Welcome to my website! I am a composer, interface designer and researcher who has worked in a variety of activities, including:

Sound canvasses, interactive sculptures and installations.
• Electronics design engineering.
Composition for orchestra, chamber ensembles and solo performers.
• Seminars, lectures and private tuition.
• Academic and educational publications.

I have recently earned a PhD from the University of Liverpool and my specialisation is in the design of sound interfaces for lighting and spatial sound interaction.

I am a member of the TNW (Transformation North West, NWCDTP/AHRC), VRN (Visual Research Network), CAVA (Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts) and ICCaT (Interdisciplinary Centre for Composition and Technology).

Currently, I am running music-tech projects through Sonalux and providing technical audio-electronics services for Studiocare.

Check Sonalux‘s website for more information.

My areas of interest are:

• Sound-light interface design.

Ecological art and energy harvesting.
• Interactive sculptures and installations.

Sound spatialisation.
• Aesthetics and music experimentation.

Some of my sound canvasses are now available for exhibition, get in touch.

Next performance/event dates:

25/09/2022 – 12pm – Workshop – Scriabin @150 Conference – Caversham, Reading

23/06/2022 – 8pm – Free Admission – Imagined Soundscape Workshop – Late at Tate – Tate Liverpool – https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/radical-landscapes/late-at-tate-liverpool

27/04/2022 – 1pm – Free Admission – Olivier Messiaen, Birds and Colours – Performing Nature – Light Design by Ian Costabile – https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/music/events/lunchtime-concert-series/

02/03/2022 – 1pm – Free Admission – James Kreiling plays Late Scriabin – Light Design by Ian Costabile and Taran Harris + ‘Insekta’ Light Sculptures – https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/music/events/lunchtime-concert-series/