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Over the past 15 years my creative work has spanned electronic and experimental musical composition, graphic design and Illustration, sculptural work, photography and video. I have exhibited and performed my work in a wide range of spaces and contexts. 

 

For the past 9 years I have focused predominantly on music as both the electronic music producer and composer Nimzo-Indian and for the past 4 years as SAD MAN. As SAD MAN I have released 15 albums and over 170 tracks. My music has been played exensively on Radio both in the UK and Internationally. Including:  

BBC 6 Music - Tom Ravenscroft. BBC Radio 3 - Late Junction, BBC 6 Music - Stuart Maconie Freak Zone, Tom Robinson BBC Introducing Mix Tape, NTS Radio, Resonance FM, Z Radio, Rinse Radio (France), New New World Radio (Moscow), Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM (UK), Radio Free Matlock, Reform Radio and Brum Radio., Bristol Community Radio, BBC West Midlands, Artfefaktor Radio (Mexico City) , Tak Tent Radio, Neon Hospital, Radio Regent (Canada) and various internet shows such as the Target Shoots Next, Phantom Circuit, Gated Canal Community, Transmitter down, The sevenths Wave, Transmitter Down, New Ratio Radio, Radio Panik (France)

My music has been reviewed in DJ Mag (9/10 singles review) Electronic Sound Magazine, Monolith Cocktail music blog, Mojo Magazine and the Wire Magazine. 

‪“relentlessly obscure and prolific British music maker”.

9/10 DJ Mag

“Like a Loony Tunes Cage or Stockhausen, banished to a makeshift potting shed”.

Monolith Cocktail. 

“It sounds like Major Force mashed with Wagon Christ and Les Rita Mitsouko;
a sort of electro-operatic funk.”

Monolith Cocktail 

“Electronic music that nods in the direction of futuristic glitch school pointillism”.
Electronic Sound Magazine 

“so many disparate ideas into its brief, sixty second existence, from muted house-style riffs, deep beats and a frantic jumble of melodies that sound like a stroll around a dimly-lit games arcade.” further dot 

 

“These are pieces that jerk around like they’re being attacked with an electronic music cattle prod, all quirky beats, skewed melodies and sounds that feel like they’re splintering and fragmenting inside your ear canal.”
Mat Smith

 

I have worked on a range of large-scale projects including: being commissioned by Musicity Global for the Coventry City of Culture to create a 15 minute musical work for a large scale light installation by Architectural practice Neon, that took place on NYE at Coventry Cathedral. (2019); devising  and setting up the Drawing Orchestra, a 10 piece orchestra of illustrators who improvised drawing live on IPads and projected these drawings to a 30 minute especially commissioned score at the Tin Arts Centre, Coventry. (2020), curated the Ideas of Noise Festival in Coventry (2020), Exhibited photographic project at the Possession show at Lanchester Gallery, Coventry and the Bangkok Arts and Cutural Centre (2015), exhibited as the arts duo, The Habsburgs, “How to Paint” at the Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham (2013), exhibited of artwork as the “Habsburgs” for Hull City of Culture- Fountain 17 in association with Hull School of Art and Design/ Armitage Shanks (2017). In 2009 I was shortlisted to the final 5 of the West Midlands Region for the Artist Taking the Lead”- Cultural Olympiad project for my proposal to build a large grass covered hill in the city centre.

 

Other selected Exhibitions and Performances include:  Contributed music and video piece for Cultural Central Midsummer Festival alongside RSC, Motionhouse, Multistory, Birmingham Royal Ballet (2020); exhibited screen prints at the New Art West Midlands Salon Exhibition at the Waterfall Gallery BMAG (2015); performed as part of the Coventry Biennial at the Herbert Art Gallery; performed at NoiseFloor conference at Staffordshire University. (2015); exhibited miniature guitars at  “The Function of Folk” - Third International Illustration Research Symposium at the  Ethnographic Museum, Krakow, Poland (2012);  exhibited miniature guitars at "Instrumental - Does making things make you human" – Contemporary Fine- Craft and Design - Group exhibition at Aspex gallery (2012); Performance as OHMMM (Orchestra of Home Made Musical Machines): London Short Film Festival (2012);  ‘The Art of Noise’ Exhibition – The Public, West Bromwich (2011);  Axis Arts Centre (2011),  performed at the ‘InTime Experimental Music symposium’, Coventry (2011); exhibited drawings at the Seawhte Drawing Prize, Coventry (2011); Exhibited various sculptural objects at “Unruly Objects’ exhibition, Lanchester Gallery (2011); Exhibited “Foundation Stone 2” at West Midland Open 2010, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (2011); Exhibited Kinetic sculpture/sound/type piece “ the Fontomatic” at the Plus International Design Expo (2009); Exhibited “The Fontonola” at the Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry (2007); Exhibited the “The Fontonola “ at the  Plus International Design Expo, Birmingham (2007)