Vicky Clarke (she/her) is a sound and electronic media artist from Manchester, UK. Working with sound sculpture, DIY electronics, and human-machine systems, she explores our relationship to technology through sonic materiality, live AV and browser-based artwork.
Clarke won the Oram Award 2020 for innovation in sound and music technology and is working towards her first album release. She is currently artist in residence at NOVARS research centre, University of Manchester exploring musique concrete and machine learning in collaboration with PRiSM at Royal Northern College of Music. The residency builds on her AI research trip to St Petersburg and Moscow as a selected artist for UK-RUSSIA Year of Music, British Council and her project “MATERIALITY” exploring sound sculpture as a gestural and acoustic medium to interface the physical and digital where she collaborated with the National Graphene Institute to develop a conductive graphene performance interface for Ableton.
Her work has featured on “SONIC FUTURES: How technology is guiding electronic music,” British Council and “Artist DIY” for FACT magazine. She is co- director of Noise Orchestra, a DIY electronics project building Noise Machines that translate light into sound, and has performed/exhibited with National Science & Media Museum, MUTEK, CTM, and FutureMusic3 at RNCM.
Appears as part of AMPLIFY D.A.I, an initiative of the British Council in partnership with MUTEK Montréal, MUTEK Buenos Aires, Artlab in Argentina, Oi Futuro in Brazil and Somerset House Studios in the UK. The programme is supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Instituto Nacional de la Música and Fundación Williams.