Biography

Amy Beeston, recording in the hills of Hoy
Image by Pier 44/Mark Summers

I am a sound artist and audio researcher living in Orkney, a group of islands off the north coast of Scotland.

I have a background incorporating both artistic and scientific studies of sound, focussed on human and machine listening throughout. After school I began my studies in Physics (University of Oxford), before completing my undergraduate degree in Music Technology (University of Edinburgh). I studied for my masters degree in Sonology (Royal Conservatoire, The Hague) and for my PhD in the Speech and Hearing Research Group (Computer Science, University of Sheffield).

This interdisciplinary approach has allowed me to collaborate widely with artists, scientists, educators, business people and clinicians.

While living in Sheffield, I co-founded SONA and the Yorkshire Sound Women Network, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science at the University of Sheffield and in Music Psychology at the University of Leeds.

I moved to Orkney with my family in 2018. My first solo exhibition, Stone Fringe Sound, was presented at Northlight Gallery in 2019.