Ron Geesin is one of the UK’s leading avant-garde composers, best known for his work with Pink Floyd (Atom Heart Mother) and Music From The Body ith Roger Waters.
Geesin’s first solo album was released in 1967: A Raise Of Eyebrows and in the seventies he was often featured on the John Peel and Bob Harris shows on Radio 1.
He has created audio installations around the world including the ‘Tune Tube’ in Glasgow (1990) and in Japan for Expo 70.
Commissions for BBC Radio and TV include Splashpast (BBC Radio 4,1993) was broadcast on and ‘fantasy for Purcell’ Mask (BBC Radio 3, 1995), a Sony award nomination. Music for film includes The Body, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Ghost Story, Sword Of The Valiant, and The Girl In The Picture.
He is now Senior Research Fellow in Sound at the University of Portsmouth.
Ron Geesin has been described as “an accomplished composer and musician, an experimenter on the free form edge, poet, and a comedian with a taste for the absurd”. Robin Denselow, The Guardian.
19:4:90 TV Interventions – Letter from Jane Rigby to Pictorial Heroes, with details of which festivals, 1990.
‘The Television Workshop’ – information on the facilities at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, and artists who have produced work there.
Article on the BBC commission Not Necessarily produced by Stephen Partridge and Ken MacGregor, Variant, Issue Number 8, 1990