Richy Carey

University of Glasgow

Circling the Square: A practice-based interrogation of the phenomenological language of audiovisual music

Academic History:

2015 - present Doctor of Philosophy (Arts), University of Glasgow

2012 - 2014 MSc Composition for Screen w/ Distinction, Edinburgh College of Art

2004 - 2008 BMus Music, University of Edinburgh


Dr Louise Harris

Dr Ross Birrell

Research Interests:

  • Sound Art
  • Music
  • Film
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Phenomenology
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Object Qualia
  • Intermedia

Previous Research Projects:

Square Legs, Round Bowls - GFF 2015/ SWG3. Curated programme of events & talks as part of Glasgow Film Festival 2015 on the sound of artist film & composers use of film in musical works.

All at Sea - Devised collaborative audiovisual Arts publication with author Martin Cathcart Froden & illustrator Libby Walker exploring the process of devising a new body of work across & between art forms.


AHRC PhD Studentship

Kenneth Elliot Scholarship award 2015


  • BAFTA New Talen 2015 Scotland Winner - Composer
  • BAFTA New Talent 2015 Scotland Nominee - Sound
  • Arts Trust Scotland grant 2013
  • IdeasTap Innovators Fund grant 2013


Music to my eyes (2016) in Time Regained. Comissioned text for Don Levy exhibition by SWG3 for Glasgow International 2016.

Film Score (2016). First performed at CCA, Glasgow as part of Sound Thought 2016 with the Rhubaba Gallery Choir.

Lichtspiel: Opus I (2015). First performed at Stereo, Glasgow as part of Glasgow Film Festival 2015.

The Shape of Words to Come (2014). First performed at St. Cecila's Hall, Edinburgh.

Contact Details:

Address: 14 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Work Tel No: 07738 077866



First published: 10 November 2016