology design to invite connection with people and places that are forgotten, overlooked, or surrounded by histories that can be remembered through sound. Peasgood uses sound and music to evoke truth, history, stories and the imagination, creating sonic spaces that invite visitors to be a part of her work. Peasgood’s work has been described as magical (The Times), evocative (The Telegraph), and memorable (A-N). Emily views her work as pushing the boundaries of what music and sound is believed to be, from the venue it is experienced in to the people who perform it. Her work is often multidisciplinary, including literature, visual art, and sign language interpreters to engage people in more ways than sound and music alone. She won an Ivor Novello Composer’s Award for her work at Folkestone Triennial (Halfway to Heaven, 2017) and was nominated for an Ivor Novello for her recent work, Never Again (2019, Ideas Test).

Photo Emily Peasgood and Teresa Smith at a site visit to the West Wing at Fort Burgoyne for I would rather walk with you