Open Ear are:
Research interests included network based collaborative environments and meta-fiction narratives with object orientated methods.
He has a Degree in “Sonic Arts” from Middlesex University and as part of an MA in “Electronic Arts” is currently researching bimodal-feedback systems; investigating audio-visual synchresis with a view to the creation of audio-visual software that provides a higher level of perception between the processes of software and the observer.
Educated to degree standard in Visual Communication (specialised in Multimedia) in England and masters level in France at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Garrett is currently Senior Lecturer in New Media at Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, Wales and has previously taught on new media courses in England at Canterbury Christ Church University, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design and the University of Hertsfordshire.
Erosion, non-linear networks, the idea of music ‘at the edge of collapse’ and the dialogue between ‘stillness’ and ‘speed’ are recurrent themes in his work and he favours an open and ecstatic approach to material.
He has created scores, performance scenarios, improvisations + turntablist backdrops with a broad range of new music performers, including, amongst others, The Apollo Saxophone Quartet, The Duke Quartet, Rolf Hind, Nicolas Hodges, Joanna Macgregor, London Flutes, ELEVEN and Vamos! (UK), MTK, Ensemble Klang, The Maarten Altena Ensemble, The Percussion Group of The Hague, SOIL and De Ereprijs (Netherlands), and ELISION (Australia). He has worked in venues as diverse as Abbey Road studios (London), De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam) and Bunkier Stzuki (Krakow) and his output has been streamed online, broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Resonance 104.4FM and Channel 4 television.
His research is supported by the PRSFoundation.