Dave Lawrence (aka Sponde), London & Ii: sound artist, composer, improvisation performance, and musician. Special interests - sounds of life, the life of sounds, sound as data, collaboration.

Soundscape compositions work with  ‘Soundabout’ field recordings, improvisation, sound object performance, digital-analogue, layering/repositioning. Current research: sound as data, unwell-tempered harmonics. Member of The Institute of Unnecessary Research.



up to 2016

to make contact: dave@sponde.co.uk

recent/current projects: 
Collaboration with Erica Masuya - “Something Invisible”, exhibited Tenku Art Festival, Nagano, Japan (Sept 2017) & Cross Domain, Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China (Dec 2018) . 
Microcosm: a personal project since August 2018 - dedicating time to immersing in and sensing the immediate surroundings of nature (in the near arctic north). Moments, randomness, and extended time. Observing in stillness, the life and the changing architecture. 
Corridoors of Sound Collective:  free improvisation  underworld ensemble live concerts and happenings - classical, traditional, electronica, voice/poetry, & sound art musicians, dance, film, drama, sculptural, visual art: Tunnekontti - Oulu Arts Night (Pikisali, City theatre, 15.8.19); Glacial Galaxies - in the corridor & in concert (KulttuuriValve 2.3.2019); UFOP 2018 bootleg (Tukikohta, Oulu, 14.7.18); 8Hours from Tulsa concert (Valvesali 2018), Sound Factory In the Light - part 1 , & Coda (Aug 2017, Oulu Finland); Nordic Soundscapes concert (extract), Hosted by Muu (Oulu Artsnight, Kulttuuritalo Valve, Aug 2016) - all concert, Corridoors 12HoursDeep (March 2016)
 Blueberries, Lingonberries, and Magic (Émilie Payeur, Mau Järvinen, Dave Sponde, Antti Ylönen: Galleria Harmaja, Aug 2019)
Absent Kale (Émilie Payeur, Klara Bergman Fröberg, Peter Elvin, Dave Lawrence) - VPPM 2019
Sponde performances: including Termos-Klubi III (June 2016)
Dreamy Dogs - songwriting and performance. Various line ups since 2015. Regenerating in 2020. Bootleg
“Connecting Differences” (Inês Amado, Cyprus 2014)
Joanna Hoffmann collaborations: Philosophers Stone (2013); Secret Life (2008)
Residencies: Sumu residency (Turku, Finland): Oct-Dec 2012 (“Extra-Version” exhibition 11-12.2012, Titanik Gallery. Turku): Virtual version: “Extra-Version V”;  KulttuuriKauppila AIR, Ii, Finland: (April, September 2011)http://ericamasuya.sakura.ne.jp/https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V4tbZrpGs6ghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ-1xoggFYgcontact_files/IMG_2956.JPGcontact_files/Glacial_pic1_Mervi.jpghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlfMAUgaTRwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVOtExVUiDEhttps://vimeo.com/231299646http://livepage.apple.com/https://vimeo.com/195345008https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzhxaaGJO-o&feature=youtu.behttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLBi2Qa91G8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOL6URenaTghttps://youtu.be/petZUcnMVmwhttps://vimeo.com/201600457https://vimeo.com/385722888https://vimeo.com/123943777https://vimeo.com/77907898https://vimeo.com/45744979Titanik_%28Extra-Version_V%29.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2shapeimage_2_link_3shapeimage_2_link_4shapeimage_2_link_5shapeimage_2_link_6shapeimage_2_link_7shapeimage_2_link_8shapeimage_2_link_9shapeimage_2_link_10shapeimage_2_link_11shapeimage_2_link_12shapeimage_2_link_13shapeimage_2_link_14shapeimage_2_link_15shapeimage_2_link_16shapeimage_2_link_17shapeimage_2_link_18shapeimage_2_link_19


“Sponde”:  7th of the  Greek Horai goddesses -  the ‘hour of libations after lunch’.

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