Isambard Khroustaliov

Isambard Khroustaliov

Isambard Khroustaliov is the alias of electronic musician, composer and sound artist Sam Britton. Sam trained as an architect at the Architectural Association in London, but now works across the borders of music composition and performance, sound design and installation, software development and research. He holds a PhD in electronic music and composition and has been a resident composer and researcher at IRCAM in Paris and STEIM in Amsterdam. Sam has also worked with the London Sinfonietta as part of their Writing the Future commissioning scheme, with Aphex Twin on his Remote Orchestra project and is an associate member of Matthew Herbert’s New Radiophonic Workshop.

Since 1997 he has recorded and released music for a number of independent electronic music labels in the UK, Europe and the US (PAN, Temporary Residence, The Leaf Label & Output Recordings) and performs internationally with his various groups, solo and in collaboration with numerous improvising musicians and ensembles.

Notable past collaborative work includes a suite for two improvising musicians and autonomous electronics entitled ‘Long Division’ and ‘Fake Fish Distribution’; an album in 1000 variations, created using generative and parametric software techniques. An anthology of composed work entitled ‘Ohka’ (released in 2009) built on his work with various soloists using live electronics, encounters which are also documented over the course of several critically acclaimed duo albums.

With Will Worsley, Sam is also the co-founder of the audio production company Coda to Coda whose work won an international Music and Sound Award in 2016 and a D&AD award in 2018.

Biography

Isambard Khroustaliov is the alias of electronic musician, composer and sound artist Sam Britton. Sam trained as an architect at the Architectural Association in London, but now works across the borders of music composition and performance, sound design and installation, software development and research. He holds a PhD in electronic music and composition and has been a resident composer and researcher at IRCAM in Paris and STEIM in Amsterdam. Sam has also worked with the London Sinfonietta as part of their Writing the Future commissioning scheme, with Aphex Twin on his Remote Orchestra project and is an associate member of Matthew Herbert’s New Radiophonic Workshop.

Since 1997 he has recorded and released music for a number of independent electronic music labels in the UK, Europe and the US (PAN, Temporary Residence, The Leaf Label & Output Recordings) and performs internationally with his various groups, solo and in collaboration with numerous improvising musicians and ensembles.

Notable past collaborative work includes a suite for two improvising musicians and autonomous electronics entitled ‘Long Division’ and ‘Fake Fish Distribution’; an album in 1000 variations, created using generative and parametric software techniques. An anthology of composed work entitled ‘Ohka’ (released in 2009) built on his work with various soloists using live electronics, encounters which are also documented over the course of several critically acclaimed duo albums.

With Will Worsley, Sam is also the co-founder of the audio production company Coda to Coda whose work won an international Music and Sound Award in 2016 and a D&AD award in 2018.

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