Ross Whyte

November 21, 2017 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tchai-Ovna Ltd
42 Otago Ln
Glasgow G12 8PB

Ross Whyte is a Glasgow-based composer and sound artist. In 2012 he completed a practice-based PhD in Musical Composition at the University of Aberdeen where his field of research was concerned with impermanence in audio-visual intermedia and headphone-specific composition.

His compositional output often includes collaborations with artists of disciplines different from his own, including dance, theatre, sculpture and web design. He has a particular passion for working alongside dancers and dance choreographers and has collaborated with various practitioners, including Fuora Dance Project, Claire Pençak, Jack Webb, Thania Acarón, Rob Heaslip and Matthew Hawkins.

Since early 2016 he has worked as one half of the Gaelic ambient electronica duo, WHɎTE with singer-songwriter Alasdair Whyte. WHɎTE perform new arrangements of rarely-heard traditional Gaelic songs, original instrumental pieces and original Gaelic songs.  Their acclaimed debut album, Fairich, was released in 2016 and has received positive reviews and regular national and international radio airplay. Their audio-visual stage show, Fairich: Live was selected as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.

Ross is currently working on new solo sound works and the WHɎTE follow-up album.