The School of Noise works with a range of people who have a passion for experimenting with sound, and that enjoy sharing their experiences with others.
DAN MAYFIELD – Head of School of Noise
Dan is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound artist and author. He has performed around Europe with folk groups and indie bands and has appeared as a session musician on over 15 albums. Dan studied sound engineering at college and acoustic ecology at university. Dan writes and performs his own music under the name Enderby’s Room. He has also worked with children and adults on the autism spectrum for over 14 years and has a children’s book published called Jasper and the Magpie www.danmayfield.co.uk
Jacob is a producer, DJ and electronic music composer. He holds a BA degree in Creative Music Technology from Anglia Ruskin University and is an Apple certified trainer of music production software Logic Pro X. Jacob writes music under the name Yukka and has released solo records as well as part of the electronic pop duo Victoria and Jacob who have received critical acclaim from the BBC, NME and Time out. www.yukka-music.tumblr.com
Alice is an electronic musician and vocalist with an ever expanding collection of analogue synthesisers. She has played in countless indie bands over the years, fronting synth pop duo Arthur and Martha and motorik pop band Cosines, receiving critical acclaim from NME, The Sunday Times and the BBC. Alice studied Electronic Engineering with Music Technology at York University and Acoustics at Leeds Metropolitan University before working for a number of years in the field of acoustics consultancy. She now works part time in arts marketing alongside her music making. She currently performs in Mass Datura and has recently completed a solo synthesiser album under the monika Alice Hubble. www.alicehubley.com
Joeri is a musician, producer and sound artist based in East London. Growing up in The Netherlands he received a BA degree in Bass Guitar Jazz from the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2010. Joeri has a weak spot for effect pedals and loves to create sounds which are impossible to identify. www.joeripronk.com
PATRICIA PUERTAS TORRADO
Patricia is an experimental sound artist and interactive designer of Colombian heritage, residing in London, UK. After completing a BA in Graphic and Media Design, Patricia is doing a Master of Research in Communication Design at the Royal College of Art, focusing in technology and rhythm, as tools for supporting the well-being of children with autism. Patricia has performed at the British Museum and Royal Academy of Arts. https://www.patriciapuertas.
Josh is a multi instrumentalist, music producer, composer and sound artist. After studying under sound designer and lecturer Julio D’Escrivan at Anglia Ruskin University, Joshgraduated the Creative Music Technology course and has since worked at esteemed sound design company Soundtree, and also a stint at Grand Central Productions in London. He is also one of the driving creative forces behind critically acclaimed British band Woman’s Hour who have released records with US record label Secretly Canadian.
Mark is a musician, sound artist and primary school teacher (not always in that order). He has been producing experimental electronic and guitar based music, as Spaceship, since the late 1990s and has released six albums ranging from drone metal to Cosmic Joker’s style ambience. He also produces iPhone based pop music as Crock Oss, often on the bus. He is currently working on a project to create music constructed from field recordings that have been made at abandoned Cold War nuclear monitoring posts. www.spaceshipmark.wordpress.com
Other people who have worked for us:
Sue is a professional Foley artist who has worked on a huge number of films and television shows including Alien, Les Miserables, Sherlock, In Bruges and Peppa Pig. Sue was part of the team that created the fantastic film The Secret World of Foley IMDB
Donal Sweeney is a sound engineer and composer. He works in production and post-production sound for film & TV, recording dialogue, sound effects and Foley. He composes music for acoustic instruments using strings and mallets and music for computers using Pure Data and Max/MSP. www.donalsweeney.co.uk
Emma is a musician, academic, sound artist and synth enthusiast based in East London. She is a doctoral student in sociomusicology at Goldsmiths University of London, holds a degree in music from the University of Cambridge, and has taught within the music department of Kings College London. She makes confessional, quirky synthpop under the name Deerful www.emmawinston.me