My work explores notions of performance and audience-ship within sound arts; physicality and intimacy; and notions of subjectivity and the personal. My interests lie in the use of the body as a meaningful pivot within a compositional approach that uses the physical properties of a work as a fundamental meaning-making factor.

I create work which negotiates the critical tension between the Self and the Other occurring across visceral and temporal boundaries. In particular, I use the relationship of the ”Other’s Other” (established within my thesis) as a critical constellation of dialogic tension towards an exploration of spectatorship and eaves-dropping.

Within my work, sound is often manifested through structure and architectural shape. The audience’s body is affected by “physical composition” in space and is drawn into a dynamic and palpable experiential interplay.


Born in the UK in 1981, following training at music conservatoire and a career as a musician, Julie is now completing her creative practice research PhD as part of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) following a Distinction for her Masters in Sound Art at UAL with Salomé Voegelin (2012) which included an ensuing FutureMap nomination.

She continues a dual career as professional flautist and sound artist.

To view her musician website please visit juliegroves.com (currently offline for restructuring).

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