Dr Owen Lloyd

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hons); MA; PhD
  • Position:Senior Lecturer Creative Technology
  • Department:FET - Computer Science and Creative Technologies
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Owen.Lloyd@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am a composer, artist, lecturer, and researcher with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration that integrates art, science and technology. Exploring my interest in a kind of parasitic co-creation, I like to investigate the extent to which other phenomena, data, algorithms, AI, and of course people, can make my work for me. 


My project Crystallographic Composition saw me collaborate with Architects and Crystallographers from Cardiff University to consider opportunities for music composition within crystallographic data-sets and modelling algorithms. The work was shown at Acud Macht Neu Gallery, Berlin, in 2018. A current project, When Seeds Speak, in collaboration with artist Miranda Whall, explores composition using data from the metabolomic analysis of black oat seeds. This work will premiere at Chapter in Cardiff in September 2024 and be shown at Somerset House in 2025. 


My work has been presented internationally, including at Fact Liverpool, Goldsmiths, The Bartlett, University of the West of England, Bath Spa University, Concordia University, Braunschweig Film Festival, Od Arts festival and featured as part of Milan Fashion Week. Exhibitions of my work include Exeter Phoenix 2010, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin, 2018, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, 2023, Spike Island, 2024 and forthcoming at Somerset House, 2025. 


Outside of my creative and research practices, my commercial career as a freelance composer and sound designer has seen national and international work for installations, websites, film, television and games consoles. My clients include Adidas, The BBC, BMW, IBM, Leica, Motorola, The NHS, Red Bull, The Science Museum and Sony. 




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