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

Latest News

Three Marx on our chests ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

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/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

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
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

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

View on Facebook

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

View on Facebook

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

View on Facebook

Tonight at 7pm - I got a track on the ever wonderful A Duck In A Tree radio show 🙂Tonight at 19:00 (UTC+0): 'Outwith the Kingdom of the Grey', the new edition of our radio show, A Duck in a Tree – broadcast by Resonance 104.4 FM on FM and DAB in London and online worldwide.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Tomorrow - are you 55 or over and enjoy a simple sing-along?Tomorrow we have our first Singing with Julia session.

The session is open from 10:30am with singing starting around 11am for half an hour or so.

Lyrics will be shared on screen so all you need to do is either join the Age UK Barrow Digital Inclusion Project members group or email shaun.blezard@ageukbarrow.org.uk to get the zoom link.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Starting Monday - an online Breakfast Club for older people - if you are interested drop me an email at shaun.blezard@ageukbarrow.org.uk or message me hereStarting on Monday an online Breakfast Club. Every Monday 10am - 12 midday

Do you have a smartphone, laptop or tablet?

If so, why not pop along to our online breakfast club via Zoom.....

A drop in Zoom session for a Monday morning to chat and catch up with friends after the weekend and to see what the week will bring. You can drop in to say hi or stay for the full 2 hours.

Contact shaun.blezard@ageukbarrow.org.uk for a link to join the session or get more information

#getconnected #digitalinclusion
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

TonightTonight at 11pm on #communityradio @cando.fm two hours of #musicwithoutborders broadcast from #barrowinfurness - this week it is @shaunblezardcommunitycreative in the pilots seat. To whet your appetite before then listen to last weeks show www.mixcloud.com/SpaceIsThePlaceRadioShow/space-is-the-place-radio-show-04-02-21/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Turn on, tune up, step outBefore Space Is The Place @shaunblezardcommunitycreative hosted a weekly jazz/free improv show on FutureMusicFM for a number of years. All the shows are archived here on @mixcloud www.mixcloud.com/odd7/ that’s 170 hours of improvised goodness for your soul. #jazzmusic #freeimprovisationmusic ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Space Is The Place every ThursdayTwo hours of #musicwithoutborders on #communityradio @cando.fm every Thursday at 11pm with Cadets Steve & Shaun 106.3MHz I the Barrow area or on your favourite online device. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Tonight on CandoFM featuring new and recent releases from
Alen Ilijic
Ancient Astronautss
Dean Mcphee
Warrington-Runcorn / Dublock
Σέλφις Λίμπς

and some other stuff too including Janko Nilivic, Little Roy, The Home Current and Peter Wix, Aim, The Swingle Singers ... and more ... tune in!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

www.mixcloud.com/SpaceIsThePlaceRadioShow/space-is-the-place-28-01-2021/Space Is The Place Playlist 28-01-2021

Weird War - Burgers & Fries
Beans - Crave
Super Furry Animals, SFA - The Very Best of Neil Diamond
Enloh - Feel The Fire
Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death (Soulwax Remix)
Nev Clay - All I Start Will End
Cat Power - Aretha, Sing One For Me
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band - Snake Eyes
Flaming Lips - The Sun
John Pope Quintet - Beautiful Pink (Is Not Ugly)
Laura Toxværd, @Jacob Anderskov, Maria Faust - LL
Paul Taylor - Via II
Andy Champion & Graeme Wilson - Sinking Below The Horizon
Činč - Marillenknodel
Danielson Family - The Wheel Made Man
Jad Fair - Sweet Soda Pop
Mammane Sani Abdoulaye - Bodo
Muster - Verser
Alen Ilijic - Disturbing A Circle
Dean Mcphee - Eskdale Path
PlanningToRock - Bolton Wanderer
PlanningToRock - Beulah Loves Dancing
Woody Guthrie - Pretty Boy Floyd
Andy Starr - Round & Round
Terry Callier - Brother To Brother
Mr. Scruff - Scruff Champion Nibble
Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters - Krones Of The Kiln
The Polyphonic Spree - Light and Day/Reach For The Sky
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
View on Facebook

Send us stuffWe are keen to play more new music on the show. So why not send us something to play. Drop us a DM here or email shaun@shaunblezard.com #musicwithoutborders #communityradio ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

This ThursdayEvery Thursday 11pm (UK time) on @cando.fm 2 hours of #musicwithoutborders on #communityradio - tune in on 106.3MHz fm in the Barrow-in-Furness area or online ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

This weeks show is nearly done - tracks from Dean McPhee, Hive Mind Records, Alen Ilijic, PLANNINGTOROCK, New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band, Fontaines D.C. and more - tune in Thursday 11pm (UK Time) on CandoFMThe playlist for this weeks show is done - music from @enlohmusic @basspope @newjazzandimprovisedmusic @planningtorock @fontainesband @chopteeth @dean_mcphee @alenilijic and more on @cando.fm Thursday 11pm #musicwithoutborders #communityradio #gotanyabba ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook