Iain Armstrong is a composer and sound artist based in Birmingham, UK. Working with recordings of the sound environment, he aims to expose the inherent musicality of this material through reduced listening, digital manipulation and the act of composition and performance. He creates works for fixed media that receive regular presentations in the UK and internationally including: Sonorities Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Khoj International Artists Association, Delhi, India; Urban Observatory Festival, Torun, Poland; New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto, Canada; Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, England. His work spans acousmatic concert music, sound design for theatre and visual media, multi-channel sound installation, live electroacoustic performance, phonography and soundwalks.
Armstrong is one half of the performing/composing duo ''Anvil & Stirrup'' with Antti Sakari Saario. He is also a director of SOUNDkitchen, a Birmingham based collective dedicated to the creation and presentation of experimental music and sound art.
His album of field recordings of sacred sounds and places entitled ''Sacred & Profane'' is released on Gruenrekorder.Birmingham. UK