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Max Eastley

Sound Recordist & Musician

Max Eastley is a long-standing friend of Cape Farewell having been on many of the Art/Science Expeditions and contributing to several exhibitions since the projects inception in 2001.

Max is an internationally recognised artist whose work combines kinetic sound sculptures and music into a unique art form. In 2000 he exhibited six installations at Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery, London and travelled to Japan to exhibit and perform with David Toop at ICC Tokyo. He was also a research fellow at Liverpool John Moores University. The previous year a permanent sculpture was installed at the Devils Glen, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

In 2002 he exhibited at the Festival De Arte Sonoro, Mexico City, and was commissioned by the Siobhan Davies Dance to write music for the dance piece Plants and Ghosts which toured the UK.

In 2003 he exhibited a large scale sculpture for Art At The Centre, Reading in collaboration with sound engineer Dave Hunt, and performed with Victor Gama at the ICA London, as part of the Atlantic Waves festival of Portuguese Music.

His latest collaboration with David Toop: Doll Creature, was released in 2004. also in that year he exhibited an installation in Cologne, Germany. In 2005 he exhibited two installations in Ireland one in Dublin and an exterior work in Cork as part of the European City Of Culture celebrations and an installation in Riga, Latvia.

In 2007 he exhibited with Cape Farewell in Hamburg, Germany and performed ARCTIC at the planetarium. His latest work with the duo Spaceheads: A Very Long Way From Anywhere Else and the album with Martin Bates Songs Of Transformation were both released in May 2007. He also toured in a duo with Thomas Koner and performed solos in Rotterdam, Sardinia. He has recently completed an installation at the Metropole Gallery Folkestone.

Latest News

Open Call - Rural Artist Residencies!

Cape Farewell is looking for a new artist to engage with the Rural Artist Residencies Programme!

Adopt A Plant!

Visit the Phytology site and Adopt A Plant on Sat 1st of August!

Facing Extinction Conference

Join us at the Gustav Metzger - Facing Extinction Conference at UCA Farnham, 7-8 June.

Martha Wainwright at Luminato

Martha Wainwright plays the Luminato Festival in Toronto, 9 June.

Away with the Birds

Hanna Tuulikki's piece performed on the Isle of Canna this Aug, before migrating to Tramway, Glasgow

Radical Growth

Ackroyd & Harvey talk as part of Seeding the City, 28 June. 

May Newsletter

Cape Farewell's summer at the Hay Festival, RSC, BBC Proms, Luminato and Southbank Centre.

We will not be silent!

Winners Nat Norland, Rachel Lewis, Denisa Vítová and Theo Lewis announced during Poetry International '14 at Southbank.

Max Eastley 2005

"We sometimes think of nature as being slow, but we’re missing it all the time. It’s very, very fast."

Max Eastleys ARCTIC album available on CD and exclusive to Cape Farewell
Max Eastley capturing sound during the 2004 Expedition
Max Eastley capturing sound on Edgeøya with an instrument made from recycled debris
Max Eastley, Sound drawing, 2006
Max Eastley, Glacial Sound-scape, 2005 (detail)
Max Eastleys sound installation at the Eden Project, Winter 2007
Max Eastley, Glacial Sound-scape, 2005 (detail)
Max Eastley, Glacial Sound-scape, 2005 (detail)
Max Eastleys sound installation at the Eden Project, Winter 2007
Max Eastley during the 2004 Art/Science Expedition
ARCTIC by David Buckland and Max Eastley in the Pritzker Pavilion of Chicagos Millennium Park, 2007
Recording sound during the 2004 Art/Science Expedition
Max Eastley, Ice Field, 2006 (detail)
Max Eastley, Ice Field, 2006 (detail)
Max Eastley recording sound onboard the Noorderlicht during the 2004 Art/Science Expedition
Max Eastley capturing sound with an instrument made from recycled debris

Max Eastley capturing sound on Edgeøya with an instrument made from recycled debris