4th July 2000




The first graduates from the unique Phonic Art course at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are off to Norway to demonstrate their own style of music-making.


Alex Peverett, 23, who will graduate with a first-class honours degree and Sean Wood, 29, who gained a 2:1 degree, will leave for Norway after graduation on 19th July to take part in an avant-garde sound festival.


At the festival Alex, from Wellingore near Lincoln, and Sean, from Scunthorpe, will perform their own brand of experimental music using instruments they have created themselves from strings, metal and motors.


Taught in the Hull School of Art & Design, Phonic Art combines traditional art with improvised sounds to create a complete effect, called an installation.


At June’s degree show Sean exhibited his latest installation ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’.


“I collected objects and clothing from second-hand shops and house clearances of people who have passed away to create a room representing their lives,” said Sean, from Detuyll Street in Scunthorpe.


“I then added sound using CDs I’d recorded myself for visitors to listen to on headphones.”


Sean and Alex will graduate with hundreds of other art and design students at Hull City Hall on 19th July at 11am.




Sam Hendley, Press Officer. Tel: 01522 886244.