Duncan Speakman (UK 1976) is a composer and sound artist based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. He creates narrative sound led experiences that engage audiences in uncontrolled public and private space. He regularly creates bespoke work internationally including installations on trains in Guangzhou, loudspeaker symphonies in New Zealand, audio walks in Saitama, and sound installations in Porto; he has also recently developed a number of hybrid print/digital experiments. His current research is in the relationship between locative urban audio experiences and contemporary ecology, wrapping the questions in melancholy and romance. He set up and directed the arts collective Circumstance from 2010 - 2018 with Sarah Anderson and Emilie Grenier, later joined by Tom Abba. He continues now as a solo artist and Phd researcher.
He is regularly invited to present his work internationally and recent exhibitions include IDFA (Amsterdam), ScreenCity (Stavanger), TrueFalse (Columbia) Microwave (Hong Kong), Mayfest (Bristol) TPAM (Tokyo), Kontraste (Krems), SonicActs (Amsterdam), Playpublik (Berlin), MOCA (Taipei), Vooruit (Gent), MediaCity (Seoul) and ArteMov (Sao Paulo), Barbican (London), FutureEverything (Manchester), Edinburgh Film Festival, and Soho Theatre (London).