Shirley Pegna

With a practice that encompasses working with sound, music and composition particularly with performance, Shirley Pegna’s work engages an audience through sound and invites them to perceive sonic experiences in different ways. This past year saw her collaboration with film maker Vicky Smith, Primal and Small Things, shown at Edinburgh Film Festival and Flatpack Festival – Birmingham, amongst others, her piece Listening to Stars by Starlight at Lakes Alive – Kendal, and a collaboration with composer Paul Whitty for exhibition at Oxford Brookes University – Get Rid.

Shirley also has been working on an interdisciplinary project concerned with cultural and historical responses to earthquakes, called The Unsettled Planet in Bristol University and was also awarded a place on the residency and travelled to the Arctic – Svalbard Archipelago to research her sound work aboard a three masted Barkentine sailing ship.