Simon Scott (b. 1971) is a British sound artist and multi-instrumentalist who is currently based in Cambridge, UK. Below Sea Level is Scott’s debut album for 12k, and it was debuted live in quadraphonic sound in 2011. The aesthetics of active listening and the subjective distinction of compositional materials and sound timbres are predominant explorations in his work. His music is a fusion of digital signal manipulation, micro-melodies and minimalism combined with environmental sounds and organic acoustic textures. He is inspired by his interests in sound ecology, music technology, digital media, illustration, photography, composition and sound art.
Since the late 1990’s Scott’s work has been featured in a variety of international films, sonic art exhibitions, dance productions and digital multi-media projects. He has toured worldwide since 1988 (he was the drummer for Slowdive between 1990 and 1994, who worked with Brian Eno on the Souvlaki album), and his track “For Martha” was included on the respected German label Kompakt’s Pop Ambient 2012 compilation series. His music has been previously released on Morr Music, Miasmah, Ghostly International and other respected international recording labels. Scott has shared the stage, remixed and been remixed by Isan, Nils Frahm, Taylor Deupree, Klimek, Richard Chartier, Tim Hecker, Christopher Willits, Marcus Fisher, AUS, Lawrence English, The Caretaker, Sawako, Fourcolor, Mark Templeton, Moskitoo, Library Tapes, Ulrich Schnauss, Machinefabriek, Pinkcourtesyphone (Richard Chartier), Janek Schaefer, Jaspter TX, and The Sight Below. Scott is also a freelance music technology lecturer and composer for film and advertising; in 2008, he established the KESH recording label and also curates related live concert events in Cambridge.