Robert Jarvis is an award-winning composer and sound artist based in Faversham, Kent. His work is concerned with raising people’s awareness of their soundscape and with encouraging a (re)consideration of how we relate to and engage with our surroundings.
Jarvis’ projects have at their centre the creation and performance of new work and often involve some form of social engagement as he collaborates with local people in the creation of a new work.
In 2002 he created the Europhonix sound installation that became the launch project for Creative Partnerships Kent, and in 2005 he worked in China through invitation of The British Council to devise and create a sound installation for Chongqing’s Urban and Planning Museum. He has won The
British Composers Awards twice in their ‘New Media Category’, in 2005 and in 2006. In 2008 and in 2009 he was shortlisted for the prestigious ‘New Music Award’.