Matt Parker is a Sonospheric Investigator researching the resonances between things. His multimedia works are influenced by the practice of listening to unsound vibratory ecologies and the economies of noise. His research engages with sound studies, media ecology, field recording and geohumanities through a critical and spatial art practice. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Sonic Art Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and Director of the media infrastructure research collective, The People’s Cloud.
For his Back Apartment Residency, Matt was interested in studying practice-based research methodologies engaging with energy, frequency, resonance, and vibration within the socially engaged and sonic arts communities of St. Petersburg. His wider research is concerned with the relationship between the crystal, mineral and mining industry; the introduction of newly emerging network topologies such as the experimental 5G testbed deployed by Beeline in St. Petersburg’s city center.