I am a Community Creative working with digital technology based in South Cumbria.

A composer and improvisor working with mobile and online technology, pushing the boundaries of digital technology and off the peg electronics in improvised music for many years. I became the first Cumbrian composer in the British Music Collection in 2014. I work with my environment: from the use of field recordings to experiments of live remote performances in odd places using phone technology.

My practice has grown to incorporate visuals, which like my sound work is based in improvisation and my environment. I have been involved in a number of site-specific multi-media performances from Barcelona to a tour of British seaside towns.

I am an experienced workshop leader and specialise in creative technology, working with the community, schools and arts organisations to get the best creative use out of new technology.

This has seen augmented reality exhibitions in primary schools, internet radio broadcasts from 18th century water mills, comics about Vikings, animations, film making, photography and online blogging.

I also lead workshops in group improvisation and graphic scoring.

Space Is The Place

I DJ on local community radio station CandoFM. The show is called Space Is The Place, featuring 2 hours of music without borders. I share the presenting duties with Steve Robson. You can tune in live on 106.3 FM or online. Links to our Social Media

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Forget just how amazing @thepopgroupofficial were. Completely of the time and ahead of their time. Breaking the time continuum or something! Where There’s A Will as it were ... See MoreSee Less

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My very first band The Peach Thieves - around 1987 here ... See MoreSee Less

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Coming up at 11pm ... See MoreSee Less

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A few years ago I was doing a series of live broadcasts of improvisations from interesting places. Some were solo and some were as Hugs Bison with @philpowell - great fun to do ... See MoreSee Less

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Ever think you are being judged… ... See MoreSee Less

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That time I was an Information Octopus ... See MoreSee Less

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Another shot I love. Playing live in Sheffield many years ago. ... See MoreSee Less

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Still one of my favourite photos of me ... See MoreSee Less

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Playlist: 09-09-2021

Archive: www.mixcloud.com/SpaceIsThePlaceRadioShow/space-is-the-place-09-09-2021/ originally broadcast on @cando.fm
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Postman was very good today. Arrived on the mat - new @lowtheband album and new @santasprees album. Both utterly wonderful and strange and heartfelt. ... See MoreSee Less

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Listen to @spaceistheplaceradioshow at 11pm tonight on @cando.fm - tonight is Steve at the controls and the playlist is fantastic. We’ll be on all the socials telling you how to get hold of all the music we play as always #communityradio #musicwithoutborders #steveatthecontrols ... See MoreSee Less

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You know where you are with a cat 🙂 Milly loves her snuggles ... See MoreSee Less

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New show up on Mixcloud nowPlaylist: 26-08-2021

Archive: www.mixcloud.com/SpaceIsThePlaceRadioShow/space-is-the-place-26-08-2021/
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Three Marx on our chests ... See MoreSee Less

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Last night’s show uploaded. Lots of quality music, a bit of blabberPlaylist: 01-07-2021 featuring @strutrecords @happypeoplerecords @577records @ztapes @roughtrade @wewantsounds @iheartnoise

Archive: www.mixcloud.com/SpaceIsThePlaceRadioShow/space-is-the-place-01-07-2021/
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Celebrating a friend on what would would have been her birthday.

This album is no big statement or requiem. Just two friends making music together again. All the tracks are built from samples of Ali singing that she contributed to my albums over the years. All is improvised from those building blocks and created in the spirit of acceptance and love.

Miss you xx

All tracks by Shaun Blezard (Electronics) & Ali Rigg (Voice) - Available pay what you want pay what you can - clutter.bandcamp.com/album/return-to-hela-parc
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Previewing the new Bags of Love release tomorrowThis Friday sees the release of the 3rd Bags of Love album. A series of compilations raising money for Barrow Foodbank - Tomorrow we will be previewing 5 tracks : Sad-Eyed Puffins, Mitch Walsh Music, Big Dwarf Band, The Spiratones & Valparaiso listen in from 11pm on CandoFM ... See MoreSee Less

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Look at all this lotThis week we have a preview of the new Bags of Love album in aid of Barrow Foodbank plus another local treat with JD & SWERVE with Theatre Factory and the anthem for youth. All this plus Hive Mind Records, The Maisonettes, Linear Obsessional Recordings Moon Glyph, black midi and much more CandoFM #musicwithoutborders #communityradio ... See MoreSee Less

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This Thursday 11pm on @cando.fm @spaceistheplaceradioshow ... See MoreSee Less

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