James Bulley (b. 1984) and Daniel Jones (b. 1983) are an artist duo whose collaborative practice explores the boundaries of sound art, music, and process-based composition. Their work draws on systems and patterns from the world around us as ways of organising sound, creating a reciprocal relationship between the two: using sound as a way to illuminate our understanding of the world, and using natural processes as a way to deepen our approaches to composition.
Members of the New Radiophonic Workshop, Jones/Bulley's critically acclaimed work has been shown at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, the Museum of Science and Industry, Aldeburgh Music, the Old Royal Naval College, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Design Museum. Their landscape sound work Living Symphonies toured four UK forests over summer 2014, supported by Arts Council England, Sound And Music, and Forestry Commission England.
Their most recent commission, Vespers, was installed at the Southbank Centre (London, UK) from May to September 2015, co-commissioned by the World Wide Web Foundation.
Drawing machine design and construction
Damien Borowik is a visual artist interested in the way tools are used to shape mediums during the creative process.
His practice is intrinsically linked to the art of making, where the use of digital and analog technologies become an intrinsic part of the artefact's aesthetic. Borowik uses both traditional and new tools and techniques, but also creates his own by hand, code and machine.
Web crawling and analysis technologies
Diffbot provide computer vision APIs that transform the web into structured data, traversing links and extracting meaningful information. Vespers relies on Diffbot's APIs for its web crawling and analysis processes.
Many thanks to Diffbot for providing these technologies for use in the work.