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. My show is called Space Is The Place, featuring 2 hours of out there music. You can tune in live on 106.3 FM or online.

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While we’re being nostalgic- here’s my first band The Peach Thieves. C86 janglers this is 1987 I think. ... See MoreSee Less

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Back in the 80’s - thanks for sharing Kath. Me & Wrennie in The Clementines. ... See MoreSee Less

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For music tutors. Getting better audio in Zoom ... See MoreSee Less

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Having a relaxing evening with Milly. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking forward to getting back to promoting gigs with Rock Against Hate when this is all over. #allyouneedislove #lovemusic ... See MoreSee Less

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Starting at 11pm on @cando.fm Space Is The Place. 2 hours of out there music www.candofm.co.uk #communityradio ... See MoreSee Less

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Great fun having a play with Herve today online. Me in Cumbria, him in Sheffield. Next time we’ll be joined by Ian in Warrington. #onlinecommunity #networkmusic ... See MoreSee Less

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This week's Space Is The Place is coming together with a lot of underground DIY music from around the world.

Tune in to CandoFM on Thursday at 11pm at www.candofm.co.uk and hear music from:

KLAUT, Lisa O'Neill, Tangerinecat, Christine Webster + Other Matter, mcthfg, 쾅프로그램(Kuang Program), The Unit Ama, Tankengine, Irreversible Entanglements, World Of Fox, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, Bikini Kill, Ethernet Orchestra and much more
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We do spend an awful lot of time waiting to get paid by people who earn a regular pay packet...

Self-employed and freelancers affected by coronavirus must wait for help, chancellor suggests
Rishi Sunak promises a package – but warns of ‘practical and principled reasons why it is incredibly complicated to design’
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Slightly unnerving when the cat is this close and staring. #pleasedonteatmemilly ... See MoreSee Less

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That time me and @philpowell had our own bunting! #happydays #hugsbison @soundandmusicuk #Seasidetour ... See MoreSee Less

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We will return. Big love to all the unicorns out there. #bigpartywhenthisisallover ... See MoreSee Less

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During the coming weeks I want to play as much out there music from those that self release. I can’t afford to buy everything but I can try and let people know about your music. If you want to send me something email dl links to info@shaunblezard.com

Space is the Place goes out fortnightly on my local community station CandoFM then the archive goes on mixcloud. Please share so I can get as much DIY music played as possible.
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Remembering some amazing things I’ve done over the years. Quite a few with this lovely lot. @stephen_shiell @hannahmary88 @loubarnell @phoebe.coco & Ian #happydays #futuregatherings ... See MoreSee Less

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