About Kerrie J Robinson
Kerrie J Robinson is a multi-instrumentalist and maker of music and sounds based in the remote west Highlands of Scotland. Her work fuses field recording with improvisation, sound design and electronics. Growing up in Dorset, Kerrie started playing the piano at the age of 4. Although mainly studying classical piano through her early years, she quickly realised that improvising, writing music and playing different instruments was much more fun than hours of practise.
From her late teens, Kerrie cut her musical teeth working in record shops and playing in bands such as Juniper, Bluprint, Red Peal, Betika, and Sancho, gigging throughout the South of the UK. Having spent time in different recording environments, she established her first home studio at nineteen, quickly becoming fascinated with the manipulation of sampled environmental sounds.
Studying for a BA in Music at the University of Southampton between 2007-2010, Kerrie majored in research in early electronic music in the UK and Commercial Composition, where she was mentored by Matthew Scott (National Theatre) and Benjamin Piekut (Cornell University). Highly commended for her archival research into Daphne Oram, on graduating she was awarded the Edward Wood Memorial prize for her studies.
Her compositional work fuses field recordings with improvisation, sound design and electronics. Currently, she is focussed on developing a body of music created entirely from water-based sounds, recorded both above and below the surface. As well as recording as a solo artist, she is one half of the ambient psych-folk duo Thalassing, alongside Michael Tanner (Plinth).
Portunes & Salacia Revisited came about whilst I was listening through unused material for the album Thalassing, which was written and recorded with Michael Tanner and released on the Clay…
A duet for piano and geese: music to be eaten alive by.
Towards the end of May 2020, I set out to record the geese. In the Scottish Highlands, this is the start of the midge season - tiny…