Who We Are

The School of Noise employs a range of people all who have a passion for experimenting with sound and who enjoy sharing their experiences with others. All of our staff have DBS certificates, public liability insurance and have received safeguarding training.

DAN MAYFIELD – Founder of School of Noise

Dan MayfieldDan 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 MAYFIELD – Lead facilitator

JakeJacob 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

MARK WILLIAMSON – Lead facilitator

BioPhotoMark 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 HARDING

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

TASOS STAMOU

Tasos is an electroacoustic music composer and performer, alternative electronic music instrument maker, tutor and sound technologist. He specialises in circuit bending toys to give them new weird and wonderful sounds. tasosstamou.wordpress.com

JOERI PRONK

Joeri PronkJoeri 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

DONAL SWEENEY

Donal Sweeney

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 WINSTON

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

ASHLEY ELSDON

sound-lab-ashley-600x538Ashley Elsdon is a Project Adviser and Producer for Heart n Soul’s SoundLab programme for nearly 4 years and has been changing how the music technology world views artists with learning disabilities. Ashley has worked in Education, the NHS, marketing and has a background in technology. He also runs palmsounds.net which has been a global news source for everything to do with mobile music for the last 10 years.