Jono Gilmurray is a sound artist, writer and researcher. Jono’s background is in post-production sound for TV, with Soho post-production house Envy. Recently his work has focused on field recording, soundscape composition and ecological sound art, which forms the subject of his PhD research at Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice, University of the Arts London.
Jono wrote the introductory chapter to the book Environmental Sound Artists: In Their Own Words, published in 2016 by Oxford University Press. He has had academic papers published in Musicological Annual and Organised Sound journals, presented at numerous international conferences, and produced a radio programme on ecological sound art for London arts station Resonance FM.
In 2015 Jono had an artistic residency with the Biosphere Soundscapes project at the Sian Ka’an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Quintana Roo, Mexico. His compositional work has been featured on Mongrel’s Antarctic Data Jam album and in Ear to the Earth’s ‘100 x John’ project marking the centenary of the birth of John Cage. Jono has also had his work installed in galleries around Europe as part of the European Acoustic Heritage touring sound art exhibition.
In addition to his sonic pursuits, Jono has also spent nearly 20 years tutoring children and young adults with autism, helping them to develop their creative, academic, communication and social skills.