Compass Series
Funded by Arts Council England, PRS for Music Foundation, British Council.
Role: Creative Director, Field Sound Recordist, Sound Design, Music Composition.
The Compass Series create participative sound and music projects, facilitating international collaborations between indigenous communities, musicians, artists and professional practitioners, interleaving ancient knowledge systems with contemporary modes of expression through multi-speaker arrays.

Straying maps the path...


The Cornish Ballad - Tin Mine excerpt - Final - Unmastered.
A new track for the Compass Series production The Cornish Ballad inspired by the Tin Mines on the west coast of Cornwall.

The Cornish Ballad - Tin Mine excerpt - unmixed - work in progress.

The Cornish Ballad - Horizon excerpt.
Music inspired by a walk along the Cornish coast from Cape Cornwall to Zennor for the Compass Series production The Cornish Ballad.

Nord Rute on Radio Grenouille.
Euphonia in Marseille, directed by the french composer Lucien Bertolina, will organise an event around the 2012 Phonurgia Nova Award winners at the cultural center "La Friche Belle-de-Mai", the 22 and 23 of june.
As part of the even, Nord Rute will be broadcast on Radio Grenouille.

The Cornish Ballad - Pendeen by Ed Handley
A work in progress composition by Ed Handley for the Compass Series production The Cornish Ballad, inspired by his walk from Cape Cornwall to Zennor.

Research Grant
Thanks to The Danish Arts Agency, the Compass Series have been awarded funding through the International Research Programme, to meet and bring together Greenlandic Inuit artists, Choirs and contemporary Danish musicians for a new surround sound production.

The Cornish Ballad - Llewellyn by Ross Adams (Work in progress)
A work in progress excerpt from our current project The Cornish Ballad, a sonic narrative about Cornwall.
Llewellyn uses forty years of sailing experience, the stars and the winds to navigate the seas.

Barents Spektakel Festival
Ross Adams and Ed Handley performed Nord Rute in Kirkenes, northern Norway at Pikene på Broen's Barents Spektakel festival.

The new album Nord Rute featuring music by Ed Handley is out now on Gruenrekorder

Nord Rute on Radio Campus France Network

As part of the Phonurgia Nova and Pierre Schaeffer awards 2012 retrospective, the Radio Campus France Network will broadcast Nord Rute in Paris from 15th to 19th January and the rest of France, Belgium and Switzerland from 19th to 27th of January.

Phonurgia Nova finalists announced.
Nord Rute, created and produced by the Compass Series and Pikene på Broen, was chosen as one of three finalists for the Phonurgia Nova Award. Among the prizes awarded for radio and acoustic art, the Phonurgia Nova competition has, since 1986, occupied a special place by virtue of its recognition of artists whose work exploits sound as a medium for expressing the real and the imaginary. The contest is open to all radio station formats and to all authors, independant radio producers, musicians, composers, sound artists and production teams. An international jury panel made up of representatives from the radio industry, the press and the sound art world judge the entries. A total of 166 works and projects were competing from 16 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, South Korea, China, Croatia, France, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Romania, Switzerland and USA .

Straying maps the path...