Jamie Hamilton is a composer and mixed-media artist. He combines contextual sounds, multimedia and acoustics to explore ways in which sound acts as a measuring device, which can heighten aspects of our perception. His work often revolves around collaborative devising processes, in which sound acts as an organising device integrating other, sometimes disparate, practitioners.
His work has been performed, exhibited, and created in many contexts, ranging from an abandoned grain silo, to concert halls and opera houses.
His work has been shown at the Royal Festival Hall, Tate Britain, Lilian Baylis Theatre, Palacio de las Bellas Artes (MX), The Roundhouse, The Royal Observatory, DR Koncerthuset (DN), Kulturhuset (SWE), The Lyric Theatre (HK) and the Arcola Theatre, amongst others.
In broadcast media, his music has been broadcast on BBC1, BBC2 and BBC4.
Recent commissions include Tate Britain, The Place (LSCD), Arts Council England, The City of London, The Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts (HKAPA) and the National Dance Company of Mexico. In January 2014 he was a recipient of the International Artists’ Development Fund from the British Council.
He is a member of performance event collective London Topophobia, and is composer-in-residence and curator for Phaedra Ensemble.
He lives in London and Glasgow.