Helena Gough – Computer
Helena Gough is an English sound artist currently based in Berlin.
Her work initially focused upon the collection and manipulation of 'real-world' sound material and the exploration of its abstract properties. Occasional deviations into synthetic and instrumental sources are now developing into more prominent ingredients. Originally trained in violin and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, Junior Academy, Helena went on to complete a BMus at the University of Birmingham. As a solo (laptop) player she now presents her music live on a regular basis, and is also a member of numerous improvising electro-acoustic ensembles involving musicians such as Lee Patterson, Benedict Drew, Andrea Neumann and Rhodri Davies. Her solo live sets are intended for dark spaces and involve multi-layering and improvisation with her sound materials in order to create a unique environment for each new performance. Her debut solo album was released at the beginning of 2007 by the London based label Entr?acte, and a second solo album is due out in May 2010.