Someone asked Zhaozhou, “How do we achieve hearing without hearing?”
Zhaozhou responded, “When you set aside ‘not hearing’, what do you hear?”

Zhaozhou Congshen (778-897)


This page is the top-level page for composition and sound art activities. Please use the menu to go to instrumental or electroacoustic compositions.


Recent and forthcoming events

8 October, 2022

Rag Moments

for cello and fixed sound media 

Performed by Anton Lukoszevieze

Watchtower Gallery

10 February, 2022

Choral work: Presence/Absence

Performed by:

Durham University Chamber Choir
Berwick Chanters
Richard Broomhead, Jack Percy, bass trombones
Jacob Brown, percussion
James Weeks, conductor

Durham Cathedral

8 October, 2021

String Quartet: Coming to Rest

Performed by the Frankland Quartet

Watchtower Gallery

25 September, 2021

Allanton Air
for solo viola

Performed by Stephen Upshaw

Watchtower Gallery