Dr Rob Mullender
Dr Rob Mullender teaches sound, construction for film and television and critical/contextual studies on the BA (Hons) Live Events and Television and BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design courses at London College of Communication.
Rob received his PhD in 2011, which looked at how light could be used to synthesise sound. Rob occasionally records, designs and mixes sound for film, and produces sculpture, sound, 2D, performance and moving image works when he can. Most recently he has performed Minor Conspiracy for adapted reed organ and eight breathing participants, and Happy Ending - a site specific intervention for improvising musicians and massage parlour.
"I produce sounding objects. Typically these take the form of sculptures which contain different analogue (as distinct from digital) or acoustic sound production techniques, which are readably and structurally part of the objects themselves. They are often then used to make a video or sound work, disrupting or colluding with the camera or recorder, articulating or modifying the surrounding space, be it physical and sensual, social and performed. Often, a performative aspect to my practice comes to the fore; pieces may require activation, or are contextually bound by relations with bodies and places.
I think of these sculptural works as passing points, pieces of territory through which ideas and energy are changed and exchanged, or synthesisers which require the spectator’s attention for them to operate through his or her engagement as watcher, listener or even operator."