Jo Hutton
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ABOUT ME

I collect and create sounds for music, radio, museums, train stations, films, building sites, beaches and car parks... I work as a sound engineer for radio, live and recorded music, and as a composer/sound designer for short documentary and art films. My job is to ensure that the listener's experience of a project matches the creator's intended sound as closely as possible. I have a growing database of original sound effects recordings, including nature, urban, abstract, period drama and travel sounds. My music combines found sound, field recordings, electronic and acoustic instruments and vintage and modern recording technology.

Where then are the rules? There appear to be none... Imagine yourself a painter in sound... you can use any colour of sound that you can imagine, for any duration, with any rhythm and at any pitch. (Daphne Oram, 1971)

INFLUENCES

Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire, Beatriz Ferreira, Laurie Anderson, Janis Joplin, Janet Cardiff, Hilary Mantel, Pauline Oliveros, Elizabeth Parker, Maddalena Fagandini, Eliane Radigue, Theresa Rampazzi, Glynnis Jones, Dame Ethel Smyth, Sarah Lucas, Yoko Ono, Kath Matthews, Louise Elliott, Sofia Coppola, Frida Kahlo, Hildegaard von Bingen, Bette Davis, Barbara Hepworth, Bianca Jagger, Joni Mitchell, Janie Dare, Rosa Parks, Barbara Thompson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Julie Walters, Laura Nyro, Sofia Gubaidulina, Trisha Clowes, Vicky Bennett, Pipilotti Rist, Fiona Talkington, Linda Smith, Alice Coltrane, Marlene Dietrich, Patti Smith, Celia Gradin, Victoria Muscat, Victoria Bean, Toni Morrison, Mo Mowlem, Smita Dave, Liz Carr, Joan La Barbara, Caroline Kraabel, Caroline Hoffman, Helen Mirren, Ma Rainey, Cheryl Gabriel, Susan Sarandon, Maggie Smith, Jane Campion, Jo Brand, Vivienne Eliot, Arundhati Roy, Sharnush Parsipur, Jonathan Harvey and Edgard Varèse.

 

Employment
BBC Radio 3 Assistant Senior Studio Manager, Radio Speech and Music programmes 2002 to present.
BBC Digital Archive Assistant 2000 to 2002
In House Sound Engineer, Music Programme, Hammersmith Irish Cultural Centre 1997 to Present (p/t)
City of Westminster College, Music Performance and Technology Lecturer 1997 to 2000
Community Music Ltd, Music Lecturer 1993 to 1997
Education
Place Date Grade
MA Music, Middlesex University 2000 Distinction
BA Hons Music, Middlesex University 1990 2.1
City and Guilds Sound Engineering, City Of Westminster College 1997 Distinction
3 A levels, 9 O levels