Archive for category: Audio

Oliver Payne – Audio

Abstract Playground

11 November, 2015 (11:39) | Audio, Video | By: ob

I recently contributed a few sound packs to the Abstract Playground, made by my good friend Will Hurt. Abstract Playground is a screen based interactive tool, designed for people with learning difficulties, made during Will’s residency at the LEVEL Centre, Rowsley. The project was co-commissioned by D-Lab and the Level Centre. I made Will a […]

Playing & Projecting

22 October, 2015 (15:56) | Audio, Video | By: ob

I recently produced an event called Playing and Projecting which was part of the Magdalen Street Celebration. The event consisted of two performances by the groups Arthur and Some Things at two different venues; Gildengate House at OUTPOST Studios in the morning and EPIC Studios in the afternoon. The groups were performing improvised music that […]


22 October, 2015 (12:31) | Audio | By: ob

My father-in-law has a really tuneful selection of fruit bowls. A little Cageian improvisation recorded on my phone.

Printed Matter

15 September, 2015 (20:34) | Audio | By: ob

I recently helped my friend Tazelaar Stevenson with his Printed Matter book, which is on its’ way to the NYC Printed Matter book fair. The book is a series of printed grids and textures, inspired by the landscapes of North Norfolk. The book comes with a 4 minute field recording, pressed on a 7 inch […]

My Champion Heartache

18 January, 2015 (21:11) | Audio | By: ob

I produced three sound pieces for the excellent Odd Comic, collectively called ‘My Champion Heartache‘. Holly and Dot of Odd Comic collected an archive of recordings from a series of performances, pieces and research projects, mostly concerning the morbid side of pet ownership. I edited the recordings and added a bunch of field recordings to […]

Decomposed: Reconstructed

3 May, 2014 (17:29) | Audio, Installation | By: ob

Surround sound design created for live installation at the Floating Gallery, Berlin


3 May, 2014 (16:49) | Audio, Installation | By: ob

I have a sound piece at an exhibition titled ‘Topography Disarranged: Landscape, Dislocation & Place” at the excellent Queen of Hungary Space. The exhibition is 23rd May – 7th June and I thoroughly recommend visiting to hear the piece in the context of accompanying visual pieces. For those that can’t make it, this is my […]


24 April, 2014 (12:24) | Audio | By: ob

I’ve been working on a commission; a cymatic sound sculpture for children and young people called ‘See Sound’. The column has a 600W loudspeaker mounted in the top and above that will be a mounted steel sheet with coloured sand in (yet to made). The speaker will be fed by a tone/wave generator app on […]

Feral Tapes

24 January, 2014 (16:32) | Audio | By: ob

I host a show on Future Radio called Feral Tapes where I play lots of unusual sound and music, it’s on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 8-9pm and I’ve been told to promote it more – so here you go. Listen online at or at 107.8FM. I’ll get round to […]

Memories of a Swimming Pool

22 October, 2013 (08:54) | Audio | By: ob

I recently worked with contemporary dance and movement artist, Kayla St. Claire on a piece for the Magdalen Augustine Celebration in Norwich. The piece was a psychogeographic look at the old St Augustines Swimming pool and how the building remains in memory and in time. I made the music and sound for it in two […]


6 June, 2013 (09:07) | Audio | By: ob

A composition of field recordings recently made in Suffolk. The first part is an accumulation of recordings collected from within trees during a heavy storm, the second part a collection of wire fences being bashed and caressed by sea grass and branches.


2 June, 2013 (12:43) | Audio | By: ob

Thanks to Audiobus it’s now possible to make some quite interesting things on your phone, here’s the result of the the 1100hrs to London Liverpool Street

MK Promo

1 April, 2013 (11:31) | Audio, Soundtrack | By: ob

I put this together for a short promotional video for a local charity that works with young people with complex needs.

Playing with Modular Synths

1 April, 2013 (11:28) | Audio | By: ob

Had a great afternoon playing with various modular units at a friends last week, this is one of the happier outcomes. (Turn down your volume!).


1 April, 2013 (11:24) | Audio | By: ob

I put together a proposal for an installation in Portugal for K.I.S.S. Here are a few recordings which I intended to use but didn’t . They’re all recordings of household appliances recorded with a telephone coil pick up so what you’re hearing is electronic signals not actually sound. Some fantastic textures and rhythms. 1 – […]


29 January, 2013 (17:10) | Audio | By: ob

I use quite a bit. Mostly to search for samples that can be used for Space Designer impulse responses but I’ve noticed something quite useful. As you have the option to play and loop all of the samples on each page of your search you can create (albeit quite limited) sound collages. I thought it […]


16 December, 2012 (20:36) | Audio | By: ob

The result of two sound tubes and some broken fan drones. Christmassy?


12 November, 2012 (11:48) | Audio | By: ob

This happened whilst I was creating some idents for a client – nice byproduct I reckon.


11 November, 2012 (12:57) | Audio | By: ob

And here are the idents that weren’t selected (off to the library!)


21 October, 2012 (16:56) | Audio | By: ob

I was momentarily sub-commissioned to write a bit for a scene in Cabin in the Woods. Unfortunately the lead composer didn’t need to use it but I have the rough edit which I’ve just stumbled on. It’s quite nice really, maybe brush it up and use it for something else…