Stephan Barrett

Musician | Composer


Stephan Barrett is a musician and improviser inspired by the resonance of objects gleaned whilst walking and the imaginary potential of sonic landscapes.

By day, Stephan is to be found out of doors or tinkering with found/home-made instruments as one part of the radio-maker and improvisation duos Postcards from the Volcano and Littoral Transmissions, and by night, performing in a variety of scenarios including jazz-noir outfit Georges Kaplan Presents, the London Improvisers’ Orchestra, Apocalypse Jazz Unit or submerged in the aquatic imaginings of SEA MANTIS amongst others.

Stephan is active in London’s experimental and free improvisation scenes and has performed at Full of Noises Festival, Fort Process, Hundred Years Gallery, iklectic, A.P.T. Gallery, Cafe Oto, New River Studios, the Vortex, the Horse Hospital and Arch1. He has created radio works for Radiophrenia, SonicaFM and Wandsworth radio amongst others and currently produces regular shows with Littoral Transmissions for Resonance Extra and Threads Radio.

Stephan has recorded with Asterisms, MASS, Georges Kaplan Presents, and his solo album ‘sea . forest . wind’ is available on Visible Near Midnight records.

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Recent Posts
  • Lived Particulars | Tape #2Lived Particulars | Tape #2
    Colliding Lines presents the second in our series of collaborative audio experiments, created by Cerpintxt (Alaa Yussry) and Stephan Barrett. Each release in our series features one original piece of
  • Meditation / The Rest You Need | Radio #19Meditation / The Rest You Need | Radio #19
    Colliding Lines present live sessions, cross-genre collaborations and left-field recordings drawn from the London, UK and international experimental scenes; a long-form love letter to recorded audio
  • River . Pathway . StaticRiver . Pathway . Static
    “What speaks to us, seemingly, is always the big event, the untoward, the extra-ordinary: the front-page splash, the banner headlines. Railway trains only begin to exist when they are derailed…
  • River . Pathway . Static | Tape #1River . Pathway . Static | Tape #1
    Colliding Lines presents the first in our series of collaborative audio experiments, River . Pathway . Static. Each release in our series features one original piece of work, and one response to a
  • Nettles and Chalklines | Radio #18Nettles and Chalklines | Radio #18
    Colliding Lines present live sessions, cross-genre collaborations and left-field recordings drawn from the London, UK and international experimental scenes; a long-form love letter to recorded audio