Sound Art

The work Luggage Lock Lathe Cut Locked (exhibited in Stretch & Burn earlier this year) will be featured in the exciting group exhibition It Sounds Devicive!, part of FaB18 – Fringe Arts Bath Festival, a contemporary visual arts festival. ISD! is curated by artist and musician Lee Riley.

For more information on ISD! and Fringe Arts Bath please visit:

6-7 New Bond Street Place, Bath, BA1 5BH

10am to 6pm daily – 26 May to 10 June


Misc Loops #3 recycled s/sided CS is out not on Quagga Curious Sounds, limited to just 15 hand-numbered copies!

The third tape in the Misc Loops series, this one comprises of a 20 minute composition of meditative tape loop exploration; weaving together lo-fi ambient music, background noise and subtle bird song recordings.

Recycled black audio book cassette features a colour label mounted onto the shell. Colour artwork is printed onto white paper and packaged in either clear or grey tape shells.

£4.20 (UK)
£6.45 (Europe)
£7.20 (Worldwide)
PayPal/contact: mike-ridge[AT]

Introverted Exhibitionist: Art History & Other Musings

Stretch & Burn

Michael Ridge

Politics is a serious business for a president who isn’t. Healthcare is a concerning business for those without. Wealth is big business for the few with it. Art can be a serious business even when it isn’t.

Michael Ridge’s artworks are seriously fun business even though, at first, they appear not.  A product of a residency at Dove Street studios this exhibition is a must see and one for the kids too.

In the red corner: car crashes on tape. In the blue corner: dental floss recordings. One very serious and one very fun, and the other way around until the next one. A ping-pong ball nestled in a small speaker cone. Aroused by vibrations it sings and dances alone, or is it attention-starved and recognition prone?

During the private view performance seventy-eight seventy-eights were smashed into bits, and all about the place people laughed…

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I’m currently in residence within the project space at the wonderful Dove Street Studios, which is hosted by Dyad Creative. As the poster states, a range of sonic and sculptural pieces are being created, many in response to the space, found materials and each other. The result will be a three day public exhibition and brief performance at the private view!

You can follow my progress on Instagram (follow me @michaelridgeart)

Steve Cleary from the Sound and Vision Blog, at the British Library has covered the recent 1″ lathe cut record split with GX Jupitter-Larsen, comparing it to the delightful 34 mm dolls’ house 78 rpm disc in their collection. You can read the full blog post here:

Our split is also now included in the British Library Sound & Moving Image Catalogue too!