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Artist Statement

Craig Scott is a composer, improvising guitarist and sound artist.

His work focuses on the tension that exists between human and machine made music.


Working with human performers, robotics, custom built digital and analog hardware to explore the uncanny valley through sound. Blurring the perceptual lines between what is considered organic and artificial, function and malfunction and intention and error. 

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Since graduating with a BPA from LCoM (2008) Scott has played a prominent part in the UK improvised music scene.

He has performed throughout the UK and Europe at: Cafe Oto, WOMAD, The Vortex, HCMF, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival, International Festival for Artistic Innovation, The National Museum of Scotland, MEM festival (Spain) & Trem Azul (Portugal). 

As a solo artist he is a recipient of the Jerwood/PRS Take 5, Francis Chagrin Award, Hope Scott Trust Award, ECF grants and  has been commissioned by to create work for BBC Jazz on 3, Late Junction, LumeLab & Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Broadcasts of his solo work have been featured on BBC radio, ResonanceFM and NTS. Interviews and features have been published in The Guardian, Wire, Quietus, Jazzwise, Louder than War & Stereogum.


He has been a resident artist at: University for the Creative Arts, Great Exhibition of the North & Associazione Artemista.

He co-runs jazz/improv band ‘Shatners Bassoon’ recently completing an extensive ACE funded UK tour following the release of their third album to critical acclaim (from which one track was nominated for a British Composer Award) funded by PRSF & nominated as Ambassadors by Jazz North. 

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