"Contemporary/show-offy style [For 'Toilets', 2021, JEMIMASARA and Mooch]: Emily Peasgood is a multi-disciplinary composer and sound artist whose work aims to transform how we perceive our environment.
Emily Peasgood creates invitations to connect with people and places that are forgotten, overlooked, or surrounded by histories that can be remembered and celebrated through sound and music. From graveyards, to the public lifts and rubber chickens, her work is diverse, exploring humour and the human condition in equal measure.
Emily Peasgood invites members of public to interact with her work, as part of the creative process, or in realising it through innovative technological solutions. It often takes place in outdoor publicly accessible places, underpinned by her desire to create inclusive experiences in the community.
She has created work for prestigious galleries and events such as Folkestone Triennial, Tate Modern and Turner Contemporary and has exhibited works in outdoor locations including Fort Burgoyne, Hastings funicular railway, public lifts around the UK, and Cross Bones graveyard in Southwark. She won an Ivors Composer Award for sonic art in 2018 and received her PhD in creating accessible musical artworks in the community in 2019.